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Farming Stones

Postby Ravnhawk » February 21st, 2013, 2:33 pm

I am trying to farm stones since I need more then 100 to make all my non wild pets rare. I've been using 2 low level pets and 1 level 25. The low level pets are 1 to 2 levels below the pets I am battling, I try to stay in Northrend - Cata areas or Pandaria for the pet battles. I am having no luck.

1. I will use my lowest level pet first.
2. Use my Infinite Whelping to finish the others off.

Any ideas what if anything I am doing wrong? Or anything you think might help me get any stones?

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Re: Farming Stones

Postby Poofah » February 21st, 2013, 4:14 pm

The only thing you're doing wrong is being unlucky. The level of the opponent wild pets is the only thing that influences the chance of getting a battle stone. But even versus level 25 wild pets, the drop rate is very low. Sack of Pet Supplies have a better chance--roughly 10% chance of having a random stone (only from the regular pet supply bags; not from Pandaren Spirit tamers).

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Re: Farming Stones

Postby Ysabell » February 21st, 2013, 4:17 pm

I just do the tamer dailies that reward pet supply bags, anything else is far too unreliable. I figure that'll keep me covered until I'm down to just beasts and flying pets that need upgrades at which point I'll start trying to set up trades.

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Re: Farming Stones

Postby Oceanaia » February 21st, 2013, 4:34 pm

Ysabell wrote:I just do the tamer dailies that reward pet supply bags, anything else is far too unreliable. I figure that'll keep me covered until I'm down to just beasts and flying pets that need upgrades at which point I'll start trying to set up trades.


This. I was also attempting to farm Battle-Stones through pet battles, and I found that I was having a lot more luck just doing the tamer dailies everyday. I average about 1 stone every 2 days. Pet battles was just so random and unreliable I didn't see it worth it.

There are some threads on these forums however, of good places to farm Battle-Stones if you were still interested. This is a good one that I was using for a while.

http://www.warcraftpets.com/community/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1737&start=20
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Re: Farming Stones

Postby Basti » February 21st, 2013, 6:11 pm

I would agree with the previous posts. Farming stones via wild pet battles is very unreliable. I would get more stones from doing the tamer dailies and yes I do all 16 of them (17 when Darkmoon Faire is up). There were still days I would get no battle-stones from the bags but there were also days that I got as many as 5 stones. The only downside from doing the tamer dailies is that I also get too many Pandaren spirit pets and I don't know what to do with them anymore. :lol:

I also would like to note that that in one of my battles against Jeremy Feasel of the Darkmoon Faire, a battle-stone dropped. The stone dropped right after I defeated his team and did not come from the satchel. I am not sure now if defeating tamers also grants a chance for battle-stones to drop or that was a bug.

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Re: Farming Stones

Postby Opallena » February 21st, 2013, 8:26 pm

I've heard of stones dropping off tamer fights before, but I've never had it happen to me.

I just do tamer dailies every day and i usually get atleast one stone or more every other day. I only do wild pet battles when i need to level pets so they can survive tamers- level 22 is a good level to go. any higher and it takes forever to level them via wild pets- i have had some stones drop off the plains monitors in kun'lai summit though.

Trying to "farm" a specific family isn't reliable- just do tamers for bags untill you get the majority of your pets rarified, then try to set up trades for unused stones.

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Re: Farming Stones

Postby Ravnhawk » February 22nd, 2013, 2:21 pm

Thanks all! I've been doing the tamer dailies for a while now but RNG is not with me on the stones. I did get 1 yesterday on a tamer daily but it wasn't in the bag. Just got the message for a Flawless Flying Battle Stone after the Major Payne fight.


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