I have been doing a teeny little bit of looking for a certain something-something, and I just happened to get lucky tonight.
Say hello to my leetle frien’.
Wait, what did you think I was talking about?
Never mind, I don’t think I want to know.
That’s right, I now have a wonderfully pretty purple ghost tiger Spirit Beast, and he’s very pretty. I don’t know why, but he is a he. Roll with it.
All I did was visit that marvelous website Petopia, hit her recently added pets page, move on down to that gorgeous image of Gondria the Spirit Beast that was added in the latest patch, and checked out the particulars.
Petopia told me that I could find these beauties in Zul’drak, that they were tameable, and that my normal kitty chow would do just fine.
Moving on to Wowhead’s entry on Gondria, I learned that there were 5 spawn locations Gondria was known to frequent, I found a nice /target macro Nuker had created to help search for Gondria, and Cassie (God bless her) read further and told me that Gondria is a Neutral Beast. That last bit turned out to be important.
First thing I did was add waypoints in my Cartographer map for the five points (63.4, 42.5) (69.4, 48.7) (62, 62) (66.4, 78.4) (77, 70).
I then added the macro that Nuker wrote, which he displayed as follows;
/w [Your Name Here] You’ve FOUND >%t<
I of course modified it so it said;
/w Windstar You’ve FOUND >%t<
Now, I spent a bit of time cruising around those points looking for him, spamming the macro. No luck.
Then, after a little Obsidian Sanctum run, Cassie came downstairs for a neck rub, and told me about the Spirit Beast being Neutral instead of Hostile.
The importance of this turns out to be that all of the other beasts in the area ARE Hostile… and Hostile beasts are Red dots on your minimap when you have Track Beasts on. Neutral ones are Yellow/Gold.
So, if I turn my Track Beasts on as I cruise my route of 5 marks, Gondria should stand out as a nice pretty gold amidst the red. Neat, huh?
I said that sounded like a great idea… I logged in, put it on, and was chatting to Cassie when she said “What’s that there?”
“What’s what where who huh?”
I looked at the screen. That there was a gold dot amidst the red, sure enough. I hovered my mouse over the dot on the minimap, and the name Gondria stood out bold as brass.
I had logged out over one of the spawn points, 66.4, 78.4 to be exact, because it seemed one of the two with the most critters, and to my mind meant one of the two most likely to see a kitty spawn. Lo and behold the beastie was right there under my flying feet. If it wasn’t for Cassie, I never would have logged in, in the first place, let alone noticed the little gold dot.
A few hand shaking moments later, a dismissed gorilla (bah bye, sucka!) and I had myself a beautiful purple glowy kitty.
With the joy this brings, as you can see from the picture, I’ve still got a problem.
A kitty that pretty needs a damn fine name.
That’s where I hope you can help me out, because I used up the last of my imagination when I came up with Moonclaw for my Ghost Saber when he was only level 20.
This kitty deserves a powerful name, resonating with majesty and soul.
I sure hope you’ve got a few suggestions for me!