Daily Archives: October 5, 2009

A Small Victory

As I wrote the post on the Figure Prints pet offerings, I logged on Vikund to see if I had some that were less viable to be cast in resin and placed on my desk.  I was able to come up with three pretty easily.

But as I was flipping through my companion pets and then going through the list of pets on WoW Wiki, I noticed that I did not have the Westfall Chicken!

The quest to get the Westfall Chicken is one of the great goofy quests in WoW.

Vikund was in Ironforge (He was still doing Brewfest stuff last night.  He did eventually collect enough tokens to buy back his Brewfest regalia, so he has that going for him.) so I put him on the bird to Westfall and finished up the previous post.

When I went back to the WoW window, I was in Westfall and some horde guy was trying to kill the flight master.

Now, traditionally, I only see this happening when I am logged on with a low level alt and I have to sit there and take it or die quickly.

But this time around I had my level 80 retribution paladin out and the offender was a level 77 Tauren druid in cat form.  Time to attack!

I don’t know if this guy saw me there AFK or not, but he certainly noticed me when I jumped in with a consecrate.  He went to travel form and ran for it.  I jumped on my mount and chased him down, stunned him with the hammer of justice, and then started through my rotation until he was dead.  I didn’t even get to exorcism.

And, as a bonus, he waited a bit before he released, so I managed to get the Make Love, Not Warcraft achievement by giving him a /hug.

Then I went and got my Westfall chicken.

All in all a very satisfying run.

Worst Pets Ever

Okay, maybe not the WORST pets ever. I suppose they could have picked the cockroach, the tree frog, and the giant sewer rat from the list of WoW companion pets.

Still, after the first round of companion pet figures from Figure Prints, I was expecting a little more.

Companion Pets - Series 2

Companion Pets - Series 2

They are distinctive, certainly, but Willy and Egbert may be the creepiest companion pets in the game.

And Snarly… well, I’m probably just bitter that I’ve done that Shattrath fishing quest so many times and never gotten him.

Also bitter about that and the fact that none of the pets I predicted for round 2 made it.

But if Willy, Egbert, and Snarly are your thing, hurry up.  They are only available through October 31st.

No word on hunter pets.