For some reason I found myself wide awake at 4:30 am this morning. Maybe it was the time change or the fact that I went to bed earlier than I usually do. But I was awake, and not able to go back to sleep. So I decided to do some pet collecting.
First thing I went to Felwood and a Minfernal was sitting there for me. With no campers in sight I swooped dawn and picked him up with my Terrible Turnip. I didn’t want to kill the guy after all.
I wondered if any of the other rare pets were up. I teleported to Dalaran and flew to the Argent Tournament. I saw 5-6 Scourged Whelplings on the ground as I flew over, but that doesn’t mean anything. I’d be in a different CRZ when I land and there’s usually none there then. But this morning there were two of them up.
My luck was running high, so I headed down and picked up Spawn of Onyxia and a Giraffe Calf as well.
When Pandaria went live there was a bug in pet battle that didn’t register some pets as you collected them. This meant that they didn’t show up on the collector achievements. I wrote a ticket on the problem way back when. And I got the usual “Thank You, We are aware of the problem,” etc. etc. Never gave me an answer or told me it’d been fixed.
Well, playing around with things I noticed that they partially fixed the problem. Your original catches did not show up on the achievement list, but if you go out and catch a new one, that will be recorded and give you credit.
So I also went out and collected the 5 or six pets that I needed to catch again to get credit.
Now I only have TWO pets left to collect for the World Safari achievement and the “Zookeeper” title.
- Baby Ape
- Qiraji Guardling
The Baby Ape spawns on Jaguari Isle in Stranglethorn Vale but only when it rains there. And the Qiraji Guardling only spawns in the summer-time. According to some WowHead comments summer in-game starts March 20th. So We’ll see.