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Old 09-26-2012, 10:43 AM
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So, Bolvar is leveling a Panda with Mrs. Bolvar.

We complete the starting area. Reach level 20. Decide to meander over to the lake in Stormwind to buy our turtle mounts (which are, to be honest, a tad underwhelming).

"Look, honey, a quest!" I declare. It's a new quest from a new NPC. City quests are usually interesting and/or fun and/or quick and easy XP, so we pick it up.

It's the pet battle trainer.

Suddenly, little green paw prints start showing up all over the map. Suddenly, the wait time for a dungeon queue isn't so bad. Suddenly, Mrs. Bolvar is obsessed with leveling and capturing critters all over the place.

And, Bolvar is somewhat ashamed to admit, so am I.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:49 AM
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Suddenly, Mrs. Bolvar is obsessed with leveling and capturing critters all over the place.

And, Bolvar is somewhat ashamed to admit, so am I.

Damn you, Blizzard.
Well, seems like the Pet Battle System was super effective.

Can't wait to try it again. I tried it a bit on the beta, but never explored it that much so that I'm not too tired of it on live.

Let's see how well my marine and thor will fare..
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:55 AM
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Well, seems like the Pet Battle System was super effective.

Can't wait to try it again. I tried it a bit on the beta, but never explored it that much so that I'm not too tired of it on live.

Let's see how well my marine and thor will fare..
My Curious Wolvar Pup is a badass. I also like my Spirit of Competition (because he's a little rare) and my Onyxia Whelping (also slightly uncommon).

Although my Tiny Harvester, with his auto-rez, is also great fun.

Mrs. Bolvar is partial to the Vampiric Batling - another rarely seen pet these days.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:46 PM
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My wife is rather obsessed with it as well. I should cage up all my extra pets though and try selling them.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:58 PM
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I have a day more of free time and i'm loving it, i was planning on getting to level 80 with the battle chest having the WOTLK expac but i'm going to have to content with 77 because PET BATTLES.

I have minor grievances with it(pets with no quality have grey icon borders)(pets always come in groups after specific levels which turn everything eerily predictable and kinda boring on that respect...) but nothing too serious.

I've also got the hang on how to identify if a pet is rare or not.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:54 PM
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I decided to turn my pandaren monk into a wandering trainer. Unfortunately, of all the pandaria themed pets I have only the Quilen is rare...
I guess I'll continue leveling my Hunter in the hope of getting quest reward pets that aren't merely uncommon.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:33 PM
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Turns out calling the turtle pet from orphan's week "Speedy" wasn't such a misnomer. The little bastard's got twice the base speed of any other pet in my collection.
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Suddenly, little green paw prints start showing up all over the map. Suddenly, the wait time for a dungeon queue isn't so bad. Suddenly, Mrs. Bolvar is obsessed with leveling and capturing critters all over the place.

And, Bolvar is somewhat ashamed to admit, so am I.

Damn you, Blizzard.
I wanted to try out a Pet Battle. Countless random battles and one trainer battle later, I realized how addictive this is. Chilled to the bone, I immediately stopped and resumed leveling my main.

It's remarkable how well Blizzard replicated what makes Pokemon so successful to this day.
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Is it worth trying to match my battle pets to an RP theme or should I just min-max?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:38 PM
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I really wanted to use Lost of Lordaeron in my main team but he unfortunately sucks. So I just use Mojo-the-Team-Breaker now.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:41 PM
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Is it worth trying to match my battle pets to an RP theme or should I just min-max?
Unless your RP theme is something along the lines of "I'm the critter master", I don't see why not.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:15 PM
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I really wanted to use Lost of Lordaeron in my main team but he unfortunately sucks. So I just use Mojo-the-Team-Breaker now.
Maybe it's just as well you're not enslaving the spirits of Lordaeron's dead to fight for you.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:04 PM
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I really wanted to use Lost of Lordaeron in my main team but he unfortunately sucks. So I just use Mojo-the-Team-Breaker now.
Get a Rare one and they are almost impossible to kill with there constant healing.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:07 PM
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Is it worth trying to match my battle pets to an RP theme or should I just min-max?
Can there really be a good RP theme to what amounts to cartoonish dog/cock fight rings? You know, torturing animals by forcing them to fight to the death? Because that's pretty much what we are doing.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:29 PM
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NAH MAN IT'S TOTALLY FREE WILLED, DIDN'T YOU SEE THE STARTING AREA

But seriously the tool tip says that it hates the Forsaken so I took him away.

It was a poor quality one though, so I let him go in Westfall where he can be with his living bretheren.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:19 PM
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I should've listened to this thread. I started out with the goal of winning a single battle. Next thing I know, an hour has passed and I'm leveling up my main team. Between that and what I've done of Jade Forest, I'm already loving MoP much more than I did Cata.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:00 AM
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I should've listened to this thread. I started out with the goal of winning a single battle. Next thing I know, an hour has passed and I'm leveling up my main team. Between that and what I've done of Jade Forest, I'm already loving MoP much more than I did Cata.
Yep. This is exactly how I feel.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:42 AM
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:59 AM
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Can there really be a good RP theme to what amounts to cartoonish dog/cock fight rings? You know, torturing animals by forcing them to fight to the death? Because that's pretty much what we are doing.
My RP character's a pretty terrible person and a compulsive gambler. Cockfighting is well within his IC personality.
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My RP character's a pretty terrible person and a compulsive gambler. Cockfighting is well within his IC personality.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:49 AM
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If you want to know the rarity of a pet before catching it, without using a macro, get this addon.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:23 AM
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This is just what WoW needed.

Something that made it even MORE addictive than it already was.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:45 AM
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But seriously the tool tip says that it hates the Forsaken so I took him away.

It was a poor quality one though, so I let him go in Westfall where he can be with his living bretheren.
That's kind of sweet, actually...

If I ever get around to trying this, I want to have at least one cat. But I wonder if any of them are any good.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:02 AM
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