Saturday, May 25, 2013

My Tale of the Unborn Val'kyr


My first experience with the Unborn Val'kyr was pretty traumatizing. After spending 8 hours in Northrend, I took a much needed break. I went back the next day and stumbled upon a spawn, but an alliance player had already engaged in battle with it. Not two seconds later, a horde came and started to kill the alliance. Not three seconds later, another horde came and joined the battle.

Unfortunately the Unborn Val'kyr was a casualty of war so in the end no one got the pet. Whether it was killed intentionally or unintentionally is unclear. But either way, it was absolutely horrifying watching it die at the very start of world PVP. :(

Having experienced such a tragedy, my hopes weren't very high for finding an unharmed val'kyr. Nevertheless I woke up early today just to fly around Northrend for a few hours before going on to do other things. My hope was that it was early enough so there wouldn't be as many players on searching for it.

After about an hour, my heart nearly jumped out of my chest when NPCScan went off and there she was! A lonely little level 22 Unborn Val'kyr in Howling Fjord. I immediately jumped into a pet battle with her.

I can't tell you how scared shitless I was while battling. The only things that were running through my mind was 1 - DON'T KILL HER, FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING, DON'T KILL HER and 2 - SOMEONE MIGHT DROP DOWN AND KILL ME (and her) AT ANY MOMENT, WHY IS THIS BATTLE TAKING SO LONG?!

It was so nerve-wracking that yes, I was literally nauseous throughout the entire ordeal. If the fight had gone on any longer than it had, I really might have thrown up. It took three attempts before the cage managed to snap shut, and every attempt made me dizzy with fear.

But my pets pulled through, I didn't kill her, no one stopped by to say hello or goodbye, and I successfully captured my very own poor quality Unborn Val'kyr. I can't even begin to describe how relieved I was when it was over. It felt like a million tons of brick had been lifted off my shoulders.

I promptly hearthed and logged over to an alt carrying all my battle-stones. There was an Undead one with her name on it.

Now I can finally spend more time in Pandaria on my main toon and get other stuff done. I've been neglecting dailies of every kind, pet battles included, and I should really get some more flasks for raiding.

I'm so glad that there's only one wild pet with such a spawn mechanic for this patch. If there were multiple versions of the Unborn Val'kyr, I don't know what I would do. Curl up in a corner and cry a bit? Completely overdramatic, but searching for this pet really did take an emotional toll on me. My friends and family will probably be just as relieved that I found what I was looking for, since now I'll shut up about it and stop being so anxious. :P

Anyway, I'm sending lots of luck to all pet collectors out there. My sincerest hope that all of you find and capture your very own Unborn Val'kyr in the near future. ❤ Don't give up, no matter how grim or bleak the situation may seem.

10 comments:

  1. 12 hours and counting. One sighting by NPCScan, but She was snapped up before I could get to her. More flying around between spawn points tomorrow.

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    1. @Stan3: Good luck! Hope to catch one soon. :)

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  2. Congratulations!! Now i want mine..

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    1. @Anonymous: Thanks! Hope you catch one soon :)

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    2. Got my val'kyr in Dragonblight, near the old sunken ship. I logged in and she was there! Named her Shiraz.

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  3. Zops/Pandykins on lightbrinerOctober 20, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    yesterday was my birthday, and it was kinda crummy, my girl and i were broke and we had to both work, so i was on wow... i had been hunting off and on for an unborn for a month, camping multiple alts, scowering all the spawn points, watching every tutorial and tips video and website i could find, and no luck, yesterday i was going to get my unborn, no matter how long it took. I cleared my cache folder i added npc overlay to my scan, and i plotted every spawn point on the continent with tomtom... on my very last spawn point i was ready to log after that one.. and just like you.. right there in howling fjord... is my little unborn, and an uncommon at that! and i was also mentally screaming...dont kill it dont kill it!!!!! i was shaking by the time i could capture her... now little ulga follows me everywhere!

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    1. @Zops: Many congrats on capturing the valk! And happy belated birthday :)

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  4. I know this post is old, but I just caught mine yesterday, and I know EXACTLY how you felt. I was more nervous than any raid or dungeon I've ever been in by like a thousand fold. I thought for sure I would kill it, THEN my first two pets died and the third wasn't very good for her backline pets, so I was shaking by the end. I can't even remember what I did the hour after I got her, lol.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing. Glad I found your blog.

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    1. @Deloriage: Many congrats on capturing your own Unborn Val'kyr! That sounds like a nerve-wracking battle, but glad to hear you were successful. :)

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