But wait! More pets!
There are a lot of rumours going around about the Unborn Val'kyr, and one of them was that you can't engage it in battle and quit the battle or it will despawn - but it turns out it's not true. Cymre did just that (well, someone else had battled it and dropped it) and Luxy had been doing it as well - Luxy has helped many friends, including me and McTacky, get an Unborn Val'kyr!
There are heaps of people camping the spawn points - popular ones seem to be the Court of Bones spot in Icecrown, the one just north from K3 in Storm Peaks, the north spawn point in Sholazar Basin and both spawn spots in Zul'Drak. Every time I flew past those spots I saw 3 people on each. I ended up doing something else because there was no way I was going to get it!
I was driving home from work and Luxy sent me a text to say she had found one, log on! However, I didn't see that message as I was driving (safety first!), and then I got a call from Lush asking is it alright if he logged me in. I asked why, is Oondasta on? He said there was no Oondasta. I said ok, maybe he wanted some stuff enchanted, then hung up. Then I rang him back, asking "Did you find a Val'kyr?" and he said hesitantly said that it wasn't the reason... crappy poker voice! I was so excited, but I didn't want to get TOO excited because Lush isn't exactly a seasoned pet battler and I wasn't sure what pets I had in my active team. So I rang Luxy, who told me that she had found a Val'kyr and then I said OMG can you PLEASE help him and tell him what to use. She told him to use a turnip and he was busy trying to figure out which pets from my arsenal to use and then off they went.
She went into spectator mode to watch and she was cringing with every miss but she cheered when he got it low enough to trap and he caught it first go! Here are some shots she took from spectator mode.
I admit, I was a little nervous thinking he was going against some water types against my poor turnip!
Interestingly, it showed the Val'kyr OUTSIDE the cage as a tiny thing, not inside the cage. I didn't know it did that - but I think it's actually a spectator mode thing so that you can see what's inside the box.
Then my dear friend sent me a cryptic message "Is your menagerie well guarded?" And I thought it meant Qiraji guardlings were up! But actually... I had a little gift in the mail of a Menagerie Custodian from Curator in Karazhan! OMG it's so cute! It made me think back to that "what pets do you wish were in game" and I think someone may have put this as one!
Then I got a tell from Thela asking me to come to Durotar and she had a gift for me - she said she had been wanting to give me something for ages but it's always so hard to get me something. Patch time with new pets is a PERFECT time to give me something LOL before I get them all!
She made a toon on my server and personally handed me my Pocket Reaver - a max level one, no less - I am so impressed with the great models they've come up with for these battle pets! Thela was so sweet - she said I can play with it straight away LOL :)
A big thanks to my dear friends Luxy, Lush and Thel! :)