A special and kinda annoying pet trick

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Boven
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A special and kinda annoying pet trick

Unread post by Boven » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:30 am

I don't recall seing a post about this, though I may have missed one.

Now that the raid I'm in has heroic Eternal Palace pretty much on farm, I can get away with not having an 'optimum' pet along with me. So I've been switching out who I bring along each week for most fights, just for some variety. One of this weeks pets was Patrannache, the old hunter challenge tame from Four Winds. I hadn't had her out of the stable in ages and when I summoned her, noticed that she's one of the pets who has the Trick ability. While we were standing around before a boss pull, I clicked it. I was curious as to whether a non-flying bird would do the loop animation that the flying birds do, or if she'd do something different.

Well, it sure was different. Pink (creative name, I know) hopped up into the air, landed, and ran in to attack the boss. Fortunately, the tank was just about to pull anyway, so it wasn't a huge issue. I was kind of surprised by the behavior, of course. I don't have Trick hot keyed, so I'd had to click on it manually. I wondered if I'd somehow managed to click pet attack as well or something. We downed the boss without incident and I had to endure joking remarks about hunters from the other raid members (and even some from myself). While clearing trash afterward, I tried to figure out what happened and it seems to be a behavior that occurs when hitting Trick while having a hostile mob targeted.

Clicking it with nothing targeted just made Pink hop in the air. Clicking it with a hostile targeted, even though I'd not attacked (and even when facing away from the character or out of LoS around a corner) caused Pink to hop, then run in to attack.

Has anyone else experienced this? I've not had a chance to try it with any other pets that have the Trick ability yet.

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Bluefire
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Re: A special and kinda annoying pet trick

Unread post by Bluefire » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:07 pm

I have had it happen but thought it was just a glitch! I'll have to test it out and see if it is a consistent issue, if it is I have a feeling it was unintended and a Mod should be made aware of it if they haven't already.

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Re: A special and kinda annoying pet trick

Unread post by SpiritBinder » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:10 am

Ive not noticed this, but I know you can use trick in conjunction with things and it does not interrupt the next command. Ive used

\Trick
\Fetch

as a macro for all my avian friends and they can be used together. The pet will make a delightful trill/hoot/swark, then do a loop, before flying off to fetch available loot.

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