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.....are you kidding me? draenic pet battler 150 now?!

Postby Luciandk » December 2nd, 2014, 2:13 pm

https://twitter.com/WarcraftDevs/status ... 3263804416

Blueprint-unlocking Achievement "Draenic Pet Battler" now requires 150 battles instead of 500. Tooltip updated to match next patch.


Was people really struggling that much with pet batles?

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Re: .....are you kidding me? draenic pet battler 150 now?!

Postby Poofah » December 2nd, 2014, 2:28 pm

Luciandk wrote:Was people really struggling that much with pet batles?


If you mean struggling to stay awake while killing icespine hatchlings over and over, then I was definitely struggling. There's nothing challenging or difficult about grinding wild pet battles. This is definitely a good change. It should never have gone live at 500 -- the only bad part about this change is that many people have already ground out this achieve and have therefore wasted their time on 350 extra useless pet battles.

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Re: .....are you kidding me? draenic pet battler 150 now?!

Postby Dasaq » December 2nd, 2014, 2:33 pm

I wonder if they lowered the amount needed for the Monument as well. 1800 battles won so far so i will be extremely pissed if they did><

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Re: .....are you kidding me? draenic pet battler 150 now?!

Postby Luciandk » December 2nd, 2014, 2:41 pm

Poofah wrote:
Luciandk wrote:Was people really struggling that much with pet batles?


If you mean struggling to stay awake while killing icespine hatchlings over and over, then I was definitely struggling. There's nothing challenging or difficult about grinding wild pet battles. This is definitely a good change. It should never have gone live at 500 -- the only bad part about this change is that many people have already ground out this achieve and have therefore wasted their time on 350 extra useless pet battles.


One could make the same argument for Draenor Angler, with the x700 enormous fishes needed.

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Re: .....are you kidding me? draenic pet battler 150 now?!

Postby Gwenolyn » December 2nd, 2014, 2:49 pm

Did they change Angler too? I just got it on Sunday... figures. Though I didn't think Angler was as time consuming as the Pet Battle one.

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Postby Jerebear » December 2nd, 2014, 2:51 pm

Luciandk wrote:One could make the same argument for Draenor Angler, with the x700 enormous fishes needed.


I found the angler one much faster than the pet battle one. That said..lunkers are stinky.
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Postby Cayienne » December 2nd, 2014, 2:52 pm

I just knocked off the fishing one last night and I only started it a couple of days ago. For me at least that seemed more doable than grinding through a bunch of meaningless pet battles. At least with fishing I got my skill level to 700 and now I have enough mats for all my alts to level up first aid and cooking!

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Postby Jazeel » December 2nd, 2014, 3:09 pm

Thats a change that suits me as i have done about 200 pet battles by the time i finished draenor safari and started killing the hatchlings to level all the new pets.

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Postby Crysari » December 2nd, 2014, 3:22 pm

I personally welcome this o_o; Hooray!

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Postby Graven » December 2nd, 2014, 3:24 pm

I have over 100 battles and I didn't even leave Frostfire Ridge until I dinged 100. That is just from doing a few random battles while questing - I only have about 5 new wild pets captured so far so have barely even started into the expansion. Wasn't expecting the 500 to be any kind of problem, so I'm a bit surprised they have nerfed it that hard.

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Postby Decypher_ » December 2nd, 2014, 4:08 pm

"Dear Blizz, please change 'So. Many. Pets.' to 100 please, I think that is a lot of pets too! Thank you."

Anyway, it is what it is and nerfs happen but I am definitely slightly frustrated, I went for the the achieve last week and while it was a good opportunity to catch up with levelling my new pets to 25, I definitely would have chosen to take care of other stuff (iLvl...) instead. At least this encourages me to spam Blizzard with "nerf coin drop rate for Land Shark!" (I agree with Jerebear - the 700 fish happened much faster than I expected)

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Re: .....are you kidding me? draenic pet battler 150 now?!

Postby Aerozia » December 2nd, 2014, 4:14 pm

awesome. i have about 90 done, so much to do to prepare for raids i didnt have time to grind and each day im missing out on a pet i could have! awesoem change, it never should have been 500, thats insane.

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Postby Adorabella_x » December 2nd, 2014, 4:21 pm

BEST news ever!!!! I hit 215 today and wanted to cry - Squeeel! :D :D :D

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Re: .....are you kidding me? draenic pet battler 150 now?!

Postby Graven » December 2nd, 2014, 4:26 pm

Either way, it's a bit hard to see their thinking here.

Either:
They had the achievement planned this way for months, and just after expansion release they had a change of heart and decided 500 battles is too difficult (poor planning)

or:
They had the achievement planned this way for months, and after just two weeks of the expansion being live they gave in to those complaining and changed it (appeasement of the few)

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Re: .....are you kidding me? draenic pet battler 150 now?!

Postby Killerkarl » December 2nd, 2014, 4:28 pm

Now they need to adjust the monument down to 500.

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Postby Simmias » December 2nd, 2014, 4:43 pm

good to know I wasted my time grinding out 500. Thanks blizz, love the way you are catering towards the lazy these days.

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Postby Korphi » December 2nd, 2014, 4:45 pm

Simmias wrote:good to know I wasted my time grinding out 500. Thanks blizz, love the way you are catering towards the lazy these days.


This.

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Postby Sedaii » December 2nd, 2014, 4:48 pm

Luciandk wrote:https://twitter.com/WarcraftDevs/status/539853873263804416

Blueprint-unlocking Achievement "Draenic Pet Battler" now requires 150 battles instead of 500. Tooltip updated to match next patch.


Wow....I feel a little sick to my stomach. I got the achievement last week and they reduced the requirement already. And not just a little; from 500 to 150 is a HUGE reduction.

The only thing that could make me feel better about this is if they drop the PvP pet battle requirement for the Stunted Direhorn down as well.
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Re: .....are you kidding me? draenic pet battler 150 now?!

Postby Kpb321 » December 2nd, 2014, 4:49 pm

I haven't really started doing this achievement at all or even collecting the wild pets. It seems to me off hand like if you are making any effort to capture wild pets as rares that 150 battles will be almost automatic. There's 26 new pets so 150 battles is less than 6 battles per wild pet to try to get a rare which seems pretty lucky. Not to mention you'll probably be doing some Menagerie battles too. At 150 it's pretty much automatic if your doing anything pet related. 500 was a bit and did would take some effort I'm sure but I'm not sure it was completely unreasonable. Not a quick grind but not unreasonable when trying to capture rares or leveling some pets/doing pet pvp. If I remember correctly it was 1000 initially in beta so it had already been lowered once. In the end I like the change since it will make it easy for me to get.

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Postby Aurae » December 2nd, 2014, 5:18 pm

Simmias wrote:good to know I wasted my time grinding out 500. Thanks blizz, love the way you are catering towards the lazy these days.

Raiders have been saying this for years. Welcome to the fold.

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