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600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Kel » October 29th, 2014, 9:36 pm

Hey gang, I need some expert opinion here. I'm currently sitting at 495 unique pets. I don't have a lot of in-game ones left, just a couple drops and some raid pets as well as a small amount of tradeskill pets. If I bought them all off the AH this can't be more than 25 pets. Am I right in my math that WoD only brings 25 wild pets? I can't afford TCG pets or anything like that, so those simply are not an option. Can I even get there? Or is it just something that won't happen for me?
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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Zalak » October 29th, 2014, 10:08 pm

I thought there was something like 90 new pets all together coming in the x-pac

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Jazeel » October 29th, 2014, 10:25 pm

Dont forget theres a whole as yet unopened area in the new xpac that will no doubt bring more new pets, and no doubt a raiding with leashes 3 might become available later in xpac, not to mention blizz shop new releases, and later patches adding more new pets, i would say 600 is a likely target long before WoDs replacemnt is on the horizon :D

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Graven » October 29th, 2014, 10:36 pm

I know you don't like the idea of raising cash on another server just to buy pets, but that really is a very effective way of increasing your collection. You've completely ruled out TCG pets, which you wouldn't have to, and many of the others you don't have yet will be much cheaper on busy servers.

Saying that though, if you really don't want to do the trader-alt thing, I think even without TCGs, store pets or the more expensive ones from the AH you should be able to hit 600 fairly easily.

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Digem » October 29th, 2014, 10:52 pm

If you keep running old dungeons for pets you will make good money doing so making buying tcg pets easy.
At least on my server most are under 20k.
If need be make an alt on a high population server where they are even cheaper and buy them.
Make the alt a double farming profession alt and sell everything you farm while leveling.
Easy to make money that way

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If you friend me I have lots of extra pets I could give you a few you need.
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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Aalea » October 29th, 2014, 11:07 pm

There are a lot of TCG pets now on the AH, if you can afford them then Id say grab them, plus the two cats from Halloween and the Iron Starlette. If you grab those and the outstanding ones you need I would think you would be well on your way to the 600 when WoD comes out.

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Maizing » October 29th, 2014, 11:42 pm

I got most of my TCG pets off the AH. I have an alt on Illidan that does nothing but sell my extra pets and buy ones that I don't have from the AH.

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Wakamaru » October 29th, 2014, 11:52 pm

Zalak wrote:I thought there was something like 90 new pets all together coming in the x-pac


At this time there are only 25 wild pets. There are others from drops, achievements, professions, etc. But as for wilds upon release, 25 is the current number.
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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Kel » October 30th, 2014, 5:02 am

Maizing wrote:I got most of my TCG pets off the AH. I have an alt on Illidan that does nothing but sell my extra pets and buy ones that I don't have from the AH.

Maybe I better look into this. Is Illidan the preferred pet trading post? Are the prices better there?
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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Dirkie » October 30th, 2014, 7:56 am

I would check the AH on various other servers if the prices are high on your own. The TCG pets have crashed in price and are all basically under 20k now. That may take some time to get the cash flowing on another server but you can sell bandages etc which are account bound to get your starting capital to list your first few pets. Of course if high priced pets are cheap then usually they are all cheap which makes it more difficult to make money on the AH. Just scan for any low priced items or bids and work up the capital. It is possible. The other thing to do is once you get some rare pets advertise here for people to trade with and get some others. Many people will trade store pets which cost RL $ for a rare pet they need. It can be done.

I noticed too you are still missing some Darkmoon pets, some more crafted ones and some quest related ones. Check out this website and look at one pet at a time and figure out how to get it and go looking. If you friend me online I'll try to give you a pet you're missing. Battlenet dirk#1435

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Talalara » October 30th, 2014, 12:33 pm

Please forgive my skepticism at all this you will get your 600 pets thing.

Please show the rest of us mortals how to get them instead of saying "You can, You Will, you'll see!"

I don't see it and I am a bigger cheerleader about pets both in & out of game.

