Azrile wrote:I decide based on the annoyance of the wild pet to find. For instance, Unborn Valkre, Minfernal, Crow and a few others are so difficult to find in the ´wild´ that for me at least, it is a no-brainer to use a stone of them, even though you are technically able to catch a rare version of them. There was also a rabbit from Hillsbred that I just saw so rarely that I ´wasted´ a stone on it just to spare my the aggrevation of camping it. I guess everyone has a different pain tolerance when it comes to how much time they will spend camping for a rare wild pet. Mine is pretty low since battle-stones are coming pretty fast, about 2-3 a day.
I 100% agree with this. I stoned certain pets that were difficult to come by, mainly due to low spawn rate or just difficulty finding a rare. The Minfernal, Unborn Valkre, Bananas, Biletoad, Snowshoe Hare, & Larva were all the worst to find rares for, so I always had a stone waiting while farming for one.
Some things about BoA stones... Truth be told, I don't like using those at all because they are pretty valuable and can be useful in trades. If I do have to use them, I really don't like using those for anything besides the following pet families;
All "other" pet families
Specifically in that order. Those are the pet families that are difficult to finish stoning just because there are a lot of uncommons for those families. By the "end-game" of the leveling/quality upgrading, you'll have tons of stones for all the other pet families.
I do all the trainers in Pandaria daily and ever since they buffed up the rare stone drop-rate, I've been doing pretty well (before that, not so much).
To give you an idea of timing, of the unique pets I have to level at the moment, I don't have any that are below level 22. I'll be finished soonish, most likely the day before 5.4 hits because that's my luck, lol. I finished upgrading all my "other" pet families about 3 months ago. I amassed 30-40 pet stones for those various pet families that I gave my friend. After that I amassed another 75 stones for various families that are in my bank right now. I finished upgrading my critters about 3 weeks ago. And I finished upgrading my beasts a couple days ago. Right now I need 1 flying stone to finish upgrading my collection and I could use one of my BoA stones for that, but I'm patient and rather save those. I am still a few weeks away from max leveling my collection and I know I'll get a few flying stones before then.