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.” 🙂
@BendakWoW @Miacoda It will be a personal thing, no spawn camping/tap-stealing.
— 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.
12 thoughts on “Gara, the loyal Spirit Wolf: Hints at a new tame?”
I really do hope it will be a hunter-only vignette. It is already a pain to go back camping for the older spirit beasts, only to get into it with others, like having someone kill the spirit beast while mid-tame and all those other shenanigans. It just brings out the worse in people. So a vignette would definitely be great for this spirit beast! Hope the results of interaction will show up on a build really soon!
could this be the beginning of something for hunters only, green fire style????????
I’ve just thought the same thing! High hopes on that! =D
That looks amazing, but if it’s in Shadowmoon does that make it Alliance only?
Nope, Horde can go there just fine.
And let’s talk about that model. Totally want.
Mmm… a question, this is so kind of quest or is totaly optional? for hunters of course
That is a gorgeous model. And I’m totally screwed because my stable is full :/ I *pray* they upgrade the stable in WoD – we can have 1000 companion pets, why not hunter pets?!
I want him so bad 🙁
Well, between server crashes I got her to perk up a little. She looked at something in my bag… and the server crashed again.
Time for bed. I’ll try again tomorrow.