Talk:Professor Yakkington

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Awesome model[edit]

Awesome model~>Sins WDBUser The Sins We Die By Sig.png 07:35, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

and an awsome name, one of my favorites Jap jum 17:50, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
Looks just like the other yaks... Doesn't his dialog hint that if you have some specific item "in your pockets" he'll react differently? I'm trying to think of things that have a scent and testing to see if something happens...--SetandSpike 04:22, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

"Did I ever tell you about the time I lost Yakkington in the Catacombs? After an hour, I was quite worried. Finally I saw him charging at full speed with a bone in his mouth and a one-armed skeleton chasing him! I don't quite know what led up to that event (nor do I really want to) but I do know that ever since that day, Yakkington loves a good game of fetch the bone. So how about you bring me 5 Skeletal Limbs in exchange for a gift?" anyone tried a bone yet? (Ixillius 11:47, 11 April 2009 (UTC))

Not really sure how to add it but...

Im just wondering how whoever added that pic link, got to him at lvl 1, with no skills, and 0 experience.Sloh Em Oshun 19:58, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Getting to Regent Valley is easy at L1: don't take any quests and you won't have any opponents in Lakeside County. From Lakeside to Fort Ranik is a bit trickier: you want the /bonus Shield (or something like it) to add some health and armor. Kite the shortest route (and be careful to avoid getting body blocked by the bandits). From Ranik to the Secret Garden is relatively safe: don't stop for anything; make like an American football running back as you dodge opponents by anticipating their moves.
If you don't mind having > 0 xp, you can also unleash the /bonus Fire Imp, but it's not really necessary. All of the enemies do little damage unless you stop to fight.   — Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 20:18, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Well, there's also a friend running you to Ranik, then the walk to the garden is trivial. Note this guy only had the starter elemental rod as a weapon, so he probably didn't run there alone. And even then, if you really want to be sure, the same friend could clear the skales on the way to the garden (you stay back -> no XP) and leave, the party window was not shown in the screenshot (though dis-/re-connecting will remove their name from the party list anyway). User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 20:42, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
I have run many a character from Ascalon City to Fort Ranik in Pre, solo, with 0 experience and 0 skills, if you know how to run and where you are going, you can and will make it, so I'm sure it's possible to get past the groups of skales into the garden instead of just running into town. Try it sometime I'm sure any class will work I usually did it with an ele. --Skekzyz 12:30, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Armor and Equipment Pack[edit]

Yakkington now trades Head Armor Pieces (with Item's Attribute +1) and Small Equipment Packs each for 50 Red Iris Flowers, very nice. CC 07:17, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

I believe that 50 Red Iris Flowers for each item is overly done, speaking other armors are 3/5 Items. Shouldn't it just be like 10/15? The other however...I'd just like to say that I think it's lame, Loot bag>Armor bag... Just voicing an opinion.--iRathur 09:44, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
(ec) Alright... temporary equipment packs I don't have to explicitly pay 2.5k for, until I can get the big ones in 3 months... 50 flowers may seem a lot, but there's one usually just outside of the Abbey. And this is another "blessing" for Perma-Pre's. If only he had the packs in Post, too... User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 09:47, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
And they increased the flower droprate as well. 13:51, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes, instead of two flowers a zone, it's now three. In increase is an increase. In other news, items drops in pre now cost 100-200g each, versus the 15g-25g prior to this.
I don't believe they increased the drop rate. At least before the update, I could always find 5 flowers in Lakeside County. After the update, it's still only 5 irises. What has changed is that the flowers now spawn when you zone and can be "seen" at compass distance; prior to the update, they dropped when you came within aggro distance. So, it is far, far easier to find those 5 flowers. (Yes, I am aware that the official release notes claimed a higher drop rate; in Lakeside County, the evidence does not support that.) Tennessee Ernie Ford 07:23, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Does Yakkington in Post-Searing also trade Small Equipment Packs for 50 Flowers each? - Zaxares 21:45, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Not the last time I saw him. He just wanted to be pet. User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 22:06, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
I farmed 250 red iris flowers in pre a long time ago. It doesn't take that long, tbh. But, the reward for the time spent is way off. (I still have the 250 red iris flowers, and Gwen is not impressed) --8765 18:13, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
50 iris flowers are worth ~5k (they can be exchanged for about 1 title point at nicholas and 1 point is about 100g) Post pack costs 2.5k. Unless you want headgear or pack for perma pre (one time thing, 100 flowers and you are done), no point in trying to profit from this collector Zweistein 11:01, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
The problem is many people do NOT know how to strafe... T1Cybernetic User T1Cybernetic Glob of Ectoplasm.png 12:38, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

