Monday, August 27, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are: Bristlespine

Welcome to Kun-Lai Summit, home to the fearsome porcupine Bristlespine. Later in the week, we'll check in with his neighbor Stompy.

Hey everyone! Kalliope coming to you from the warm yellow fields of Kun-Lai Summit where I'm keeping an eye on the trickster porcupine Bristlespine.

This sneaky little guy is level 88 and is the only porcupine in the game to use the dark blue skin.

Like all other tamed porcupines, Bristlespine gains two abilities as a hunter pet. The first is paralyzing quill, which enables him to incapacitate enemies in melee range for two seconds. The other is rest, a fun little non-combat ability that lets him take a nap.

Bristlespine leaves puzzling tracks when he moves. They are fairly large in addition to being green, which makes them stand out from the ground, at least when they're not buried in it.

However, Bristlespine doesn't make tracking him easy - he repeatedly cuts through numerous aggressive mobs and makes a habit of dropping a track, then turning sharply in another direction.

Bristlespine sticks to the southern part of the zone, never entering the snow-covered mountains where Stompy resides. He generally avoids the roads, except to cut across them.

There are very few truly safe areas to tame him along his path, so when taming at level, be especially aware of your surroundings.

Bristlespine's spawn timer on the beta is around two to eight hours.

For the most current information on Bristlespine and other hunter pets, be sure to visit Petopia and the Petopia forums.

From the south side of Kun-Lai, this is Kalliope showing you where the wild things are.

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