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.
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.