pre/post messy, split[edit]

This entire article is messy with the variations between the pre and post searing Prof Yaks, I recommend a split MrPaladin 18:07, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Also needs to be split out considering that one Professor Yakkington functions as a collector now. Freedom Bound 18:18, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Strongly Agree I say we should take Gwen as an example. ---- Alexanderpas Talk|Contrib|Guild 18:19, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I'm an anon...but I just wanted to say I like this idea too. It's confusing as is. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by User: (talk).
Since both articles remain very short, I would prefer to keep them in a single article. However, the article could be re-arranged with PRE/POST sections (since the current structure is very messy). (In the case of Gwen, there's a lot of dialogue and notes; with the Yak, the only difference is he functions as a special collector.) Tennessee Ernie Ford 19:22, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
I agree with TEF. He is the same creature, same skin, same dialogue even. He collects flowers in one, but not the other, no big deal. There are many NPCs that appear in both, and have only one article, with a Pre and a Post section, and that is what should be done here. When you search "Professor Yakkington" will you really differentiate by typing the extra "(Pre-Searing)" or "(Post-Searing)" or enjoy going through a disambig page every time? User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 19:26, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Don't forget he moves, and people keep updating that MrPaladin 19:27, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
And that is exactly why i'm in favor for a split, also, search has also auto-complete when JS is on. ---- Alexanderpas Talk|Contrib|Guild 19:29, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
I think the confusion and the associated edits will stop when the article is clearly split into Pre and Post, so people will see that he appears in both, but is still the same creature. The Post location can then be updated, while Pre stays untouched at the top. Auto-complete is annoying at the least, and is only useful when you're not sure what you're searching for, things with long names (like the black beast of blah), or looking for articles you rarely visit. Gwen is a child in one, and an adult in the other, a completely different person and NPC type, and this fully justifies two articles. See Meerak for something truly confusing. User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 19:43, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

So what's the verdict? I feel the main thing to point out is that pre-Yakkington does not change, whereas post-Yakkington does. I believe that justifies a split, but if you look at it any other way, they really are the same npc with no significant lore-related differences. --8765 06:27, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

I think it doesn't really matter very much either way. Some arguments support one version, while others the opposite, and neither side is a clear winner.
If it does get split, clear links and a short comment about the other article is necessary. E.g. in the Pre article, say something like "Professor Yakkington (Post-Searing) also appears with Nicholas the Traveler in various locations in Tyria." and vice versa, "Professor Yakkington (Pre-Searing) also accompanies Nicholas Sandford in Pre-Searing Ascalon." Both Yakkingtons in italics would, of course, be links to the appropriate articles, and this default page would be a disambig between the two.
However, due to all this redirecting and relinking, I would prefer it to stay together. User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 07:26, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
The main problem as I see it was that the collector information was not available on this page. It was easy to fix - just follow the example in the formatting guidelines. Other than that, there really isn't enough material for two separate articles. The comparison with Gwen really does not work. There is much more to say about Gwen than there is to say about Professor Yakkington. Splitting this article would make two very thin articles with most of the material duplicated and a significant portion taken up with cross links and explaining them. I have strengthened the emphasis on the pre- and post-Searing labels.
Let's run with this for a week or two and see if there are any more comments in favor of the split. If there are not, the split marker should be removed at that time. --mtew 11:44, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
I made a few edits to the article to make it clearer and more complete. Added the second map, updated the description to reflect both Yaks, a few other tweaks. I do agree that there is so little information that... anyway what mtew said. :P User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 19:13, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

