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Unread postPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:30 am 
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So recently, I posted a thread on the BfA class forums, suggesting that parrots be their own Hunter pet family, separate from Birds of Prey. I feel that there is enough of a distinction between the two for them to warrant having their own separate family, and that they would have their own unique diet, skills and specialization.

What do you guys think? Should Parrots be their own pet family? Should we prioritize adding other pet families instead? Am I just wasting my time? Lemme know down below!

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Unread postPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:34 am 
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I don't play anymore but I think it could be a good idea. Maybe with another name so you guys in time could have parakeets, sparrows, doves etc. Not sure what family name would fit best though ;)

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If so, they should probably include axebeaks, as a family of screaching, tropical terror beaks.

I wouldn't mind them getting a family of their own, but I suspect they're trying to cut down on the bloat of old families. I don't know if they plan to merge any more, outside of Rylaks, but I wouldn't be terribly surprised. If so, they could probably merge Birds of Prey and Carrion Birds. They're still a lot more similar than, say, diemetradons and saurolisks or most of the things merged into dogs now.

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Whilst I like the idea, I echo what has been said in that it appears that Blizz is trying to make larger, varied families rather than those that fit a very specific beast. Diemetrodons and Saurolisks are Lizards. Bees, fireflies, and wasps are all Wasps. Deer, Dreamrunners, and (possibly) Zhevras are all Stags.


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Unread postPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 12:53 pm 
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How would a parrot family be any different than the Toad family though?

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Quiv wrote:
How would a parrot family be any different than the Toad family though?


In what aspect?


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Quiv wrote:
How would a parrot family be any different than the Toad family though?

Well, one has feathers and wings...

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Seriously, I see what you're saying and it's possible they're not as concerned about small families after all. I think they really need to allow smaller families at times, or we wouldn't be able to tame all the cool, weird new things (that don't fit in an existing family) when new expansions come out, and it would be depressing if we had to wait for a family to be fleshed out before we could tame it. In this expansion I think they've outdone themselves with new families. I suspect they introduced Toads purely because they want us to have fun, as much as we do :) Krolusks are another single-model new family, though there are a lot of colours with those, at least (and I also wonder if those sandreavers should be moved from silithids and join them).

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Different in terms of design goals. Toad family is pretty narrow, and doesn't fit any sort of design goal of moving toward larger/broader families. If they are OK with a restrictive Toad family, I imagine Parrot would be ok as well. Honestly I think a Parrot family would have a lot more variety than Toads do.

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The same could then be said for Seagulls/Albatrosses and Ravens. They could be considered unique enough that they could have their own families.

Blizz seems to be working a balance between large families with various beasts and small families that only contain a particular beast. Frogs and Krolusks really don't fit in any existing family and thus work well as their own. Parrots, whilst not really Carrions or Birds of Prey, fit as well as Dreamrunners do in the Stag family.


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