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Update: Coldlight Surfrunner and Island Expeditions

December 03, 2018
UPDATE: It appears that the hotfix is now live and players have started seeing the Coldlight Surfrunner as the reward for completing Island Expeditions. Good luck to all searching for this pet!

Blizzard has provided some details on how they've simplified the Island Expedition reward system for Patch 8.1. [source]

In Tides of Vengeance, all players on an Expedition will have a chance to receive cosmetic rewards based on the island’s inhabitants, rather than which enemies were specifically defeated. That chance will again be higher on higher difficulties, but there will be no need to strategize around invaders. The most efficient way to receive cosmetic rewards will be whatever tactics cause you to complete the Island quickly, on the highest difficulty that you’re comfortable.

Coldlight Surfrunner
Collectors have been diligently searching for the source of the Coldlight Surfrunner battle pet for a few months, but it has remained elusive. This has led many to believe that the pet was bugged and unable to drop.

Blizzard recently clarified that the type of murloc that has a chance to reward this pet after completing an Island Expedition simply has not made an appearance on the islands yet. [source]

However, a hotfix is in the works that will allow any type of Island Expedition murloc the chance to reward the Coldlight Surfrunner. [source]

After our earlier tweet, we are working on a hotfix so that the Coldlight Surfrunner can drop when ANY murloc type is present on an Island Expedition. Furthermore, we're simplifying this entire system in Tides of Vengeance. More details on that soon.

There is no ETA on when the hotfix will be released, however we can only hope it will be soon.

It would also seem that there are upcoming plans to simplify the Island Expedition loot system for Patch 8.1. We'll have to wait and see what these changes are.

We look forward to collecting this missing murloc pet Soon™!
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I  have this pet got it a few days ago.

Dec 11, 2018 at 2:34am | Edits: 0 | Feathermoon-us | Pets: 951 Compare collections | Score: 5655
Top RaterMehetabel 
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New drop system for IE sounds MUCH better. Will get out there and try it this weekend.

Dec 7, 2018 at 7:36am | Edits: 0 | Lightbringer-eu | Pets: 1635 Compare collections | Score: 12840
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Now the Laughing Stonekin is nowhere to be seen!



Dec 5, 2018 at 2:18pm | Edits: 0 | Vashj-us | Pets: 1653 Compare collections | Score: 13218
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I can atest to this pet now drops in Island Expeditions.  I just got it.

Dec 4, 2018 at 1:08pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-us | Pets: 886 Compare collections | Score: 4256
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I have been pretty diligent doing IEs but only seem to get about 2 pets each week (and then I wait for the reset). Would be great to get the CS!


IEs are a pain and it is easy to burn out.

Dec 3, 2018 at 4:06pm | Edits: 1 | Runetotem-us | Pets: 1004 Compare collections | Score: 5785
Site MVPKalan 
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This week (Nov 27th) has Molten Cay & a few times now the First Wave Invasion (Small Pack of mobs, usually with 1 rare) has been Coldlight Murlocs, have received the pet twice in the past 24hrs. So it is out there and dropping - just gotta keep at it. Good Luck All :-) 

Nov 28, 2018 at 5:00pm | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 1335 Compare collections | Score: 9639
Site MVPMorlis 
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Just saw it for sale on the AH, on Stormrage, for 650k.  Which is quite a bit out of my price range.

Nov 22, 2018 at 10:44pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-us | Pets: 1670 Compare collections | Score: 13357
Top RaterSanayrin 
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Weehooo, weeehooo, just got this one! So happy! :) 


Have finish dat achiev finally! :)

Nov 22, 2018 at 5:21am | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-eu | Pets: 1352 Compare collections | Score: 10813
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Does it have to be Murloc IE? Or no for it to show up?

Nov 21, 2018 at 10:32pm | Edits: 0 | The Venture Co-us | Pets: 1014 Compare collections | Score: 7374
Site MVPThadjosh76 
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I'm just hoping a lot of changes come to IE for 8.1. Honeslty I have 3 of the pets so far and run about 30 IEs a week. I'm getting burned out. 

Nov 21, 2018 at 7:50pm | Edits: 0 | Suramar-us | Pets: 1682 Compare collections | Score: 12790
Top RaterTale 
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Well, heck.  I probably should have thought to wait for the patch to see how it changed things before just dumping a couple hundred thousand gold on the Island Expedition pets on the Auction House.  Was getting so frustrated with farming.

Nov 21, 2018 at 5:41pm | Edits: 0 | Argent Dawn-us | Pets: 1688 Compare collections | Score: 13498
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