Hunter @Miacoda discovered this sad and lonely spirit wolf, Gara, apparently keeping vigil at its master’s grave in Shadowmoon Valley for Elune knows how long. The interesting thing about Gara is that you can only interact with her if you are in beast mastery spec. Nothing happens yet, but this is a pretty big hint at something.
Update on Gara: For the latest info on Gara, see this new post.
That’s, uhh… hey! Who’s cutting onions in here? Miacoda asked Muffinus what was going on with Gara, and he gave a bit of a cryptic response, but then elaborated some more:
@Miacoda Not fully implemented yet, it’s certainly the start of something though… isn’t it?
— Jeremy Feasel (@Muffinus) August 2, 2014
I sincerely hope that “something” is beast mastery hunters being able to tame a new spirit beast. It would be way too depressing to just leave this poor pup here for eternity. I have to wonder if this has anything to do with the Void Wolf we’re supposed to be getting. You can’t tame them anymore, but Muffinus hinted at there being a single Void Wolf out there that you can save from becoming an abberation. It’s possible that is what Gara is, though right now he just looks like a regular spirit wolf. Whatever it ends up being, I just hope it’s something all hunters can enjoy. I have a bad vision of a dozen hunters camping this spot and spam clicking it as soon as it spawns. I’d prefer a hunter-only vignette so you can actually enjoy this little event/quest/whatever it is and not worry about who clicks first.
Update: Muffinus assured us it won’t be like that. It’s going to be “personal.”
— Jeremy Feasel (@Muffinus) August 4, 2014
This will likely be one of the first places I check out on subsequent beta builds. Stay tuned! It’s a good expansion to be a pet-loving hunter.