Last night while Oriyo and I were going through one of Summerfest‘s quests on the PTS, Oriyo happened to notice that his temporary ability icon had popped up.
To our surprise, he was able to “trap” a rare animal that had been near him and upon clicking the ability icon, he trapped the animal and he was able to loot it as a new companion. Initially we thought that Trion decided to add trapping to 1.9 afterall however after looking over at the PTS forum, it looks like it is just going to be a unique (and awesome) new feature for the world event.
Mortt – Rift Live Content Lead has replied to a thread that was created on new “trapping” to let us know that this is only unique to the world event.
What you are finding is actually part of the Summerfest event! The theme of Summerfest is “Scavenger Hunt”, and so lucky hunters will find these critters popping up around Telara for the duration of Summerfest. Currently there are no clues placed in-game for these pets, it’s up to the community to figure out how to get them all.
Good luck hunting!
Since there is no current listing available, I will try to spend some of my free time (aka tonight, no Laethys progression tonight!) wondering around Telera to get a quick guide on what animals you can “hunt” for and what zones you can find them in. Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date!