Companion Pets — My Descent Into Madness
A couple of days ago I noticed that I had 141 mini-pets. “Sweet!” I thought. “I’m almost to 150 and the little dragon pet. When MoP comes out it will be easy to grab the last few.” Then I read this edition of The Queue on WoW Insider, which stated:
Non-Combat pets in MoP: I’m 129/150 towards Littlest Pet Shop. With MoP’s account-wide pets, what will happen to this achievement? Will I need to finish it before 5.0 in order to get my Celestial dragon?
As of the current beta build, those achievements are nowhere to be found in the beta. That doesn’t mean that the associated pets won’t return in some other way, but if you think the achievement is within reach in the next few months, I’d push for it if I were you.
WHAT?!?!?! They might take away my 150 pet achievement award?! Queue hyperventilation and full on panic mode.
I have spent the last three days doing nothing but farm pets. I’ve managed to get up to 147. I need three more. Just. Three. More.
I made a list of all the pets in the game that I do not yet currently have (and which I don’t need to spend real money on, so no trading card or Blizz store pets):
- Nether Ray Fry (Rep reward from Shatari Skyguard)
- Hyacynth Macaw (BoE world drop)
- Fox Kit (BoP world drop)
- Azure Whelpling (BoE world drop)
- Crimson Whelpling (BoE world drop)
- Dark Whelpling (BoE world drop)
- Firefly (BoE world drop)
- Sprite Darter Hatchling (BoP world drop)
- Tiny Shale Spider (guaranteed drop off rare spawn in Deepholm)
- Chuck (Shattrath fishing daily)
- Muckbreath (Shattrath fishing daily)
- Snarly (Shattrath fishing daily)
- Toothy (Shattrath fishing daily)
- Mr. Pinchy (Fishing… honestly, I’m not sure how one gets him, I’ve never tried. I’ve heard it’s a real pain to farm up though.)
- Clockwork Gnome (archeology)
- Pterrodax Hatchling (archeology)
The Nether Ray Fry I consider a given — I just need to grind out Shatari Skyguard rep, and I’ve been meaning to do that for the mounts anyway. Which means I really only need to find two more somehow. Unfortunately, my options right now are either: grind archeology and hope a pet shows up; grind mobs and hope for a rare world drop; get lucky with a Shattrath fishing daily; or get lucky on the AH.
The really irritating thing about the Auction House is that there are THREE pets I could learn on the Alliance AH, but I don’t have enough gold on that side to buy them. And transferring enough gold over to the Ally side to buy them would be extremely expensive because of the 30% neutral AH fee.
So what do I work on grinding out? Do I grind mobs or archeology? Which has a better chance of success? If I grind mobs, which ones should I concentrate on? It seems like they all have equally abysmal drop rates. (Before anyone says, “Go for the Sprite Darter, it’s really easy to farm” I just want to say screw you! They changed the drop rate on the Sprite Darter. It’s now an extremely rare drop off any mob in Feralas and is no longer easy to farm. Getting soooo tired of people telling me how they got it in less than 10 kills about a year ago. I know you did, but that’s no longer possible.)
The easy way out would be to just spend $20 at the Blizz pet store, and let me tell you that is really freaking tempting. However, my husband just doesn’t understand why this is so important. Isn’t my sanity worth $20? Isn’t it? I guess he wants me to go a bit crazier before we start shelling out real monies. *rocks desperately back and forth*
I guess my theory is that I should work on grinding things that I won’t be able to buy. I mean, I might be able to find the whelplings and the firefly on the AH, so I should camp the AH while farming other pets. Obviously I can do the Shattrath fishing daily when it’s available, grind Shatari Skyguard rep, and camp the Deepholm rare spawn spider while surfing the net or writing blog posts. (What do you think I’m doing right now? LOL) Otherwise I should probably do archeology and grind mobs for either the Sprite Darter or the Fox Kit, since they’re both BoP and won’t be on the AH. What sucks is that if I’m working on trying to get one pet that means I’m not working on trying to get another pet, and if I’m out grinding I’m not able to neurotically check the AH over and over again.
I may need professional help. Please send some.
Or send me a pet. Please! I needssss them, preciousssss!