As soon as I logged in yesterday, I knew what I wanted to do. I started amending my Pandaren Spirit Tamer guide as I was going through the motions myself. When I completed the quest I ended up picking the water spirit – thinking back on the Under the Sea post I had just written. It was a toss-up between the air and earth for a bit as I’m a Taurus – one of the earth signs. A friend and I used to joke that I would look good rolling around in the dirt and she would look good on fire according to our Astrological elements.

Panderen Water Spirit

Defeating all four of the Panderen Spirits was a little tougher than I thought. When you start the fight you have no idea about their team make-up (unless you’ve done some research), so I went in with my usual knock-out team. Once I saw who I was up against, I made some changes to my group and went in again.

After collecting my cute little pet, I headed out to the other three Spirit Tamers and fought them again. In hindsight, I probably should have picked the one that gave me the most trouble so I wouldn’t have to keep fighting that one day after day for the pet – in this case, the Thundering one. But alas, my choice had been made and I’ll be doing the remaining three battles until I get all four rewards.

A little later, I headed out to AQ to see if I could snag any of the pets there. I skipped the bosses I could like the three bugs but it seems they still have a huge aggro range. Wouldn’t you know that the dresses I spent so much time and effort farming both dropped for me again… maybe I can wear them when my other ones are at the cleaners.

I do love that you can now go into these places without having to be in a group or raid but after soloing six of the relevant bosses yesterday in four of the raids, I came out with…. nothing. A sad day for farming indeed but I guess it’s just the first day and should probably go in with some alts to try my luck.

After the old raids, I headed out to find a few of the others around the place. Picking up the ones in Coldarra and Sholazar Basin. I didn’t have much luck with the harpy or infinite dragon though.

After flying around Northrend though, I did notice something strange…

Friends list

43 years?? Oh Blizzard, you make me laugh sometimes…