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Is this how it works?

Postby Tidus4eva » June 22nd, 2014, 11:27 am

If I find a pet in the wild and see that it doesn't have any upgrades (i.e. Rare quality) and forfeit the match, which of the follow is true:

a) The same 3 wild pets respawn after a short moment, never to despawn until the next person comes by and beats the wild team or a realm restart occurs
b) The same 3 wild pets respawn after a short moment, but reset to a different wild pet team over time (possibly including a rare)
c) 3 new wild pets respawn after forfeiting

From what I understand, 'a' is the correct answer, but if that's true, does that mean that people will go around to catch every rare wild pet and, over time, all that is left is low quality pets until the next realm restart?



The reason I ask is because I went to Krasarang yesterday to continue my pet collection of rares but of all the battles (close to the entire map), I did not see a single rare quality pet, and I assume some people have come through before me and didn't clear the wild battle to reset the teams.

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Re: Is this how it works?

Postby Luciandk » June 22nd, 2014, 11:35 am

Manually kill the wild pet and it will eventually respawn as another set if undesirable to you, and that you CBA to defeat it in a pet battle. Which also will cause it to disappear.

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Re: Is this how it works?

Postby Peanutty » June 22nd, 2014, 1:19 pm

A is correct, but what you're assuming isn't always the case. Any time I'm out hunting specific rares I usually leave the zone with more rares up than were present before my arrival (assuming that no one else is out there pet battling at the moment) because I usually manually kill non-rares (except in cases of pets with long spawn times or weather conditions, etc) and end up leaving behind rares I don't want, since I'm usually only looking for one thing. I think anyone that pet battles in a zone right after I leave must wonder at their incredible good luck at finding rare after rare.

I would also think, unless you're on a super low population realm, that just from random players pet battling or accidentally killing wild pets that might get in the way, that the population of wild pets is constantly in flux. Sometimes RNG just makes it feel like you've found this dead area of nothing but poor quality pets.

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Re: Is this how it works?

Postby Kendrah » June 22nd, 2014, 2:22 pm

Tidus4eva wrote:From what I understand, 'a' is the correct answer, but if that's true, does that mean that people will go around to catch every rare wild pet and, over time, all that is left is low quality pets until the next realm restart?


A is correct but they aren't the same pet set when they respawn after being killed (either by pet battle or brute force) or caught. It's mostly just RNG. It sometimes takes a long time to get a rare to spawn.

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Re: Is this how it works?

Postby Kpb321 » June 22nd, 2014, 2:35 pm

It's possible that someone went through and captured all the wild pets with rares while leaving everything else up so that there where little or no rares up. If you are going through looking for a rare and don't want to actually do the pet battles just kill the pet with a quick hit and it will respawn fresh. If there are people doing stuff in the area the accidental kills should keep pets turning over but in a zone like Krasarang that may not be happening much.

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Re: Is this how it works?

Postby Tidus4eva » June 22nd, 2014, 7:07 pm

Thanks for the clarification. I figured 'a' would be the case.

I'm on a fairly low pop realm, so it's likely that some collectors might pass through the zones the day after reset and clear it out, and they remain low quality until the next reset.

I'll try my luck on Wednesday after resets

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Re: Is this how it works?

Postby Gwenolyn » June 22nd, 2014, 9:39 pm

You don't have to wait for a reset (unless you just want to). YOU can manually reset the battle pets by killing them (after you check that there are no rares). When they respawn, they will have new qualities/breeds etc.

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Re: Is this how it works?

Postby Slugggo » June 22nd, 2014, 11:07 pm

In my experience, it's (a), with one caveat:

- If you start a wild pet battle and forfeit without killing anything, the pet returns in a few seconds, with the same trio of pets and breeds. You can even restart that fight and forfeit multiple times, and the pets/quality/breeds will remain the same. On many occasions, I've left rares I didn't want up for other people and even announced locations in /general.

- If you start a wild pet battle and kill the first pet or two and forfeit, the pet disappears. If the rare is the first pet of the trio and you kill it accidentally, you can't forfeit and reset it. Even if the rare is the third of the trio, and you only kill the first pet and forfeit, it's gone.

I follow the logic that over time, rare pets would keep getting replaced with non-rares that people leave up, but as others have mentioned, there's incidental AoE, there are people who do wild battles for XP, along with server resets. And personally, I'll often kill pets outright if a trio is poor quality stuff it's unlikely anyone would want. So they do seem to get recycled pretty regularly.


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