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As part of Navi’s Ten Days of Pet Battles:
Day 3: Who is your favourite pet? If you could bring it out into the real world, tell me what you imagine you would be doing.
This isn’t technically a pet I have in my collection but it’s one I’ve wanted for a long time for several reasons. Ethereals were abundant in BC. In fact, I loved working on my Consortium rep for that reason and it even helped my Jewelcrafting at the time. Not to mention the salary you receive every month in the form of gems once you reach friendly reputation.
I’ll admit that Mana Tombs was a favourite hangout of mine and getting exalted with the faction was a priority for me for the designs you could buy. I loved opening the prisons in Netherstorm whenever I farmed an Ethereum Prison Key and then later Purging the Chambers of Bash’ir.
I even had the key to summon up Yor in Mana Tombs which together with everything else brings back a lot of memories. To me, I always thought ethereals moved in a cool way and liked the way they dressed. Even dying was cool… it seemed so dramatic. So when I found there was a pet in the game, I dreamed about owning it.
As a TCG card, I knew the Soul-Trader Beacon would be hard to come by. The Ethereal Plunderer card was said to be just 1/363 booster packs from the expansion “Hunt for Illidan.”
The pet also absorbs souls from slain mobs via killing blow in return for Ethereal Credit. What I loved in particular was the fact that the pet acts as a vendor so you can buy an ethereal set to wear but I was sad to learn that it didn’t look exactly like the trader who sells it.
In terms of bringing my pet out into the real world, I imagine it would act a bit like it does in-game, except for the soul draining part. :P The only difference is, it acts like a regular vendor so I can throw away my trash in some sort futuristic disposal unit as well as carrying my bags, groceries, etc.
Hmm, sounds a bit like I, Robot.
If yesterday’s TCG gift wasn’t enough, I had another little something sitting in my mailbox today. When I think of Arvash it’s hard not to think of TCG cards – but in particular loot cards (he just loves those mounts and pets). So when I noticed some mail from him, my first thought was the Soul-Trader beacon LOL :P
Turns out it was the next best thing… another TCG pet I was missing!
Honestly, I can’t think of a more generous Winter Veil as the one I’ve had this year and a large part of that comes from the Warcraft blogging community. I feel blessed to know each and every one of you. I just wish it wasn’t so hard for me to reciprocate in some cases. You know who you are… <3
Winter Veil is around the corner and it’s time to sit upon Greatfather Winter’s lap and answer the important question, “What do you want for Winter Veil?” Is it that expensive grand expedition yak? a nice transmog custom outfit? or a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock?
What is on your Winter Veil wishlist?
Funnily enough, I had started this post a few days ago as I wanted to see how my list differed from my previous one written earlier in the year. I’m happy to report that I can mark one of those off my list. :)
There have always been a number of items I’d love to have in-game, although some are more possible than others. A few I’ve even written about like the NPC of my character but in more of a Lara Croft type feel than an Indiana Jones or Tyrande one. Completing my Val’anyr will be one of those things that require time, patience and a lot of luck.
A few pets also rank high on that list with the Collector’s Edition companion pets from vanilla and BC. But the Ethereal Soul-Trader, Lil’ Tarecgosa and Tyrael’s Hilt have all been on that wish list as well. The Onyx Panther will be made one day (most likely at the end of the expansion).
However, I couldn’t finish this list without adding the three spirit pets I’ve been religiously trying to collect each day. If only I listened to my own recommendation and picked the Thundering pet as my reward that first day. Each time I fail, the drive to beat him becomes even stronger so I’ve been known to stay there for a while on some days. If only the amount of attempts (in consecutive battle moves) gave us a higher chance of getting the pet from the reward bag. I’ve had so many long battles with him that I would surely have the pet by now.
Although the Darkmoon Eye will have to wait until next month, I’m comforted by the fact that Jeremy’s team is a lot easier to defeat. Lastly, the remaining ones from the classic raids seem the most doable right now – if not for their elusive drops.
Hmm, I sensing a theme here… I may have a pet fetish. (Like you didn’t know that already…)
No matter, here’s to marking as many of these off my list.