I had, or thought I had, most of the materials needed for the newbie druid armor quests sitting in my bank. Throughout our adventures, I’d been porting back from time to time and checking to see if somehow the quests had been mystically fixed, but to no avail I was met with the “you do not meet the requirements to complete this combine” or some such.
With this week’s latest patch, I logged on eagerly to try yet again. Indeed the quests were working. Curiously, though my “inventory management skills” must have been awry or perhaps Norrathian bankers are far too similar to earthly bankers and I found my quest material cache wanting for Giant Field Rat Whiskers and Giant Field Rat Pelts.
After running about in Qeynos hills for the night, I was able to acquire a few of the missing materials, though the spawn and drop rate are abysmal and managed to complete the tunic, helm, gloves and pants portion of the quest. Visually they are more green than the leather items I was wearing.
I still need a few more materials for the boots and sleeves (and ultimately for the scimitar) but for now, its a great relief to have most of the pieces.