Jazeel wrote:Secondly, the perfect time to introduce an epic pet was missed by blizz completely, collecting all 4 pets from the timeless isle tourney would have been the perfect opportunity to add an epic reward, as that was truly the first epic struggle pet collectors have faced so far, in its own way much a grind as any wrath epic weapon was, the safari hat was a great reward for collecting, but the tourney was and is still in many ways the bee' knee's of challenges pet collectors have faced so far, the legendary wilds of pandaria and the tanaan dailies are mostly howlbomb fodder, and not worthy of an epic bonus.
For me, the CT wasn't an end game content in battle pet. It was something to do for 10-12 week, once a week. And later when you are bored. It was usefull only during ONE patch (and for one achievement later). It was still more usefull than Tanaan's pets, I agree, but still isn't something I can call end game for pet.
I didn't found it hard at the time, I had several hundred of pets already lvl 25 and blue. It was hard, "the destroyer...etc" only to the collectors who only had a few lvl 25, lvled for the skin / tamer, didn't have the rights pets / didn't want to search the teams... (I think it was scarier than it really was for a lot of pet collectors). But collectors with a lot of pets didn't have any troubles. In 3 weeks we had our teams for all CT and it was just farming, like any tamer, but with a weekly lockout.
The biggest goal / end game I ever had in battle pet, was to get all pets, upgrade them blue, and lvl them 25. Since the latest patch in MoP, I don't have any end game in battle pet. At the moment, it's just, get the new "random number" pets, use a blue stone, use a few lvling stones (or do a few tamers). They add tamers / dailies in WoD, great, but because of them, the MoP's tamers are useless, (except if you still have pets to lvl). WoD dailies are way more rewarding, you can get blue stones / lvling stones. If you have enought toons (I have 26 lvl 100), you don't even need to get out your garrison.
So when they announced epic stones, for me it was great, another end game for pets, nice ! I can understand why so many persons were against it, it was scary for them. But... to be against adding content... I don't really get it. Epics stones had their flaws, but they could have been overcome. Now... what will we get in legion?? A mini CT like (*hope*), few tamers, a chain quest for the val'kyr, more pets... and?? probably nothing more.. And when more and more persons will have their pets lvl 25, blue... They'll look their collection and say... what now? => afk battle pet until the next patch, to add *random number* of pets, and afk again.