You may remember some months back I posted about helping a guildie obtain Loque’nahak for their hunter alt. What took me umpteen hours to accomplish, I helped them do in about 15 minutes.
This very same hunter had also been talking about wanting to tame Skoll for the past couple of months.
Anyway… one evening after our raid was done, I flew into the Storm Peaks to collect my sack of snowballs from the big blue chick in Brunnhildar. Being the pet obsessed hunter that I am, I can’t help but travel past Skoll’s spawn points anytime I’m in the Storm Peaks. I’m not even looking to tame him, it’s just that seeing a Spirit Beast out in the wild excites me. Yeah, I’m kinda weird… I know.
Well, as fate would have it, just as I’m passing over the frozen lake towards the Snowdrift Plains… who do I see… Bam!
and here’s another, just ‘cus he’s so bitchin’ looking…
Is it me, or does Skoll look like he’s fancyin’ him some ghost wolf right there? Anyway, uh… nevermind…
Alright, so after spotting Skoll, my first instinct was to alert any hunters in my guild that he was out and available. Immediately, I got a response from the Druid whom I’d helped tame Loque a few months back for their hunter alt. The same hunter who stopped to mine ore on the flight over to Sholazar Basin while I stood watch over Loque. 🙄
I half expected him to say, “As soon as I’m done with my dailies I’ll log onto my hunter and be right over…”, but no, he was over to Storm Peaks in a jiffy. 😉
As soon as he arrived, he quickly exhibited is alt-ness by pausing for a several seconds, then dropping a Frost Trap (had to make sure it was the right one) in order to slow Skoll during the tame. Oh man… that was good stuff.
I slid in to put him on ice, but just as I laid the trap, he backed away from Skoll, as if to get range in order to get a few seconds of uninterrupted taming in. Of course, he restarted the timer on Tame Beast and ended up taking even more of a beating. Skoll continued to pound on him, and just about a second or two before he dropped my guilde, the glorious blue flash appeared above him and he shrunk.
It wasn’t pretty, but hey… my guildie got his wolfy. 🙂
And by the way… my teasing is all in good fun. His Druid is his main, and a far better one than I am on mine, or likely will ever be.
Anyhow, I’m thinkin’ I’ve got some good rare spawn taming karma banked up for Cataclysm. I hope there are some new exciting rare beasties awaiting me come expansion time. 🙂