Woot! I did it!
I’ve finally tamed Pandaria :)
I was determined to beat Aki before Mists came out and a few of the Pandarian Master Tamers sure were tough. I had the hardest time with the ones in Krasarang Wilds and Kun-Lai Summit. Of course, you can’t even try to battle Aki until you’ve defeated the first six.
This will surely change come live depending on what kind of quality pets I can get my hands on so my team may very well be different to what I had on the beta. Never-the-less, this was my winning team against Aki.
There was also a bit of luck involved as my opening Humanoid pet was up against Aki’s Serpent so I didn’t need to swap out. As a rule, your fastest pet always goes first so I was lucky to get a few good hits off the bat. I almost managed to win the battle with just two of my pets so I knew I had it in the bag. My chicken hardly needed to fight at all. In fact, she only came out at the very end to finish off Aki’s last pet.
Once you have defeated Aki you get a nice achievement. As with the others, she becomes a daily.
Unfortunately, I didn’t beat her the second time ’round.
See, I told you there was some luck involved, even with the same opening sequence. :P
Edit: In 5.1, you receive the achievement I Choose You and a Heavy Sack of Gold (in the mail) which contains 3000G. Be aware that since this is an account-wide achievement, you will only get the reward once so make sure you log onto your main first – otherwise you may end up with a low level alt that is 3K richer.