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With so many pets in my collection right now, I wasn’t sure if I could pick ten favourites but I thought I should have a go as there are some that stand out after all these years. Originally proposed by Swenyola here is my contribution in order of play.
1. Tranquil Mechanical Yeti
Back in vanilla, this was a gift from Fatboyflash when he found out how much I liked his and made another.
2. Hyacinth Macaw
I can’t tell you how much time I spent farming the pirates in Stranglethorn so when JKo offered to farm one for me, he wasn’t kidding when he said he was really lucky with pet drops. I still can’t believe he farmed mine in MINUTES!
3. Pandaren Monk
One of many gifts Coolidge has bought for me over the years but may possibly be my favourite. The Celestial Steed comes a close second though, even though it’s a mount.
4. Magical Crawdad
Considering this took FIVE Mr Pinchys to collect, how could I not include it.
5. Sand Scarab
I’ve been lucky to receive a few gifts from Arvash but this may be my favourite after my love of Uldum.
6. Landro’s Lil XT
The venue of one of my weekly hangouts (when I can), this was a Winter Veil gift from Herculano.
7. Guardian Cub
8. Lil’ Tarecgosa
I was so excited about collecting this pet but we never managed to finish it in the Guild but thanks to the generosity of those in Shadow Rising, I can now say I have one.
9. Sunreaver Micro-Sentry
10. Tuskarr Kite
There are a few others which come to mind like the Crimson Whelping which I farmed for weeks during vanilla or the Vampiric Batling dropped by Prince Tenris Mirkblood as part of the Scourge Invasion in 2008.
Thanks to the generosity of all my friends who have helped me on my quest to collect all the non-combat and battle pets over the years.
Yesterday I completed the third quarter in the Throne of Thunder and was stunned when I saw the Son of Animus pop up on the screen. It wasn’t even an extra roll!!
So I took a screenshot of the event and went looking in my bag for the pet but it wasn’t there. SHIT! It did say Son of Animus, right? I was 100% sure so I went looking through my screenshot folder only to find no image of the kill shot. SHIT x2!
I’ve heard of things like this happening before with other items like the Pandaren Fishing Charm but GMs couldn’t be sure if you looted the item or not. That makes perfect sense so I was worried the same thing might happen to me, particularly since there was nothing in the chat to show for it but I decided to send in a game ticket anyway. The wait said 2.5hrs so I was going to hang around for a response before logging out. However the time didn’t change for over an hour so I decided to log out and wait for an email. Nothing came back last night so I was hopeful for a response today.
This morning I logged in to find a ticket response waiting for me. Whack a doodle! He had good news. Game Master Elebanifset described himself as a “beast when it comes to finding lost stuff” and he was right. After a bit of digging, he found my requested item which was waiting for me in the mail.
I’m so glad there was some sort of record of the loot as I didn’t see it in the chat after the kill. So a special thank you to the GM who helped me in this matter. Especially when the drop rate appears so low but it’s still early days so the drop rate should improve once more people upload their kill data.
Then to top off the run in Sunwell this week, guess what dropped again…
One day, I’ll collect it on my hunter.
At least we helped someone get it once before. Sadly, neither of us could use it today.
There are many reasons to visit the Isle of Bones, especially if you’re a fan of prehistoric dinosaurs and Jurassic Park. In fact, you may even recognise a few NPC references from the movie. My first few outings included some pet farming, tome farming for my hunter, a rare kill and even a world boss. The rest involved a lot of bone farming with Cool every now and then.
There are two main reasons to collect bones on the Isle, depending on whether you’re a fan of pets, mounts or both. However, it should be noted that the dinosaurs can also drop Primal Eggs – which I have yet to see. The eggs are similar to the Mysterious Egg, an item you could purchase from The Oracles in Northrend. Unfortunately, the Cracked Egg only had a chance to give a pet or mount after a 7 day wait but this was later changed to 3 days. The good news is, the Primal Eggs are guaranteed to give you one of three mounts – the Reins of the Black Primal Raptor, Reins of the Green Primal Raptor or Reins of the Red Primal Raptor. Hopefully, I’ll see one sometime in the future.
The best part was, I was able to loot 999 bones exactly, meaning that Cool could loot the rest from now on. All he has to do is finish his 9,999 bones for A Mountain of Giant Dinosaur Bones which will reward the Reins of the Bone-White Primal Raptor.
The other day I also noticed a few Spectral Porcupines around Pandaria.
They are not really my cup of tea though so I’ll leave it at my newly farmed battle pet.