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what do you look for when catching insignificant pets?

Postby Cheaptoad » April 12th, 2015, 9:35 am

Do you just look for the one you're missing no matter the rarity or just hold out to find that pet as a rare?

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Re: what do you look for when catching insignificant pets?

Postby Abbotta » April 12th, 2015, 9:41 am

When I was looking for wild pets I tried my best to find rares for one reason. Looking for wild pets was a great opportunity to level other pets.

But if the pet was super rare like a Minfernal or Shadow Sporebat I took what I could find.

And if I spent more than an hour or so looking for a rare I'd take a green but try to get the best breed as researched here on WCP. Like the Harpy Youngling - I do not think a rare exists in the wild even though that is a pretty common pet to be found. I think in the end I grabbed an H/B and some other uncommon in hopes one would be a decent breed.

Anyone who says they found a rare Harpy Youngling I truly believe is passing off an Urban Legend - that's my story and I'm sticking with it! :lol:

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Re: what do you look for when catching insignificant pets?

Postby Caylithe » April 12th, 2015, 10:13 am

as far as the Harpy goes... I finally just took the best one i could find and used a stone to upgrade to rare...

I am working now to raise pets... I love the fact we can get stones to upgrade to rare..

I work at finding rares on anything I am hunting, but many times I will take a common or a green... and still fight on, to find those rares.. it just takes work and time...

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Re: what do you look for when catching insignificant pets?

Postby Topaz » April 12th, 2015, 10:54 am

Ever since WoD came out and made it easier to stone pets to rare Im just looking for a specific breed. Before WoD came out I captured the 1st rare I managed to find. (such as a rare harpy youngling :D )

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Re: what do you look for when catching insignificant pets?

Postby Merana » April 12th, 2015, 11:03 am

I usually trapped the first uncommon I came across, then looked for rares. Sometimes that took longer than others. I believe I caught every wild pre-WoD pet as rare, except the Wanderer's Festival Hatchling.
Keep in mind, getting upgrade stones is a lot easier nowadays, so if there's a particular breed you like you can just grab the first one you come across and upgrade it later. Pets don't even lose levels anymore when they get upgraded.

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Re: what do you look for when catching insignificant pets?

Postby Trethsparr » April 12th, 2015, 1:03 pm

First, I look for whether it's a pet I have or not and catch it. (I can always release it later if/when I find them with better breed/rarity.) Second, I look for best breed. Third, I look for rarity because I can get stones fairly regularly right now.
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Re: what do you look for when catching insignificant pets?

Postby Peanutty » April 12th, 2015, 1:52 pm

#1 - There are no insignificant pets. I love them all, even all 2 dozen cockroaches whose names I can't remember. :)

Ok, now that that's settled... at the start of WoD I just caught the first one of anything I saw that I didn't have, regardless of breed and rarity. As I went along, I continued to pet battle in between quests and would catch any "upgrades" - i.e. if I had a poor Royal Moth and saw a uncommon, I would catch it and dropped the poor. See a rare, catch it, drop the uncommon. See a rare with a "better" breed, catch it, drop the other rare. Pets that are that easy to find, I won't ever stone - I'll hold out for battling my way to the desired rarity and breed.

The harder to find pets, like the Mudback Calf and Shadow Sporebat, I will settle for picking a breed and stoning for rarity since it's often not worth that level of headache to luck into rarity and breed (though I did give it a good try, but 2 weeks of Mudback Calf farming wasn't fun).

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Re: what do you look for when catching insignificant pets?

Postby FuxieDK » April 13th, 2015, 3:19 am

Abbotta wrote:When I was looking for wild pets I tried my best to find rares for one reason. Looking for wild pets was a great opportunity to level other pets.

But if the pet was super rare like a Minfernal or Shadow Sporebat I took what I could find.

And if I spent more than an hour or so looking for a rare I'd take a green but try to get the best breed as researched here on WCP. Like the Harpy Youngling - I do not think a rare exists in the wild even though that is a pretty common pet to be found. I think in the end I grabbed an H/B and some other uncommon in hopes one would be a decent breed.

Anyone who says they found a rare Harpy Youngling I truly believe is passing off an Urban Legend - that's my story and I'm sticking with it! :lol:
Harpy Youngling DOES exist as rare.. I caught one in 3rd try..

Mac Frog on the other hand... I spent 8 full hours in Uldum, before I found a rare one... That pet is BY FAR the one I hunted the longest time (not counting the ultra rare, such as Minfernal, Giraffe Calf, Unborn Val'kyr, Cheetah Cub, Shadow Sporebat and a few more) before I found a blue one....


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