PvP Pet Battle quest...yay or nay?
I have quite a few level 25 pets. I've never done any farming for a certain breed of a certain pet, though I only really use blue level pets anyway. I'm not a hardcore pet battler. I don't feel like researching into the pet battle meta-game, then grinding out whole new pets to make one of the desirable comps. That being said, the quest for 'win pet battle pvp' keeps tempting me. But I'm quite a sore loser and get quite frustrated when I lose a lot. In the pet battle PvP queue, is it mostly the hardcore pet battle PvPers that are about, or are there quite a few casuals like me who I could potentially beat with a semi-decent comp?2
I used to think pet battles were fun...
Then I got all my pets to level 25 and now keep getting matched up with opponents that have super-rare pets with stupidly overpowered abilities that are basically impossible to win against. When I was still leveling up, I had about a 75% win rate, now it's more like 10% and that's pretty much just when I get lucky enough to get a match-up without overpowered pets. PvP pet battles more and more seem like pure luck to me. First it's the match-up, both in terms of overpowered pets and if they are strong/weak to your pets. Then there's crits, these can make a HUGE difference. Also many pets have RNG abilities like 1-3 hits or 50% chance to hit/stun. If you try to be strategic and change your pets according to your opponents pets, you get punished for it because that's basically one free hit. I'm also starting to think that you cannot use anything but very fast pets in PvP battles because going first is such a MAJOR advantage. I was also wondering who goes first if both pets have the same speed stat, but my guess is RNG again. For the record, I'm using Onyxian Whelpling, Core Hound Pup and Jade Oozeling, all rare, because those were the best I had when I got started. EDIT: Is there no actual match-making for pet battles at all? I just lost 8 games in a row (conceded most of them) and am still getting matched up against impossible opponents. Also, what's the !@#$ing deal with mechanical/undead pets? Why do these have such a HUGE advantage over all other pet families at no cost that I can see?9
Tiny Terrors and Beasts of Fable with 1 Team
The famous "Howl-Bomb" strategy is gone, but I developed a new one, I call "Doombird", which can be used to defeat all "Tiny Terrors" and "Beats of Fable" with one team. You need "Unborn Val'kyr", "Ikky" and an "Emerald Proto-Whelp" for the "Tiny Terrors" and the "Unborn Val'kyr", "Ikky" and a "Moth" for the "Beasts of Fable". Tiny Terrors in Tanaan: http://eu.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/17612833325#post-2 (1) http://eu.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/17612833325#post-3 (2) Beasts of Fable: http://eu.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/17612833325#post-4 Rematch Strings: Tiny Terrors: http://eu.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/17612833325#post-5 Beasts of Fable: http://eu.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/17612833325#post-616
Pet Battles :Bugs, Oddities & absurdness
during Pet Battles I have come across few things that I want to share and want to see what is the experience of other players and if there is any chance of a solution or suck it up and live with it. please, no ranting and No QQ, just state facts & your experience & few lines why you think something happened & didnt happen & what should have happened or not happened. for simplicity the assumption here is that both the target & your pet are same level 1. Dodge ====== this is the most obvious one. I understand that the designers must have had a hell of a time designers the algorithms to make it work but dodge doesnt seem to be affected by the following 1. Rooted 2. Dazed 3. hibernating 4. slowed down 5.Chilled 6. Blinded at least for the first 4, the logic dictates that the dodge chance should be 0% but I have still seen NPC & player pets (including mine) performing dodge while under the influence of the above 4 (and even without any self buff). its the biggest spoiler in my opinion and pretty much destroys the game strategy if you are working towards certain attacks that normally have higher chance to miss but are claimed to hit 100% if any of the above conditions are applied on the target. examples 1. I have seen hibernating bears dodging even standard attacks. Miss ==== this is another thing which I have seen not working as the tooltip suggests, for example - "focus" gives 100% hit chance but I still see targets being "missed" or attacks being "dodged". -"Blood in the water" & "Nocturnal strike" have high miss chance but tool tip has "always" chance to hit if the target is "blinded" or is "bleeding" -"Deep Freeze" to always stun the "chilled" target doesnt work as the tooltip suggests Apart from that there is a big laundry list of attacks that are almost redundant due to almost 0% chance to hit like "demolish". I once tested that for 5 consecutive moves it was missed until the pet died so its safe to conclude that miss chance for demolish is 100% and its only there to fill up a slot. I invite other players to report the oddities they have experienced where the game didnt behave the way it should have or where they find misleading tooltip again, please keep the discussion meaningful. thanks -12
