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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:47 am

Lots of TBC era raid pets being added in 5.3
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:05 pm

I got bitten by this pet bug. Can't even tell you the number of hours I spent leveling pets last night (and getting achievements! Wooo!) over the weekend. I remember looking at the clock and suddenly realizing I'd been doing the same thing for five hours straight... and then proceeded to keep on going. Oh man.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:21 pm

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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Sagara » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:31 pm

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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Newsom » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:22 am

Nikachelle wrote:I got bitten by this pet bug. Can't even tell you the number of hours I spent leveling pets last night (and getting achievements! Wooo!) over the weekend. I remember looking at the clock and suddenly realizing I'd been doing the same thing for five hours straight... and then proceeded to keep on going. Oh man.


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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Invisusira » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:21 am

oh god another pet to camp on server resets in icecrown
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:21 am

Newsom wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:I got bitten by this pet bug. Can't even tell you the number of hours I spent leveling pets last night (and getting achievements! Wooo!) over the weekend. I remember looking at the clock and suddenly realizing I'd been doing the same thing for five hours straight... and then proceeded to keep on going. Oh man.


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I blame Invis. He's been doing this since launch and even though it's taken me months... I'm totally sucked in now.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:45 am

Invisusira wrote:oh god another pet to camp on server resets in icecrown


Transfer an alt to a RPPvP realm, experience no CRZ funsies.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:47 am

Flex wrote:
Invisusira wrote:oh god another pet to camp on server resets in icecrown


Transfer an alt to a RPPvP realm, experience no CRZ funsies.

FGS, don't give him ideas. He's already started buying up pets on Ebay!
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:50 am

5.3 removes the same level base miss/dodge chance. Reduces the miss chance against higher levels from 5% to 2%.
Abilities will show their hit chance in the tooltips
Beast of Fables daily will be split into 3 quests
Beast of Fables elite pets made more difficult
Battle Pet ability load out will be saved when swapping them in and out of slots
All Spirit and Fable pets will reward Lesser Charms and XP
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Jabari » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:49 am

Ah, that's a fairly nice set of changes. It'll definitely be nice to know the actual miss chance of stuff like Moth Dust etc.

Guaranteed Lesser Charms will be nice, though I wonder if on the Fable ones it's only the first time each day. Otherwise, it might be really easy to get 90 Lessers in about 30 minutes just hitting the same one over and over.

Personal pet stuff: Farming the Spirit Tamers each day - all four of them. Only gotten one pet from the bags so far - seems like quite a low drop rate.

Picked up a couple of harder-to-get pets last couple days, too: Twilight Fiendling, Tiny Bog Beast, Molten Hatchling.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:23 am

The Spirit tamers are the ones that drop the red pandas right? We actually thought the drop rate was quite high since Invis got all of them for himself and then managed to give me all three of the ones he can trade to me after he collected his.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:25 am

Nikachelle wrote:The Spirit tamers are the ones that drop the red pandas right? We actually thought the drop rate was quite high since Invis got all of them for himself and then managed to give me all three of the ones he can trade to me after he collected his.


Those are the Fable pets. Spirit Tamers are the Earth, Air, Water, Fire elementals like in the Panderan starting zone that drop small versions of themselves.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Nikachelle » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:28 am

Aha. My mistake!
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Invisusira » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:14 am

Yeah, the Spirit tamers have a pretty low drop rate for their pets, around 10% iirc.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:58 am

woo Pandaria dailies rewarding valor in 5.3
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Jabari » Tue May 28, 2013 10:10 am

One week, three characters. Missing 3 from Raiding with Leashes II.
Need the ones from Curator, Malchezaaroar(whatever), and Vashj. Double-sized Pocket Fel Reaver is amusing. *chuckle*

(I was really lucky and got the Lil' Bad Wolf with the only one of the three that hit that Opera. Got one of each Opera on the three guys!)

