This is one thing that concerns me, ever since this pet battle thing was announced for MoP. I'd like to still have individual achievements, and not have everything tied to pet battles. Maybe I'll hate the pet battles, and then I won't be a "real" pet collector. They always say it shouldn't bother anyone, because you just don't have to play it if you don't like it. But if one of your main motivations for playing WoW was always collecting pets, and now you hate it, does that mean time for a new game? Or will there still be rep pets and the like, and working towards them still gives achievements or other rewards? Just how hard will these pet battles in the wild be? If you can get 10 pets in 5 minutes, how could it be worth it for future players to finish a whole quest chain for a pet, or grind out Sporeggar rep?
Since the individual pet spells are still in beta, at least at this point, I'm wondering if those will persist. Maybe the wild pets will only be in the pet journal, and that will be a separate set of rewards. I wouldn't expect 50 pets account wide to give the same acheivement as 50 pets on an individual. But, honestly, I wouldn't mind if it did. It might give people who are not currently serious pet collectors, a jump start getting into pet collecting. If they logged in when MoP hit, and one or more acheivement pets immediately showed up in the mail (because combing the collections on their various toons caused them to get Stinker and Nuts, for example). I think that would be fun. I remember when the crocs were finally made easier to get--before that, some people had been working at it for years. And other people complained when it was finally made easier, as they always do, that now it was too easy, because they got Toothy or whatever, back when it was hard. They think that lessens their acheivement in some way. But they had their day in the sun, they could show off Toothy back when few people had one. And what about all the people who worked just as hard, but weren't lucky, and had nothing to show for it?
Plus there are so many more rewards for people to work on these days.. If each one took just as long as it always had, no one would ever finish them. I wasn't playing back in vanilla, but I've heard it could take a year just to hit level 60. With each expansion, they sensibly shortened the time it takes to work through lower levels. It only makes sense for certain grinds to be shortened, as well. With the crocs It's weird enough that you can't start working on them until you're 2 levels into Northrend, and there's no Dalaran port to Shatt anymore.
In any case, I hope they don't take our pet achievements away. Either make then still for an individual collection, or just go ahead and give people the same achievements for account wide collections. Why be stingy with the old achievements and old reward pets? Particularly with hundreds of new pets, it would just seem petty not to let people have the old pets anymore. And surely we will have all kinds of new achievements people can work towards, as well, so there should be things to make everyone happy.
Last edited by Lysi
on April 16th, 2012, 10:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
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