30 Nov 2012

Bombyx

Bombyx
With the arrival of patch 5.1 also comes Bombyx, a unique-coloured dark red caterpillar (err, silk worm), who loves silkweed! He's quite large, as you can see on the screenshot where he passes a Saurok, but shrinks down considerably when tamed.

Well, till now, we've been following tracks that had a beginning and an end. Not for Bombyx. His tracks look just like smaller silweed plants! And since silkweed grows on the borders of the waters anyway, you'll get a bit of a hard time tracking him down.

Bombyx roams the general middle area north of the Temple of the Red Crane, about where the lake splits into two rivers. I have not included a map with his path, this is because he is confined to a relatively small area, and turns and circles and pauses along this path! What I suggest is just throwing flares down where you see a lot of his tracks.

Heavily-chewed silkweed
Tracks: Heavily-chewed silkweed
Level: 90

This is a rough map of his whereabouts:


And here is a video by Kalliope featuring Bombyx:



16 Oct 2012

Tagging Alani

 Sky crystal not tagging Alani

Update: Yay for hotfix (Patch 5.0.5) October 19

It is no longer possible for other players to tap Alani in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms while the Sky Crystal is being channeled.

Source: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/7207170

Alani-tagging is back to how it is supposed to be. I'm glad the issue got sorted so quickly!


Old post


Just a head's up:

If you're one of those people who grinded sky shards for hours, and finally created their crystal, be mindful when you decide to pull Alani.



I feel very sorry for this guy, you can hear his disappointment in his voice -  I mean, grinding these shards for hours and then getting her stolen away like that...

If this isn't a bug, here's two things to pay attention to:

  • Don't announce in trade/general/even guild that you're going to use the sky crystal.
  • Find a quiet time on your server, early hours etc., find a spot that's away from the daily hubs, and then pull Alani.

29 Sep 2012

Many eggs, handle it!

Hello egg-seeking travellers.

I made new maps for the onyx eggs. If you can read my writing, you have the coordinates for each egg. There's still more eggs, but you'll find them along the way while looking for these. there's only so many places they can be at.

Many eggs, handle it!
This would be great to see on live :)

The rest of the maps are here:

Onyx egg locations

26 Aug 2012

Hexapos

Hexapos
Hexapos was the last rare hunter creature I needed to uncover. It took me a while, as a lvl 86 in a lvl 90 zone without flying. He's got a huge patrol range and is the only white strider since Marticar, the rare Outland strider got a coat change.

You have to follow the tracks backwards, they're still bugged like all the other tracks!

Mysterious Tracks

Leaves: Mysterious Tracks
Level 90

Hexapos map

This map is based on a map by Golden of Petopia Forums (if I'm right).

25 Aug 2012

Alani's mount drop

Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent

Thanks to a dedicated beta player named Esinar, we have a video showing how he uses the sky crystal to remove Alani's protective shroud and kills it.
The crystal already removes a portion of Alani's health (it's a short channeling spell) which should tag the cloud serpent to the player using it (it would make sense!)

Esinar's Alani kill 

 




Alani drops the Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent. The mount, according to the tooltip, requires exalted reputation from the August Celestials. However, like all cloud serpents, you also need to be exalted with the Order of the Cloud Serpent to mount it.

Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent


It will take time and effort to earn this pretty mount. You can't just camp for it to spawn, you have to work for it. But you also know that sooner or later, you will have ten sky shards to summon it. What happens after you use the crystal, and you disconnect, someone kills you or even Alani kills you...) we'll find out. I hope it doesn't mean starting from 0, but with the time-lost protodrake and Aeonaxx, the exact same thing could happen to you!

If you just found this post and have no clue about sky shards and where to find them, please click on the Alani tab at the top of the site.

19 Aug 2012

Want a cloud serpent? Go on an egg hunt!

Onyx to Goodness

Onyx Egg


For all those that liked the Netherwing egg hunt, Blizzard has added a very similar feature to gain reputation with the Order of the Cloud Serpent.
Throughout Windward Isle in set locations, you can find and collect Onyx eggs that you can turn in up to exalted status. With the guild perks, you can get 500 up to 550 rep per egg turn in!

The eggs don't sparkle but you get the golden cog wheel upon mousing over one. They are bind on pickup and stack in the bags. They also seem to respawn in a set time, independently on how many people are looting the eggs, so if a lot of players are about, it will be a tough battle.

You can find all the locations I've come across so far in the Onyx Egg page at the top of the site.

Here is my Azure cloud serpent! But on live, I will get the golden one, it looks like the sky at dawn!

Azure cloud serpent

5 Aug 2012

A guide to tracking the hidden hunter pets

 


Kalliope from Kalliope's Pet Blog has been so kind to make a video on how to track the new hunter pets in Mists of Pandaria. If you have trouble uncovering the pet that leaves the tracks, this video might clarify some issues for you and give helpful tips.

