It’s over 400 or I Don’t Know How to Quit You

Yes, it’s really bad. How bad you say? Well I just made a battle pet category, I usually just lump everything under General WoW but pet battles now get their OWN CATEGORY, so yeah it’s bad. I had thought that getting That’s a Lot of Pet Food completed would put this obsession to rest BUT NO, I think it’s even worse now.

And getting to 400 wasn’t without incident. I’m not a good camper, my idea of camping is to go to the area where the rare beastie is reportedly hanging out and if it’s not there I’m not staying, so Miniferal you can just go to hell as far as I’m concerned. I did fly around Southern Barrens for a while looking for baby giraffes but no luck. The problem was once I neared 400 I started getting … I don’t know … CRAZY. That’s the only explanation that makes sense. I wanted my 400 NOW! I didn’t want to wait for there to be sandstorms occurring  simultaneously with thunderstorms at a full moon to capture my beasts anymore, enough. So yeah … I broke under the stress and spent 40,000 gold. Unfortunately the ones I didn’t have were very costly. What? Okay … alright … I bought some from Blizzard too. At least I managed to stay away from eBay, that’s something, right?

So there. 400. Mission completed. Back to normal. NO. NO. NO. Not even close. I now have the compulsion to level all the things to 25 and attempt to upgrade any pet that’s not rare on the way. I do this to the exclusion of all else. Oh wait, not completely true. There was that little Dark Soil problem. I must have all the BFFs, must. So that resulted in me standing out in a field by Halfhill battling and then in the intervening 8 minutes flying all over looking for dirt. That was fine but now I’m having bad withdrawal because they are all my best friends now and I can’t pick up dirt. This morning I stood on a cliff telling general, DARK SOIL! There’s dark soil here, someone please pick it up!

Yeah, I’m not really myself right now. I don’t read, I don’t write. I BATTLE. I really have to thank Blizzard today. In the US it’s election day and I really need to vote and thankfully they are taking down the servers. Not like I wouldn’t vote because of pet battle, no, it just makes it less painful to know the servers are resting while I’m away. And it’s very important to vote, because I think that’s how we’ll get rid of all those political ads on TV and no matter who you support we can all agree that those suckers need to GO!

Anyway, I don’t know when pet battle fever will subside. I fear it may be a long time. All those baby level ones need to grow up, they may be just what I need for my team. Never know until you try, got to test out all the combinations there are. So much to do. Yes, yes, I’m stopping to eat. I have all the leftover Halloween candy right here. See? I’m doing fine, no worries. Not REALLY an obsession, is it? Is it?

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25 Responses to “It’s over 400 or I Don’t Know How to Quit You”

  1. I still can’t get behind pet battles… I did a little last night after running some heroics but… just… meh. Maybe I’ll catch onto your fever soon!

    • I really never thought this would happen, lol, I’ve become deranged. When I heard about them I thought, hmm, not for me but was I ever wrong.

      • There have been quite a few of my guildies who got sucked into pet battles but never thought they’d like it that much, if at all! I hear it gets better when you start battling with friends.

        • Leveling them up on critters can get old but it’s fun to try out a new combination in PvP battles once they’re level 25. I gave up on PvP battles with low levels are they seem to have trouble pairing you with the same level and then the battles are kind of lopsided.

  2. Not only do I need all of teh things, but they must all be rare, too! I have enough alts that I can leave one logged out at each special spawn point …

    • I know! I thought I’d be happy once I captured one but no, they must be upgraded to rares. I have alts sitting in Felwood on two different servers but still have had not even a sighting of that darn Miniferal yet.

  3. I can totally relate to this. I started by collecting all the things that I could. Hurrah! I can rest! No, I couldn’t. I had those pets that messed things up by being poor or common quality. So I went back round with the aim of getting a pet that was at least uncommon. Hurrah! I did that.

    But now…… now I’m not content. I want them all blue. Argh! Inside I KNOW that I will be able to raise them up a level in the next patch, but it’s STILL eating at me.

    And then I have to try and raise them all. Raise them all without having them so high a level that I can’t catch baby rares if I come across them.

    And I NEED to defeat all the master tamers. I managed Major Payne (apt name) last week and need to find time to research and defeat the rest.

    And my guild keep distracting me with thought of raiding! HA. No time to raid. GOTTA CATCH EM ALLLLLLLLLLL.

    • YES! Yes! This exactly! I told myself to pace myself and save some of the trainers until I had a Magic pet leveled up, but no I HAD to do them. Major Payne and the one in Uldum were my hard ones. Yes! Must have all the ones!

  4. Hey congrats on 400… I’m in the process of levelling some more of mine to 25 as well. Did you know the last achievement for maxing out your pets is 75?? Yes, you read that correctly… maybe that will slow you down. OK maybe not :P

    • 75? OH! Come back servers, I’ve voted now I need to hurry to level more pets! I spend a lot of time agonizing over who will make a fun group to level, some pairing just don’t work and then some blow through the levels.

  5. Congrats! And more pets? LOL you go girl! Oh and you have to get to 75 level 25s because… there is a reward for that… oh yes there is! I have 2 more to get to 25 for the all classes to 25 (they’re both 22 now) and then i have to start that grind to 75 at 25…

  6. Thank goodness, no more dark soil farming, finished the last one last night.

    BTW, I hear some folks are asking about the possibility of a 10-step program for pet battle’ers?

    And I certainly hope Dufit hasn’t found out about them just yet!

    • You know I thought I’d be happy that I didn’t have to look for dirt but I kind of missed it. Drives me crazy now when I see one and no one’s getting it, lol.

      If Cat doesn’t calm down with the pets I might have to look into some kind of program for her, her not me of course!

      • Yes, I was the one asking Dufit about the 10 step program and it came to me. It isn’t 10 steps. It may seem unending, but there is a finite limit to how many pets we can capture and level.

        Of course, a 10 thousand step program still is a finite number. Isn’t THAT encouraging!

  7. Erm, maybe we need to stage an intervention… XD

    But grats on 400 pets!

  8. Grats!

    I think my husband might be in the same boat, he’s actually spent more time pet battling than pvping in the last week. I’m getting a bit worried, especially since he takes losing to the quest givers so personally. If I figure out a distraction therapy which works, I’ll let you know.

    As for when the fever will subside, probably just before the next patch so it can reignite with a fury when Blizzard introduce lots more awesome pets :p

    • LOL! I know, I don’t seem to mind losing in PvP battles because I see them as a learning experience but for some reason I really hold a grudge with those pet tamers, especially Major Payne who bested me I don’t know how many times. Yes, more pets incoming! Yay!

  9. UGH this a thousand times. I am dreading the day I can no longer pick up dirt. I don’t know what I’ll do with myself. Or my friends or The Boyfriend – they all keep their eyes peeled for dirt for me too. Crapcakes.

    Your next step is for sure going to be 400 MAX LEVEL PETS. WOOO!!! D:

    • And what makes it worse is I’m seeing WAY more soil now that I don’t need it, what’s up with that, lol!

      Excellent, I’m on my way, only 381 more to go!

      • I would never dare tell someone with that many minions to stop her conquest and world domination. I am not kidding; maybe Blizz will start LFRWP: Looking for Raids with Pets – this could be EPIC!

        • That is a brilliant idea! 25 man, er pet teams going up against each other in battle or against a giant, I don’t know, hellish cockroach! I wish they’d get right on that!

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