Where Has My Black Tabby Gone?

Posted October 1st, 2010 by Miss Mediocre

It seems that either my dear sweet Black Tabby pet has gone extinct, or my luck has! I have been collecting these little gold makers all summer, but since the last server downtime, I haven’t seen anymore drop. I keep track of how many times I’ve killed the Dalaran Spellscribe by how many Jewel-encrusted Sashes and Chaneller’s Staves I have in my inventory (they almost always drop one or the other). I have killed that rarespawn 11 times in the last 10 days, and not once have I seen my Black Tabby buddy!

I was getting a cat once every 3 days on average if I was diligent checking the spawn point. The Spellscribe has a 19% chance of dropping the pet, so it is possible that I have just been very unlucky these past few days, but I know the Spellscribe is no longer in Ambermill when Cataclysm hits from exploring the Beta, so maybe they took the Black Tabby out early?

I did check wowhead.com and someone had posted a comment that their wife found one yesterday morning, so I may just be unlucky as I said, but it is possible that the commenter may have been mistaken.

Though I love him for all the gold he’s made me, I am really hoping this pet goes extinct if he hasn’t already! I have 7 of them tucked away in my guild bank, so I’ll be really disappointed if they become a vendor item or something! I could make about 12,000g on my server right now if I were to start auctioning the ones I have, but the fact that they could (and appear to) be unavailable in Cataclysm is helping me resist the urge to sell them right now!

Have any of you had luck farming these in the past week or so? I’d love to know for sure if they’re gone so I could move my horde camping toon to somewhere new, lol.

14 Responses to “Where Has My Black Tabby Gone?”

  1. Rathay

    Thanks for the tip. o.o Wonder if they sell well on my server. >_> Time to plant a character there and /tar that rare. Wooo. I already made like 1,000g off of that pet tip that you gave us for the Dalaran pets. I completely forgot they were even there!

  2. Miss Mediocre

    Let me know if you manage to get one of the tabby cats! I killed the rare again today and no pet, lol. That’s awesome that you’ve made 1000g from those dalaran pets! It makes me smile every time someone buys one that I’ve put in the AH, lol. It’s like free gold! 😀

  3. Rathay

    See, that’s exactly how I feel and I love my free gold. I’ve always had a hard time making gold but I feel like I can finally get epic flying on more than one character. Thanks!

  4. Miss Mediocre

    That’s excellent! 😀 I’m glad I could help! I wish I’d kept track of exactly how much I’ve made selling those pets, lol I’m sure it’s a lot!

  5. Crowelf

    I have been farming tabby cats for a while and have 24 in my bank but it has been over a week since I have found one. Something about the drop rate has changed.

  6. Miss Mediocre

    Crowelf : Yes I think it must have! I still have yet to find one since I wrote this post, and have killed the rarespawn another 7 times. I can’t believe you’ve managed to save 24 of them! I keep being too tempted when I notice there are none in the Auction House and post one. I have only managed to save about 7 of them, lol. You’re sitting on a gold mine if this thing really isn’t available anymore come Cataclysm, and so far it doesn’t appear to be! 😀

  7. Rathay

    I still haven’t seen that rare spawn, and I’ve been looking multiple times a day. Boy someone on my server must be farmin’ it like crazy. :[

  8. Miss Mediocre

    Rathay : Aw, well hopefully you can get your hands on a Black Tabby! According to wowhead comments the cat can still drop, but I’m like… 88% sure that you won’t be able to farm it come Cataclysm and that it’s going to become one expensive kitty! :)

  9. Rathay

    Ah, I finally found that rare spawn and it dropped on the first try. ^^ That never happens to me. Wow I’m excited.

  10. Miss Mediocre

    Rathay : Wow really? That’s awesome!! That must mean I have just been crazy unlucky because I killed the rare again today and still no cat for me, lol. Good to know it can at least still drop though, so I won’t move my horde rarespawn campy toon!

  11. Crowelf

    Miss M, the night after I posted the comment on them not dopping anymore I got another one but the drop rate is much lower. I have 26 now and am getting maybe one a week!

    Love your blog and read it every day!

  12. Miss Mediocre

    Crowelf : That’s good that they are still dropping! I kill the rare 1-2 times a day and still haven’t found another since posting this, lol. Maybe they lowered the drop rate because they really are taking them out in Cataclysm! Which would be sweet, especially for you and your 26 tabbys!

    Thank you so much 😀

  13. Kata

    I have been farming the black tabby for a while also, and have 24ish in the bank. I usually kill the spellscribe at least once or twice a day. There can be a week or 2 when I get nothing, then a week where BAM, I get 6 cats. So I don’t think the drop rate has dropped. I think there are just dry spells.

    I am saving all my cats now to AH after cata. I think there are a lot of others doing the same thing, because I’m lucky to see the spellscribe now.

    Good luck to you!

  14. Miss Mediocre

    Kata : I’m envious of your 24 cats! I now have 9 saved for Cata, hehe. I guess I was just luckier before! I would kill the Spellscribe 1-2 times a day also, but was getting the cats like 50% of the time. Now it’s more like once a week. Thank you for the comment! 😀

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