Imo, the currently best team in the world
When Legion was released, rather than do content I decided to ‘tunnel vision’ the 5k pet pvp achievement instead. The achievement is imo something you’re not going to finish with just casual play, and if you keep putting it off it will just never get done. Three and a half months later here I am, posting this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNJx3B24bUs I originally began the achievement in MoP with an Anubisath, the game’s quickest moth and a Creepy Crate. My record with that was 26 wins in a row and a win rate of around 70-75%. After a WoW break and fast forward to Legion, that team was pretty bad. I had to come up with something better, much much better. And this team was born. Lady – P/S Bone Serpent. THE (imo) most offensive pet in the game. Sylvanas – Teroclaw Hatchling. THE most OP pet in the game by a ridiculous margin. Quite a number of times I beat all 3 opponent’s pets just with Sylvanas as my only pet put in at the start of the game and never swapped out. After a few close misses, she once even managed the feat of staying in from round 1 and killing all 3 opponent’s pets without losing ANY HP at all. THAT imo, is the ultimate definition of OP. Windrunner – Crow. An excellent complement to Lady with the added advantage that it will nearly always go first (and since I virtually always made sure Night was up) Nocturnal Strike as soon as it is in which will quickly take care of the racial of quicker flying pets that you can then mop up with Alpha Strike. The combination of this team beggars belief. A win rate of 90%. Once managed 96 wins out of 100 games played. Unlike with my previous team where the 26 in a row was a strictly one off event, 20 and above wins in a row for this squad was a daily occurrence. It also gave me a personal record of 43 wins in succession. Generally, Lady and Windrunner would soften teams up, Sylvanas would then come in and as in the accompanying video, polish things off. The team has a great range of attacks that are strong against numerous opponents, and a great range of racials that make opponents’ attacks weaker.7
What to do if the hatchling "team up" quest is stuck
Hello all, For a few days I tried to get some world quest pet battles with my sharptalon hatchling. It is one of the required quests to get the mount eventually. Its called "sharptalon hatchling team up". You will have a simillar quest for all the other hatchlings as well. I asked for help from Blizzard because I could not get past 1/3 world quests. If you get stuck at 1/3 battles done just like me, here is what to do: The problem seems to be caused when you setup your team, it replaces your summoned pet . So here are the steps to make sure you get credit. 1.Of course you need to accept the quest from your hatchling. 2.Put together your team for the world quest battlepet fight. This will summon a new pet. You do not need the hatchling to be part of your team 3.Summon your hatchling now again, so it's your active summoned pet. 4.Start the battlepet fight. You should get credit as long as you win the fight. I did work here every time as long as step 3 is not skipped, so I hope this works for you as well now while we wait for a hotfix for the quest. And it worked, thanks to -> Lluyennii , Game Master Blizzard Europe Greetings Winny Blizzard Europe4
Snowfeather Team Up bugged?
So I just beat Varenne (for the WQ Chopped) with my Snowfeather Hatchling. I read up about it, and tried to make sure I met all the stated and not-stated criteria: * Snowfeather Hatchling placed in 1st pet slot * Snowfeather Hatchling summoned out in the world * Snowfeather Hatchling surviving the battle -- and of course winning the battle. Still, I got no credit for the fight. I noticed that when the battle was concluded, my Snowfeather Hatchling had been dismissed from the open world somehow during my pet battle- could this end up being the reason for not getting credit? The quest text here is fairly lacking. It says "Your hatchling must be present when you begin a battle, and cannot die in battle." You could take that to mean it should be summoned in the world, or that it should have the first slot, or that it should just be in the line-up. My main issue is still the ambiguous nature of having your pet summoned in the world. If my pet randomly gets dismissed during a battle, that either needs to be fixed, or that criteria needs to be removed. As a stop gap measure, I guess I can bring up the Pet Journal and make sure I have my Snowfeather summoned before finishing the fight, but this seems very counter-intuitive.15
Remove the possibility of using the same pet 3 times
I don't even know why this is possible, and why it wasn't fixed after so many years. Using the same pet 3 times on the same team it's the best way to exploit a particular combo very easy, thing that will not be possible if you use other pets, since their ability slot/ stats/race might differ. So please, fix this, it's ruining the pet battles, I mean, I know that just a small number of people play this anyway, at least don't allow a faceroll for plople who exploit this. I know you can fix it, like you done whits some undead at the end of WoD/early legion, just please, do it again.7
PvP pet battle APP
