Lysi wrote:Things change in this game all the time. Just like most everyone else, I tossed out dozens of Sinister Squashlings, and then, after Hallows End was over, they decided to make them tradable. But that's just the way things go, there are other ways to make gold. At least you have a heads up now that they may be making pets account wide or server wide, so at this point you can avoid learning duplicate pets if you so choose. I am still trying to get some pets on multiple characters, because I want to be able to display those pets on those characters right now, not just have the possibility of doing so in the future.
I'm not entirely convinced they will make all the pets account wide as they said, but if they do, I consider it a boon. No longer will you have to mourn that you didn't get Lumpy or any particular pet on the character you wanted. I'm guessing your pets basically will be characters themselves. Any toon will be able to summon any pet from your pet pool, with all the skills that pet acquired, no matter what character it was summoned on at the time it acquired those skills, since apparently your pets' ability to win battles will improve in time (if all the pets were separate, and you had to not only reaquire but also relevel your vanity pets any time you changed mains, it would be crazy). They say you'll be able to name your pets, but I'm guessing my Siamese will have to be "Yendor" when summoned with any of my toons, not just my rogue who originally had the particular Siamese I think of as Yendor.
I am concerned that they'll do away with the current pet achievements, and make all the new pet achievements about these battles. I don't know if I'll like the pet battles or have time for them, so I hope they still have achievements that appeal to traditional collectors, not just the fighters. I've always wanted a title for my pet collector, but I doubt they'd do any kind of title account wide, so maybe with account wide pets, the title idea will never happen. But we'll see. I imagine MoP will be like Cata for me, in that there are things I love and things I hate about it.
I know what you're saying, and I agree with you. When I first heard of BoA pets, I was against it, but now I am defnitely looking forward to it, even if they do remove duplicate pets. After all I was one of those people who payed 1k gold for an epic ground mount in vanilla, and even though I got no compensation for it I am still happy that it is so cheap for all my alts now. But I just wish we atleast had a little more info, so I would know weither to continue learning them or not. I have recently dinged 85 on my second char and started to get pets from archeology and quests that I already have on my main, and I have no idea what to do with them. For now they are just sitting in my bank but that makes my bag problems even bigger. If only blizzard would hurry up and give us more details I'd be happy.
As for the achievements, I don't think you have anything to worry about. I don't see why they would remove the collecting achievements. Collecting and pet battles will still be entirely different, because theoretically you could become a "pokemon master" with only 3 pets or collect lots of pets without doing the battles. But to be honest, I don't think a title will ever happen, even if there would be no pet battles at all. The achievement rewards have always been the same thing as what you're collecting, for example collecting pets = pet reward, collecting mounts = mount reward, collecting tabards = tabard reward... they generally don't give titles for collecting.