I wasn’t really looking forward to the Pet Battle PVP matches after the first one I did literally killed me and then later on live, my pets lost so I vowed to try it again when my pets were maxed out. So after getting my accomplishments yesterday, I wanted so try a Pet Battle or two to see how my team fared with a combination of my five level 25 pets.
Unfortunately, I lost the first three so I swapped out one pet for another and queued again. With the new team make-up, I proceeded to win the next match. This set me up for the first win without letting any of my pets die. If I could do the same for the next four matches, I would have it in the bag. However, the next match resulted in a premature loading screen when the opponent left soon after starting. I queued again getting the same team but a different avatar.
Queuing a third time gave me a new opponent, although he forfeit the battle as well. One more and I would have it. So what do I get but the same team again with a different avatar… they leave again – Déjà vu much? Hmm… I wonder if they do this to make it appear like you’re battling different people. However the pet names were a dead giveaway.
One more win without any pet dying and I will have that achievement. The next team actually stayed for the match but I won with No Time To Heal. Woot!
This made me want to keep going… four more wins and I would have another achievement. Talk about a winning streak! With the number of teams leaving early, I actually had to battle for win number nine but it was a comfortable win. One more was all I needed… WOW, same team… they even played predictably in the same two initial rounds of turns but I managed to beat them again giving me the other achievement I was hoping for – Pet Brawler.
When I checked my achievement list, I was kind of disappointed to see Experienced Pet Brawler next on the list. My first thought was to take my time although maybe I should see how long my winning streak can last.
Wish me luck :P
If you ever wanted to have one of the Pandaren Elemental spirits as one (or even four) of your pets, you now can with Patch 5.1. However, you’ll only be able to pick up the quest once you have completed the entire Pet Tamer chain which currently ends with Grand Master Aki.
Just head to your Battle Trainer in your Pandaren capital city for the starting quest. For Horde, talk to Gentle San located at the top of the Shrine of Two Moons. For Alliance, talk to Sara Finkleswitch in the Shrine of Seven Stars.
Expect all four Pandaren Spirits to have level 25 Legendary pets including the corresponding spirit reward as part of the team.
Whispering Pandaren Spirit <Grand Master Pet Tamer>
Location: Exclamation Point, The Jade Forest (in the middle of Tigers’ Wood on a peak) – 28, 35
Pets: Pandaren Air Spirit (Elemental), Dusty (Flying) and Whispertail (Dragonkin)
Thundering Pandaren Spirit <Grand Master Pet Tamer>
Location: in the mountains above the Shrine of the Two Moons, Vale of Endless Blossoms – 67, 14
Pets: Pandaren Earth Spirit (Elemental), Sludgy (Magic) and Darnak the Tunneler (Beast)
Burning Pandaren Spirit <Grand Master Pet Tamer>
Location: northern end of The Underbough, Townlong Steppes – 57, 42
Pets: Pandaren Fire Spirit (Elemental), Crimson (Dragonkin) and Glowy (Flying)
Flowing Pandaren Spirit <Grand Master Pet Tamer>
Location: Lonesome Cove, Dread Wastes – 61, 87
Pets: Pandaren Water Spirit (Elemental), Marley (Aquatic) and Tiptoe (Critter)
Defeating all four Master Tamers will reward you with one of the elemental spirits as a reward as well as the achievement Pandaren Spirit Tamer.
Not surprisingly, once you complete the quest for the first time, you’ll be able to do it again as a daily which is account-wide, giving you a chance to get the other three from the corresponding elemental dailies – the Pandaren Spirit Pet Supplies.
On another note, Mumper confirmed that “the drop rates on Rare stones from battles are low. Pet daily quests offer a better rate but still not easy.”
Last night I noticed we were 99% into Rank 22 for the Guild so I knew we would get it that last % doing our dailies today. However, the first thing we did this morning was visit with Cool’s Blingtron 4000. Only I didn’t expect us to reach Rank 23 picking up the daily quest he offers. I don’t think there’s been a better way to gain a rank than from a daily like this, am I right?