There are still no Achievements beyond “Collect 75 unique companion pets”. Can I expect a reward for 100 companion pets in the future?
Blizzard said: Patch 4.1 has achievements for 100 and 125 companions. Those particular achievements don’t reward pets, but we’ll probably do another reward at some tier in the future, perhaps 150 or 200 pets.
via Blizzard’s Fifth Q+A Answered: Achievements – The Wowhead Blog.
Finally! Though it kind of sucks that they don’t have any rewards. I was hoping for a Zookeeper title :)
I should get the 100 pet achievement as soon as the patch goes live. I think I have 110 at the moment.
i have gained my first exalted reputation! and just to be different, I think I chose the smallest, most insignificant faction to do it with: sporregar. i don’t know why I chose them, they have no recipes for my profession (jc and mining). there was just something I liked about the funny little mushroom mens.
one thing they do have when you get exalted is a pet. I like pets. before I started playing, daniel mostly played a hunter character, and he had a bear as his hunter pet. when I started to play I wanted a pet and was somewhat vexed when I discovered that I couldn’t have one, since I chose to be a shaman, not a hunter. so the first time our characters arrived in the teeming metropolis of thunder bluff, daniel abandoned me to try to find the various trainers and repairers I needed without exactly explaining the different rises of tb and how to navigate them. so he zipped around doing all sorts of things and then eventually found me again and said he had a present for me. that was my first mini/vanity pet, the brown prairie dog. as soon as I summoned him I /loved him, because i was very pleased, and I was in the habit of /loving everything I saw because daniel had told me that doing it eventually got you an achievement.
a little while later we found our way to orgrimmar and i got the three snakes from the guy there, and my pet collection was underway. :)
becoming exalted with sporregar meant that i could finally buy – for the high price of 30 radioactive looking mushrooms – my very own tiny sporebat. tiny sporebat is my 50th little companion, so he earned me the shop smart, shop pet… smart achievement and my 51st miniature friend, stinker. now I just have 24 more to go until lil game hunter :)
with the exception of pets that are only available from alliance only vendors, I have gotten all of my pets myself, either by farming or visiting the appropriate vendor, or some are quest and/or event rewards. i decided that I will only buy from the auction house those that it is actually impossible for me to get myself. I don’t have a single favourite but there are some I am quite pleased about having managed to obtain. I have darting hatchling, deviate hatchling, ravasaur hatchling, leaping hatchling, obsidian hatchling. i have been working on gundrak hatchling but no luck yet.
i like my black tabby cat, which took a lot of times looking for the npc that drops it and then about 5 kills for it to actually drop. I am quite fond of the pint-sized pink pachyderm and the wolpertinger from brewfest. daniel and I died a lot of times getting to all the bonfires to honour and desecrate enough of them to get the spirit of summer one during the midsummer event. (we were only about level 30 at the time so we hadn’t been to most of the places and the mobs totally pwned us in many! not to mention the alliance players that ganked us when we got pvp flagged after desecrating their bonfires. lots of res sickness there..)
I have a mechanical squirrel and tranquil mechanical yeti that daniel made, because he is an engineer. the quests to get him the recipe for that were funny, because you have to take the chick’s little yeti and scare her friends with it which results in them running around like idiots yelling dramatic things at the yeti.
just this week I got a cute little flaming puppy with two heads after I got the authenticator app for my ipod. it makes me feel kind of hagridish when I get that one out. I was also very pleased to get jubling and miniwing.
i would really like to complete the ‘set’ of dinosaur hatchlings, and I am going to get the pandaren monk one day, because he is super cool with his kung fu moves and the way he bows back to you if you bow to him. (i had him on my birthday wishlist so i thought I should wait until after midsummer to buy him myself, just incase.) i have been working on the kirin tor familiar too, and I have read just over half the books so far.
playing wow has been a really good distraction for me over the last few months. it is more challenging and interesting than zoning out to solitaire or chain rxn or something like that but it still lets me step out of this world that is too difficult to be in sometimes, into another one that has things you can aim for over time and things you can feel some satisfaction about having done when you manage to do it. that is good for the mind that may contain traces of nuts, too.