I’m going to gloss over the fact that it’s been a shameful amount of time since I’ve posted here, in my brand spanking new blog. I didn’t want to bore you with my dorf/tauren switching (I’m leveling both a Dwarf and a Tauren hunter. Don’t ask why.)
However, the dorf has been getting the most attention lately and lo and behold, she’s reached the ripe ol’ level of 75. (The highest level of any alt of mine, mind you.) Halfway through 74 it occurred to me that there was something I was supposed to do at 74. Think, think, think…
OH RIGHT, TAME ARCTURIS.
I fire up the ol’ rocket and fly towards Grizzly Hills as I hurriedly pull up Arcturis’ page on wowhead (I was totally not prepared – I didn’t think I’d really get to the appropriate level) and figured out where he was supposed to be, and upon seeing 852 comments, I inwardly groaned and figured I’d probably never get him, since so many people have commented (therefore making him a popular pet, therefore guaranteeing lots of competition for a pet on a long timer).
But hey, that’s part of being a hunter, right? Not just “camping” but tracking that pet you want, hiding, waiting until the time is right to tame… so naturally I find his spawn point, *see he’s not spawned, fly in a small circle and think, “He’s still not here!”, repeat from *.
Luckily, my guild, Waypoint, went “Hey, let’s go do Mt. Hyjal, let’s go!” and I went “Hey, ok!” and I went to see Mt. Hyjal for the first time. Was totally unhelpful in any way, but I got to see it! Afterwards, I hearthed to see if he’d spawned… nope. Black Temple time! Cue dorf deaths, despite my Super Awesome Feigning Abilities. (Also, does anyone know if the concubines that were in the Room of Pleasures 1 were there voluntarily? Were they coerced? What was the purpose of that room, in that type of temple, besides Pleasures? Inquiring minds want to know.)
After nearly getting a glaive to the face (startling, to say the least), I checked back. No spirit bear. (Sadface).
I logged off, making plans to check if I woke up in the middle of the night, and in the morning before I left before work. I only just remembered in the shower this morning that I was supposed to check, so after quickly getting dressed, I log in and sure enough, who do I see?
Not sure what to call him yet. That’ll have to come with time. (What does one really CALL a spirit, besides it’s own name?)
Also, he has a creepy Cheshire cat-esque grin on my log in screen. Should I be concerned?
- Note – may not be actual name of room ↩