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Day 2 of 5.4 and still 0 dropped pets. I've killed at least several dozen rares that drop pets, and looted over 450 crane nests, and not a single new cutie to love and cuddle. :(
With the lag in game since the patch making hunting them a nightmare, I'm wondering why I persist. . . .
then I look at the wee Xuen pet. And I melt. And go back to farming. Le sigh. At least I'm up over 17k coins (after buying the lantern!) to turn into keys for attempts at bonkers!
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I believe they've increased the scary sprite spawn rate as others have mentioned. I had one spawn as soon as I started attacking. Killed a total of five of them that attempt, but still no pet :( Perhaps they lowered the drop rate to make up for actually letting us get the scary sprites now?
Was disappointed to learn that not only is this not a battle pet, it's green quality when learned. I thought it would be similar (if not the same) stats as the other three lantern pets. I love the look of this one and would definitely use it over the other three.
I hope blizzard changes it.
I just opened 40 chests (20 000 coins worth of keys). I received back 11852 coins (so a total of 8148 lost) and 5 pieces of timeless armor. No pet. I'm off to farm more coins!
Update: Bought 5 more coins and found 1050 coins...AND Bonkers on the 4th key. So 45 chests but a total of only 9598 coins spent. So happy!!!
well I'm well over 300 nests now and still no pet =( I swear I have the worst luck with drops!
eta: over 450 now (likely closer to 500), plus all the nests my bf searched with no luck either. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
update: Finally got him! Just shy of 700 nests. Only a B/B breed, AND he is learned green quality. But I don't care! He's mine! :D
So don't give up! You'll find yours too!
update2: and then I got a second one 5 nests later >< Same breed.
After killing several hundred of these today (I believe I'm over 1000 in the last month), I'm beginning to wonder if the bug somehow made it's way back into the game. Has anyone seen a rare recently?
Edit 9-6-13: After another 50ish today I finally found one! Thank goodness!
Finally gave up trying to get it as a secondary pet after I found rares of every other pet in the zone and still didn't have this one. So far I've spent over 4 hours fighting them in westfall keep and valguard with no luck. What a pain it is as horde! Multiple attempts to enter battle without getting in combat, then when you finish you're in combat with the level 90 guards. Plus the alliance players that kill or battle the pet when they see what you're doing. Highly frustrating.
Finally caught one today after about 6 hours of camping. So many people there with the CRZ it was nuts!
I can confirm these locations of spawn points (added to a macro for tomtom as they spawned in front of me and were snatched away! lol):
/way Ahn'Qiraj: The Fallen Kingdom 54.58, 8.88 Qiraji
/way Silithus 33.78, 78.90 Qiraji
/way Silithus 39.43, 82.67 Qiraji
/way Silithus 36.58, 81.60 Qiraji
/way Silithus 40.71, 80.00 Qiraji
For the purpose of seasons, if you have the new Blossoming Ancient from the pet store, its summoned look changes dependant on the season (in game).
Note: You must actually summon it to get the current season to display. In the journal it always displays summer (all green foliage).
So I'm checking it daily to see when summer rolls around. :)
I must have killed about 60 elites to get my 2 filthlings. Of course those 2 dropped back to back.
Really annoying camp due to 'snipers' who sit and wait til an elite spawns then grab it, but don't help clear the little ones to spawn them.
Took me about 6 hours. *yawns* back to aimless northrend flying now.
Yay! Finally caught my first carp - a blue one - in a Crowded Redbelly Mandarin (fish of the day) pool near Niuzao Temple. Took well over 700 casts.
Now onwards for the other 3!
Just killed him. BF didn't get any loot on him. I got gold and a 15 VP book. No pet. :(
Update: Killed him at least 7 times and finally got it! There's a lot of bugs with the loot on these rares. Sometimes you get loot sometimes you don't, regardless if you have the tag. When you have no loot, or tried to loot and then it disappeared from the loot window (but not into your bags); if you drag another mob nearby and kill it, about half the time you'll get that missing loot via aoe looting.
This appears to be bugged now (Feb 17)? I just had mine kill a lofty libram pet with weakening blows. :( After I'd finally found an uncommon one!
Camped the area all day yesterday (8+ hrs). Only 4 hatchlings spawned- 2 uncommon (gold and jade) and 2 poor. I did attempt clearing all the other pets and critters. One jade spawned shortly after first clearing, but several hours of it later no others had, so I think it was just a coincidence.
Logged in at same time today and there were dozens up! I got a rare crimson. Still just uncommon for the other 2 but I'm ok with that for now :)
So don't give up! They are out there. =)
Not sure if it's CRZ bugging it or if I'm just really unlucky compared to the other commenters. I've been here killing the protodrakes for over 2 hours now and have yet to see a single spawn. =/
LOL! Apparently I just needed to whine about it. Tabbed back in from writing this and one spawned right in front of me. A rare one to boot! :)
Not sure if sandstorms are bugged or just incredibly rare. Sat in Tanaris for over 12 hours the last 2 days and haven't seen one. =(
Got this day of the patch! :) Now to keep trying for the moth!
Just saw my first one just north of the Gao-Ran Battlefront in Townlong Steppes. So cute!
Hope I can find one again when I get my troupe of pets up high enough!