This will date me a bit, but when I hear about not being able to get that one pet, my mind goes back to my quest to get an Azure Whelpling. When they were introduced back in Burning Crusade, they were a rare drop from the blue dragons in Azshara. I took my main, a LW/skinner, out to Azshara and would circle the lake where the blue dragons spawned. I killed those dragons, circling the lake again and again. I skinned them, made the blue dragonscale LW set and sold it on the AH. I got rare drops and made a lots of gold selling the rugged leather. When the dragons died too quickly and it got boring, I started raising weapon skills. I have screenshots of punching dragons in the face to raise my unarmed. I like to say I funded my level 60 riding skill with green dragonscales. I likely funded my epic flight with those blue dragons. What I didn't get was a whelpling.
I never spent too long there, and would go back periodically, determined not to go crazy from the farming. Nothing. Wrath arrived, and two people in my raid group had them as their primary mini pet. I know they weren't, but it seemed like they were mocking me. So I headed back to Azshara and killed the stupid dragons some more. Still no pet. Finally, about six months before Cata came out, a guildie and good friend shows up at raid with one. He farmed it up the other day on a lark. I wanted to kill him. Instead, I calmly explained how many hours I had wasted killing those stupid dragons, without a pet. Next day, I have mail from him. It was the whelpling. He'd gone back to farm another one, for me. I thanked him profusely the next time I saw him.
I bought almost all of the rares I have. I'll probably buy or trade for most of Raiding with Leashes. But nothing will compare to the time I spent killing those stupid blue dragons in Azshara for a pet that Would. Not. Drop.
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on February 7th, 2013, 2:20 am, edited 1 time in total.