First, hi to everyone. Been awhile.
Second, I thought pet battles were novel and cute. And then I started doing pet battles.
It's addictive. You take your fancy rare pets and have them munch on other pets. You may have always suspected that the Clockwork Gnome was a closeted psychopath in the Chucky tradition. Now I can confirm it as it marches through the land, blasting pets to bits over time. The Onyxian whelp reigns death from high above, including a tail whip that makes some voice in my head replay that line from the legendary Onyxia encounter video "and stay the FUCK away from the tail". And Peddlefoot is a ruthless sniper, capable of filling things full of arrows till they weep.
My hunter is stuck at 89 as she slowly flies circles over the zones of Azeroth in search for pets to kill and claim.
Then I found out that you can 'streamline' the tamer fighting process by sacrificing lower level pets to capture other higher level pets, thus making it faster to acquire higher levels. Basically, you have two choices: you can level a brood of pets (time consuming but stable) or you can try to grab higher level pets and move up quickly (slightly less time consuming but very risk rewarding).
Anyone else been trying their hand at this? I have lvl 15 pets, working on getting lvl 17s next.