Non-capture pets becoming rare quality?

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Non-capture pets becoming rare quality?

Unread post by MaximumOverdrive » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:24 am

http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/285 ... MMO-Report
We made the call to convert a number of non-capture pets into rare quality pets. We made this decision for a couple reasons. First off, we know that many folks are going to want to use some of their current pets in pet battles. We don't want players to feel like these pets are weaker than the others. At the same time, we don't want to make every single non-capture pet into a rare.

We decided which pets to change based on how difficult they are to obtain. This approach makes sense since it means that more time was put into getting these particular pets than other ones. This fits in with how you obtain a rare through the pet battle system; more time to seek out pets and fight them, hoping for a rare.

We know that we are not going to be able to please everyone, but this list is just a start and I'm sure we will make many updates between now and launch. Look it over and feel free to leave us your feedback. Thanks!

Brilliant Kaliri
Celestial Dragon
Feral Vermling
Jade Tentacle
Kirin Tor Familiar
Little Fawn
Nuts
Stinker
Clockwork Gnome
Crawling Claw
Fossilized Hatchling
Pterrodax Hatchling
Voodoo Figurine
Murkimus
Core Hound Pup
Cenarion Hatchling
Gryphon Hatchling
Guardian Cub
Lil' K.T.
Lil' Ragnaros
Lil' XT
Moonkin Hatchling
Pandaren Monk
Soul of the Aspects
Wind Rider Cub
Deathy
Grunty
Murkablo
Murky
Fetish Shaman

Frosty
Lil' Deathwing
Lucky Quilen Cub
Lurky
Mini Thor
Netherwhelp
Panda Cub
Darkmoon Balloon
Darkmoon Cub
Darkmoon Monkey
Darkmoon Tonk
Darkmoon Turtle
Darkmoon Zeppelin
Azure Whelpling
Crimson Whelpling
Dark Whelpling
Emerald Whelpling
Firefly
Fox Kit
Gundrak Hatchling
Hyacinth Macaw
Razzashi Hatchling
Sprite Darter Hatchling
Phoenix Hatchling
Chuck
Giant Sewer Rat
Magical Crawdad
Muckbreath
Snarly
Strand Crawler

Toothy
Dark Phoenix Hatchling
Elementium Geode
Crimson Lasher
Hyjal Bear Cub
Searing Scorhling
Panther Cub
Pebble
Disguisting Oozeling
Mr. Grubbs
Tiny Shale Spider
Bananas
Dragon Kite
Ethereal Soul-Trader
Eye of the Legion
Gregarious Grell
Hippogryph Hatchling
Landro's Lichling
Landro's Lil' XT
Nightsaber Cub
Purple puffer
Rocket Chicken
Sand Scarab
Spectral Tiger Cub
Tuskarr Kite
Lumpy
Baby Blizzard Bear
Onyxian Whelpling
Lucky
Mini Tyrael
Soooo...does this mean that these pets will be rares in the wild? Not sure if I like this...especially with my Mini Tyrael. They already made it so he wasn't tradable, but to just capture him in the game when I had to go thru a lot to get him outside the game? Kind of a smack in the face...or am I misunderstanding all this? I don't understand this whole quality concept yet lol
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Re: Non-capture pets becoming rare quality?

Unread post by Vephriel » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:27 am

No, they just mean that the pets themselves will be rare quality - in other words have very good stats. These pets will not show up in the wild. You also cannot trade pets that you already know, so retired companions such as Mini Tyrael will still not be able to be obtained in that sort of manner.

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Re: Non-capture pets becoming rare quality?

Unread post by MaximumOverdrive » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:30 am

Vephriel wrote:No, they just mean that the pets themselves will be rare quality - in other words have very good stats. These pets will not show up in the wild. You also cannot trade pets that you already know, so retired companions such as Mini Tyrael will still not be able to be obtained in that sort of manner.
Ahhh ok thanks! I somehow got lost in the post trying to figure out what was going on (I've missed a few notes on pet battles). Thanks for the info!
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Re: Non-capture pets becoming rare quality?

Unread post by Kurasu » Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:09 am

On the beta, there were some of these pets that were up on the AH. People who had the items were putting them up. I have to wonder about this.

Are people going to be able to sell the items that were sent to them in the past? I.E. if you make an alt with these pets, and don't use the pet, will you be able to AH the thing you were given? Or is that just a 'beta bug'?
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Re: Non-capture pets becoming rare quality?

Unread post by Golden » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:43 am

Bu-but... Spirit of Competition. D: Ok sure I understand this isn't a final version but still I really hope it'll be included.
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Re: Non-capture pets becoming rare quality?

Unread post by Myrrmi » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:19 am

I wish they add Perky Pug. He's achievement-pet, and has an unique, high-quality model.

And is cute. And I want him to be my very best! <3
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Re: Mine haven't...

Unread post by Yaone » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:51 pm

On beta and now live, my CE pets, promo's etc are still showing as just uncommon. Anyone else having that happen?

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Re: Non-capture pets becoming rare quality?

Unread post by GormanGhaste » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:25 pm

It's getting pretty close to launch, and we don't know how or if this is going to be implemented. Makes it hard to plan battle teams.
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