Tandy wrote:I didn't look at your collection, but for the Family Familiar achievement, these 40 pets are what I have used in beta. That's not to say they're only pets that will work, but they're what I've been working with.
Most of this list is not difficult to get, and for the most part you can fight enough chances to get a blue.
I use the area around the home sites in the Vale (Horde's or Alliance's) and in there you get many Civet's and Striders. I bring all my 23 lvel pets, and this is where I level them to 25 to learn them (some are hard -- try the Fungal Abomination ... demands patience!) and during that time, some blues show up that you can cage up and add to your collection. Using "Pet Tracker" kinda helps in that it tells you there is an upgrade, but generally, the only ones I want are the blue ones, and even then (NOW!), only the different ones -- like one has speed and the other has power and such, so you learn to see that when the fight starts so you are ready to capture another one.
I, religiously, check this site and one other for locations, and where the concentration is good, you can get at least one or two blues added to your collection. I look at it, as being more "efficient" in your ability to level up and also learn about other pets. I think, that in many ways, we have gotten too sloppy with the easy strats out there, and forgot there were other pets in your inventory, and this ... kinda needs to change. I love to see strats that show 3 grunts, instead of Anubiseth, Chrominius and the Nexus Whelpling, or heaven forbid ... the Unborn Val'kyr. I almost wish that WarcraftPets would create a bottom ten ... the ones you have never used! Or better yet, likely never will!