I really need to do some reading about pet battles, because I discovered today you can tell what rarity the creatures are when battling them. Yes, I am clearly a very observant person :p I though that was an unknown until you actually captured them. After that discovery whilst killing a rare creature, I didn’t make the mistake again:
A mountain cottontail did it for me :) Cute little evil bunnies!! and then i also got :
I tried, I really did try to do some today on my mage, but the leveling process is simply so boring. I would much rather they had an arena area where you could go to level quickly with the pets. I don’t mind doing the hard slog, what I don’t like it having to fly around so much and and be inefficient in my leveling. I am sure I will have a max level by the time WoD comes out, but I really wouldn’t hold your breathe for it!!
However I did do more collecting and battling whilst leveling a lowbie toon, it seems to be much easier to do whilst leveling in an area, you spent 2 seconds doing a battle between places, well that’s what I have been doing. I noticed however somewhere between disliking pet battles and collecting them like crazy – I became a collecting snob!! If it isn’t rare I am not collecting it. I was collecting one green one to just add to the collection in some cases after attempting battles many times with common/grey levels, but as a general rule I kept battling them until I got the rare. My panda got a Tiny Harvester and a mouse, I was chasing a prairie dog and sand crab and snake – but couldn’t get a rare
This led me to go slightly crazy and I have even downloaded PetTracker, which shows you the pets on your world map that you need to collect, where to collect etc. I think I went crazy for collecting….and not so much for the actual battling…but that will need to happen if I am to collect anything past level 6. uh-oh!! It adds the below to your objectives, so when you change zones it tells you what animals you need to collect in the area, when you select the animal it opens your pet journal up so you can see all the details about it.
It is also pretty cool, because it lists what pets you have in an area with their respective quality, so when you go to a new area and see the list change, you can spend some time trying to get higher level animals if you want.
Those animals are then shown on your world map and you can mouse over to see what is where. This has made it much more fun for me now!
I wish I had something that told me what order I collected the pets in…a date of collection even would be cool.
After much deliberation I have started on the happy and excruciating task of killing poor little creatures in an attempt to level my pets. So far, I have found it annoying, and depressing and overall, I am not sure I am cut out for it in the long run. I can’t bring myself to kill the other animals, so I have been capturing them and releasing them when I get three of them. Is that pathetic or what? Don’t get me started on the guilt when I kill one by accident :( Yet, when mine get killed do you think there is any remorse from the other animals??? NO !!! And the jerk pet trainers laugh at me!! And Cheer!!! it’s horrid….
I have a couple of different teams, only because I am trying to get them to the same level so I can go to the same areas and train them all up at once, I have a couple at level 5 through to 9 and then a few between 3 and four. Currently I am levelling: onyxia, voodoo figurine, Panther cub, Chuck, disgusting oozeling, darkmon glowfly, squirrel and murkablo. I have a couple of others I want to level, but since they are poor quality I am reticent to do so. The little black ram is awesome, but I need to capture some more to find an uncommon one at least…or..maybe I should just use the upgrade thing I got in a supply bag…yeah I might do that!!
I was running around loch modan then decided to read some guides by a few bloggers, this lead me to battling trainers, currently I am unable to best the trainer in STV as my pets are too low. I need to spend more time levelling them.
I do wonder if i need to set up some toons with set teams and just move them around. Is that easier? Honestly I don’t know…my original plan was to get them in the same rough area, then level 3 to the next area, get the next group up to the same level, then keep going until the current lot are maxxed for the zone, then move on. But it is taking much much much longer then I anticipated. I think I need to start killing the creatures
For all my effort i have managed to score some achievements!
More to come, I am sure, if I continue to level them before the boredom sets in. However I would like to at least attempt the Celestial tournament thingie….one day
So, after some pretty heavy recruiting, we managed to get the last few spaces filled in what will hopefully be our core team for raiding.
As it stands though, I have 2 more people that need to start getting focused on their gear, with another 2 at just below the 460 point and the rest of us in full 463 gear.
Not too bad, however I had hoped that we would have been raiding by now. The plan is now hopeful for Wednesday and at that point, I will start recruiting over those not ready. It has been well and truly long enough for everyone to get geared and ready, if the GM can level an entirely new toon and be ready I will not believe that other people cannot do 5 levels and gear in the same amount of time. To me that shows a distinct lack of dedication to the progression focus we want to have.
I don’t want to be server first and beating other guilds etc, but I don’t want to be waiting around for months before we set foot in there either. I do want us to be ready so go in, do well and lay some smackdown. A friend GM from another guild was telling me about their attempts in MV and I was amazed – they have a raid tested and proven raid team and they are dealing with laziness, how in hell will we do. We have a largely untested raid team – all seemingly good players in heroics and in LFR – aside from me – so how will we go as a group.
This is one of the reasons I want to get in there ASAP, if people can’t handle it, I want to know sooner rather than later. I want to make sure we get the best group we can. I want to be like the Frosties (who i miss immensely) and be getting heroic final boss kills for mounts and achievements. I don’t want to be scraping for kills an xpac later.
Small things weighing on my mind huh ?!??
In other news though, the guild is a smidge off getting to level 25!! When I logged off last night it was 82% through level 24, so it may even happen today if we are lucky.
I have done no pet battles, in fact the idea of having to level my actual pets makes me want to cry. As far as I can tell, and I have been so focused on raiding plans I have ignored reading everything else, I have to move my pets to areas of the same level…but really…effort – not something I have at the moment with that
Dailies. Yes I have been Mrs Slack when it comes to those little buggers! I was diligent the first few days and did ALL of them, but now…I am just not even doing any – mainly because I am trying to get heroics happening to get people gear, and doing runs for people as well. I spent a couple of hours last night chasing the Lorewalkers thing instead of doing “important” dailies :p But I now have a cloud to fly around on!! I shall probably seriously start my dailies again this week. Maybe. … possibly.
I also got over my fear of starting a PUG group and organised one for Sha of Anger. Well really i just invited a bunch of people who then took over and I really couldn’t be bothered arguing. But hey, I started it instead of not…so kudos to me :) I was a little mortified when they started booted everyone below 90 and abusing them for being moochers and they should be leveling instead of trying to get loot off raid bosses.
Sorry for the long post and no pictures but wrap your arms around yourself and have a free hug from me – if you made it this far you deserve it!