Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#21 Unread post by Agravaine » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:04 pm

Also, don't take them into arenas, as entering arenas cleanses visual effects.
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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#22 Unread post by Phaul578 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:06 pm

Went for an Oil-Stained Wolf

Ok so I tamed one, dismissed it. Tamed another, spammed the macro "/script PetAbandon()" at the 2 second mark and then took out my first tame and it looked like a normal grey worg..what am I doing wrong?

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#23 Unread post by Agravaine » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:08 pm

Phaul578 wrote:Went for an Oil-Stained Wolf

Ok so I tamed one, dismissed it. Tamed another, spammed the macro "/script PetAbandon()" at the 2 second mark and then took out my first tame and it looked like a normal grey worg..what am I doing wrong?
You or a friend need to be on the quest, and start taming x number of seconds after tossing the wolf the meat so that the tame completes just as he despawns, no macro needed. Will edit to confirm.

Edit: Yep, still possible without a macro. Maximumboob has instructions in this thread: http://forums.wow-petopia.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5235
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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#24 Unread post by TygerDarkstorm » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:08 pm

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Phaul578 wrote:Went for an Oil-Stained Wolf

Ok so I tamed one, dismissed it. Tamed another, spammed the macro "/script PetAbandon()" at the 2 second mark and then took out my first tame and it looked like a normal grey worg..what am I doing wrong?
IIRC you need to be on the quest, and start taming x number of seconds after tossing the wolf the meat so that the tame completes just as he despawns, no macro needed. Will edit to confirm.
I believe it's possible to get one with the macro tame as well, thus making it easier for Hordies to get. I could be wrong though.

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#25 Unread post by Agravaine » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:28 pm

TygerDarkstorm wrote:I believe it's possible to get one with the macro tame as well, thus making it easier for Hordies to get. I could be wrong though.
Interesting... sounds like it's possible to get it without being on the quest then? The only clear confirmation I have was Griffley's post on Jan 11 that the old way still worked.

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#26 Unread post by TygerDarkstorm » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:33 pm

Agravaine wrote: Interesting... sounds like it's possible to get it without being on the quest then? The only clear confirmation I have was Griffley's post on Jan 11 that the old way still worked.
I thought I read people doing it with the macro, but like I said, I could be wrong as it's something I've not tested myself.

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#27 Unread post by Acherontia » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:50 pm

Yes, the macro works on any appearance-buffed pets, although it may take a few tries. Edit--if you're having trouble, it might be down to latency. Sometimes mine vanished entirely, repeatedly, and then I'd go to the next one and the game would tell me "You already have an active summon"--meaning it'd worked. You'll need to relog if you get this, and the pet should be there--set to Aggressive, and buffed.

It seems to be "fixed," after a fashion, on the PTR; when you tame pets like this (again on the current PTR, as of Jan. 25th), you cannot move any abilities to their action bar--even after a relog.

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#28 Unread post by Syriana » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:48 pm

I can confirm this will work for the Oil-Stained Wolf. Having no connections to an alliance to coordinate with the quest, and being a horde, this makes me happy. Many, many tries and I thought I just wasn't getting the timing right. I tabbed out and forgot how many pets I had. When I came back to try again, I hit tame and got the message that I had too many already. I only saw 4/5 so logged out. When I came back in I saw that 5th pet.

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#29 Unread post by Agravaine » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:27 pm

Acherontia wrote:Yes, the macro works on any appearance-buffed pets, although it may take a few tries. Edit--if you're having trouble, it might be down to latency. Sometimes mine vanished entirely, repeatedly, and then I'd go to the next one and the game would tell me "You already have an active summon"--meaning it'd worked. You'll need to relog if you get this, and the pet should be there--set to Aggressive, and buffed.

It seems to be "fixed," after a fashion, on the PTR; when you tame pets like this (again on the current PTR, as of Jan. 25th), you cannot move any abilities to their action bar--even after a relog.
Oh yes, I saw you reported that elsewhere and wanted to mention I had a similar bug back in vanilla, right after the first big hunter love patch. I think it did have something to do with an addon.

I had Shy-Rotam and I was either getting abilities vanishing off the pet bar or not able to move them around or place them there from the spellbook. I'd gotten her by accident, she had killed the horde killing her for the quest and was out all by herself when I passed by.

I ticketed about it and was advised to disable all mods and delete the WTF folder. I did so... no effect. So I abandoned her. Minutes later, I spotted Rak'shiri and tamed him. What luck, eh? Within the next couple of gaming sessions I noticed he had the same problem with his pet bar. I forget how I resolved it but it was so simple it was annoying. Had to get rid of him too, eventually. Didn't have room for 2 cats back then.

