gonna take ages to get to epic, need a 1000 points and i am already nearly 100 off filling strength and power. but my pet is only at 53/18. not sure how i get the rest of experience
The 53 is how many of the 'dots' show up on your baby pet. As you only learn a portion of them, well......the 53 only says how good a chance you have of getting an awesome epic...not what you may actually get. 18 probably means you have 9 in your adventuring skills, and 9 in derby skills.
9 in adventuring means three 3-dot (rare) traits. Rare traits are usually mana, health, cards, resistance vs one school, etc.
For myself, I would like to see us choose the training pathway, like choosing color of clothes. As the pet ages, we get our choice (one of two) of the slots. For the crown pets, we can actually design when we buy what will be earned at each level, max points, etc...with the crown price determined by our choices.