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I’ve been doing a lot of waiting lately, waiting for the Monstrous Spineclaw, waiting for Garnia, waiting for Zarhym… the list goes on.
It’s been two days since my first Moonfang sighting. I was excited like many for a chance at another pet as well as a more permanent version of Don Carlos’ Famous Hat companion. I had read the fight was like the Timeless Isle and Isle of Thunder rares where it’s not tied to a faction tag. Fantastic! It would also be as frequent as those on the Isle, woot! This proved true on the first night of the Faire.
At 7pm, I was ready to go through the portal, just like the other twenty odd players ready to give this new Darkmoon boss a go.
It only took a couple of minutes for her to spawn and even quicker for her to die. I was able to loot Moonfang’s Pelt which seems to be a guaranteed drop per character and an easy 10 Darkmoon tickets right there.
The video shows my second kill since the fight took a bit longer. I’ve found it is possible to avoid her Leap for the Kill ability if you’re ranged though, you just have to be on the ball.
When I looted my third Moonfang Paw (which you can see in the video) I thought it might be an idea to try my luck with another toon. This proved harder as the night wore on as less and less people turned up.
I’m now up to my 13th (or so) kill with no pet to show for it. In fact, I’ve managed to get everything else several times over on a total of five toons but it’s a little annoying when you wait for her to spawn, watch her evade and reset several times because someone has kited her too far away from the clearing only to find there’s nothing to loot.
The latest set of hotfixes (7 Oct 2013) has rectified this:
Moonfang should now always drop something when defeated
Something I noticed earlier when I looted 2x Sharp Claws.
I just hope this doesn’t turn out to be another Darkmoon Eye (which I still haven’t seen in my Feasel bag).
Well, a few days to go still… hope your luck is better than mine.
There’s a new world boss at the Darkmoon Faire. The best part is she’s not faction tagged like the Darkmoon Rabbit but you will need to summon her by killing a number of Moonfang Snarlers followed by Moonfang Dreadhowls on the western side of Darkmoon Island. Once enough have been killed, Moonfang will appear.
Moonfang (174.5M) has several abilities:
- Leap for the Kill - instant kill to the target
- Moonfang’s Curse – cast at 75%, 50%, 25% health
- Moonfang’s Tears – AoE which hits for over 300K each time
- Call the Pack – cast at 66%, 33% health
To see the fight, check out the video.
She can drop a number of items:
Shimmering Moonstone – only available while the Faire is up
It appears you can summon her every hour.
Quite a while ago, I splurged and bought the Darkmoon Eye from the Auction House as I’ve had no luck from doing the battles each month. Then after my latest trouble with a rabbit raid several weeks ago, I wasn’t looking forward to another week of trying but then today, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a Darkmoon Rabbit for just 2K in the Auction House.
I know, I couldn’t believe it either – especially since I’ve been trying to generate money on other servers just to buy one but it never worked out… until today.
I was a little worried about the AH pet bug I read about earlier as I didn’t want my gold going down the virtual drain. Apparently some people experienced some pets in the AH coming up as ‘Pet Cage’ and having empty cages in their bags but a rabbit for 2k was too good to pass up so after a few seconds of hesitation, I bought and learnt it immediately. After the run of bad luck I had last night, I figured I was due some good luck or rather good karma.
I can’t believe I have my very own rabbit (ever since I saw my first one on the beta) and the eye completes the set!
Now with the new additions to the Darkmoon Faire, I’ve been doing my dailies on several toons in the hopes of getting my Brawler’s item from the Darkmoon Game Prize. So far, I’ve managed to get quite a few of the Darkmoon Top Hats and Carousel rides like the Darkmoon “Rocket”. One day I’ll even fish up the Darkmoon Fishing Cap.
Now to level up my latest additions… where are some rissoles when I need them? I guess the hot dogs will have to do :P