I can't say I've *never* farmed for a rare. After server restart this week, I thought, "What the heck, let's see if in the few minutes I have to log on if I can get a rare Snowy Owl
. Seven attempts later I had one.
An experience like that is where I draw the line. Catching it wasn't something I felt I *HAD* to do, nor did I search for one so long that it exhausted me. There is some part of me that rebels against the materialistic mindset that says "All my pets must be rare." (That's not saying I wouldn't make my uncommon Flayer a rare if given the chance, I'm just not going to abandon my sanity in the process.)
The Breed ID thing makes me rage - quietly - to myself not to anyone else. I refuse to even look up a Breed ID for any of my pets, even if/when I PVP battle them. I will not participate in a "keeping up with the pixelated Joneses" mentality. And no, I don't judge anyone else who feels they *must* figure out the best Breed ID for whatever they are doing. It's just not a "value" I buy into -even if it is the math (physics?) of how the system works. Of course you're talking to someone who also refuses to stress out about and strive for the "gear" concept in Wow as well.
There are just too many real life issues to pursue with such intensity that I can't bring myself to invest in a virtual world to such a level.
Only my two coppers worth. And again, no judgement from me if you passionately pursue the highest quality Breed ID pets.