There is nothing wrong with encouraging people to continue with pet collecting. Just don't tell them it is possible to get 600 before WoD. Because of the general anti-social trend in game I venture into anything pets by myself. I can't give pets away in the hopes of helping people get started. They assume I am either a stalker or trying to scam them. So I try & fish when I can and hope I get the last 2 "tiny" carps. Forget the magical crawdad & crawling claw. There are a total of 29 pets I have left to get in game which depend on the mercy of the "God of Random Lucky Pet Drop." This does not include TCG pets or the special "For Asia" pets or even those which are only available when you go to BlizzCon. I have given up trying to make gold on my server or others. Not to mention the lunacy of spending the crazy amounts of real money to get some pets. I just keep playing because I pay too much & been in this game too long to do just nothing.

Please don't get me started on the still present "You can't raid unless you have the right item level, but then since you don't know the fights (despite your item level) you can't raid" issues still in game.

Thank goodness for the genius who came up with dailys.

With the coming expansions (beyond WoD) 600 will soon not be a big number. Until they do & while the game is still pre-WoD let's not give pet collectors false hope. Make them aware you need to accumulate large amounts of gold & hope you don't get stuck with a "dupe" rare issue/collector pet from the AH.

And then if you pet collecting geniuses & savants will please share what you are sacrificing to the "God of Random Lucky Pet Drops" for the boon you are receiving I will be glad to make a small donation at your shrine.

Carry On
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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Pyrephoenix » October 30th, 2014, 12:59 pm

I'm not sure you could hit 600 before WoD, but just comparing to your collection I see roughly 60 pets that are entirely in-game, you won't have to resort to TCG or eBay for most of what you don't have. As you say, some are profession ones, but I believe all of those are cageable. Check the toy vendor in SW/Org for a Warbot Ignition Key; talk to the quartermaster in Tol Barad for a fox kit... Camp Jadefang in Deepholm for a Tiny Shale Spider. Send me a PM here and I'll give you my btag, see if I've got anything stashed away in a guild bank that you still need, and I'm sure I can craft things like the Tranquil Mechanical Yeti too.

Edit: Get to Krasarang beach on a Sunday night to try to catch a Wanderers Festival Hatchling.

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Ravnhawk » October 30th, 2014, 1:11 pm

Kel add me to btag I might have a few to help you out. ravnhawk#1272

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Ravnhawk » October 30th, 2014, 1:14 pm

Illidan and Stormrage have really cheap pets most of the time. If not wait they always get cheaper there when so many post at the same time. All the high end TCG pet s are now showing up for 10 to 12k gold - Yeah I know they are duped. Although Blizz insisted there is no such thing.

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Kpb321 » October 30th, 2014, 6:18 pm

600 pets before WoD comes out is really hard. The only way to accomplish that is to have most of the Blizcon/CE pets which is out of the reach of most people. 600 pets after WoD comes out and adds ~90 more pets total with a mix of wild pets and various other dropped/tradeskill/whatever pets shouldn't be hard.

I'm currently at 590 and have spent very little RL cash on pets. I've picked up almost all the Pet Store pets, all the TCG pets and even a couple of the CE pets by trading. I've also got 3 of 4 RaF pets from trading. Just because you can't or don't want to spend RL $ on Pet store pets or buying the TCG cards on Ebay or even doing the RaF for the pets doesn't mean they aren't obtainable.

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Roisen » October 30th, 2014, 6:22 pm

While some of the pets you are missing are very hard to get you currently have 69 pets that you can obtain in game still! A few of which are even very easy to get! Wander's Festival Hatchling and Lashtail Hatchling are the two that stand out to me that you could have with hardly any effort this weekend! Plus it is Darkmoon Faire this weekend as well! So while you may not hit 600 pets pre WoD you can definitely get it!

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Saasan » October 31st, 2014, 12:13 am

Talalara wrote:Please forgive my skepticism at all this you will get your 600 pets thing.

Please show the rest of us mortals how to get them instead of saying "You can, You Will, you'll see!"