Rockhide the Immovable

Rockhide the Immovable

Rockhide is relatively easy to find, as his path is much smaller than some of the other hunter creatures. I had fun mapping his path with the company of Loki, on his beta huntress. Like all trackable pets, he's a unique skin. He does phase in the north.

Rockhide's tracks are now spawning correctly, no need to follow them backwards anymore!

Leaves: Worn Tracks
Level 89


Map

4 Aug 2012

Patrannache

Patrannache
Patrannache, the presumed mate of Mazzranache (pink strider, Mulgore, remember?) took me days to find!
Not only are his tracks tiny and even invisible in sections of his path, but he roams around the entire zone! But with help of Quivering's map, I was able to track him down, flare him up and follow him from Half Hill to the eastern start of his path. I have mapped that stretch, and have completed the other half with Quiver's map, as it takes him a very long time to go from A to B.

You don't have to follow the tracks backwards anymore!



Leaves: Barely-Visible Tracks
Level 86

Map

And another of Kalliope's fantastic informative videos, featuring this flamboyant bird:


2 Aug 2012

Glimmer

Glimmer
Glimmer is an incredibly sneaky aqua strider with a unique colour. Commonly found around the Arboretum in Jade Forest, but he walks down to the Jade Temple (and vanishes in phasing). So I've only been able to map his route partly and completed it with Kalliope's excellent map.

One thing that hunters do is just wait at the river east of Nectarbreeze orchard, using flare as sooner or later he will cross the river during his pathing. I'd suggest staying around the Arboretum grounds, ideally near the large fallen log before he wanders out under the bridge of the Temple of the Jade Serpent and into phasing.

You have to follow the tracks backwards, they're still bugged like all the other tracks! 



Leaves: Flooded Tracks
Level 85

Map

Glimmer Video Guide by Kalliope



Bloodtooth

Bloodtooth
Bloodtooth makes you run... a lot to catch up with him. He's the only epic dragon turtle model that's tamable in the game. He is commonly seen near Angler's Wharf in Krasarang Wilds but he walks along the entire coast up to the wall bordering with Dread Wastes.
I've managed to map him for half of his path until a server restart came up. The other right half of the map is based on the map done by






Bloodtooth's tracks are now spawning correctly, no need to follow them backwards anymore!




Leaves: Muddy Tracks
Level 87


Map

Bristlespine

Bristlespine
Bristlespine roams the entire plains in Kun Lai Summit. He's a unique coloured porcupine that walks in puzzling lines and is very good at escaping your watchful eye.



Bristlespine's tracks are now spawning correctly, no need to follow them backwards anymore!
Leaves: Puzzling Tracks
Level 88


Map
And another wildlife video of Bristlespine in the wild by the ever amazing Kalliope of http://kallipets.blogspot.com/



31 Jul 2012

Portent

Portent (Emerald)
Portent (Cobalt, aaah isn't he pretty!)

Portent (Ruby)

Portent (Violet)



Portent spawns just like Madexx, in one of four random colours, but he is not a colour changer.
He travels from the very western wall through the entire zone and ends north-west of Mogushan Palace. My map is based on a map done by TheDoomcookie (Petopia Forums), as he goes into phasing when you haven't unlocked the August Celestial dailies.

Portent's tracks are now spawning correctly, no need to follow them backwards anymore!





Leaves: Dusty Tracks
Level 90


Map

30 Jul 2012

Stompy

Stompy
Stompy is a unique skinned blue goat that can be found around Mount Neverest. It seems to have more than one possible patrol paths, I could find it  near Shado-Pan Monastery in Kun Lai Summit patrols from Winter's Blossom to near the summit of Mount Neverest (through the falling ice and icy windy tornadoes and all!).


Stompy's tracks are now spawning correctly, no need to follow them backwards anymore!
Leaves: Heavy Tracks
Level 88

Map

Savage




Savage is a unique skinned white tiger with blue eyes that patrols around the area between Sri La Village and The Arboretum and all the way from east to west.


Savage's tracks are now spawning correctly, no need to follow them backwards anymore!
Leaves: Bloody Tracks
Level 85

Map
And an excellent, informative video by Kalliope!


29 Jul 2012

Lith'ik the Stalker

Lith'ik the Stalker
I forgot about this guy. Probably because the screenshot isn't great and I said to myself I'd write the post when I have a better one. Well, maybe some other time.

Lith'ik patrols with two guards that attack if he's pulled. You can find him around the base of Sik'vess Tree in Townlong Steppes. Like all Townlong Steppes rare champions, he doesn't have any loot apart of the sack of gems that doesn't open (yet).

