8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Slapperfish » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:51 am

As a side note, I just checked all the tameable rares to see which one had the longest possible name.

Currently, Blackshell the Impenetrable holds the record at a whopping 27 characters, including spaces. Krethis the Shadowspinner and Slogtusk the Corpse-Eater have the second longest names, at 25 characters.

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Wain » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:23 am

Slapperfish wrote:As a side note, I just checked all the tameable rares to see which one had the longest possible name.

Currently, Blackshell the Impenetrable holds the record at a whopping 27 characters, including spaces. Krethis the Shadowspinner and Slogtusk the Corpse-Eater have the second longest names, at 25 characters.
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I have an extended list of recommendations (it contains a lot of non-rare named NPCs that could also retain their names), but Blackshell the Impenetrable still remains the longest name.
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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by pawprintedheart » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:55 pm

EEEE! We can rename Hati?!!!!! OMG that is fantastic news! Rel, my skoll, is finally get his new form with his true name!!!!! :headbang:

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Unread post by Namárië » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:07 pm

Wasn't there a silith Queen bug named Mania?

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Slapperfish » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:15 pm

Tårnfalk wrote:Wasn't there a silith Queen bug named Mania?
Yes, but Ainamiss the Hive Queen is only 23 characters long.

As another aside, I've been trying to search for rares on the PTR (vanilla rares, specifically) with no luck. Have they been unintentionally disabled or something, or am I just unlucky?

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:28 pm

Decided to waste some gold. I bought a few Certificate of Ownership, and copied my hunter over with them. Right now on PTR, the certificate does nothing and gets consumed. Hoping that they'll rename to their wild names, because that was a good 3k gold I spent on an insignificant item.

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Wain » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:00 pm

WerebearGuy wrote:Decided to waste some gold. I bought a few Certificate of Ownership, and copied my hunter over with them. Right now on PTR, the certificate does nothing and gets consumed. Hoping that they'll rename to their wild names, because that was a good 3k gold I spent on an insignificant item.

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Are you saying the Certificate of Ownership isn't working for any pet on the PTR, or just specific ones?

And just checking, you know you have to use the 'rename' function on the pet's portrait after you use the certificate, right? :)
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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:15 pm

The item can be used, but it does nothing. The item is consumed, and the pet does not get the rename option. It's a bit lame, but it's PTR; can't expect stuff to actually work, right?

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Wain » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:20 pm

WerebearGuy wrote:The item can be used, but it does nothing. The item is consumed, and the pet does not get the rename option. It's a bit lame, but it's PTR; can't expect stuff to actually work, right?

And yes, I know.
Yeah, PTRs are for bug checking :) And Ssorry, I just had to check, since it's a common complaint that people think it hasn't worked because they don't realize you still have to use the rename option.
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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:30 pm

Side thing I noticed while playing on PTR as well; Hardshell Pincher, spawned during the Tambano fight, are not actually rare. They are listed as rare on the site. I had myself parked out near Tambano for some dumb reason on one of my characters, and it attacked me when I copied and logged in.

No cute rare crabs from this fight.

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Wain » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:16 am

WerebearGuy wrote:Side thing I noticed while playing on PTR as well; Hardshell Pincher, spawned during the Tambano fight, are not actually rare. They are listed as rare on the site. I had myself parked out near Tambano for some dumb reason on one of my characters, and it attacked me when I copied and logged in.

No cute rare crabs from this fight.
Thanks I'll change it. I think I designated them rare because they only spawn from a rare fight. The problem is, the "rare" NPC that spawns them isn't really rare and so the designation is pretty meaningless these days. If they spawned from a truly rare fight then it would be useful to point that out.
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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:35 pm

Little bit of info, for those who haven't tried; using the Certificate of Ownership will NOT allow you to properly name your previously tamed rares. You'll need to retame them. On another note, if you have not renamed your tamed Spirit Beasts prior to the patch, you will never be able to see "Spirit Beast" as a name on any of your SBs other than non-rare mana sabers and Lost Netherwolf.

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Jango » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:37 am

Just tamed King Krush and Loque'nahak on Defias Brotherhood both retained their names, Thok the Bloodthirsty did not!

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Valariel » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:37 pm

Hmm i cant tame this one.
https://www.wow-petopia.com/npc.php?id=51037
Lost Gilnean Wardog, maybe the german name "Verirrter gilnearischer Kriegshund" is too long.

https://www.wow-petopia.com/npc.php?id=51000
Blackshell's name is in german also too long "Schwarzpanzer der Undurchdringliche"

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Unread post by Castile » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:34 pm

Bowno wrote:Wait.. his name is p4?!

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Teigan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:37 pm

I'm gonna have to sift through all the named rares and see if there's some it's worth going to tame/re-tame, since we can't reset the names. I'm going to have to for Loque, unfortunately. That should be fun....

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Wain » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:24 am

Valariel wrote:Hmm i cant tame this one.
https://www.wow-petopia.com/npc.php?id=51037
Lost Gilnean Wardog, maybe the german name "Verirrter gilnearischer Kriegshund" is too long.

https://www.wow-petopia.com/npc.php?id=51000
Blackshell's name is in german also too long "Schwarzpanzer der Undurchdringliche"
You can't tame them at all?
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Unread post by Iowawolf » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:33 am

Ok not sure about anyone else but since this change I have been on a retaming spree King Krush, Somber Dawn, Bulvinkel, Lightning Paw, Loque'nahak <Mate of Har'koa>, Ban'thalos and of course my good boy Hati this along with Hati makes 8.1.5 worth while when not interested in the races.
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Unread post by Aleu » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:01 am

I got a stroke of luck, ended up taming all three of the rares in Sholazar and Aotona also keeps her name with the other three. It's a nice little touch. <3

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Re: 8.1.5 - special NPCs retain names when tamed

Unread post by Valariel » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:54 am

Wain wrote:
Valariel wrote:Hmm i cant tame this one.
https://www.wow-petopia.com/npc.php?id=51037
Lost Gilnean Wardog, maybe the german name "Verirrter gilnearischer Kriegshund" is too long.

https://www.wow-petopia.com/npc.php?id=51000
Blackshell's name is in german also too long "Schwarzpanzer der Undurchdringliche"
You can't tame them at all?
Nope. When the cast is finished nothing happens. The NPC just keeps attacking me.

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