PokeMoP.jpgPerforming a complete reformat. Stay tuned.
Aiming to cover two main aspects:
1) How to get desired pets that can be traded.
2) How to price your pet, and how to sell it.
The former version of this guide has been removed for the most part. It wasn't very informative for our purposes here on stormspire.
I have been dealing with pets a lot lately. I have noticed there was a LOT of crucial information that I have learned that many others were not aware of, such as pet breeds, locations, trade methods, and more. This business is not like your typical /2 advert and list on AH method. Tactics for selling, buying, and trading are different, and I will be covering it all.
This guide will cover need to knows about pets, such as breeds, rarity, quality, move sets, and other key factors that determine how much your pet should sell for.
You no longer are relying on just the name of the item to set it's price - you have to consider all the factors that come bundled with that pet.
If you are not already familiar with pet battles, such as how to use it, where to find trainers, or what each pet family's special ability is, then I recommend checking out this nice guide. It will get you started and on the right track towards having a suitable pet team for use later on so that you can obtain highly desired pets.
PET BATTLE BASICS
Pet sales is a tricky matter, and will be approached from different angles from everyone.
PET BATTLE MASTERS
MAKING GOLD WITH PET BATTLES
Until the AH API and TUJ/wowuction start working together again to give us caged pet data, you will have to use your best judgement for pricing pets. You will get very friendly with wowhead in the mean time. Thumb through the comments and get a feel for the rarity of pets you aren't sure about.
Then once you have a decent idea of a value you are comfy selling at, ADD IT to an auctioning group in TSM so you don't forget later on!
(As per blue post on duplicate pets)
Duplicate Pet Restrictions
The only pets that are flagged as unique are in the categories listed below. This can of course change at any time, but this is what we are looking at for MoP release currently.
- Achievement Pets
- Blizzard Pet Store Pets
- Promotional Pets
- Guild Pets
Everything else will be allowed up to 3x of the same pet. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Someone on my old server started up a nifty service, and will have to try it myself to work out the exact details and how to optimize it.
He runs a pet daycare where he does one of three things with pets:
1) He will trade you his level 25 pet for your level 1 pet of the same kind.
2) You give him a pet and he will level it to 25 by the next day (!... this I need to find out how to optimally do)
3) He just straight up sells you a level 25 pet as long as it's not a hard to get pet such as the whelplings.
He charges 5k for any of the above services.
My personal favorites:
http://www.warcraftpets.com/wow-pet-battles/#quality Warcraftpets.com's guide on pet battles. It's a bit more in depth when it comes strictly to pet battles than my guide.
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/1011646/ Visit this link and look for the TCG loot card buy/sell/trade thread to perform cross realm TCG pet trading. That thread has become the "official" go to thread for ANYONE selling/buying TCG pets (and mounts). Since pets are account wide, it is easier for people to perform cross realm trades. Getting the gold back to your server is on you though.
Recommended by users:
http://clambake.dkpsystem.com/viewth...eadid=4096&p=1 Team build theorycrafting. Thanks to @Taroniel
http://stormspire.net/speculation/63...html#post87181 - In game macro/script you can run to determine a pet's quality. Thanks @Tangster .
http://schaffhauser.me/Warcraft - I like this one! It's a spreadsheet for determining pet base stats based on quality. VERY useful! Thanks @Kathroman .
http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/batt...ality-notifier - Addon for determining pet quality.
http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/pet-battle-teams - I use this one. It let's you save your team for quickly swapping teams.
http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/pokemon-trainer - Pet battle mod.
http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/battle_pet_breedid - breed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTVUJuDS3ww - pet power leveling guide
As we can see, PB has some similarities to pokemon.
Hopefully this guide not only answers some questions you all may have about PB, but also give you an edge above the competition.
For those trainign pets to sell, let me know what you eventually sell your pets for, and details about that pet. This way, other trainers can get an idea of what kind of pets sell for what.
This guide will be updated to match data from beta.
When MoP goes live, hopefully this guide will serve as an official guide on the pet battle system, and how it can earn you gold.
If you have any questions or concerns, just type up a reply.
If you find any incorrect data or know of any updated/added data to what I have listed above, please let me know in a reply.
Include a source if possible.