Gracin wrote:On the subject of breeds, maybe lightly touch on why specific breeds are generally accepted as "best" for a particular pet. For example, I think it's acceptable that a S/S rabbit is "usually" the best way to go. This would give noobies a good idea of what to shoot for when they really being collecting.
I'm kind of on against the use of Ultimate Battle Stone. I think it should be covered in the video, but I don't think new pet battlers of any level(1-100) should use it when they first get started. I know some of us, including myself, approve of the fast leap frog leveling strategy, but at least while using this strat you actually gain knowledge about leveling an collecting wild pets that are similar levels as you are.
You're right, and thank you everyone for the feedback so far.
I keep thinking of things that made me upset when initially starting pet battles for the first time. Nobody ever seemed to explain how pet spawning works, or that you can force respawns of pets by left clicking a wild pet and using an actual character damage spell on it to kill it instantly.
Everybody, for whatever reason, suggested that you keep battling the same pets until you get a rare version of the breed you want. I feel with how easy Flawless Battle-Stones etc are to get these days that you should just get the pet in any quality--except for the Arcane Eye and possibly Dragonbone Hatchling.
I actually feel that the best two pets to level in Vale are Anubisoth Idol and a P/P Emerald Proto-Whelp. Why? Because I distinctly remember the first time pet battles really kicked into gear and it was when I followed the "Guide to tamer daily pet battles (5.3) - For beginners" -- http://www.warcraftpets.com/community/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4580
-- you can kill all MoP tamers with those two pets.
It was so much faster than 300-500XP from Vale of Eternal Blossoms, so I think I'm going to recommend that route.
I'm still trying to find a reliable place to level pets from 1-10 or so quickly. I only know of two places -- Icespine Hatchlings in Frostfire Ridge using a P/P Zandalari Anklerender and a Feline Familiar. They both have devour, but Feline is way more expensive. The problem is the only way to get there if you're low level is to be summoned there, but I'm the kind of person who would do that if that's the best low level pet level method.
Then there's the Veiled Star in Valley of the Four Winds using beast pets with devour. I tried this a few times and every single time there was a lack of pet respawns, so I gave up every time.
Mistfall Village in Vale of Eternal Blossoms with the Dragonbone Hatchling is all right with good spawn times, but the speed to kill the aquatics is slow and the XP low. I don't really like it. I actually think the pool of water near "No-No" in Vale of Eternal Blossoms using a couple of P/P Yellow Moths is better than the aquatics.
I wish I had actual scientifically objective information on this. I hate giving people bad advice or an inferior method.