It's been two weeks since MoP's release and I have yet to make a transmog post. Shocking!! The reason is because my transmog addiction has been temporarily displaced by a new one. Pet battling and collecting. I swear, it's worse than crack! By far! I can't stop! Someone help me! Ok, not really serious on the wanting help part. Unless it's a heads up on a Minfernal or Scourged Whelpling spawn! :P
I've never played Pokemon before, probably the only person in the entire world who hasn't, but I have a feeling I'd love that game. If it's anything close to this I know I would. OK, enough rambling about addicitons. On to the good stuff!
I originally chose three pets to level to 25 first and use to collect rares along the way. The Panda Monk because he hits like a truck, the Core Hound Pup because he has a good mix of damage and avoidance depending on how he's spec'd, and the Pterrordax Hatchling because she can gently whittle down a rare's health while healing herself in between. I found a rare Shore Crab in Krasarang Wilds and it didn't take long to level him up. I use him sometimes for his healing and avoidance. This comp has served me well and while I haven't done many pvp battles, I've mostly won the few I have done.
This is the team I'm currently lvl'ing up. I was trying for variety so when they're 25 (max lvl) I can swap them in and out with my current max lvl pets. I wanted an undead to counter Humanoids so I picked my Lost of Lordaeron. Willow, my Nightsaber Cub, is one of the fastest pets available which means she goes first a lot so that might come in handy. Mechanical pets in general are really good so I'm lvl'ing my XT but I also have a Clockwork Gnome at lvl 15 that I'm going to swap in and out. Like undead they can die and come back to life and with their heal they can go from dead to almost full health in one turn.
The prairie dog is really just for the achievement to lvl every family to 10. I haven't quite figured out what critter I'm going to pick to go all the way. They tend to be very fast and hit hard but they also are weak against a lot of families so I'm still mulling it over.
Now for the fun pets. These pets, for one reason or another, aren't in my battle lineups but I adore them just the same:
Geisha: My bf made me this adorable Mechanical Pandaren Dragonling. I love her!! And she matches Guzou nicely. He's not too sure of the little tag along yet but I think he'll come around.
Dolce: When I saw that there was a little mini Dulcinea running around the snow capped hills of Dun Morgh, I just had to have this adorable Snow Cub. I found a rare on my second try! I think it was meant to be.
Swoon: Meet Swoon, the Bandicoon! I was just lvl'ing my team when I came across this rare white beauty. It wasn't until she was tamed and by my side that I totally fell for her. Her big red eyes and round little face are just irresistible!
Nalija: She may be common quality but this Giraffe Calf is one rare pet. I don't even dare hope for an actual rare one. If he day ever comes where she gets upgraded, great, if not I'm enjoying her just the same. She's so pretty and is one big girl for a "mini" pet.
Goblynn: Takara has a look-alike! I found this Mirror Strider in the Jade forest. They come in several colors but this one happened to be a spitting image of my adorable bug and rare to boot. I love her! There's just something about the WoW bugs that get to me. They remind me of the Diablo treasure goblins so I named my big girl Takara (treasure in Japanese) and the little one Goblynn. I've actually lvl'd Goblynn the last couple lvl's to 25. She has some nice healing and damage but I'm not sure how I'll use her on a team yet.
That's it for now but I have tons more rare and adorable pets who are sure to get highlighted in a future post. Here's my pet page if you want to see everything I have and where to get them. In the meantime if anyone wants me to pass the Battle Pet Crack Pipe just ask! :P