Race: Mantid


Krax'ik

Krax'ik
No wonder it took a while to find this guy! He's stealthed! While me and others were wondering how a mantid could find into Jade Forest, we didn't think of looking in the most reasonable place: the area of Jade Forest that borders on Valley of the Four Winds. This mantid must be quite the scout!

He watches down onto Jade Forest from a small cliff, west of the bridge that links the Valley to Jade Forest, north of Nectarbreeze Orchard. Lethal as the mantid champions tend to be.

Race: Mantid

Drops: Needlefang Throatripper, Gan Shi Warlord Legguards

The rare hunter pet riddle


The tamable beast riddle of the Beta.

Edit: 

I'll keep my hunter pet page updated. You'll find it at the top of this blog, or by clicking here. The riddle is being solved as I type this. Thanks to dedicated hunters on the Petopia forums. First ones to mention are Loki, Sensionn (I believe I met you on Mekkatorque last night looking for the quilen :D, Kalliope, The Doomcookie, Quivering... )


Where are all the rare hunter pets on the Beta? The white tiger with the blue eyes, the new spirit beasts...

Well. Apparently, they are there on the beta. But you have to find them.


Alright, so I have been permission to tell you all a few things about the rares in Mists of Pandaria.

Right now, they're in beta, but there are two things you need to know:

You will only see them on your hunter
You will not actually see them, but your hunter skills will allow you to detect traces

So basically, we have to figure out how to find these rares to tame them.

The Doomcookie, Petopia forums.



Personally, spells that are inherent to hunters are Track Hidden, Beast Lore and Flare.
Druids have Glyph of the Predator so they can track pets aswell. But where do we get started looking?

I think this is a great idea. It stops the killing of tamable beasts because of their silver dragon around the portrait, and encourages hunters to actively go looking for them in a new and exciting way.


So, where might the Xuen spirit tiger be hiding out?


28 Jul 2012

Kor'nas Nightsavage

Kor'nas Nightsavage
Kor'nas spawns on the road going through Nectarbreeze Orchard in Jade Forest. He is quite noticeable against the other mogu npc's.

Race: Mogu sorceror

Drops: Darkstaff of Annihilation

Urobi the Walker

Urobi the Walker


Urobi can be found sitting under a pagoda south of the Temple of the Jade Forest, where you see a spot of many bridges on the map.


Race: Pandaren

Drops: Pathwalker Greatstaff, Jade Heart Leggings

Sarnak

Sarnak's backside




Sarnak is a lonely Saurok residing in a cave near the coast, east of Pearlfin Village in Jade Forest.


Race: Saurok

Drops: Fishsticker Longbow (of the...), Orchard Tender Leggings

Mister Ferocious

Mister Ferocious
Mr Hozen sits in Forest Heart, the Jungle that runs west of Dawn's Blossom in Jade Forest.

Race: Hozen

Drops: Ook-Breaker Mace, Leggings of Spiritsong Melody

Morgrinn Crackfang

Morgrinn the Crackfang
Morgrinn is stationary near Terrace of Ten Thunders, northeast of Tian Monastery in Jade Forest.


Race: Mogu Warrior

Drops: Fangcracker Battlemace, Grookin' Grookin' Trousers

Ferdinand

Ferdinand
This cute fellow can be found hanging out in the Arboretum in Jade Forest.

Race: Yaungol

Drops:  Ook-Breaker Mace, Leggings of Spiritsong Melody

Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent

As of the beta version [15913], I noticed that my Thundering Jade Cloud Serpent icon was missing from my sidebar. I went to check the Mount Journal and lo - Underneath the entry for the T. Jade Cloudserpent, there was the new Thundering Ruby Cloud Serpent, implemented this patch!

Alani drop?


Do you see the resemblance to Alani?

Alani


However, you can't mount it unless you are exalted with the Order of the Cloud Serpent. I won't be gringing any rep in the Beta yet, but it looks very likely that Alani may in fact be the carrier of this pretty mount.

19 Jul 2012

Salyin Warscout

Salyin Warscout
Salyin spawns on the riverbank southeast to the Silken Fields.

Race: Saurok

Drops: Phough-Driving Grips, Salyin Battle Banner

18 Jul 2012

Qu'nas

Qu'nas

Qu'nas spawns in the same location in the Krasari Ruins north of the Incursion in Krasarang Wilds.

Race: Mogu warrior

Drops: Crest of the Red Crane

Zai, formerly known as Norlaxx the Outcast

Zai is found in one of the Jinyu huts near Binan Village, on the eastern lakeshore  in Kun-Lai Summit.

Zai the Outcast

Race: Jinyu
Drops: Farwater Conch

Zai was formerly called Norlaxx, but given his new name in patch 5.1. There already is a rare called Norlaxx, so this makes sense.


Norlaxx the Outcast