Friday, August 31, 2012

Stompy - Trackable Hunter Pet (Goat)

Stompy is a level 88 grey goat, and one of two rare elite trackable hunter pets that can be found in Kun-Lai Summit. (The other is Bristlespine the Porcupine.) Like other trackable pets, he has a unique skin. He has a very windy patrol route up and around the mountains. As a matter of fact, in several places he can even be found walking almost completely vertical as he moves up and down the mountainside. (See map below for his exact path.)

How to track: Like the other trackable hunter pets, you will not be able to see him when he's up. He is completely stealthed. In order to locate him, you will need to find and follow his tracks - tracks that thankfully only hunters can see. Once you've found his tracks you'll need to follow them until you don't see any more. This is where I like to wait and watch where I think that he'll be walking next. Often times you'll see a new track appear right in front of you - this means you've found him!

Once you find him, the only way to see where he is, will be for him to walk through a flare. Don't throw your flare down on top of the track he just left, throw it a little further out in front of where you think he is. When he walks through your flare he will become visible. You can take this opportunity to tame, or you can throw a Hunter's Mark on him - which will keep him visible to you when he goes back into stealth. Hunter's Mark will make him visible to you, but only you when he's in stealth.


Stompy's tracks are called "Heavy Tracks", and they look nothing remotely like any track you'd ever expect to see from a goat. Like other beasts' tracks they do not stay up indefinitely; the furthest ones behind disappear one by one as new tracks are created. His tracks are dark green in color and almost his entire path is on white snow, making his tracks quite easy to spot. As a matter of fact, Stompy's tracks were probably the easiest of all the trackable hunter pets for me to find.

(Tracks are now facing the correct direction as of patch 5.1. You no longer need to follow them backwards.)

Stompy's Path starts in the mountains northwest of One Keg, and from there he heads northwest up Mount Neverest. When he gets close to the mountain top, he turns around and heads back down the mountain. He then continues northwest until he nears the Shado-Pan Monastery where he starts heading generally southwest. His path ends just north of the Winter's Blossom base camp and quest hub. It takes him about 39 minutes to move from one end of the path to the other. When he reaches the end of his path, he simply turns around 180 degrees and heads back in the direction he came from.

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I have several screenshots below showing Stompy's journey through the mountains; starting from the eastern end of his path near One Keg, all the way to the western end at Winter's Blossom. 

In the above screenshots Stompy is heading toward the eastern end of his path, where he then turns around 180 degrees and starts heading west
Above, from left to right: Stompy is heading northwest past the Neverest Basecamp, after he passes the Basecamp he turns southwest heading up Mount Neverest. In the right screenshot you can see that nothing is too vertical for Stompy.
He follows the path up the mountain for a good portion of the way, as you can see in the screenie on the left. In the middle screenshot he is walking quite vertically again up toward Seeker's Point. In the screenshot on the right he has just passed Seeker's Point and is now heading toward the area where he turns around, and then starts heading back down the mountain (my character is standing where he turns)
Above from left to right: Stompy is heading west toward the Shado-Pan Monastery, then walking a loop past Zhing and his herd of Wild Mountain Goats (Zhing is an elite that drops an interesting item called Bag of Kafa Beans). In the right screenshot he is turning around right in front of the Shado-Pan Monastery.
Above from left to right: Stompy has passed the Shado-Pan Monestary and is now moving southwest toward the end of his path. In the final two shots you can see where he turns around just north of the Winter's Blossom quest hub.

I've got a video below of following Stompy through his entire path up and around the mountains. Like I've done in previous videos, I've sped it up significantly to keep the time down.


In this second video, I was tracking him and then tamed him:

14 comments:

  1. HAHA. Oh my god, I must have him! He's so cute and tired and he just looks like he doesn't give a crap at all about anything ever. <3 I love it! I'm so using this guide to get him when I level Frikky.

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    1. haha yeah, he really does have that look about him. Something about a goat as a pet too is just...badass. I'll sick my goat on you!!!

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  2. Hi, I would really like to thank you for creating this really awesome guide. Thanks to you, I have manage to get Stompy,Savage and Patrannache. Many thanks to you again!!!

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  3. Some bastard attacked him so now he's greyed out and I can't tame him cause he doesn't stand in flares long enough......

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    1. Just toss a Hunter's Mark on him so that he won't disappear and stand in front of where hes going to walk. Then, tame & win.

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  4. HIt him with an icetrap, he's not immune to them

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  5. This awesome. Posted a few minutes ago that I got Bloodtooth. About an hour before that I got Savage. Now Stompy. Couldn't have done it without these guides. Kudos.

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    1. Dayum, your on a roll! Congrats on all your new furry friends! :)

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  6. Finally, I got all of them today, thx for the help from this page :) GL and good hunting all :) Leo (Dart - Burning Legion)

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  7. Áthan [EU - Draenor]

    Captured!

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  8. Omg...I love you! Found him today! After loosing Deth I was pretty upset and today went on a looks for tracks and found him! On Nessingwary! TY!

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    1. I read that comment on Deth, sorry about that. Grats on getting Stompy though! Woot! :D

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  9. Tried (I am beastmaster spec hunter)to tame him today found him 6 times all 6 tame attempts failed he is grey to me. Wasted 2 hours doing this, Turned in a bug report, I hope they fix it, more annoying than the frozen hozen early in the pandarian expansion.

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