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Winston

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Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Reply #480 on: June 16, 2017, 04:17:56 AM »
I gave the Deaths of Chromie a few rounds. It wasn't as bad as the various descriptions (both here and on wowhead) made it sound, given that I have no interest in completing the scenario. After some preliminary work, it's not hard to get 12 Sands of Time to drop for each run.

The question then becomes what is the drop rate for the satchels from the Sands of Time, and what is the drop rate of the pets from the satchels. Hopefully wowhead will accumulate some statistics after a while.
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Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Reply #481 on: June 16, 2017, 06:41:51 AM »
I gave the Deaths of Chromie a few rounds. It wasn't as bad as the various descriptions (both here and on wowhead) made it sound, given that I have no interest in completing the scenario. After some preliminary work, it's not hard to get 12 Sands of Time to drop for each run.
There's a Chromie talent to increase the sands drop rate by 100%.  It takes three days (so I'll get it today) and I think four levels of the rep grind to get it.

I have gotten five pet drops so far (four ageless, one proto), but I couldn't tell you how many sands of time that represents.

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Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Reply #482 on: June 16, 2017, 06:43:29 AM »
Also, the community recently discovered a new secret which leaves to a pet:

http://www.wowhead.com/item=142223/sun-darter-hatchling#comments

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Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Reply #483 on: June 17, 2017, 08:42:47 AM »
The pet that Marco referred to, the Sun Darter Hatchling, can be caged and is showing up on the AH at the usual outrageous prices.

If anyone would like to pool resources to get this pet, let me know.

In particular, Winston is an alchemist who knows the recipes for Pygmy Oil, Ethereal Oil, and the recipes for the Major Fire, Holy, and Nature potions. The Perky Pug is an achievement reward and is not tradeable, but Yungi is sitting on about 5000 pet charms so I can give anyone the Princess costume who wants one. The level 1 Intellect scroll is so easy for an Inscriber to make that my old character Pellinore, whom I use as an auction alt, happened to have all the ingredients on him from adventuring eight years ago.

There's still a fair bit of grinding to be done (Scotty the  sprite isn't going to get much peace for the next few days; now is not a good time to sell life insurance to the Winterfall) but you don't have to pay the ridiculous prices currently being charged on the AH for the tradeable puzzle components.
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Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Reply #484 on: June 17, 2017, 12:07:58 PM »
My Alchemist (Shandius) can make all of the alchemy stuff, the only stuff he is missing to make them is the fish (Glassfin minnow and the Pygmy suckerfish and the Mana thistle.
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Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Reply #485 on: June 18, 2017, 06:11:27 AM »
I'd be glad to get the fish; Winston has 800 fishing, so it's just a matter of patience.

Gathering 18 Mana Thistle (3 for each potion) will take a while, given that I assume everyone and their second cousin will be farming for it. I'll see what I can do.
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Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Reply #486 on: June 19, 2017, 05:59:15 AM »
The complex maze thing sounds like it's way more work than it's worth to me so I'll probably skip that.  The Deadmines thing isn't bad, but I feel it's unnecssarily drawn out. Having teams in advance sped things up a bit but it's still a lot of battles.

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Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Reply #487 on: June 19, 2017, 10:25:14 AM »
It's all relative. The Deadmines pet challenge is shorter than the Wailing Caverns pet challenge, which I'd been doing weekly up until I gave up and bought the spore pet on the AH. With the Deadmines, after six weeks you're guaranteed to have all its new pets while with WC it depended on an RNG.

As for the puzzle challenge: I'm torn. On the one hand, I'll continue farming for Mana Thistle since I promised to help Andius out. On the other hand, the Sun Darter pet is now available on the AH for $40 (two WoW tokens are about 250K gold at current prices); is the time I'd save by not having to grind for all the puzzle pieces worth $40 to me?
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Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Reply #488 on: June 20, 2017, 11:27:11 AM »
It's all relative. The Deadmines pet challenge is shorter than the Wailing Caverns pet challenge, which I'd been doing weekly up until I gave up and bought the spore pet on the AH. With the Deadmines, after six weeks you're guaranteed to have all its new pets while with WC it depended on an RNG.

As for the puzzle challenge: I'm torn. On the one hand, I'll continue farming for Mana Thistle since I promised to help Andius out. On the other hand, the Sun Darter pet is now available on the AH for $40 (two WoW tokens are about 250K gold at current prices); is the time I'd save by not having to grind for all the puzzle pieces worth $40 to me?

My brother went out and farmed up 42  Mana Thistle, so I have more than enough. I'll send you some of the potions when I log in.
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Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Reply #489 on: June 20, 2017, 11:59:42 AM »
Midsummer Fire Festival (June 21 - July 5) new stuff this year is Igneous Flameling (pet) 350 Burning Blossom and Set of Matches (toy) 500 Burning Blossom.
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