I love my hunter, and she's second only to my main. I'm always wanting more pets, and narrowing down which ones to keep is difficult. I generally pick just based on what looks nice to me (which is why I have way too many cats). When the Challenge Tames were released this last patch, I thought it sounded cool, but wasn't overly interested in any of them. I already have Gondria, so I have my ghosty glowy cat urge satisfied. Whilst looking them over, I thought the purple/blue spider looked pretty neat, but his tame sounded awful to do. I decided not to go out of my way for it.
On the off chance that I spotted one of the two glowy kitties, I kept a pet slot open, cause I can never have enough cats. While doing my Molten Front dailies, my Silver Dragon goes off (oddly enough this was the first day I used the addon after reinstalling it). It was Deth'tilac, the neat purpley bluey spider. I figured, he's there, so why not test my huntery skills?( Read more...Collapse )
As I rounded the Forelorn Spire for the nth time, the unexpected happened. Someone stopped what they were doing and started attacking the big scary spider. I thought that was nice of them, every little kick in Deth'tilac's butt would help. Then another person joined in. Then another, and another. Soon I had 7 people following along as I kited, and his hp was dropping at a much steadier rate. After about an hour of going at this alone and having countless people pass me by, this was a surprise.
As soon as the accursed 'untamable' spider hit 20%, I popped Ancient Hysteria, Distracting Shot, Deterrence, and Tame Beast. The 7 seconds it took was agonizing, as I could just picture the mob evade bugging, or someone stealing the tame, or that I'd just get bashed into a pulp before the cast finished. But it finished without issues, and I finally got my Neat Purple/Blue Spider.
I'd had plenty of time to think up a name while kiting. Deth'tilac has a couple abilities with a Deth theme. Aura of Deth'spair, Deth Strike, and Deth Metal. He practically named himself.
I guess I'm mushy, but it seriously warmed my heart that so many people dropped what they were doing to stick around and help a complete stranger, and expect nothing in return (though they definately got my sincerest thanks).
So now for the discussion part! Community, I want to hear your heart warming stories of WoW. Interesting challenge tame stories are cool too, but it doesn't have to be about them. Something fun and positive to discuss on a rainy day, go!