July 5, 2009

Patch 3.2 PTR: Finding the Raptor Pets

For those of us who like to collect stuff in WoW, one of the cooler announcements for patch 3.2

was the inclusion of a whole new set of raptor hatchling pets, dropped around the world by rare

and elite raptors. Of course, it was also an announcement of dread for serious collectors who can

tell horror stories of killing thousands upon thousands of slimes and dragons for rare pets

before. But will it be all as bad as that? WoW fansites have been on the case.

Mania, maven of Hunter pets, has also been looking into the drop rates and drop mobs, and has

compiled a handy chart on her blog. Between Mania and the news on Warcraft Pets, it seems we can

mostly confirm that the rare raptors (such as, for example, Takk the Leaper) will always drop

their pets, while those that drop only off elites have a very rare drop rate more similar to the

aforementioned slimes or dragons.

Of course, this is all according to preliminary reports compiled by Mania and Warcraft Pets from

player submissions and Wowhead comments, and it is a PTR, so things may change. Still, if you're a

hardcore collector, or want to get a jump on the inevitable 100 pet achievement when it comes, or

just want your own cute baby raptor to squeeze, you may want to start making raptor hunting plans

now. And remember, if your rare pet farming luck is horrid, Breanni will be selling a raptor pet

as well.

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