So the Silithid Hatchling is the very last (non-seasonal) pet I need from Kalimdor... as a result, I was unusually persistent today in trying to catch one. But my efforts ended in failure!
I have been camping the lair areas in Tanaris for a day or two, waiting for a sandstorm to begin. Today, I finally caught one - in fact, I think I noticed it right as it started. It was 9am on the server Hyjal. There were several other people that were searching at various times during the duration of the storm, but I searched hard for a solid 2.5 hours without finding a single hatchling.
So my questions are these:
- Have you successfully captured a Silithid Hatchling? If so, when was it? How many hatchlings did you see? Was it just a single random spawn?
- How many sandstorms have you experienced? How long do you think they last? How often do they occur?
- (is there anything else that you might find useful for those who are still searching?)
I thought it curious that my sandstorm began on the hour (9am server time) and I definitely didn't expect to last so darn long! I thought they must be short little bursts based on the fact that I had never seen one before....
Please share your experiences.... My impression at the moment is the mechanism for catching this pet is sort of insane and possibly even bugged. I can't believe they'd make you wait through multiple random (and lengthy!) sandstorms to have a shot at catching a single creature.