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- Move the knight pawns (in front of the wolves) up a square.
- Move the rooks (demons) up diagonally one, into the spot vacated by the pawns.
- Move the pawn in front of the warlock up one.
- Grab the Warlock, move him up a square, and start shooting at the lowest health stuff you can reach, AoE-ing where appropriate.
- If the king (or maybe even the warlock) starts to get low, jump to a bishop and heal.

This has worked every time for me, and I'm not even using the wolves at all really.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Tue May 28, 2013 11:10 am

I cleared The Eye 5 times and got one pet. 3/3 from SSC and 2/4 from Kara. Farmed up the Direhorn Runt from the Isle of Giants and then finished off the bones for the Spectral Porcupette and of course my first purchase from the trolls was the Ghadzooki.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Fri May 31, 2013 9:00 am

0/8 on Curator pets this week. Last pet I need for RWL2.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby halabar » Fri May 31, 2013 11:00 am

So how are the new pets in battle, or are they getting better at their rock-paper-scissors balancing?
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Jabari » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:29 am

halabar wrote:So how are the new pets in battle, or are they getting better at their rock-paper-scissors balancing?

Haven't seen any in my (admittedly limited) PvP-ing. The only raid one that I've seen is the Anubisath Idol.

So with the quest and the achievement for level 25 PvP-ing, I picked that up a bit over the weekend. Went 10-6, which sounds good until I say that I started something like 7-1 and it went to hell from there. *chuckle*

My team (still based on trying to break [Turret]):
- Jade Hatchling (Tail Slap/Lightning Storm/Fly)
- Fel Flame (Dragonbreath/Immolate/Conflagrate)
- Clockwork Gnome (Railgun/Blitz/Turret)

The idea is to lay down a turret under a Lightning Storm, which triggers the extra damage on every shot. Turret does about 300 a round in that case, making it a 900 damage attack. The Fel Flame also works well with Lightning Storm, in that LS triggers when the DoTs hit, plus it is elemental so it doesn't take damage from LS.

Obviously, this idea (lots of small hits and DoTs) is VERY BAD against shields - I do like nothing against them.

I had been using a Disgusting Oozeling as the third, but they badly nerfed Corrosion and I haven't tried it since. Could perhaps try that again, but it doesn't solve my "shield problem" like it used to. (Not that the Fel Flame does either, as Conflag is a 4-round CD). Perhaps I should try it anyway - Corrosion still helps a little vs the shields, and Expunge is only a 3 round CD instead of 4.

Most commonly seen enemies: Magical Crawdad, Kun-Lai Runt, Anubisath Idol, Lil' Ragnaros. Lots and lots of Kun-Lai Runts.

Next team idea: Double Valkyr+something, probably a Crow (DM island, though I think Gilean Raven does the same thing). Unborn Val'kyrs are pretty interesting - they have a decent shield-eating attack (Shadow Shock), either Curse of Doom or Siphon Life, and a couple of really, really good things to use on their "death-turn". Ascendance seems like the standard one to use (25% extra damage, on everything, for 9 turns? Yes please!) Those are all pure Undead attacks (weak against Aquatics), so the third would be something with good Flying attacks. Crow has a gigantic Flying hit (Darkness+Nocturnal Strike), plus Alpha Strike as well. Plus, I'm sick and tired of Magical Crawdads and Darkness > Wish. :lol:

Need to get a second Val'kyr to try it - I picked one up yesterday (was lucky, found it in about 5 minutes of looking, and already had an Undead stone). Have a Flawless stone for the next one, and my Crow is already rare so I'd just need to level the Val'kyrs.

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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Flex » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:38 am

Woo Quariji guardling!
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Worldie » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:45 am

Oh they are out today?
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby Ruldar » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:45 pm

Last I heard from a blue post it'll be available this coming Friday. Just need it and a Minfernal myself, just haven't had the time to spare that I cared to commit to camping for that one.
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Re: Pet Battles

Postby halabar » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:01 am

Traded a Filthling for a Lil'BadWolf the other day. Filthling seems pretty easy to farm.
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