Perhaps I misunderstood, but I thought the original question was more "Can I Get 600 Pets?" and not "Can I Get Them Before WoD?" With the understanding of 25 -ish non TCG/CE pets and 25 -ish WoD wild pets, the question of 600 total pets post launch is a very good question. I think OP has gotten some good advice re money making and pet purchases. I don't think anyone is saying it's both possible and easy for a 600+ pet collection pre-WoD.

Hope that helps. Cheers.

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Smellyfeet » October 31st, 2014, 2:20 am

Talalara wrote:Please forgive my skepticism at all this you will get your 600 pets thing.

Please show the rest of us mortals how to get them instead of saying "You can, You Will, you'll see!"

I don't see it and I am a bigger cheerleader about pets both in & out of game.


There is some amazing advice on how to collect pets throughout this website which has some of the most dedicated collectors of any virtual game that I have encountered.

"There is nothing wrong with encouraging people to continue with pet collecting. Just don't tell them it is possible to get 600 before WoD. Because of the general anti-social trend in game I venture into anything pets by myself. I can't give pets away in the hopes of helping people get started. They assume I am either a stalker or trying to scam them. So I try & fish when I can and hope I get the last 2 "tiny" carps. Forget the magical crawdad & crawling claw. There are a total of 29 pets I have left to get in game which depend on the mercy of the "God of Random Lucky Pet Drop." This does not include TCG pets or the special "For Asia" pets or even those which are only available when you go to BlizzCon. I have given up trying to make gold on my server or others. Not to mention the lunacy of spending the crazy amounts of real money to get some pets. I just keep playing because I pay too much & been in this game too long to do just nothing.


Unless a person is willing to spend a lot of IRL money and a lot of ingame currency it is very difficult to obtain 600 pets prior to WoD. With that being said, WoD will include over 90 new pets. I myself am sitting at 570+ pets, so obtaining the 600 pet achievement will not be an issue once WoD is in full swing. The Crawling Claw just takes some time doing arch in MOP to trade the currency to the Tol'Vir. It took me 300+ solves to get the pet, but it can be eventually done. The magical Crawdad is so much easier than the Crawling Claw. It would seem like the words and phrases you are using are constructing a more negative "I'm giving up before trying" mentality versus a "let's keep plucking at it" attitude. It also seems like you are looking down upon the people who have the means and who choose to spend their disposable income how they wish.

Please don't get me started on the still present "You can't raid unless you have the right item level, but then since you don't know the fights (despite your item level) you can't raid" issues still in game.


Not sure what that statement has to do with pet collecting, but ok.

Thank goodness for the genius who came up with dailys.


Again, are you being negative here or serious? Do you remember when gold was so very difficult to come by? or even chanting mats? The original dailies helped with both and I for one like doing dailies to help ease the stress of IRL.

With the coming expansions (beyond WoD) 600 will soon not be a big number. Until they do & while the game is still pre-WoD let's not give pet collectors false hope. Make them aware you need to accumulate large amounts of gold & hope you don't get stuck with a "dupe" rare issue/collector pet from the AH.


Blizzard is not giving out false hope AT ALL. There will always be the people that will dedicate IRL recources to make sure that they have every item available to them because they have the means to do that. However, Blizzard did design this achievement around the "casual" pet gamer who spent most of his/her time collecting pets via in game only and not TCG or any other means. You are being all too negative in your desire to have the achievement done prior to the expansion.

And then if you pet collecting geniuses & savants will please share what you are sacrificing to the "God of Random Lucky Pet Drops" for the boon you are receiving I will be glad to make a small donation at your shrine.

Carry On
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I am sure more people would be willing to assist you if you showed less condescension towards the people who have worked very hard to acquire the collections that they did. No, I did not sacrifice ANYTHING except time and dedication to my collection. Perhaps you should do the same instead of being negative.

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Dagris » October 31st, 2014, 11:11 am

Talalara wrote:Please forgive my skepticism at all this you will get your 600 pets thing.

Please show the rest of us mortals how to get them instead of saying "You can, You Will, you'll see!"

