if you haven't read already, warcraftpets.com has a small summary of one of the new cataclysm companions, the tiny shale spider. specifically, "He's very tricky to reach, requiring quest access and a bit of ingenuity."
i didn't quite understand what this meant. was it a creature that was phased out? would you need to do a quest to summon it?
well tonight i went and tried my luck, and now i understand completely. @_@
i won't go into too many details because, quite frankly, i'm still pretty stumped and i'm 99% sure my find was an accident, bug, glitch, or whatever you want to call it. i'm going to have to do some more research on this one before i can write up anything with confidence.
but i will tell you this: jadefang is in an area of the caves that is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to get to under normal circumstances. how i managed to get up there... i have no idea. i.. just... i'm at a loss for words over this situation.
this pet will be by far one of the hardest to obtain come expansion (unless i can figure out this puzzle of getting in, over, and up). not only is it from a rare spawn, the mob is in a hidden, hard to reach area. plus think of all the competition! for the companion pet that it drops AS WELL as jadefang itself (i think it can be tamed by hunters). there were already quite a few people running through the caves, and since most were max level... i'm guessing they were after the same thing i was.
so i know what i'll be doing for the next few days, trying to figure out just how in the world i'm going to do this come live release because i honestly don't think i'm going to get THAT lucky again. x_x
oh and i forgot to mention, yes, the pet is bind on pick up. :(