Hi, my name is Adduralt and I'm on the road to Pet Battle addiction.
((I know you guys know who this is. It's a RP realm, RP you don't know me and that this is really a level 90 toon.))
It started out innocently enough. One day I was talking to a friend, and he was complaining that he was almost out of Lesser Charms. He hates dailies with a passion, far more than me and I'm known for my own dislike. But he was at the point he would have to do some dailies for Charms to get his Mogu Runes for the following week. Half jokingly, I told him it was time to take up Pet Battles.
"wuh," he said.
I told him when patch 5.2 came out, Pet Battles started awarding Lesser Charms. Personally I don't enjoy Pet Battles. Turn based combat is so 1980s, it's boring to me. I had given it a try once and found I just had to switch to other things to do after a short period of time. At best, it was a way to add new pets to my pet collection but it wasn't entertaining game content beyond that. I pretty much just ignored it.
But for my friend, who hates dailies with a passion, it was an option to try and so I made the suggestion. I honestly didn't think he'd have fun but at least it wasn't dailies. I shared what little info I had with him and off he went.
Soon he was whispering me. He was thrilled. He was getting Charms for no effort and, best of all, without doing any dailies. "I just got 10 from one battle!", he'd tell me at times. He even talked about forming a support group for daily haters to help encourage them to use Pet Battles to get their Charms. I was glad it worked out for him.
I really didn't think much about it, other than the occasional whisper I got from him, until this week when I realized I didn't have enough Charms left over from my daily grinding at the start of the expansion to buy my Runes next week. I'm sorting through my head which faction's dailies would be least objectionable to get my Charms when once again my friend whispered me about how his level 6 pet was one-shotting level 1 pets so he could grind Charms quickly.
Well, I really don't like dailies. My hatred isn't so extreme I completely avoid them, but I really don't like them. So I figured what the heck, let's see how well this Pet Battle thing is for Charm collection. So I take myself and some of my lowly level 1 pets off to Darnassus to do battle with the level 1, 2 and 3 creatures living there.
On my first battle, I win 6 Lesser Charms.
WTF. A mere 20 seconds and I got the same number of Charms I'd get for doing 3 dailies.
The next battle, I got 5 more.
THIS IS AWESOME.
Suddenly, I'm attacking every wild pet in sight. I'm getting my pets to crush their fragile bodies to squeeze out every Charm I can get. Not every win awards Charms but enough do that I had accumulated over a hundred in just a couple of hours.
Now, I have no mercy for my opponents, unless they are rare quality and not already in my pet collection. Not rare? Already have? It will die so I can get my charms.
I've turned into a vicious Pet Battle monster and it will soon be an addiction I can't escape because it gets me Charms without doing dailies. I understand what has happened to my friend because it is now happening to me. And I can't say I really like it, but I can't stop!
My name is Adduralt and I'm a Pet Battle addict.
How about you?
((yes, this has some RP elements. No, I'm not really vicious. I hate killing the critters but capturing them to later release seems to reduce the chance for the charms to drop and I'm only doing it for the charms. It's still boring, even using higher level pets to one shot low level pets, so I want to grind the Charms out as fast as possible. But omg at least it's not dailies!))