Friday, May 24, 2013

Pet talk: The Longest Day is over

When Patch 5.3 hit yesterday,all I wanted to do was collect pets.  But, it was a raid night and that comes first, so I logged on but no second tank meant that we couldn't raid.  Oh well :P

So I went to check out some of these new scenarios and polished them up and grabbed a few new achieves - more on that later in the week.  Heroic Scenarios are not TOO terrible - kinda like a heroic dungeon I suppose, in terms of difficulty at my current gear level - but I can't talk, because I died only once in the scenario, whereas my two companions died A LOT.  Probably because of  my bad tanking.  But do you NEED a tank in a scenario?  I was just tanking because that always helps me live longer and do some damage too.

Luxy was sad because she hadn't managed to nab any pets and so we took her on scenario breaks and warbringer breaks.  But she ended up with 2 new pets from friends so that at least cheered her up.

Now, I was supposed to be talking about The Longest Day achievement. Luxy said she did hers yesterday (it took her 7 hours but she was killing rares as she went), and when I told Ratshag I was trying it he told me he had heard it was buggy (and I had the buggy bit too - I didn't get the marked battlestone that's the reward for that achievement).  I was a little forewarned when I read that the Fable pets had gotten a bit harder.


One cool thing that's new with the Blizz standard is that all tamers are now marked on the map!  Pet dailies reset at 9pm. So I started mine late at night (umm.. midnight)  and figured I would pull a late night, and see how much I could do.  I spent 2.5 hours doing Kalimdor and Northrend, but I was a little distracted with trying to upgrade a couple of my commons and greens to blues as I flew around.

Work was easy today with really LOOOONG cases, so I had the opportunity to do my pet battles while at work.  Pandaria turned out to be the most time consuming.  I finished Pandaria about midday and that probably took about 3 hours.

Dos-Ryga was HARD.  Those damn heals!  But I was decided to switch to double darkness (dark whelpling and Lil' Deathwing) with a bat instead of single darkness with a moth and my anubisath idol and that seemed to go better for me.  Nitin was harder too, but I used my amethyst spider, kun-lai runt and flayer hatchling and it went down after only a few goes.  I'm not sure why on the last go Nitin didn't eat the dead pets I had, but maybe because they died so quick it was still on cooldown.  Nitin eating healed for a LOT, so my only suggestion is hit hard and die fast LOL.

Outland was quick, about 45 minutes, tops, with upgrade distractions.  I noticed that there are a few NEW rubbish things to get in bags!


I also got a pet leash, which you normally can buy from vendors as a vanity pet frill.

All up it took me about 6 hours, with distractions and work.  So it could probably be done in 5 hours.  I'm not sure it would be much faster if you were a mage - I did the circuit of Northrend, used the portal to go to Orgrimmar and did Kalimdor, used the portals in Org to go to Deepholm, Twilight Highlands and then Uldum, and hearthed from Uldum back to Pandaria.  If I wanted to do it quicker, I would have done Uldum in my Kalimdor Circuit, then gone Deepholm, Twilight Highlands then go the Dark Portal from Orgrimmar to do Lydia in Deadwind pass before going to Outland and then hearthing back to Pandaria to finish all those ones.  I was surprised there weren't more - I would have thought there were a lot of bi-faction Master Tamersin Eastern Kingdoms that could have been included in the Longest Day.

I got 2 new pets, as gifts!  Tyledres gave me a Tainted Waveling, and Cymre gave me Lil' Bad Wolf!



I spent a fair bit of time flying aimlessly around Northrend looking for an Unborn Val'kyr.  I noticed there were TomTom Way points on Wowhead, but I didn't use them, but Luxy encouraged me to do it so I put them on.  I don't understand this Val'kyr.  Mumper said that it had no specific spawn points and it does randomly spawn, but it seems like it randomly spawns in only certain parts of Northrend.  And the conditions... I think it's just random!  I've added it to NPCScan to see if that helps!  My other pet fanatic friends Luxy, Yuuna and Cym all have one, so fingers crossed I'll find one soon!

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  1. It feels so good to get that achievement out of the way and I don't know anyone who has received the reward. Grats on your new additions and good luck with the Val'kyr.

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  2. Figured this baby would take all day!
    One Saturday when the hubby has to work I plan on sitting down with a bottle of wine and the iPod and taking it on :)

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    1. It's not as bad as you think - but like me you might have to rethink your Fable combinations. Good luck Pando!

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    1. Thanks Jojo! I expect to see you doing it soon!

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  4. I'd better go see what I should use for Dos-Ryga before I try this. That one was hard for me before any changes. Don't want to spend my six hours trying to get one stupid fish down, lol.

    No Val'kyr for me either but I'm not very patient about looking, I fly around all the zones once and then leave. Oh well, something to look forward to.

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    1. I refuse to believe that you are not patient with your phosphorescent drake, insane and now salty! I wonder if Val'kyr will be like your minfernal? :)

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  5. One of my buddies did that yesterday too...should ask him how long it took him. I am with Pando on this: full day, full bottle of wine, and go...

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    1. I was happy I got it done, once I got started I couldn't stop!

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  6. Gratz on your achievement and pets! They are so cute :D

    For people who didn't get the reward, submit a ticket and they will send it to you!

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    1. Thanks Luxy! My ticket was still in, so I wonder what is happening with my stone...

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  7. Congratulations on your achievement and your new pets! I've gotten about half way done with mine. Did everything but the Cata and Panda zones on my baby Mage, Humphrey. He gained almost one level through it. I would love to complete it on him but I hate to ask a guildie for an escort. I have no two person flying mount on my second account so I can't escort myself.

    :o(

    Guess I'll finish it on Sheet...or my Paladin, Weland...since he gets to fly faster.

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  8. Not looking forward to redoing all my fable pet teams while I work that out.
    Yeah, the Valkyrie was annoying to get. Especially since I saw one about 20 min in to my first attempt, then lost it cause I logged out when it did the sacrifice ability, not realizing it would come back to life...
    NPCscan has been having some issues with my pet add-ons, and alerts me to the valkyrie in my pet journal. Disabling all the add-ons did make it work in the end. Happy hunting, and good luck.

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