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Finally got the Rotten Little Helper!
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So the critter killing method being mention on WoWhead is not working for me. Anyone else having this problem? Ive been killing them for hours, with no resultes. Just curious if I should keep up the critter slaughter.
@ Schwank....why would you bother looking for a better quality one to upgrade? Upgrading a poor with a stone is the same as upgrading an uncommon. This pet is so hard to find, leave them for someone without one...geez
Pretty easy questline to beat. Majority of the pets you battle are aquatic. I used my rare level 25 Effervescent Glowfly in almost every fight. I believe the pets are all either aquatic, critter, or beast.
They respawn very quickly, so I didn't feel bad checking them to find a rare. I had to clear the entire area to find the rare, but like I said they spawn so fast it doesn't take very long :D
Guild just finished this mini raid. My boyfriend won the roll, currently in negotions for the rabbit lol. Curious to see how he is as a battle pet.
I noticed the claw is given purple quality on WoW's site. Wondering if it will be upgraded to epic in an upcoming patch possibly? Anyone know?
These do not spawn after server resets, so don't bother waisting your time. In patch 5.1 pet spawns are no longer triggered by resets are restarts.
I suggest creating DKs on low population servers. Leave them where they spawn and check on them every so often. If you are going to sit there for hours waiting for a spawn, might as well put the time into leveling the dk. It works! :D
Just got this today. Not the biggest fan of it, but it is different, and have only seen 1 on my server as of now. It is from 400 achieve points, which isn't too bad. Just get the safari, tamer and battle ones out of the way. Takes time but all things that are worth doing generally do :) Make sure to either revive your pets or re log to get it to show in your journal.
Got one tonight on the coast. Poor quality. I was surprised to see it on my map, assumed it would be a second pet after looking for so long. I also noticed that this pet, along with several others I caught around the same time were not showing up as being caught under the safari achieve, and as i entered battle with the same pets it said they had not been caught yet as well. They are in my pet journal though. Opened a ticket, haven't heard back yet.
Could have sworn I caught this with the wrogen DK i rolled specifically for Allie friendly pets. Apparently I didn't. So happy Blizz changed pet battles to be available at level 1. As an extemely lazy hordie I made a NE and got my owl :)
Got a rare tonight on an alt that I have on a low population server. No one else was around. I found 4 in the Dry Hills area. 2 poor, 1 common 1 rare :)
Got mine last night, along with the rest of the BWL pets. I did 2 runs to get all 3, my bf got 2. Seems like a good drop rate. I ran AQ once, got 1 pet, BWL 2 got all pets, and Naxx once, got no pets. Good odds in my opinion.
Found 3 today, 2 poor and 1 uncommon. After landing at Bootlegger Outpost I saw 2 on my mini map. I was so angry because I couldn't find them. I realized they were underground in the tunnel....duh lol. While running over I found one near the entrance. If you see them on your map but don't actually see them they may be below you.
UPDATE: have been checking once a day for rares. Haven't seen a single out of maybe 15 I have found, all poor-uncommons
Got mine finally EAST of Death's Door in Scalewing Shelf. After camping for about a half hour earlier I gave up and left my hunter there. Found it on my 2nd time checking on her. Only 1 in the area, poor. Thank goodness for the upgrade stones :D
I have an addon that shows me where on the map rare NPC's spawn. I followed the path that Morcrush follows in Scalewing Shelf if that helps.
Left a few characters in Tinkertown on different servers. Checked back every so often. No luck, decided to roll a gnome when I realized you can now pet battle at level 1. Soon as I walked into Tinkertown, there one was. Common quality, no onther's in the area. I did try previously killing and battling the irradiated roaches. Did not help to spawn these.
Found mine at 6:30 server time, 9:30 pm RT. Savage Thicket. Only one in the area that I found, poor quality.
EDIT: Decided to check around for a rare late tonight. Only saw 2 spawn, an uncommon and rare. They both spawned while I waited, I saw them spawn this was 1:30 am server time. The rare was just outside of the Thicket. It was actually Mistwhisper Refugre, right next to an Oracle warrior near some shrubs.
Flew over, saw a ton similar to the minfernal. After landing they all disappeared before my eyes, except for a few. 2 Poor. Decided to llook around for more just incase, happy I did. Found a rare right outside Everlook. Now I can use my mechanical battle stone for another pet :)
EDIT: I checked coldarra tonight for a friend, did 1 sweep of the area, nothing, did a second and they spawned. 11pm server time. I also noticed that they respawned on the same spots with the same quality. At least the 2 that I checked for quality and dc'd after seeing they were poor. They respawned about 3 minutes later after someone caught them, same spot, same quality both times. Now I just need to remember where I got my rare to test this theory further :p
Only thing difficult about these is finding a rare. Leave an alt there, check every so often you WILL get one. I have been camping for 3 days for a rare. Last night I was happy to find an uncommon lol. In my experience there have always been rats presents when I have seen the books spawn. Tonight I was the only person hunting, saw 12 books spawn (no rare, 3 uncommon) and several rats were present.
Got all the pets from Blackwing Lair tonight. The other two dropped on the first one, this one dropped on the second. Pretty high drop rate from my experience with the raid pets.
Edited for my silly spelling errors :p
Just got mine today. Dropped from the twin emperors. So excited, I was really looking forward to this pet. Just FYI it didn't initially show up in my pet journal. I had a do a search for 'idol' to find it. I almost opened a ticket. After doing the search for the pet it now shows up where it should in the pets list.
I tried the crab method, didn't work for me. None of the crabs had a second pet. Did get a rare spirit crab, but no larva. I finally found one at goldenmist village. It was just a common.
Took me less than 10 minutes to get 2. I killed everything in Noxious Glade. The first Mr.Grubbs I got came from either the first or second bag that dropped for me. The last dropped maybe 4 bags later? Pretty high drop rate or I got lucky.
Got him tonight. The island was empty so I was able to check them all for quality. At least 20 spawned. They were 96% uncommon I'd say, only 1 poor and 2 common and 1 rare. I was thrilled with the uncommon but when I saw no one else was there I went ahead and check for a rare. So happy I did.
I suggest making a DK on a low pop server, leave it on the island and check a couple times an hour for rain. Thats what I did, and I have all the hard to find ones bc of this tactic :)
Just caught a rare at Frostsaber Rock. I flew over winterspring a few times didn't see any. Created a /target Snowy Owl macro. Worked like a charm. It would have worked better if I set my mini map to show my target....so after looking frantically for a minute I found it and got my owl :)