Pet Battles — Life as I Knew it Forever Changed
I know that sounds a bit melodramatic but it’s true. My WoW life has been forever changed by something that, pre-expansion, I thought sounded nice for some but I certainly wasn’t interested in it. Other than a few side trips to get to level 90 and get a Cloud Serpent it’s about all I’ve done.
I abandoned the Golden Lotus for pets. I mean they have all those fine overachieving people who grab 8 or ten mobs, so really, why do they need me. I’m sure they’ll be fine, I’ll be back … really … in just a little while.
Yes, here’s Cat doing the Angler’s dailies. WAIT! Cat, you’re supposed to be … oh nevermind. It’s no use. I can’t stop her. I give up, I know I’m not alone in this obsession which is some comfort. I’ve tried to analyses this compulsion, what aspect of pet battling is pulling me in?
Is it capturing rare pets? While I love to get them I haven’t spent time camping them, it’s nice if they’re there and okay if they aren’t so I guess that’s not it. When I’m hunting for a specific pet I’m looking for a rare with high speed, nice to get the first shot in.
It all started when I first met Grand Master Major Payne, he flattened my team. They had done so well up to that point and I realized they were great out in the wild but against mechnicals, humanoids, basically against anything other than beasts and critters they were toast. I PvP battled, I tried to see what worked well. Although logically I know someone didn’t beat my team because of just one of their pets, this began my hunt for pets with spells I liked.
Wiped out by a Darkmoon Zeppelin? Hurry, start leveling yours up. Brutalized by a Fawn? Haunt the starting area until I get a rare and level it up. I seem to be enjoying finding a diverse group of pets and leveling them to 25 hoping that by then I’ll have the right group, a team with perfect synergy who complement each others spells and fight like a well-oiled killing machine. It’s beautiful, like a ballet. Man, this pet battle stuff is deep … stop snickering … I’m not kidding.
And it’s not like pet battling isn’t helpful. Look what I found while searching for a pet to battle. An old axe, apparently it was Lost and Found. By me … cause I was pet battling. See, useful in so many ways.
Okay, I’m off. Got a lot of pet leveling to do. But let me just say Major Payne I’m coming for you. You feeling me? I got you in my sights. It’s only a matter of time. You’re history, we’re going to kick your butt all around the Argent Tournament Grounds. Yeah … in a bit.