3 Years of silence and I'm back. Let's see for how long. I really wanted to write about my first experiences with the battle pets and thought this might be the place.
I pretty much ignored the battle pets when they were introduced back with Mists of Pandaria. But lately I decided to give it a try and thanks to some weeks of sickness at home, I'm now the proud mother of roughly 320 individual pets and counting. About 30 are 25 already and I fight and fight and fight...
Since I'm currently sick AGAIN I'm on my trusty old laptop and can't do much because the performance is very low. That's the good thing with battle pets the performance doesn't matter.
Of course I started with levelling the most cute / cool pets, no matter whether they were good or useful at all. I made teams with all my cute lava animals (rarely useful to make a team of 3 similar pets, before the fables), 3 different cats and similar useless combinations. When my first toon hit 100 and built the menagerie, I got a stone to push one pet up to 25, I chose the Molten Corgi. He's too cute <3
After That I started my other cool pets like Schrödinger's cat. (all pets that I rarely use nowadays) And suddenly the urge to collect had me. I wanted the title "Crazy Cat Lady" and did Molten Core, Ahn'Quiraj (I'll never remember how it's actually spelled, sorry) and Blackwing Lair over and over and over again. (got it with the help of a guild mate, who let me learn his tradeable cats, but I'm close to achieving it for real) I never really learned the mechanics though. Most of the times, I checked the web for combinations against specific encounter. Just a few weeks back I finally printed out a cheat sheet
with all the weaknesses and boni and tried to create my own teams against the tamer around the world. I got better, but I'd still consider myself an adventurous noob. I finished the fable quests and the Pandaren ghost tamers. Next step will be the Timeless Isle, I think. Only read some snippets about scenarios, and 40 tamers and so on... don't think I'm ready for that yet. So currently I try to get a lot of those pets that were mentioned as "must have" for those later encounter and level them *yawn*.
This week is bonus weekend for battle pets again, so I hope I can push as many as possible. This includes a few more battles with the plush elekk. For some of the tamers I have currently teams that manage to survive the fight only barely and so I need to push more pets to be able to improve the teams, so they can win with only 2 active pets. Again, I'm using a lot of solutions from the internet and don't think too much myself. Feels a bit like cheating, but it'll become better, I promise.