Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Lucky, or "Collectors Across WoW Hate My Guild Leader"
Today my guild leader, Teo, got not only the Sprite Darter Hatchling on the first drop but also a Sea Turtle after a 6 hour grind (El's Anglin' predicted something closer to a 40 hour grind).
Jiriki, a regular commenter, mentioned on a recent post that he and his friends had found the Sprite Darter drop to be a lot better than originally predicted -- they found it to be something like 1 in 20. I went to confirm this with Teo (an avid pet collector) and my brother-in-law-in-law (who just likes to hang out). Teo accidentally auto-looted the first drop and ... you guessed it ... got the pet. We spent another 40 minutes before one dropped for me, but the respawn rate was excellent and easily supported four people grinding nonstop.
The only drawback to the fantastic grinding accommodations for the pet is that, as Jiriki mentioned to me, it's bind-on-pickup. So if anyone already has it and is helping you, have them turn off auto-loot or right-click their portrait and put pass on loot to "yes."