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#30 Unread post by TygerDarkstorm » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:59 pm

Being able to get rid of that problem with the pets whose appearances stay after death would be nice. I know I'm of the mindset that I'd want the pet to be more than just a Orgrimmar/Stormwind showoff pet.

Edit: By problem, I mean not being able to put abilities on the pet bar.

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#31 Unread post by Pent » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:31 am

Zercon wrote:Got it, Thank you :3

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This is in regards to that bear. I have the boar on fire, the ghostly bird, oil hawk and wolf... lone hunter with knife... but I never saw this bear brought up anywhere...

Where is/are the bear(s) at? quest related? Care to explain the procedure on how you tamed him like that? I know about the macro, and such (see that I have the others), but what level are you and how did you get the timing down?

Does he keep the look after death? (the most important part for me... I die a lot... and so does my pets)

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#32 Unread post by kaaoru » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:36 am

Pent wrote:
Zercon wrote:Got it, Thank you :3

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This is in regards to that bear. I have the boar on fire, the ghostly bird, oil hawk and wolf... lone hunter with knife... but I never saw this bear brought up anywhere...

Where is/are the bear(s) at? quest related? Care to explain the procedure on how you tamed him like that? I know about the macro, and such (see that I have the others), but what level are you and how did you get the timing down?

Does he keep the look after death? (the most important part for me... I die a lot... and so does my pets)

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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#33 Unread post by Cialbi » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:42 am

No special quest needed, they're just roaming around in a part of Darkshore. Effect does persist through death.

This is all coming from my tamed purple bear, and thus is all firsthand knowledge.
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#34 Unread post by Pent » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:22 am

Cialbi wrote:No special quest needed, they're just roaming around in a part of Darkshore. Effect does persist through death.

This is all coming from my tamed purple bear, and thus is all firsthand knowledge.
Does the bear always look that pink/purple? And does it have the little skulls coming off of it?

I might give up my blue ghostly aura bird for this guy... I don't need another bird, but I don't have any bears...

The coloring is awesome.
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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#35 Unread post by Cialbi » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:34 am

The bear is shaded purple by the aura (think of how creatures typically get shaded green when poisoned by an NPC), and has a purple haze around the neck. This is present at all times; you can even see the purple haze when in camo:
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The haze doesn't include any skulls, which is a nice thing in my opinion.
The overall effect is very subtle, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to tell a clear difference.
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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#36 Unread post by Jaraii » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:46 am

Justa quick question. I heard a rumor about some effects like the oil and the ghost birds effects being less pronounced after they die once. is that true?
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Re: Quick update for the PetAbandon macro

#37 Unread post by Pent » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:06 am

Cialbi wrote:No special quest needed, they're just roaming around in a part of Darkshore. Effect does persist through death.

This is all coming from my tamed purple bear, and thus is all firsthand knowledge.
Hmm, cleaned the area out of bears... and still can't find the "spot" for it to work for me... I may be doing it wrong.

I am not damaging the bear at all. I hit Tame Beast, then wait til 2sec is left... then start hitting the /script macro key with my finger as fast as I can... and then without logging or anything I goto the next bear and use Tame Beast on it and do the exact same thing...

I figured if it works the game won't let me use Tame Beast on another bear... but do I need to log out between tries, or keep trying to tame the next one until it tells me I have an active summon?

I am pressing the key as fast as I possibly can... and holding it down doesn't press it any faster (it only presses the skill button once unlike holding it down on chat and the letter/number gets repeated like mad).

What might be the reason it isn't working?

I can't even tell if I am doing it correctly.
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#38 Unread post by Cialbi » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:40 am

I remember that I tamed the whole area once or twice over before I suddenly was unable to tame the next bear, and that was before any hotfixes attempted to fix this. So, it takes persistence!
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#39 Unread post by Pent » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:41 am

Cialbi wrote:I remember that I tamed the whole area once or twice over before I suddenly was unable to tame the next bear, and that was before any hotfixes attempted to fix this. So, it takes persistence!
Yeah, no clue what I did differently... but it finally worked.
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#40 Unread post by Cialbi » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:57 am

Pent wrote:
Cialbi wrote:I remember that I tamed the whole area once or twice over before I suddenly was unable to tame the next bear, and that was before any hotfixes attempted to fix this. So, it takes persistence!
Yeah, no clue what I did differently... but it finally worked.
You got lucky; that's what you did differently :P

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