Saturday, April 20, 2013

Making Friends and Enemies from Battle Pets

Server pet battling communities tend to be small.  The top pet battlers/levellers and collectors on the realm recognise each other and tend to be friendly - that's how I met Luxy and Kamelle.  A good friend of mine, Cavendar, told me about his friend Yuuna, who is an avid pet battler, and is the #1 on their server (Proudmoore) for pet battle levels.  I am not someone who upgrades EVERY pet to rare and gets it to 25 - I tend to do the ones I like, and I'm just lazy!  Anyway, Yuuna was looking for some flying and beast stones to upgrade the final few pets, so Cavendar introduced us and I brought Luxy to meet him (as she only JUST beats him on pet levels) and we chatted about pets while I upgraded all his pets that I could and we showed off our favourites.

Cavendar felt left out of the Ethereal club
A gander of giraffes
Swapping minfernal stories

Yuuna was trailing me and Luxy in the carp department (we have one he has none) and I thought of Cymre who has all 4 and all the time she must have spent fishing because I have not had much luck fishing the other ones.  So he and I agreed to nag each other for carp fishing.  Luxy was pleased to meet another pet person who was happy to trade stones!  Yuuna upgraded my undeads for me in return for his flying and beasts.

However, things do not always go smoothly during such transactions.  Luxy was doing someone a favour, and levelling their pets for free, but when she traded their pets back, the person INSISTED that they had given her rares.  Luxy knew perfectly well they had not as she had all rares and there is no way she would have greens in her possession. But the person kicked up such a fuss and was yelling at her that she gave in and gave them her rares!  She was sad by the silly person and I told her she shouldn't have given in because that person is probably talking about how they swindled her :(  Why can't everyone be like Cymre who was very pleased and grateful to have her pets levelled for her?

For the most part, all my interactions have been positive.  Here's to making new friends! And having new pets (thank you my dear pet battle friends!)






14 comments:

  1. That's awesome that you got to meet up with like-minded people on your server, I haven't seen anyone talking about pet battling on mine.

    That's really pathetic that someone would take double advantage of Luxy that way. Not only was she being nice and doing something that the scumbag was too lazy to do, but they bullied her into giving up HER rare pets (multiple?). Grrr, people suck sometimes.

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    1. I think most pet battlers are friendly, well the extreme levellers and collectors anyway. It is a bit crap what they did to Luxy, but nothing ever gets her down :) She will continue being nice in that way she always is :)

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  2. Oh, I love when I type a comment and then lose it.

    Yay for new friends! I love meeting awesome people!

    Boo to that guy! Overall the pet community is awesome and I have made a lot of friends, there have been a couple of incidents with some jerks but for all the bad people there are plenty of good out there, and some amazing!

    In hindsight I can see a million ways I could have avoided giving him my own pets, it seemed easier at the time to just be done with him. He probably is laughing about it though!

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    1. If he is laughing I hope that bad Karma goes his way! What a turd!

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  3. Thankfully I have only met lovely people from all my transactions and it's even better when they are on your server. They know who they are :)

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  4. I met a lovely person on my server through our being avid pet collectors, another reason to love battle pets! OMG! Level other people's pets? That is selfless, and then to get treated that way, that's awful.

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    1. See, battle pets, spreading peace and friendship throughout the galaxy! Or the World.. of warcraft :P

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  5. No good deed goes unpunished, well, sometimes. What a shithead, if I may be so bold.

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    1. You may be so bold for it's much tamer than what I said!

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  6. I wish there would be more nice ppl and less shitty ppl in the world. Sad to hear about what happened to your friend. To help someone and then have it blow back in your face must be so annoying. Hope it doesn't deter her from helping ppl in the future.

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    1. She is very resilient, and will just keep on being nice, which is one of the great things about her. But, I think next time someone does that she will tell them to take it up with Blizz!

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  7. People level other peoples pets? I had no idea there was a market in that! I can't believe that someone had the cheek to scam Luxy like that though - cheeky bugger!

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