So, having beaten the intro questline’s worth of trainers, I was given a laundry list of other trainers to beat as well. Yeah, it never ends.
The first couple weren’t too bad, but the last – Flutterby in Moonglade – came very close to actually beating me. As in, had the last attack not connected, I would have been paste. So I headed back to Orgrimmar in triumph, only to hear that I had yet to fight the Grand master trainer for the continent. Went and checked her out and she has lvl 19 elite pets. Of inconvenient types for my default setup. Yeah, that’s going to have to wait for the weekend.
A small apology is in order for my comments on poor pet finds in Kalimdor. Turns out that the master trainers are generally near something interesting… Onyxian spawn, Nether faerie dragons, etc. Theoretically there’s a catchable Infernal in felwood, but I wasn’t lucky enough to find it. Various reports that it’s bugged or may be a time-dependent spawn spawn. If it is bugged then I’m going fo murder someone. Good Magic-class pets aren’t easy to find.
Sadly, there are quite a few families that need a careful eye at the moment. Critters are all but useless for PvE battles given that Beasts are common but undead aren’t. Dragonkin have basically no weakness since Humanoids are so hard to find, and they’re extra effective against flyers as a neat bonus. Speaking of Humanoids, Undead types are basically useless because their main strength is against said uncommon type, and they take crippling damage from the super-common Critter-type levelling fodder. Flyers in general seem to have some really nasty attacks, are good against Aquatics, and take less damage from Beasts. Beast is the second most common PvE enemy type and also a common damage type for attacks pets can learn outside of their basic damagetype.
Anyway… this weekend sees the release of Dredd, which can only be better than the Stallone travesty. There’s also an expo I might want to go to, and my brother’s starting to poke at me about maybe levelling some toons. Hopefully there’ll be time for some PokeWoW in between.