Hollowed Be My Freakin’ Name.

October 31st, 2009

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have been hearing my ever increasing complaining about not getting this achievement.

For some, it was the elusive Tooth Pick.  Others, the Helm.  For me?  It was that cute little Sinister Squashling that became my source of frustration as the end of this holiday grew closer and closer.

As you can tell by my *cough cough* frequent posting, I’ve been a tad busy lately.  So trying to find time to run the headless horseman daily was a bit of a chore… but I still managed to get it run at least half the days of this 2 week holiday.  I also trick-or-treated any hour I was at home and not asleep, just hoping to have that dear little Pumpkin pet.

I managed to finish every other part of the Hallowed meta last year, and I was not going to let this one pet hold me back from getting my drake for a whole year!

In fact, you can see how diligently I trick-or-treated by looking at my progress on A Mask for All Occasions.  15/20 masks found… and still no Squashling!

Last night, the second last day of the holiday, I was almost ready to give up.  But I pulled together a PUG composed of 3 hunters, a disc priest and some DK who said he “can probably tank it”.

I make sure to mention that the Squashling is the only thing I need to finish my achievement.  Everyone else, except the DK already has the pet.

Then the DK asks, “So what does this guy drop anyway?”  Followed by “Where do we go? Scarlet Monastary?”  And even a “Oh look, a pumpkin with a quest!” when we got inside.

The Squashling is going to drop, I tell myself.  And he’s going to win the roll.

Wouldn’t that just take the cake?  Well… we pull.  Mister DK-in-quest-greens can’t hold aggro even with 3 hunters misdirecting.  He doesn’t know how the fight works, he just runs around in circles, really.  But we take him down anyway.

Oh look!  It’s the Squashling!

Brajana rolls 65 (1-100).
UselessDK rolls 57 (1-100).

OMG I WON!!! Isn’t that quite the plot twist?  I even had a whisper ready to send to him saying “Please don’t use it!  I will pay you to trade it to me!”

Well, I’m glad I didn’t pay him for it… because we proceeded to get another 2 Squashings to drop.  Apparently the Horseman was saving all his Squashlings for actual Halloween or something.

But I got mine.  And I’m happy.  So happy.  Now I just have to become an Elder and I’ll get to join the Pink Purple Violet Proto-Drake Club!


Have a fun Halloween everyone!  Dress up in fun costumes and party!

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7 comments to “Hollowed Be My Freakin’ Name.”

  1. Yay! It really is the best minipet in the game, you know. :D
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  2. Congratulations! I waited 2 years for one as well, but got mine (and the achievement) last year. I really don’t like the random-ness of these seasonal events, but hey – you got it, so hurrah!
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  3. i was gonna be be really upset if you didnt get it, watching you login every hour just to trick or treat, then go back to work had me feelin for ya. GRATS!

  4. Finally you got it!! Congratulations!! Now I’ll send you my extra 200 toothpicks a gazillion candy bars! ;p Have a Happy Halloween!
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  5. Grats on your title! I had the same problem and I happened upon my Sinister Squashling in a treat bag :D
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  6. Grats! I’m glad that you (finally) got the Squashing to drop. I bet that was nerve-wracking :D
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  7. A hearty (but jealously envious) GRATS! I killed about 20 Horsemen and TorT’d CONSTANTLY but will have to wait til next year for the Hallowed Helm.

    I got the squashling on my first kill of the HH…