First post here, and I'm hoping the community can help me out. I'm well on my way to 75 level 25's, and a question has popped into my head. When battling random wild pets, does their quality matter when it comes down to how much exp my pets get? ie: if they're rare, will I get more experience than if they're poor/common/uncommon? Is it worth my time to battle the harder npc's?
I am quite certain that the XP you get from battling a wild pet is based entirely on its level and yours - quality has no effect on XP. Defeating an NPC tamer, as opposed to a wild pet, multiplies this XP by 3.5 (in Pandaria, less for the lower-level tamers).