While I was following various links during the last few days about hungry Aion pets, I came across this interesting post Blackbeard’s Guide to Collecting Trash. At first, I was little surprised by the title, but I believe Blackbeard’s ideas and suggestions on how to easily collect enough food for Aion hungry pets will be very useful for everyone.
Gather with your alts
The best way to feed any pet: gather with your lowbies. I mean, most people have more than one alt. Yeah, selling the trash to a vendor will rake in easy kinah, but if you want to take the chance, it’s there.
My main alt is the one that has all of the “fortune” pets. So, when I level up a lowbie, I collect all my trash drops, place them in the account/legion warehouse, get my main and summon the pet, and just feed the pet till it spits out a drop.
Over the past weekend, running nothing but Kromede’s Trial and Haramel, I was able to stock up on enough trash to feed my pet for a couple of weeks. The Dukaki in Haramel drop cloth bags and iron scraps. From one run I usually have about 20-30 of each.
Don’t forget about Poeta and Ishalgen. Your lowbies can stand around for hours killing and save up enough drops to feed a fortune pet in one sitting.
But… if you’re really interested in gathering pet food, here’s a suggestion:
Get your legion involved.
If you are the Brigade General, start a contest/promotion where the more trash your legion collects and stores in the legion warehouse (or give directly to you, so you can count the amount and give proper credit to the correct person), they will receive something back as a reward. Maybe some armor they could use, maybe a weapon. Maybe even a dice roll on a random amount of kinah.
Heck, buy/make some green/blue/gold weapons and sell/trade them to your legion by giving specific details on the trash you want. List varying items you have to trade based on the amount/type of trash you want.
(All types of thorns for a dye producing pet)
100 thorns = green armor/weapon, level 10-20
500 thorns = green armor/weapon, level 21-30
1000 thorns = green armor/weapon, level 31-40
500 thorns = blue armor/weapon, level 25-35
1000 thorns = blue armor/weapon, level 36-45
2000 thorns = blue armor/weapon, level 46-55
2500 thorns = gold armor/weapon, level 25-35
5000 thorns = gold armor/weapon, level 36-45
10,000 thorns = gold armor/weapon, level 46-55
Sure, the prices could be adjusted to your taste, but figure it this way: if your legion is going to be gathering trash drops anyway, half of the work is done. Now it’s up to you to make it worth their while for giving it to you rather than vendoring it. I’m sure that you’ll see that, when presented with an option of vendoring for tiny bits of kinah or saving up for something that they will NEED as they level, I’m pretty sure that people will go after weapons and armor, since they’ll be able to save their personal kinah for other things.
You could also use this method as a way for trading semi-rare/rare armor and weapon skins. The more rare the skin, the more trash it will cost.
In the end, everyone will have trash drops that others will have a use for. It’s up to you to find what it’s worth to you and the people you’re willing to do business with.