Vondeb wrote:I so appreciate these replys and thank you so much ...always a little help is good, I really do like this pet pvp´ing and really want to learn more.
May I ask a question, do you play with the same team many times in a row or do you change teams often in between new battles?
I usually change teams, when I notice that my "normal" team doesnt work for the teams I´ve been confronting, or do you play with the same team more than 10x in a row or what?
I tend to stick with a team for at least 10+ matches in a row unless I'm running into the same team a lot and want to try and counter. For me personally I need to keep with it so I can get down the nuances of the team and figure out how it works and what I should or shouldn't do with it. More experienced battlers probably don't need near that much time with a team to see if they like it or if it will work.
Re: learning more - if you have the time, read through: pvppetbattles(dot)com/daily-battle (I can't post links yet)
I hope its ok to link that, its a blog run by an avid pet pvp'er that has been a huge source of information for me. He likes to put together all kinds of different comps using whatever pets he is in the mood for or experimenting with, and then he explains how it went and why it worked or didn't. Its given me a TON of insight into how different pets and abilities work together and strategy to use during battles. Can't say enough good things about it. I don't have the skill or the sheer variety of max level rares that he does, but just reading about it has been really interesting and informative.
Whatever you do, don't join the ranks of those that are frustrating you out of a need to win. Play these pets because you really want to, not just because you think you have to. It will just perpetuate the cycle if you start using the OP pets too for no other reason than to win easily. Time and skill will cause the wins to come, trust me
You are definitely right about playing things just to win and not have fun. After getting very frustrated during my first forays into pet pvp, I went out and got a Valk. Then a stitched pup, and finally a DAH. I tried using a Valk for a while but I really didn't enjoy the way those teams played. DAH can be fun, but its more of just a really strong pet than a pet that has good synergy with a whole team (at least that was how it felt to me) so I wasn't a big fan of that either. Then I spent a lot of time looking around for good comps and saw Disco's blog, where I found my favorite team of a Fetish/Spirit Crab/Imp and I started to win more before getting a Jademist Dancer last week and rolling with Clonedancer.
I have to admit that I love my Clonedancer team, and I play it far more than anything else. I enjoy the play between the different pets (I use snarly as my 3rd and man that little guy is amazing) as well as how each pet is strong individually and I can use them just to try and counter specific pets that the other team has if I don't think the straight forward clonedancing strat will go well. Because I'm still new new to pet battles (my first lvl 3 pet achievement is on 6/21/14 so its not been much more than a month), playing a strong team has allowed me to learn a lot while still winning as well so I don't get completely frustrated and want to quit. I know its an OP team, but I still lose with it fairly regularly because I make all kinds of mistakes. Obviously you see a lot of the strongest pets overall, but I still often run into pets that I have never seen before and have no idea what they can do. I can look at their abilities and guess, but half the time I don't see how all those abilities play together within the team or I underestimate them because I'm unfamiliar with them.
I'm sorry for the rambling response to what was probably just a small offhand comment from you, but in all th time I've spent searching various places online for pvp pet information, comps, etc, I've seen a lot people who tell those who are new to pet pvp "don't play the OP stuff, don't add to the repetitiveness of the meta" but I don't think that's great advice. I think you should
start with a team that's made up of some of the stronger pets, particularly those that can be played fairly straightforward like an Idol or DAH. It gives you a fighting chance while you learn, because with sooooo many pets out there, and abilities, and ways that different things can work together, its really a lot to take in at first and getting crushed over and over and over and over again makes it that much harder to learn those things along with being incredibly frustrating.
I'd rather have more people doing pet battles, even if its running a lot of the same team over and over, than have people quitting it because they get too frustrated and upset by their attempts at it. A larger community of people who are interested in it and actively engaging in pet pvp can only be a good thing in the long run