This is the best way I have found anyway.
Step 1: Download and install TomTom
TomTom is an addon that lets you add waypoints to your map. Waypoints are just green dots to help you keep track of things.
It also puts up longitude and latitude coordinates under your minimap.
Go to Interface and click the Addons tab at the top. The click the + next to TomTom. There are some settings you want to adjust for using TomTom to track Pandaria rare pets.
Allow control right clicking on map to create way points:
Enable minimap waypoints
Disable the waypoint Arrow
3: Find the Patrol Path of the Rare
A quick google search will turn up the patrol path of any pandaria rare. For this tutorial I’ll use Portent.
His WoW head has a very clear path laid out, but sometimes they don’t have so many. There are many sites that have the patrol paths in an image. Or you can just google the name of the rare and “patrol path” in “images” to find an image of their path.
Step 3: Add Waypoints to Create a Trail You Can Follow
You can do this by going into windowed mode and looking at the image of the patrol path and adding waypoints by hand using Control+Right Click on your map like so:
Or for some rares there are lists of waypoints people have posted online that you can simply copy/paste into the game. The Rare Hunter Blog has quite a few.
Step 4: Track Your Prey
Go to one end of the path using your waypoints:
You will also see the waypoints on your minimap for easy tracking:
Follow the trail on foot in camo using cheetah stance. Sweep your mouse back and forth across the ground in front of you as tracks are items with a pop up text.
Have your flares, hunter’s mark and tame pet buttons ready.
When you spot a track, look ahead for the next one. When you reach the end of the trail, watch for a fresh track to appear. Also, this is OMG SO EXCITING!
Once you spot a new track spawn, that is when you pop down your flare. This should get him out of stealth. Hunter’s Mark him IMMEDIATELY! As he will go back into stealth after he walks out of the flare.
Since he’s marked he will stay out of stealth. Then you can hit your tame button.
And now you have a new friend! Yay!
I hope this helps. This covers a lot of things I had to learn through trial and error, especially flare placement and TomTom settings. Now get out there and get some great buddies!