Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:25 pm

For the sake of humor, I actually did go through the whole list of name-retaining pets to see which ones had the longest names. There's 50 pets out of 778 with English names consisting of 20 or more characters in their names, including spaces and punctuation. I doubt this is worth a resource page or even its own thread, but it's currently up to date with this thread and the search on the main site. Also listed some other fun ones that were worth mentioning; the shortest retained names and three names with unique aspects to them such as N.U.T.Z. having the most periods.

EDIT: I'll update the list another day once the discoveries are more or less done. No sense editing it every time one or two new ones are added, at least not in our current explorations before Shadowlands drops.
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Valariel » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:15 am

german players have the longest pet names:
Verirrter gilnearischer Kriegshund - 34 characters
Schwarzpanzer der Undurchdringliche - 35 characters

those were buggy and couldnt be tamed - since the pre-patch that bug is gone and they are now tamable

just for fun i will going through your list and write the longest german versions :D
Axetail Basilisk Matriarch - Matriarchin der Hackschwanzbasilisken - 26 into 37 characters
for example

and here is the list - nearly everytime the german name is longer
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Wain » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:19 am

Valariel wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:15 am
german players have the longest pet names:
Verirrter gilnearischer Kriegshund - 34 characters
Schwarzpanzer der Undurchdringliche - 35 characters

those were buggy and couldnt be tamed - since the pre-patch that bug is gone and they are now tamable

just for fun i will going through your list and write the longest german versions :D
Axetail Basilisk Matriarch - Matriarchin der Hackschwanzbasilisken - 26 into 37 characters
for example

and here is the list - nearly everytime the german name is longer
Haha thanks! German words aren't known for brevity :lol:
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Wain » Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:57 am

Updated, thanks!
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Smyelmdar » Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:13 am

Tusker from Nagrand (Burning Crusade) keeps its name as well.

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Wain » Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:32 am

Smyelmdar wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:13 am
Tusker from Nagrand (Burning Crusade) keeps its name as well.
Got her, thanks! :)
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by MaximumOverdrive » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:32 pm

I didn't see it on your website, but apparently Colossal Water Cobra keeps its name lol
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Wain » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:44 pm

MaximumOverdrive wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:32 pm
I didn't see it on your website, but apparently Colossal Water Cobra keeps its name lol
Odd! Thanks :)
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