could it be? i finally... added murky to my collection...? the murloc is a lie, the murloc is a lie, the murloc is a lie! :(
more thoughts on the hardboiled egg "pet" and a screenshot or two behind the break!
after reading a comment made by irriel on wowhead about the hardboiled egg, i had to satisfy my curiosity and take a look inside the new (normal mode) deadmines for myself. the heroic version of this instance won't be out until cataclysm is released.
sure enough, i found the end boss, cookie, and she was quite upset with me. to the point where she decided to start throwing food at me from a cooking pot.
it was mildly amusing if not annoying, but after a few pieces of rotten fruit and meat, i noticed a little easter egg heading in my direction. upon landing on me it burst open and out popped a baby murloc. this baby, slightly confused and dumbfounded, looked around for a moment before breaking into song and dance. as quickly as it appeared, it slipped away into the shadows.
so you're probably wondering what on earth all of this has to do with the datamined murloc "pet" that no one can seem to find more information on, right? well after seeing this event with my own eyes and contemplating the comment made by irriel (linked above), it would make sense if cookie did drop a baby murloc pet either in normal deadmines or the heroic version.
however, i would also have to agree with the commenter that so far it seems this "pet" is more like a temporary spell than a permanent, trainable one that can be added to a collection. wowhead says that the hardboiled egg teaches the player an eat the egg instant cast spell which is far from any normal companion summoning tooltip that i've ever seen.
i've only been through the new deadmines twice so far and have yet to see an actual pet drop (from any boss for that matter), so your guess is as good as mine if this pet will actually be a pet or if it's more like a mis-labeled and incorrectly categorized temporary companion. if there is a boss that could potentially drop a baby murloc pet with an "eat the egg" summon, i would say cookie is a pretty good candidate though. we'll just have to wait and see come cataclysm where we will be able to test out these ideas and theories in the heroic version of deadmines.