Just like wow armory app but just for pvp pet battling. This could even be set up in the armory app. Would have: -No 3D enviroments/arenas -No long 3D animations -Left (ours) and right (opponent) side pets -The UI could remain the same, it works, bars on top, spells below. -Option to browse pet library with same options as wow (like set/remove favorite), just copy past the pet journal!!! -Create/save team set ups for quick access (maybe a 10 team limit) -Online PvP matchmaking (possible and best to be linked to ingame match making) Would not have: -Achievements, most likely it could be exploited for free achieves. -No leveling pets, u do that in the WoW -No trading/collecting pets, u do that in WoW Keeping it simple, this would be a fun no reward no cost PvP matchmaker, much like HS, that you can play on "the throne", on the bus stop/ride, in line for government services and/or just in the park. Thoughts? suggestions? would you play it?4
Complain: Pet cap increase stupid in Legion
No, I still don't have Legion. Yes, I know how to increase pet cap: http://www.wowhead.com/item=139003/pocket-pet-portal Yes, I've been at max cap since the beginning of this year; Every freaking time I buy a pet, (Mischief recently), I have to open a damn web ticket, just to confirm whether or not I have it. And it's always the same thing. -"Your pet limit is at max" (in fact 1015 + a couple hundred pets banked). -"Cage a 'few' of your pets to add your purchased pet to your collection"<---Erm, hello. This doesn't solve the problem! If anything, I'll have to remove 16 pets, just to add 1 more. Where's the logic in that??? I still fail to understand, why the hell did you make a separate achievement, for increasing the battle pet limit to 1500, that doesn't even have nothing to do with having even close to 1000 pets. Isn't it an achievement itself that one has over 1k pets? Did it not come to your silly mind that it would be more logical to make an achievement, that automatically increases your limit, as soon as you hit max cap? But no, you just had to make that stupid achievement. And I'm willing to bet that it's because you want us to your new god damn expansion, just to increase our battle pet cap. -It wasn't like this before, IT WAS NOT LIKE THIS BEFORE!!! I know you're not going to change anything at this point. But in the future, could you please avoid doing such a stupid achievement that requires newest expansion. -Instead you could create a simple AND logical achievement, that increases your max pet, when it's actually needed. Example: Obtain 1500 battle pets. Reward: Increase your battle pet limit to 2000. ^This makes absolutely perfect sense, and there wouldn't be any freaking problems, with people having "unnecessary" empty data spaces, which you seem to complain about a lot. The game would create more space for the player when it's actually needed! -Some people have just a couple of pets, and they automatically have 1000 limit cap as I do. Like what the hell. Waste of data, that could be put to use for those who actually do collect battle pets. Furthermore, don't tell me I should have 1 of each pet. If that was the case, you'd have forced us to have 1 of each type of pet. But instead you've presented us different breeds, different skins and you've even added us the option to have 3 of the same type of pet on some occasions. So my question is: A: Why should I, purchase Legion (+level till 110 and waste time on doing World Quests just to get this achievement). B: Or remove 16 battle pets, just to add the pet I purchased. I already paid you. I already gave you my money. Where are the goods? Do I need to spend 45€ and do that freaking dumb achievement just to see Mischief. Or do I need to waste my progress, and remove/bank 16 battle pets? Where's the logic? WHERE'S THE LOGIC!? And yes, the hate is real. It's annoying, it's unnecessary, and it's freaking stupid. Terrible game design regarding this matter. Just awful.1
Need help about pet battles
Can someone please help me and clear this up for me. Why do some pets attack twice in a row? Must mention that it's not pet's skill or buff, they just simply attack twice. NPC's pet attacks first, I press skill and my pet attacks, then npc's pet attacks, I press skill and npc's pet attacks again, wtf? Isn't it supposed to be my turn? Is that because enemy's pet is faster?3
The Hatchling Quests are bugged. (A lot!)
Several times I have had quests bugged, given by the Bloodgazer Hatchling, Direbeak Hatchling, Sharptalon Hatchling. Currently, again, I am stuck on another quest, Hunting Lession: Erudite Manafiend. I got 2/3, but now it has stopped counting, my pet is summoned, he is a participant in the fight, I've tried starting with it or finishing with it - nothing really seem to matter. It is the right mobs I am attacking, yet it has completely stopped counting. I've done more than 10 extra pet battles now in this area and it is still stuck. It is by far the only one, where you need to have the pet out and despite it's out, and you aren't in a raid it doesn't count towards the objective. Ultimately, I am actually completely stuck now. I have tried dismissing my pet, summoned it, multiple times. I'm not in a raid group, I haven't done any changes since I went to 2/3 in this quest. It is already frustrating enough that abilities last 2-3 sec for each animation and it takes a lot of unnecessary time between each animation. Anyone who knows how to actually finish this quest?7