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Losing interest fast with the summer approaching.
Most recent pet:
Gilnean Raven (S/S)
Alterac Brew Pup
Darkmoon Rabbit (S/S)
Darkmoon Rabbit (B/B)
many many others...
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OK after reading all the comments I just bought one off the AH for 10K. I'll never be able to spend the time it takes to run that raid unless I get really lucky and jump in at the end of one and if I get double lucky and get the drop. If that happens then great I'll have two and sell/trade one later.
So can you get him in your garrison herb garden without the profession?
Sorry I misread the text. So you can get him in your herb garden it sounds like even without herbalism. Can anyone confirm they got him without herbalism? Or any guesses on drop rate? Just wondering if it is easier to buy the little fella.
Is there anyway to find out the ratio of the various breeds? H/H seems like a very rare breed.
Did we make a forum with this? ALso what it the point of leaving pets in your garrison? If you can learn the Elekk Plushie with level 1 tailoring I think I will be rerolling a profession before WOD.
So if I have a P/P breed caged and relearn it will it switch to a B/B breed?
Where can you look up and find how many artifacts you have solved from the various types? I can see what items I have created in the archaelogy window but it doesn't tell me how many I solved since I have solved some many times over.
p.s. Just started working on the Claw, quit archeaology long ago when I hit max level.
I wonder if H/S is the best breed? It seems to me with he Sandling abilities you could pick the slowest one since in most cases the opposition will be at 50% speed anyway with Quicksand or at best 75% speed if you have Sand Bolt up? Seems to me H/P might be better or even P/B if you sacrifice some health?
Got mine last night, lots of spawns and lots of players. Blizz went from one extreme to another. :-( So many spawns people kill them to get rares. I saw 8 spawn pts leading up to AQ40. I even saw three or four spawn points outside the gate below the ledge where your location changes to "Silithus". One spawn on the edge of the camp. In all I saw 20 different spawn points. Killing the critters and other spawns in the zone helped the respawns. Saw three rares in 15 min.
Looked around a lot on two different servers, sometimes keep an alt parked at a spawn point then log in to check but have never even seen one. I am amazed at all the folks who have gotten theirs because it seems they don't exist for me. Grats to you all. Am hoping now that I posted my comment I'll find one tonight! - Still checking each day but still never even seen a live Val'kyr. I have the stone just need the pet!
Like everyone said mark the Elder Diemetradons with babies and kill all the others. I had no mothers at first then one showed up. On second pass I had two then three. On about the 12th pass I suddenly had about 9 mothers spawn. Took about an hour and a quarter to get my rare (P/B) although I may go back to see if I can get a P/P breed. Also got a rare spotted bell frog as a second.
It took me only about 7 Elites to get this pet. As the previous poster said make sure you check up on top. There are two pools at the one end where they can also spawn. I was killing the little guys wondering why no elites were spawning then I noticed there were two elites in the pools at the top. Not a hard grind at all. Took maybe half an hour. (Breed 6)
I noticed the same last night. I was looking for the Unborn Valkyr and there were Fox Kits all over with no snow falling in the areas I was at. I did land too to check if it was snowing.
Couldn't finish this boss as a  shadow priest. Need to work on my mechanics maybe. Made a macro to target Naga, Strider and Tainted's which helps. Consistently getting through Phase 2 but get blown up in Phase 3.
OK read a bit and solo'd chess event last night. Took about 4 tries. You have to be quick with your moves or sometimes the horde pieces are right up in front of the pawns and you can't move them.
No pet dropped off last boss. Guess I need to do this again next week!
Out of all the raids got 2 pets to drop (Couldn't finish Vashj though) so 2 out of a possible 9 for me.
In two weeks, I have never seen a rare Jade. I noticed some posts about time of day or weather, anyone have an idea when the best time to farm for the Jade ones?
There is a spot on Windward Isle where a number spawn in a tight area. I only found three which were a problem for uneven terrain etc and I would kill them and move on. I kept killing all critter and battle pets too which helped the respawn. The mobs in the area can be a pain if you are not high enough level. I think this is the best spot to farm them but patience is needed. Took me 50+ tries to get a rare , that is only from the ones with a Sandy Petrel as the primary.
Still looking for a rare. Have found many in Hyjal around Nordrassil and in the Barrow Dens as secondaries but no rares. Never found them as primaries.
Like many have said go in the barrow dens. I noticed 8 spawn points all in the dens and they respawned rapid enough that I could many continuous laps back and forth til I got my rares. Always Grotto Vole as a primary. I also killed any critters (especially grotto voles) on my routes to help respawns. Took less than an hour to get my rare. Saw quite a few Uncommon Voles and got a rare Carrion Rat as a second.
Tried flight path approach many times but never saw a single one. Flew from Winterspring, Moonglade, Ashenvale, within Felwood, started in Felwood ended outside, started outside ended inside Felwood; never saw any Minfernals. Maybe just unlucky. Tried flight path again today and saw one close enough to /tar but not interact with. Decided to fly back myself and it was there so it wasn't because of the flight path trick. Snagged my Minfernal poor quality but breed 4 so I am done with this one.
Found a rare inside the cave after about 20 battles. Originally there were no stunted yets at all so I killed all the mobs and critters in the caves then some of the pets would spawn. I would suggest killing everything in caves and some may appear.