Slerm wrote:The Irradiated Roach. Tons of them fluttering about near the green pools, and plenty more luring in the underground 'Station' outside the Gnomer portals. There are so many running around I started killing the common critters to see if the battle-able pet would spawn. It did not seem to have any effect. Then I noticed that I was not the only one there, so it might have been working, but someone else getting them first. :/
Keep in mind that killing a critter doesn't necessarily guarantee the same one (and a battle-able one) will spawn in its place. It's entirely possible that a critter of another kind or a different battle pet will spawn elsewhere.
Another possibility is that each zone can only hold so many wild pets at once. Killing critters might not trigger any wild pets to spawn because the zone is full already.
The best approach to the Irradiated Roach that I've found, is to create a new gnome on different servers. You'll start down below and the roaches can spawn down there too sometimes. It's not exactly the nicest method, since you're pretty much nabbing another servers' (CRZ or not) wild pets, but it gets the job done.
Oh I fully understand, that I do 'not' fully understand, the mechanics involved. heh
This is entirely why I came here with this particular set of questions. Other peoples' input.
I did not mean to say that I 'expected' my killing of critters to bring forth a herd of battle-able pets.
I was just using it as a reference point, for the thread, as to how I came to end up here with these questions. While I was killing endless swarms of Irradiated Roach critters, for science(!), in order to test the theory that killing the critters might open their 'node' to a possible battle-able pet spawn, I thought it might be a better use of my time to come to a community of like-minded collectors, and ask if anyone else had asked this question yet.
I have gotten a lot of things to think about. Zone quotas? Whether the spawn of wild pet 'A' is connected to the spawn/node of wild pet 'B'? Dumb luck?
As an aside, I would like to thank WarcraftPets.com for all the awesome years of being the resource that it is. While I was formulating the questions that I brought here, I did not once have to worry about where I could go to ask such things.