I was telling a friend a couple weeks ago about the Spectral Tiger pet from the Warcraft CCG. Sexy blue sheen and transparency for the low, low price of only $500 on eBay. They do look pretty awesome, but $500. Holy shit! That’s when my friend told me about the tameable Ghost Sabers you can get. No sexy blue sheen, but you get the transparency for a fraction of the cost. And by “fraction of the cost” I mean “free.”
But surely, they wouldn’t happen to be the level I needed, right? I checked Petopia and was pleasantly surprised to see that the ghost sabers are levels 19 and 20. My main at the time was a level 19 (I just restarted) Blood Elf. Perfect!
The Ghost Saber is an uncommon spawn that shows up when you pick up a Cat Figurine. The Cat Figurines are only in northern Darkshore, deep in Alliance territory. Sounds grindilicious, and indeed it was. Three hours and 46 cat figurines later, I found my new level 19 pet. “31st time’s a charm,” I told myself at one point. Nope. A buddy took eight hours (ugh) to grind theirs, but I had a high-level friend helping, and we got no trouble from Alliance.
It took me a while to come up with a name, but I finally came up with one I thought was fitting.
In other news — I’m disappearing to Burning Man for the next week and a half, but when I come back, I’ll be reporting in from Austin GDC. If any fellow rat killers will be there and would like to meet up, drop me a line! — james-at-killtenrats-dot-com.