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 Post subject: Taming Portent as of BfA
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:30 am 
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Hello everyone,

The addiction to rare pets has kicked in again, help! And now I am out to get Portent the multicolored Quilen. Now I have looked online for his travel route but I found very little in 2018/BfA and I wanted to make sure he was sticking to his old road. Here is the path I am patrolling now:

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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:34 am 
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Greetings,
This link gives some information that may be helpful for locations and tracking. I do not think that things have changed for BFA. https://www.wowhead.com/npc=50843/portent#comments


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Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:22 pm 
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Hey! I know I'm about 10 days late on a reply, but here's some help!

BIG Edit: Let's call this my preferred hunting area! It's netted me a Portent almost every time I've went. (Which has been 4-6 since WoD, I have one of every color, and generally have one on my alt hunters.)

    *Most of his prints are incredibly easy to see on the gold leaves.
    *His prints WERE fixed along with many others. The direction they face IS the direction he is heading.
    *The best place to find his prints are generally at my 'Start Here' area or in the giant area where most of the Mogu are camped. (Where the S curve is.)
    *The Green Line is the entire patrol route that I personally use.

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Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:10 am 
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I've seen his tracks in the Sha area though, and recently.

Edit: here, his tracks on Maelstrom server on a trial character just now. He walked the same path from the Shrine, up the hill and across and thru the Sha area that he's been walking for years.

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And here he is coming back, and then the pup himself

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Weird. I've literally never seen his prints up through that area after the Vale fell. All my tames have been (Around 5) down on the uncorrupted side of the Vale. I even followed his prints for a good while several occassions. Where I marked is where I tracked them. He would get to that hill marked with the 'start here' and stop, then turn around and go back. Are there two separate pats then? Because he's always, always been in the West/Uncorrupted area for me every time I go.

Let me edit my post a bit then so I'm not also spreading the misconception I thought I was trying to fix. Ha.

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Perhaps he does, but I followed him from the corrupted side to the uncorrupted side and back.

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Maybe he was just messing with me the day I was actually following his prints to see where he went. Not the first time we've had ones just stop mid pat and turn around.

Also fixed my post to be a little bit better and more of a 'Hey, this is where I have the best luck'. I'm a bit surprised, honestly. Cause I caught multiples of him only recently in that same pat I posted. AND followed the prints on it multiple times. I've never seen him on the bad part of the veil since it got broked. At least I know now, ha. Although, I'm also to a point where the color I want is never up and the doggos in the raid are available to tame. :lol:

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:lol: I mentally refer to him as "Tricky Dog." And this just strengthens that! I almost never see his tracks on the side where you have the most luck. Tricky, tricky dog.

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Yeah! No kidding! I'm now compelled to see if I can find his prints on the side YOU find him on and see if he even -ever- cross connected with the side I find him on at all just to see if it's two separate pat runs or one giant one.

Tricky Dog Compels Me!

Update!: After about an hour of following Portent around, I have updated my previous map. His pat is still one giant one! No idea why I've never seen him pat across the bad side until I actually stopped long enough to find him. Ha. However, I made a nice map for everybody! (My original S Curve was way off, that's what I get for trying to make it from memory!)

I found that his prints are horrendously hard to see/find on the corrupted side of the vale. I almost lost him several times due to this. Even had to zoom into mouselook mode just to find them again. I would still recommend hunting on the better side as the prints are much easier to locate and track.

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His path pretty much remains the same as when MoP came out, as I think Blizzard never adjusted it to the changes the Vale went through. However he spawns right next to the Mogu'shan Palace, so that's a good place to camp and throw Flares if you're not sure he's up or not. He also does spawn out of Stealth for a second or two so addons like NPC Scan and Silver Dragon will give out their alerts.

Or you can just go into Mogu'shan Vault on Heroic and tame one of the 4 guardians there, as then you get to chose which color you want instead of waiting for Portent to spawn in the correct one.

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Thwip wrote:
Yeah! No kidding! I'm now compelled to see if I can find his prints on the side YOU find him on and see if he even -ever- cross connected with the side I find him on at all just to see if it's two separate pat runs or one giant one.

Tricky Dog Compels Me!

Update!: After about an hour of following Portent around, I have updated my previous map. His pat is still one giant one! No idea why I've never seen him pat across the bad side until I actually stopped long enough to find him. Ha. However, I made a nice map for everybody! (My original S Curve was way off, that's what I get for trying to make it from memory!)

I found that his prints are horrendously hard to see/find on the corrupted side of the vale. I almost lost him several times due to this. Even had to zoom into mouselook mode just to find them again. I would still recommend hunting on the better side as the prints are much easier to locate and track.

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That is absolutely perfect. Sorry I missed your messages. This is a much better pat route than my initial one.

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His path pretty much remains the same as when MoP came out, as I think Blizzard never adjusted it to the changes the Vale went through. However he spawns right next to the Mogu'shan Palace, so that's a good place to camp and throw Flares if you're not sure he's up or not. He also does spawn out of Stealth for a second or two so addons like NPC Scan and Silver Dragon will give out their alerts.

Or you can just go into Mogu'shan Vault on Heroic and tame one of the 4 guardians there, as then you get to chose which color you want instead of waiting for Portent to spawn in the correct one.


The Vault ones lack the ornamentation that I particularly like for the model so I will keep going for the Tricky Dog. Good to know about the scans though I will keep that in mind.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:22 pm 
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Jeydis wrote:
The Vault ones lack the ornamentation that I particularly like for the model so I will keep going for the Tricky Dog. Good to know about the scans though I will keep that in mind.

All 4 color variants of the ornate stone quilen are in the Vault, though like I said in my post, you need to go there on Heroic, as Normal only spawns 3 guardians while Heroic spawns all 4.

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