My 2.222 cents on Battle Pets and related stuff in Battle for Azeroth Beta (incl. bug reports)

General: Maximum battle pet level won’t be changed and we know the reasons, so I’m looking forward to see what they have in store to keep us pet battlers/collectors interested. Expectation (regarding to tweets by Jeremy Feasel) is that BfA will have a bigger number of initial obtainable battle pets than we’ve seen in August 2016 when Legion launched. Pet Charm will be renamed to Shiny Pet Charm and a new currency Polished Pet Charm will be introduced. You’ll need the new currency to buy “always useful items” like training stones, pet XP food etc. Even old vendors will see that currency change. BfA purchases need Polished Pet Charms, pre-BFA stuff will still be available for Shiny Pet Charms at the old vendors and you’ll get them from pre-BfA pet battle content. The Pocket Pet Portal will no longer be tied to Legion WQs only, there’s a second option to purchase it for the 1000 Polished Pet Charms (they don’t want to force players do go back and do Legion pet battle WQs to increase the number of collectible pets to 1500). World Quests: They have 24 pet battle WQs ready for launch, 4 of them in each of the 6 new zones on Zandalar and Kul Tiras. We’ve heard they’ll try to use the scaling mechanic of Crysa and Environeer Bert more often and they deliver! For 19 of these WQs (the ones including a tamer/trainer NPC) the enemy pets scale with the highest pet level in your team and only use the appropirate number of abilities. The other 5 WQs are tied to special pets, some of...

Battle for Azeroth – Possible Pet Tamer fights

http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=64749 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=64750 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=64751 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=64752 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=64753 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=64754 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=64755 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=64760 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=66561 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=66993 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=139489 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=140315 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=140461   http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=140813 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=140880 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=141002 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=141046 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=141077 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=141292 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=19146 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=66420 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=85965 http://bfa.wowhead.com/npc=9843...

How to collect battle pet Uuna in Patch 7.3

Weeks ago data-mining websites and the pet journal on 7.3 PTR listed a cute little female Draenei Uuna (non-combat battle pet) and The Many-Faced Devourer as source. While I was testing different pet families on One-of-Many for the Family Fighter achievement today I’ve seen the golden rare spawn star on my minimap and a russian alliance player was already fighting The Many-faced Devourer. So I joined the battle and looted the corpse, but no pet drop. Curious about the golden star appearing and disappearing on my minimap earlier I tried to find that player to ask him what happended and what he did to spawn that rare, unfortunately I could not find him. Few hours later another guy of the same russian guild also spawned this rare so I logged onto my alliance char immediately to ask him and he was not very happy to talk in english but then he was not only willing to tell me how he did it, he was kind enough to hand me coordinates of the bone locations! Later he spawned The Many-Faced Devourer multiple times. I think a lot of rare spawns bugged at that time, they dropped loot on each kill and people were grinding AP tokens, usually they drop loot once per day &  character. And then the first people had their Uuna summoned and a few kills later I got mine 😀   So it was time to find that bones to spawn that rare on my own, so here is what I did… Step 1: Get http://ptr.wowhead.com/item=152786 (unfortunateley I don’t remember how I got mine, I carried this...

Environeer Bert “Bert’s Bots” Legion Patch 7.3

On the PTR for Patch 7.3 a mini-spider-tank battle pet Dibbler was datamined as reward from a new Leprous Sack of Pet Supplies and many people were hoping for Gnomeregan to be the next pet battle dungeon. Since Blizzard changed the way we aquire pets from Deadmines pet battle challenge (currency instead of the RNG of a bag reward for the Wayling Critters challenge) and there was no new quest in the Dalaran pet shop I wanted to check the only thing that comes to my mind when thinking of leprous stuff und mechs… Gnomeregan. Wasn’t very nice to see the level 115 elite guards as a Horde player, but I managed to get to the elevator and then I found a exclamation mark on a new pet tamer called Environeer Bert. And there was the Leprous Sack of Pet Supplies as reward for completing Bert’s Bots. I started the fight to see the stats and abilities of Bert’s epic bots (of course all mechanical pets) and was surprised that two of them only had 2 abilities and none of them a boss or elite passive. Checking my quest log said it’s daily & account-wide so this looks like another Crysa-style pet battle. So here are Bert’s bots: 1. Corporal Hammer (HP:1920 P:346 S:241) Explode, Hammer 2. M-37 (HP:1500 P:332 S:350) Firebomb, Explode 3. Clamp (HP:1789 P:297 S:311) Storm Coil, Drill Charge, Clamp So Corporal Hammer will force-swap your pets with his Hammer. Maybe you’ve seen a similar effect when fighting the Ominitron Defense System in Stormheim (this time no hit no swap on your side as long as...