This is me riding my newly acquired Green Proto-Drake. The Proto-Drake is obtained from a Mysterious Egg which can be purchased in Sholazar Basin if you have revered reputation with The Oracles. According to WoWWiki, “you may only carry one Mysterious Egg at a time, each of which takes three days to hatch. [The Reins of the Green Proto-Drake] has an extremely low drop chance, although this chance was increased in patch 4.0.3”.
Originally, the egg took seven days to hatch, so you could only check once a week to see if you got the mount. After reaching revered with The Oracles on my Shaman, I was fairly diligent in checking my egg once a week, but after having no luck with the mount drop, I gave up. Then I started focusing on leveling my Mage and forgot about the Shaman altogether, who I haven’t played in over a year now. His talent points are still sitting unassigned since the release of Cataclysm. He’s had a Mysterious Egg in his inventory, ready to be checked, for a very long time.
A friend of mine has been doing the egg-checking dance for quite some time now, hunting for the Proto-Drake. He has had no luck, but he has continued to check time and again.
I was playing my Mage last night, doing quests in Deepholm, when my friend logged on. I saw that he was in Icecrown and sent him a quick message asking him what the heck he was doing there. “Just checking my egg, on my way to get another one,” was his reply. Remembering that my Shaman had an egg on him, I quickly logged him in to check it. Lo and behold, the Shaman was actually camped in Sholazar Basin, standing in front of the guy who sells the egg. My friend was now standing there as well. I check the egg, fully expecting an Aged Yolk, or some other common rubbish, but instead received the Proto-Drake. Here’s a screenshot of what happened next…
Here’s a transcript of the conversation for those of you reading without graphics:
You receive loot: [Reins of the Green Proto-Drake]
Friend waves at you.
To [Friend]: I just logged in to this character to check my egg… haven’t logged into him for ages
[Friend] whispers: what did it hatch?
To [Friend]: [Reins of the Green Proto-Drake]
[Friend] whispers: let’s see
At this point I mount up on my new proto-drake, and begin prancing around my friend… yes, prancing…
[Me] says: WOOT!
[Friend] whispers: you’re a stupid dick face
[Friend] whispers: [Aged Yolk]
To [Friend]: I’m sorry, but I’m laughing so hard right now
[Friend} whispers: do you know how many weeks I’ve been doing this?
So there you have it. I’m a stupid dick face.
A stupid dick face with a brand spanking new Green Proto-Drake!