Friday, October 22, 2010

What a Long, Strange Trip it's Been

I got my Violet Proto Drake! I was starting to get frustrated because the only thing getting in my way was a pure RNG achievement that was capped at one attempt per hour. As someone who works full time and goes to school most evenings (as well as having a family), I don't have the ability to log in every hour all day long, hoping for a drop from a treat bag.

That being said, it looked like they have tweaked the drop rate. I actually picked up both the Hallowed Helm and the Sinister Squashling pet from the same Headless Horseman run. They were both in the same bag, along with a mask that I needed.

Speaking of masks, the distribution is looking less than random this year. Out of 12 masks I've picked up so far, 11 have been unique. Of course, with such a tiny sample size, I may be wrong.

Finally, some notes on Sinister Calling:

I had a Hallowed Helm from last year. It's unique. It was in my bank. When I tried to loot it, it said I couldn't loot another one.

Here is the HUGE bug: you must loot both the pet and the helm in the same year or the achievement doesn't register them.

I almost threw away the bag containing the "new" helm because I already had one. What you have to do is delete the old one, THEN get the new one. This is all despite the fact that the quest says "obtain a Hallowed Helm and a Sinister Squashling pet." I would have been extremely annoyed if I hadn't noticed the bug.

Finally, I can confirm that the drake grants 310% flying in a slightly odd way: you have to mount it, dismount and (I think) remount to get it. Here is the screenshot:

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I just wanted to say keep going man. Reading your blog and your getting lots of stuff done! Awesome and inspiring.