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Another (perfectly safe!) trick-tame

Unread post by Varethyn » Sat May 28, 2011 4:56 am

Well, as far as I'm aware I'm the first to do this, or at least the first to mention it. Either way, I proudly present: Icehorn, complete with icy feet!

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As you can see he has an icy aura eminating from his front feet.

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This is an appearance-only effect, not a buff. This means he is completely safe to trick-tame BUT will lose the ice if he dies etc.

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METHOD: The first time I attempted to trick-tame him right off the bat, waiting until I had 2 seconds left on the tame before spamming the petabandon macro then immediately relogged. This attempt, however, failed. The second time I tried taming something first then trick-taming Icehorn. He was down at the ocean for this one with nothing tameable close by so I tamed a condor from a way off and came back. I don't know if time is an issue or if I simply got unlucky but again it failed.
This last time he was at his north-eastern spot within taming distance of some condors if I stood between them. I grabbed one of the birds and dismissed, then attempted the trick-tame immediately. Relog: success! The rhino was standing proudly at Varethyn's shoulder.
It took me a little over a week to get this right, having only seen him 3 times.
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He's certainly been a hit with the guild so far. All I need now is a name.

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Re: Another (perfectly safe!) trick-tame

Unread post by Aeladrine » Sat May 28, 2011 5:27 am

Coldhoof? :B
Horrid name, I know.
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Unread post by Dewclaw » Sat May 28, 2011 6:37 am

I like Coldfeet myself for a name. :D

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Unread post by Shirubia » Sat May 28, 2011 10:07 am

Frostyhoof?

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Unread post by Sookie » Sat May 28, 2011 10:31 am

If you have Loque I would pick a name to match him since they both have teal glows

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Unread post by Kahane » Sat May 28, 2011 10:55 am

what's with the hoof names? Rhinos don't have hooves! it'd be like calling him Icetalons, or Shiverbeak, or Chilledpseudopod!

How about Icemist? It's an apt description, in addition to being the name of the former capital city of the Taunka in Dragonblight.
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Unread post by Varethyn » Sat May 28, 2011 11:40 am

*Looks around*
Wow, I'd intended this thread to be about the rhino himself :lol: I appreciate all the names of course but I also made a thread over in Name That Pet :P
Thanks for the suggestions :) *ponders*

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Unread post by gigandetsgirl » Sat May 28, 2011 12:44 pm

Wow, he is absolutely PHENOMENAL! Talk about standing out in a crowd :D Congrats on an amazing tame - I think you are the first!

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Unread post by Lupis » Sat May 28, 2011 1:52 pm

Oooh, isn't he the pretty one. Very nice - you're quite patient!

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Unread post by Azunara » Sat May 28, 2011 2:44 pm

I have a more important question.

What the hell is a chocolate nipple? D:

(Or nibble, is it nibble?)

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Unread post by Varethyn » Sat May 28, 2011 2:50 pm

Haha I wondered if anyone would notice that. 2 of my guildmates (who I was grouped with at the time) are a couple, and they were discussing getting each other treats. Yes... they have a habit of calling nibbles nipples for fun :lol:
Mmm chocolate nibbles...

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Unread post by Chimera » Sat May 28, 2011 3:00 pm

:lol: and wow, with that guy being a rarespawn im quite surprised you managed to pull it off without having to wait for another respawn :O

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Unread post by Varethyn » Sat May 28, 2011 3:13 pm

Xakaal wrote::lol: and wow, with that guy being a rarespawn im quite surprised you managed to pull it off without having to wait for another respawn :O
Well technically I did: as I said in the method I failed twice ;) However I never camped for him, only flybys just to see if it was possible.

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Unread post by Azunara » Sat May 28, 2011 3:41 pm

Varethyn wrote:Haha I wondered if anyone would notice that. 2 of my guildmates (who I was grouped with at the time) are a couple, and they were discussing getting each other treats. Yes... they have a habit of calling nibbles nipples for fun :lol:
Mmm chocolate nibbles...

Ooooooh!

I was a bit confused and worried for a sec there.

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Unread post by MajorThor » Sat May 28, 2011 4:05 pm

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Unread post by Arantxa » Sat May 28, 2011 4:25 pm

He is beautiful!!!! Gratz on getting him!!!! :D
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Unread post by Gulnarr » Sat May 28, 2011 10:34 pm

Grats on your success! I've actually been trying to tame him for the past few days as well, but I fudged my first two tries. Haven't seen him again since.

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Unread post by Varethyn » Sun May 29, 2011 5:53 am

Gulnarr wrote:Grats on your success! I've actually been trying to tame him for the past few days as well, but I fudged my first two tries. Haven't seen him again since.
Thanks! I wish you the best of luck :) He'll show up again soon. *Shoos away the pesky achievement hunters*

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Unread post by Varethyn » Sun May 29, 2011 3:14 pm

Thought I'd add in this: I accidentally took this guy (now named Boreas, thanks Kalli!) to ZA with me last night... I thought I'd swapped him for Tephra, my Terrorpene, but I guess it didn't register when the invitations filled and the dungeon loaded.
Basically the tank died on the 3rd boss and I habitually pulled out my tank pet... Yeah, Boreas died and lost his ice :cry:
HOWEVER! Just a few moments ago after lamenting the loss (but still loving the rhino) and slaving away getting Linkarien to level 85 I popped on to Varethyn and, lo and behold, Icehorn was waiting for me <3 So Icy Boreas is back again.

TL;DR Accidentlly killed the rhino, successfully retamed with ice intact :)

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Re: Another (perfectly safe!) trick-tame

Unread post by Manticora » Sun May 29, 2011 6:14 pm

Kahane wrote:what's with the hoof names? Rhinos don't have hooves! it'd be like calling him Icetalons, or Shiverbeak, or Chilledpseudopod!

How about Icemist? It's an apt description, in addition to being the name of the former capital city of the Taunka in Dragonblight.
Rhinos are in the perissodactyla order, meaning they have an odd number of hoofed toes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odd-toed_ungulate

Having a name with the word "hoof" in it works for a rhino. :D

Edit: Also, I should congratulate you on this tame. It looks really difficult. o.O Thanks for sharing this!

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