Dulahey wrote:When I started to get serious, I followed the infamous 5.4 Guide to Master Tamer...guide here on the forums to figure out what the most important pets I needed first were.
After that, I worked on "A Pet Battler's Guide to: Defeating the Celestial Tournament" on WoWhead for my next round of pets needed.
After that, I just began collecting anyting and everything.
Sorry, I'm too casual to be able to post links
I started with those guides too.
One for the tamers, and one for the Tournament.http://www.wowhead.com/guide=2092/a-pet ... et-dailieshttp://www.wowhead.com/guide=1827/a-pet ... tournament
Information flows, changes, grows, is collected and repackaged, though. When someone posts and maintains a guide, they also collect new strategies suggested by readers.
I'm very grateful to Mel for those guides, but he took a lot of the information from Rendigar's 5.4 guide, posted here, which in turn built on Phraide's 5.3 guide, also from WarcraftPets' Forums. While the comments in Mel's Wowhead guides are still very active, and a good place to look for beginners who don't have the needed pets to find another strategy that might squeeze by, Mel is no longer actively maintaining his guides and keeping them up to date.
I think that Aranesh is currently the Keeper of the Wisdom of the Ancients, and maintaining new strats, at http://www.wow-petguide.com/
, where he has taken the best of the old guides and adds new strategies as people suggest them. If you look at the Pandaria tamers, you will still see many of the Phraide->Rendigar->Mel strategies.
So that's where I would send a newcomer now.