Annier wrote:Having an all blue B/B collection will get you having to get a hundred pets again for the right breed, whereas getting the right breed means you level the right breed and can stone it.
So which takes less time?
Getting the right breed the first time that is not rare and getting a stone for it
Trying to find a rare with the right breed then leveling it
As you suggest: Get a rare, level it to 25, realize you need an actual specific breed, go find a pet of the right breed, realize it is not rare, keep hunting for the rare of the right breed and then level it again to 25?
Thankfully the chances of one extreme or another happening in reality is almost nil.
From my own experience I would suggest the following, especially to newer players (assuming they have a few upgrade stones at their disposal):
- Pick up and keep rares you come across, regardless of breed.
- If a pet has a specific breed you are looking for, pick up and keep one of that breed, regardless of the rarity.
- Keep hunting for a rare with the desired breed. If you finally can't take it and are losing your mind over hours of hunting, consider stoning the desired breed one you already picked up (or come back another day and try again).
- The exception would be pets that are hard to find (i.e. Minfernal) in which case, count yourself lucky if you get the breed you want and stone it when you can.
Also keep in mind that not every single pet you have needs to be "optimal." Will you really use a dozen S/S rabbits? Probably not, and in some cases a different breed might be better. I personally like keeping as wide a variety of breeds as possible, which means I do collect B/Bs too.