Last week week Navimie posted about wanting to hear all of our Pet battle Stories, and started her Ten days of Pet Battling series. With a different Pet Battle topic a day for 10 Days.
This is my first day. “Your First Day of Pet Battling”
I honestly don’t remember when my first day of Pet battles was. I had started on Beta and had lots of fun doing it, but I honestly think Maerdred was 90 before I ever tried battling once Mists went live.
What I do remember from my first day of battling is I just went for it. I found the trainer in Stormwind and went through the initial quest line pretty quickly since I had already done it on Beta. I then went around catching everything I could in the starting zones, leveling 3 or 4 different pets to 3 or so before taking on the first tamer. I then made my way through the rest of Elwynn capturing one of everything I could find, and battling everything I saw in hopes of a Blue pet.
My first pet leveled was my Moonkin Hatchling. I then grabbed Lil KT and I think it was Murky. I soon found out that Leveling 187 pets at a time was not a good idea, so I made one team, and stuck with them. My Druid Team of Awesome… which, as it turns out, was not awesome. Moonkin Hatchling, Withers, and Panther Cub. But on the first day, I think I went through most of the Eastern Kingdoms Southern zones collecting pets. I tried for rares as much as I could and spent hours doing it. I was well and hooked.
I had no strategy. I had no concept of what pets were more powerful and no real care about what pets were good against other pets. I just figured any pet can kill any pet. Let’s do this. Boy was I naive.
Soon I’ll go into Day two. “What pets don’t you like and why?”