You should still be able to queue for the warfront if it's up for your faction. There's a 'down' time where your faction doesn't have control of the warfront, and the faction will need to collect resources. Once it does, you'll be able to launch a normal warfront solo, or a heroic warfront with a premade group.
Looking for Squirt in the garrison, it is friday the 3rd April right now, im on a Oceanic server but understand these things go by LA time? that would mean it is 1:47 am friday 3rd atm but i still dont see Squirt.
Great guide, highly useful when you're trying to power level pets.
While it takes some setup, if you can get the hallows end decorations in your garrison, there's one that causes battle pets to spawn. These pets have the advantage that as soon as you defeat them, they respawn. So you can just stay in one place and fight them over and over.
Also, don't ignore running current pet battle dailies. As of BFA, there are daily battles that pay pet charms. Collect 60 charms and you can level a pet from 1 right to 25 by buying a stone from the vendor in the pet store in Dalaran (Broken Isles). At an average payout of 15 charms, run four battles, mail the charms to a single alt and you're done. Four battles to level a pet from 1 to 25 is fast in anyone's book: faster than using Pandaria and WoD trainers.
I understand this is a Powerleveling for battle pets. But those of us who might have their collection all max level 25 - what would the optimal location be to level their alts and the best probable team of pets?
For example with a full heirloom set and the war mode buff, an alt can earn the same amount of XP from a single battle compared with a quest. The added bonus is you do not have to move or do anything besides press a button.
You no longer can do that inside the Garrison (I believe - perhaps I am wrong).
My best find has been a team of 3 level 25 moths and battling the Dancing Water Skimmer in Vale of Eternal Blossoms. There is a small group of 7 that you can complete in a simple cycle in about 8 minutes that lines up perfectly with the free heal. Often under 30 mins a level for 100 to 111, and 45mins per to 120. Obviously the gear ends up being crap on your character, etc.
With small kids who are willing to chill and watch me play - this has worked well for leveling alts instead of trying to stay alive during questing.
Does anyone else have recommendations for spots or teams for this type of alt character leveling?
Icespine Hatchlings in Frostfire Ridge. There's a levelling team mentioned above, but if you're not interested in levelling pets, and you have lots of bandages, then a Blackfuse Bombling and a Twilight Clutch-Sister speed the process up more than somewhat.
I used to do the Aquatics in Vale that you mention, and Critters in the field between Halfhill and Nishi as my character-XP method. Now it's all Icespines.
The downside of both Pandaria and Draenor, of course, is that your alt needs to be an appropriate level.
The other downside of levelling an alt by pet battles, I find, is that my brains start to dribble out my ears after about half a level, and my dry-cleaners are quite firm that they will not accept any more such stains, so I limit myself to finishing off a level now and then when I'm tired.
i don't know how much character xp xou gain from fighting wild pets (i guess it's not a lot) but if you want to use pet battles to also level up your alt then i would do the same thing: find a repeatable trainer listed above and beat them. i've done that before and this kinda works for leveling (was far too boring for my taste tho) (edited)
Completely understandable - I mostly do it when my young son wants to hang out with me and I cannot actively level a character. He frequently interrupts and asks questions, so my brain cells don't die immediately lol.
I will look through the repeatable trainers and the Icespine - since I do have a large number of bandages.
For XP reference (from memory of Darkmoon Faire the past week) I have heirlooms that give 55% xp bonus + Darkmoon 10% buff = 65% extra 100 lvl xp was 16000-17000 110 lvl xp was 18500-19000 119 lvl xp was 23000-24000
Or around that range - I do this again I will do a baseline xp, then heirloom boosted xp for reference.
I looked into AoE vs single target pets for quick wins and it feels like single target is faster. (edited)
*Sigh* I did this exercise and recorded it before, but I can't find it now, so I did it again:
4 battles against Icespines. Level 112 character. No heirlooms. No Warmode.
Time for 4 battles: 3:05
Total XP needed for level: 837,930
Starting XP: 121,017
Ending XP: 165.455
XP gain: 44,438
Average XP gain per battle: 11,109
Average XP gain per hour: 864,272
Average battles/level: around 80
Average Level gain per hour: 1.03
1. I used Murkalot/BfB/TCS, which is optimum for speed, but not everyone has Murkalot.
2. Time included bandaging, stepping to next Icespine, engaging
3. Heirlooms do work with pet battle XP, but here I did it without to get a baseline
4. Keeping up that routine for more than half an hour, as I said above, makes me crazy.
Takeaway: levelling this way is competitive with questing on an XP/hour basis.
Omg! I wish I had looked at this guide earlier, everytime when its Pet Battle Weekly I keep running all over the world not knowing your could pet battle the trainers multiple times >.>
This Guide is so perfect for Pet Battle Weekly with 200% Exp extra!!