YAKKINGTON IS MY GOd. 1 day i will slay traveler and yakkington will gather the yaks and we will conquer the world

lay... off... the... drugs... comprende?.. User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 21:19, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

i made the presear page[edit]

someone else can create the post searing one and his index page. --adrin User Adrin ecto sig.png 11:13, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

I thought the consensus was to leave the article alone unless there were more/new comments in support of a split. In the absence of such comments, aren't we sticking to a single article? Tennessee Ernie Ford 14:54, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
I agree. The PS page is identical to the main page minus about 5 lines and is missing a disambiguation header. This is NOT called for and should be deleted. --mtew 16:18, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah... Updating one line weekly is not reason for split. User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 17:30, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm in favor of splitting them, it is quite confusing as it is now. C4K3 User C4K3 Signature.jpg Talk 10:05, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

How is it confusing? Maybe we can make it better. I'm really not in favor of splitting a page for one NPC. All other Pre-Searing NPCs seem to have one page about them, even if they became henchmen in Post, etc. Even his dialogue is the same in Pre and Post. User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 19:01, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
I've reworked the initial section to make the distinction between pre and post a bit clearer, at least in my opinion. The consensus seems to be that a split is not a good idea, so if you really think a split is needed, please give specific details that might change peoples minds. --Max 2 16:40, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Osric in trivia[edit]

← see this section at Talk:Nicholas Sandford#Osric in trivia for discussion of mirrored trivia.

Cute Yak[edit]

Is cute. :3 --Super Igor User Super Igor siggy.jpg flame my shove sin bar! 10:52, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

<3 --Arduin talk 22:08, 8 August 2009 (UTC)


Title says all it would be the best tonic EVER -- 13:37, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

That would be the very best tonic :) User:Timus Timus - Talk 06:05, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
But he's not animated to even walk, you'd have to float. :P User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 12:15, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
And a floating Yakkington would be... bad? 06:07, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
Havent you seen his mini? lol! it walks!--Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon5.jpg 00:37, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

I disagree, best tonic ever would be Avatar of Dwayna the transparent one we first saw in Prophecies, I'm so mad they didn't make an Angelic counterpart to the Phantasmal Tonic I would pay out the wazoo for an EL of that.

But a Yakkington Tonic would be cool don't get me wrong, and yes yaks have walking/running animations and did from the start. Remember what happened in Ice Caves of Sorrow when you pulled the siege lever? BTW does Yakkington make the same farting noise that Dolyaks do in the towns they appear in? If you've never noticed this go stand near one for a little while with yer sound up. --Skekzyz 12:43, 9 January 2010 (UTC)


theres word hes exploited by nick as a mount/siege wepon :O --Neil2250 User Neil2250 sig icon5.jpg 00:37, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

I do wonder...[edit]

Where did yakkington got his "professor" title? must have been teaching a lot of Yaks...

No thats teacher >_> , Yakington Plays Works with chemicals.Duh. --Neil2250 , Render Lord User Neil2250 sig icon6.png 16:50, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Methane, mostly? User Rose Of Kali SIG.jpgRose Of Kali 02:40, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
I heard yaks are a major cause to the global warming of Tyria. 18:37, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Actually, Yaks are second, with the Raptors being main cause of Methane.MystiLefemEle 09:50, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Does that mean that Raptor farming is helping stop the global warming of Tyria? --Curse YouCurse You(talk|contribs) 12:50, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
So these W/N farmers are saving Tyria as well as giving us bored people something to do? Sweet. ®emi¢k§ 12:56, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Dark note[edit]

The yak is not affraid of the dark, he likes light, that's different. Yseron - 23:51, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

um wut?-User Zesbeer sig.png Zesbeer 00:12, 28 November 2011 (UTC)