Monday, 30 March 2009

It’s The Little Things.

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been spending a bit of time (and some not small sums of gold – I picked up about 240 Relics on the AH today, to speed up the Sons of Hodir rep grind) gearing up Dingle, my warrior.


Something I noticed in the latest 3.1 patch notes is going to make Dingle a very happy engineer: she can finally get her hands on a Pet Bombling to go with her Lil’ Smoky.

Engineers can now obtain the schematics for Lil' Smoky and the Pet Bombling from certain creatures found in Gnomeregan. Specialized Gnomish or Goblin engineers can obtain both schematics equally. The repeatable quest that used to randomly grant these schematics has been disabled.

As it stands now, only Goblin-specialised engineers can make Pet Bombling, and only Gnome-specialised engineers can make Lil’ Smoky.  Unfortunately although it is possible to change specialisations, it turns out you are unable to pick up the quest that allows you to make the other specialisations’ pet.  (I found this out the hard way during TBC, when I dropped engineering completely in order to change specialisations, which entailed relearning engineering from scratch – a not-inconsiderable expense, as I had 375 engineering at the time)

So this means I’ll once again be delving into the depths of Gnomeregan, when Blizz finally deigns to bless us with 3.1 (and all the accompanying post-patch bugs and server crashes, no doubt), in order to finally learn how to make the pet which has eluded my favourite engineer for so long.