The first time I went to The Cracking Plains in Frostfire Ridge, I saw about five Ironclaws. Because ALL of them were H/H, and I wanted a P/P, I killed them all and moved on, planning on getting a P/P to spawn later. I've also found a few in other spawn points, but again they were H/H.
Since that one time I killed all the ones I saw, I have not seen ONE SINGLE Ironclaw, ANYWHERE.
I've been checking numerous times throughout the day—every single day since WoD launched—every time I need to return to my Garison I stop by a couple places and check. Still... absolutely nothing.
And I have yet to see another player battling pets in the immediate area.
So I have a theory that goes like this, and I'm looking for people to verify it or prove it wrong... and I hope you prove this wrong.
I'm leaning toward the idea that every player gets Ironclaws to spawn once, and only once, and once they kill them, no more spawn for that character.
What I'm looking for is for other players to capture the ones they find, kill the rest, and see if they ever see another one spawn again. I'm not looking for people to say "yeah I see them there all the time." I want you to first kill the spares, and see what happens.
I also noticed that every single Ironclaw I checked was H/H. Two other collectors told me that every Ironclaw they found was P/P, and they saw zero H/Hs. So perhaps each character only gets one breed to spawn, kind of like Jade Tentacle where you only get to have one breed, and you will never own the other; except that with the Ironclaw you may get the other when leveling a different toon.
If the theory is correct, I wish I had not killed the ones I found. I will have to wait to level my Paladin and try again.
Last edited by Abashera
on November 16th, 2014, 7:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.