World of Warcraft players have been searching for Jenafur for almost a year. An internet user finally discovered the secret to the Void Cat, but he had to rely upon information from the game's files.
After nearly a year of searching, the cat became a player. Source: MamyTwink
Nearly a year after the release of update 8.2.5, players discovered the secret pet - Jenafur.
Paul, the discoverer of Amara's secret cat, confirmed that the key was a sound effect or, more specifically, its score. This was discovered in the game files some time ago.
WoW's chief designer, Jeremy Feasel, congratulated the entire community for finding Jenafur.
We reported earlier this month on the search for Jenafur - a pet that was hidden in World of Warcraft one year ago. As of September 24, 2019, no players had managed to summon the unruly cat. One would think that we would rather live to see the first anniversary for the 8.2.5 update than to solve the puzzle it introduced. We were able to solve the mystery of Jenafur 10 days prior. Paul, an internet user who described how to summon the pet using a shared document, did it.
Jenafur to the beat of music
Let's start by reminding you that the quest has been completed for a large portion of the players. After speaking with Amara, an elfess, and promising to take care her cat, we visit the Crazy Cat Lady. She gives us a bowl and two cat food balls that directs us to the Karazhan dungeons. The stairs start here. You will find 20 types of food, as well as an organist with a new dialogue prompt after speaking to Amara. It's here that all secret hunters have given up, despite more hints from Blizzard.
Although the task was easy at the beginning, it proved difficult to complete the rest of the quest.
Paul was also interested in this matter, even though he doesn't play World of Warcraft or too many video games. However, he is interested in puzzles. He found the solution to the Blizzard one by looking for the last hint provided by employees. They mentioned the need to organize two piles of "goodies", into eight "bites", in 4/4 rhythm on tiles, to create "music written by our musician". The long-held belief among players that the key to solving this puzzle was to arrange the food pieces in Karazhan-like notes on a stave confirmed the theory. The mention of "tiles", not only suggested where the "morsels", but also what order they should be used (i.e. those that lie on the tiles).
However, there is a second conundrum: Which piece should we play to summon Jenafur in this way? It turned out that we had to... go into the files of update 8.2.5. The score of Amara's Wish was published one year ago. It was a sound that was hidden in the game's code, and, judging from its name, undoubtedly related to the task. Paul believed that the song contained the key to solving the Void Cat puzzle. While most Jenafur seekers thought it was a reward for completing the Jenafur quest. He noticed a striking similarity between the arrangement of the meat bites and the arrangement of the cats. Paul's hypothesis was confirmed after several failed attempts. Jenafur had been adopted as a pet.
Is there a secret to the game?
The best thing about this whole thing is that Jenafur's long search was a team effort. Paul explained that most players saw Amara's piece of puzzle as a reward and not a clue. He wasn't the only one to suggest that Amara's Wish score could be the key to solving this cat puzzle. Reddit: The problem is that the World of Warcraft community disbelieved this thesis so much, that the Explorers channel moderators on Discord discouraged people to use this approach.
However, it's fair that the skeptics had cause to doubt. The most important argument was that you can't get to Amara’s Wish without first looking at the game's files. The same applies to the song's score. All secrets could only have been discovered by in-game actions. But, this time, players had to do some digging. "Apparently", because, as many internet users point to, it is possible that you can find Amara's Wish notes in World of Warcraft. It may not be a literal "notation", but it could be created from environmental elements. Jenafur's implicit arrangement of "morsels", can be considered such, as it has been long suspected that Jenafur is only interested meat. But how could anyone guess which ones were the notes of the secret tune?
The second compelling argument was based on a statement made by the creators of World of Warcraft, stating that the puzzle was meant to be "friendly" for the deaf. The skeptics didn't realize that, while this excludes music, notes written on paper are easily accessible to the disabled. The community was able to breathe a sigh of relief when the biggest mystery in World of Warcraft was solved. Developers of the game also reported success. Jeremy Feasel, WoW's chief designer, and creator of the Jenafur puzzle, posted a short tweet congratulating them.