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It's amazing and disturbing how many people in this game are just handed their pet collection. I worked hard for mine, how many people can honestly say the same.
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After trying to catch even a glimpse of this little bugger since the release, I finally see a spawn today at 5:36pm. 2 grabbed by Horde, 3rd I clicked but got pulled out by PvP - pet gets aoe'd. I check back at 9:30, none. 10:30, no. Finally, 11:25pm rolls around. 4 minutes pass, I do a lap and PAWPRINT! My heart in my throat I swoop down & engage - just waiting for the moment where I get pulled out once more. The box catches it and the nightmare is over!
June 22nd 11:30pm FM.
Finally caught this baby today in Icecrown at 42:33 at ~8pm server time on Frostmourne-US. Started off in the Court of Bones and circled my way up to the top spawn point of IC - I had a hunch. Made it up there and - even though I'm sure it makes no difference to the spawn, it was still a cool coinsidence -a Dragon fell dead and 5 seconds later a Common Quality Unborn Val'kyr spawned. Used a stone on it and I'm one happy collector.
Farmed roughly 122 Direhorn Hatchlings since release (1,200 bones worth). Got a Primal egg at my 50th kill (8th egg, so I was annoyed) and finally got the Runt today. So happy right now. It may take some time to farm it, but this pet is definitely worth the time it takes. Plus, you get the bones while you farm which you can turn in for another pet to keep or sell. Win-win.
Edit: if it makes any difference, my Runt dropped off a Green Dire Hatchling and the Egg from a Red Dire Hatchling.
Caught the Tiny White Carp just now in Kun-Lai Summit in the waters surrounding the Temple of the White Tiger from a Tiger Gourami Spawn. Not even 24 hours after fishing up my Tiny Blue Carp - quite shocked to say the least.
Default fishing pole, max fishing skill of 600 - basic stuff. I usually use a special fishing pole, but often I forget. I had been trying specifically for the White Carp for roughly 3 hours. Exceedingly lucky, I think.
Time to get the next 2!
Caught my Tiny Blue Carp yesterday in Vale of Eternal Blossom in the waters around Mogu'shan Palace. Default fishing pole, and max fishing of 600 - pretty basic stuff. Been trying at these pets since release, I would fish the Vale roughly 20-30 pool spawns daily while usually using a special fishing pole. Caught the Tiny Blue Carp in a Spawn of Jewel Danio.
Now to get the other 3!
Just got this little bugger today along with an Undead Stone. I now have 3/4 Panda's with only the Snowy to go. They seem to sell for a lot on the AH, but after only completing this daily 5 times and getting the Mountain and Sunfur panda already, I don't think they're as rare as the AH prices suggest.
I was exceedingly lucky and got this little guy after completing the quest for the very first time. I'm in love with his fur color and I have to say, he's the best looking of the 4 new Pandas.
After re-logging twice and area-clearing out all the battle pets for over an hour, 3 Gryphons spawned near the flight path in Kirthaven. On the first Gryphon, a Rare Quality Gryphon came as the second pet. Thrilled.