Pets and Mounts…new things for me to do

After roughly 70 casts she got it!

Any mounts or pets I have on any of my other level 85s were purely accidental.  I have never actually ‘tried’ to farm for any specific mounts or pets. That changes starting now.  So I am working on a list of the pets I would like to have and what it takes to get them.  A few are achievement rewards, which means collecting many more pets that I wouldn’t collect other than for the reward pet that I want.

The one thing I am NOT doing is purchasing any pets or mounts from the Blizzard Store.  I think in the last four years I have given enough money to Blizzard for my subscription, server transfers and faction changes.  So any pets or mounts I would like to get are available in game using only time and research.

Pets:

Sea Pony– Woohoo!  Got this one today on Ezdenia…now to put Calizari to work on her fishing…perfect way to get her started and get something more than stinky fish out of it!

Brilliant Kaliri– reward for collecting 125 companion pets

Celestial Dragon-reward for collecting 150 companion pets

Kirin Tor Familiar– reward for completing the Higher Learning Achievement

Green Winged Macaw-drops in The Deadmines off of the Defias Pirates…easy to solo at higher levels

Cockatiel– purchasable, an easy to get pet

Senegal– also easy to get, purchasable

Proto Drake Whelp– chance of getting from the Mysterious Egg which require Oracle rep.

Firefly– Zangarmarch drop

Horde Balloon– already got this since its an easy quest inside Orgrimmar

Hyacinth Macaw

So in order to get all those, which isn’t much but in order to get them I need to collect quite a lot more pets and work on Oracle reputation as well.  It should keep me busy until Mists is released.

Mounts:

Time Lost Proto Drake– can be camped in Storm Peaks…and I will be there..with a book probably or maybe reading other blogs

Green Proto Drake– a chance to drop from the Mysterious Egg once Oracle reputation is high enough

Not many, I just really would like a Proto Drake…not picky which one.

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On pets and mounts…things I never did before

Celestial Dragon…after 150 pets are collected

I think I have been lured into collecting the companion pets.  After seeing the Brilliant Kaliri in Orgrimmar, then finding out that I had to have 125 pets to get it…nuff said.  Then I saw someone with the Celestial Dragon which requires me to have collected 150 pets.  I guess this is the beginning of an interesting journey!  And the Sea Pony!  So cute!

So now I need curtail my pet collecting until I have decided on a new main.  No more delays! Must level, level, and level some more.  So far its a tie…they are all fun to play equally and I haven’t really noticed any difference in the classes.  Other than how easy it is to get cloth gear than any other at this level in dungeons.

This is going to be fun to keep track of all the pets there are and figure which ones I want and figure out how to get each of them.  Now I can work on a list of the easiest pets to get and where to get them!   Then by the time I am ready, I can get the easiest ones first and go from there.

Mounts…the only one that I really want is the Time Lost Protodrake…heck, ANY Protodrake would be nice!  I haven’t seen any others that really caught my eye.  I have only seen the Blue Protodrake in Utgarde Pinnacle drop once.  Might be an idea for something to farm for later.  I would rather have a Protodrake than the Rivendare mount.  Let’s just hope I don’t get hooked on collecting mounts…so I won’t even look to see how many of those there are!

And since most pets, mounts and achievements will be account wide come Mists of Pandaria…not a bad way to spend some time this summer while trying to not melt under the Colorado sun.  After hitting a record High of 104F today, my computer may need its own fan soon.

Someone had the Green Wing Macaw pet out during a Zul’Farrak run and I thought that was kind of cute too.  I have gotten that one before and either had given it away to a guildie or put it on the auction house.  No more of that…unless I have an extra.  😉

Oops, too late!  I stumbled upon this great blog before I shut down for the night!  Perks N Peeves   This is one I will use a lot as a reference once I start on my own collecting.