I don't see it and I am a bigger cheerleader about pets both in & out of game.

There is nothing wrong with encouraging people to continue with pet collecting. Just don't tell them it is possible to get 600 before WoD. Because of the general anti-social trend in game I venture into anything pets by myself. I can't give pets away in the hopes of helping people get started. They assume I am either a stalker or trying to scam them. So I try & fish when I can and hope I get the last 2 "tiny" carps. Forget the magical crawdad & crawling claw. There are a total of 29 pets I have left to get in game which depend on the mercy of the "God of Random Lucky Pet Drop." This does not include TCG pets or the special "For Asia" pets or even those which are only available when you go to BlizzCon. I have given up trying to make gold on my server or others. Not to mention the lunacy of spending the crazy amounts of real money to get some pets. I just keep playing because I pay too much & been in this game too long to do just nothing.

Please don't get me started on the still present "You can't raid unless you have the right item level, but then since you don't know the fights (despite your item level) you can't raid" issues still in game.

Thank goodness for the genius who came up with dailys.

With the coming expansions (beyond WoD) 600 will soon not be a big number. Until they do & while the game is still pre-WoD let's not give pet collectors false hope. Make them aware you need to accumulate large amounts of gold & hope you don't get stuck with a "dupe" rare issue/collector pet from the AH.

And then if you pet collecting geniuses & savants will please share what you are sacrificing to the "God of Random Lucky Pet Drops" for the boon you are receiving I will be glad to make a small donation at your shrine.

Carry On
Tala


As someone who has 600+ pets before the expansion (as in right now) it's certainly a possible goal but not necessarily easy to reach. I had initially written off TCG pets and Blizzard store pets due to RL costs until I started actively accumulating gold on Illidan-H for this purpose. I did this before the crash in price on TCG pets, when those pets were all 50-90k in value, and I managed to gather them all in relatively short order with a bit of time and effort.

The big thing about Illidan-H AH pet collecting isn't that you can sell pets for more there, generally you can't, but the volume through that AH for pets is huge and any pet you may want is generally available at any time, and at a competitive price. The other thing to keep in mind is that, to make gold on Illidan-H, you -don't- need to collect rare or hard to find pets for sale. There is a market, or was when I was doing it, for pet leveling, and pet stoning of even easy to find pets. That is in fact where I turned around most of my gold there. At the time I was getting approximately 500g for stoning a common/uncommon pet up to rare with a stone I'd obtained from battles/etc (I would stone the pet types I had available). I would also get another 1000g-2000g for leveling a pet from 1 to 25, depending on how common the pet was in the AH at the time. Given that with the Pandaria trainers you could level 3-4 pets a day fairly easily ones you had the right teams setup this added up pretty quickly to where I was able to buy -all- of the TCG pets within a couple months, just through doing dailies and selling pets on Illidan. The Collector's edition/Blizzcon pets are a trickier prospect but are still out there and available to some degree, generally only in trade for the rarer pets though (the pet trading forum used to be good for this, not sure now with new restrictions) which actually paired alright with getting TCG pets/mounts of Illidan-H.

Not saying it's easy, or quick, but with regular work and effort it can be done. With the expansion you won't likely even need to consider the collector/etc pets to reach that 600 limit if you focus on getting the ones available through trade in the AH and through working on achievements.

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Re: 600 Pets, Is It Even Possible for Me?

Postby Kel » October 31st, 2014, 11:33 am

Wow, I was out of state and missed a few days of this thread.

A couple things:
1) I didn't say "get to 600 BEFORE WoD". I know that ain't happening. I'll need WoD to get there if I can at all. I was just shocked when I noticed only 25 pets (26 if you count the one from the Draenor pet achieve).

2) HUGE props to those who said "add my battle tag, I'll be glad to help". You guys are the reason I keep coming back here! Awesome community!

3) Maybe I should get serious about an Illidan alt. I do have some extras of things like baby crocs and maybe a Crawdad or two. My concern is that those pets will also be so low that it won't really net me much in "the big picture". Know what I mean?
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