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.