Rave Rit Rares

Don’t let the title confuse you, just imagine Scooby Doo’s voice.  It was the best I could come up with for a catchy title.  If you don’t frequent WoW Rare Spawns (and shame on you if that’s the case), you might not know that Euphyley celebrated her one year blog anniversary last week.   I don’t recall how I first came across WRS but when I did I almost immediately added it to my blogroll.  It’s also my go-to for finding out what rares are in a zone, and I find if Euphyley hasn’t covered that area yet, I’m mildly disappointed.  She just does such a great job of explaining who’s in the zone and where.

To celebrate her momentous occasion, she tossed out a contest asking folks to share their favourite rare(s).  I’ll be honest, I wrote this post not to try and win the contest but because I thought it was a really good idea for discussion.  There’s so many Silver Dragons in the game, each one bringing something different to the table.

*Property of WoW Rare Spawns*

If I’m considering my favourite rares, the first thing I have to do is eliminate two specific ones from even being considered.  Zaricotl is best served original or extra-crispy.  That damn bird used to be significantly higher in level than the rest of the Badlands mobs.  While that’s clever on Blizzard’s part, my Rogue didn’t appreciate the glorified pelican coming up and one-shotting me.  I was so happy to have a level 70 (end game at the time) online that I could ask to come get revenge.  Thanks Nightwater!

*Property of Warcraft Mounts*

Also making the naughty list is Aeonaxx.  I’m now over 64 hours of camping Deepholm without so much as even seeing that dang dragon.  Shoryl felt like she had taunted me by mounting onto hers last weekend, but there was no hardship.  I’m just bitter I’ve never even seen the bloody thing in its natural environment.  At least I’ve seen the Time-Lost Proto.  Truth be told, I probably had a shot at it but was on Siori and didn’t like the look of it for her.  It figures now that I want Aeonaxx for her, it’s nowhere to be found.

So what rares do I actually like?

Well, I don’t know if I like her…but she sure likes me.  Loque’nahar.  I’ve helped 3 people tame that cat and killed her now seven times on my own.  Twice I just shook my head and flew off.  Same place.  Every time.  And on Tumunzahar.  But despite this type of relationship, Loque’s still a beautiful specimen and one of my favourites.  I have five Hunters, and only one is Beast Mastery.  Should one of the others (except Liouxpold) ever get to a high enough level, I might consider the spec just to have this as their pet.

The Scarlet Interrogator.  This one makes the list because I’ve only encountered him once in the Western Plaguelands and I laughed my arse off.  It was only because his dialogue showed up on my screen that I targeted him to see where (and who) he was.  Then I found out he was a silver dragon and went about killing him.  Good times were had.  I still consider using “FOR THE SANDWICH!” as my battle cry.  Well, for one or two characters.

Ressan The Needler has a place in my heart now as well.  I briefly felt the same about Bane, but then I outlevelled him and The Needler is much closer to Brill.  I had a great system: log in, scamper off, kill the giant bat-thing for half a level’s xp and then log out again in the Brill Inn.  I think I’ve managed to get about four levels that way.  I can still go pick him off for some xp if my heart desires.  The Hunter isn’t that far along yet.

Speaking of Hunters, it’s my second ever Hunter pet that tops my list of favourite rares.  I wish I could even tell you why.  Something about the first time I’d even heard of it, and then saw a picture, I was all excited.  I wanted it.  Didn’t matter at a higher level I could get the same skin much more easily.  I wanted the exact bird.  Never did see it while questing in Westfall with Liouxpold.  Then one day I’m traversing the area with my Draenei Shaman and I spot this mammoth.  I flew offline and switched toons, then proceeded to frantically fly to Sentinel Hill.  After that I had to book it halfway across the zone (old flight paths, and not nearly as many at the time) back to where it had spawned and pray to Illidan he was still there.  Two deaths later, I had tamed Vultros.  Still have him to this day…and every so often I get some mook who asks me “why did you name your pet after a rare spawn?”

So there you have it.  The rares as they taste to an Amateur.  There’s so many more I could’ve listed and for a number of reasons, but I thought I’d try to keep it relatively to the point.  I’m looking forward to what others have to say on the subject.  I’ve read a few already and enjoy that, like myself, many rares seem to mark locations on a road trip down memory lane.

9 thoughts on “Rave Rit Rares

  1. Erinys June 11, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    The “funny” thing about Zaricotl is when I was levelling alts especially in vanilla, he was always there to slaughter me but when I took my hunter looking for him it took me days to find and tame him.

    Although I think Vultros might have killed my unsuspecting alts a few times too.

    • JD Kenada June 11, 2012 / 6:22 pm

      Zaricotl was the worst.

      You know, it’s funny how often I’ve seen Vultros since The Shattering. Of course, it’s equally disappointing because his spawn rate used to be much lower. Such is the case with 90% of the rares, I suppose.

  2. euphyley June 11, 2012 / 7:14 pm

    Haha, I like your inclusion of the naughty list. I would have a big list I’m sure if I started putting one together…yikes!

    Ahh Loque, what a gorgeous kitty. I so so so SO wish he could be out in mm spec. I settle on Skarr (who is also beautiful…not downing Skarr at all here), but it would be so nice to take Loque out now and then. I just don’t like playing bm. le sigh

    Oh, and ty for the entry!! =D

    • JD Kenada June 11, 2012 / 7:16 pm

      Honestly, I think so long as you KEEP the Beast Mastery spec (whether active or not), then you should be able to pop the pet. Beast Mastery really is not a popular spec and it should have more going for it than being able to activate a pet. If Warriors don’t need specific stances anymore, then Hunters shouldn’t need this either. But that is just my .02.

  3. Cymre June 11, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    I wonder if that was always Scarlet Interrogator’s dialogue? The pic I had for him was from vanilla so I don’t remember 😛 I’ve only seen Aeonaxx once in the wild but she was already at half health when she flew out of range =/

    • JD Kenada June 11, 2012 / 8:09 pm

      After nearly 3 full days of sitting in Deepholm, I’d be ok with just a glimpse. At least I’d have proof of existence on my server. lol

      I hadn’t seen the Interrogator until The Shattering, so I don’t know for sure.

  4. Navimie June 11, 2012 / 9:01 pm

    I didn’t know the scarlet interrogator said that! How funny 🙂 Thanks for sharing your rare stories 🙂 I LOOOOOVE Rare stories!

    And I’m surprised you don’t like the rares in Karazhan if you like Ressan and Bane 🙂

    • JD Kenada June 11, 2012 / 11:03 pm

      Bane and Ressan got mention because I’ve farmed the tar out of them in recent times.

      Besides, I think my love for Karazhan is WELL documented. 😉

  5. Matty June 12, 2012 / 8:20 am

    For the sandwich…awesome!

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