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Switching battle stones in 5.3?

Postby Catalytic » May 17th, 2013, 5:16 am

I swear I read on here somewhere that we would be able to exchange battle stones in 5.3 for a different family. Am I hallucinating? If I didn't completely make this up, does anyone know what the requirements/currency to do this is?

(What I mean is I have quite a few family specific stones (UD, aquatic, dragon, magic, humanoid, etc) that I don't need anymore. I need tons of flying, beast, and critter, though. I thought I read that I would be able to trade the ones I don't need for the ones I do.)

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Re: Switching battle stones in 5.3?

Postby Dragonwizard » May 17th, 2013, 5:52 am

I think you saw people talking about wanting Blizzard to do that. I'm not positive on it but I do believe Blizzard has said something about wanting to do something along these lines but it is definitly NOT in 5.3.
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Re: Switching battle stones in 5.3?

Postby Luciandk » May 17th, 2013, 6:33 am

What 5.3 introduces is to make it far easier to gain battle stones. Every battle or bag that doesnt yield a stone will have an increasing chance to yield one.

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Re: Switching battle stones in 5.3?

Postby Dash » May 17th, 2013, 11:20 am

Dragonwizard wrote:I think you saw people talking about wanting Blizzard to do that. I'm not positive on it but I do believe Blizzard has said something about wanting to do something along these lines but it is definitly NOT in 5.3.

I (and probably everyone else who has been obsessiv... I mean dilligent with the tamer dailies) have 50+ stones sitting around ... *sigh*

About the increasing chance of looting a stone from a bag though, I suppose it's based on a given char opening said bags during one session, and is reset if you log off to switch char?

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Re: Switching battle stones in 5.3?

Postby Luciandk » May 17th, 2013, 11:58 am

From the patch notes:

Protection for bad luck streaks have been added to Battle-Stones from pet supplies bags and wild battles. Each bag or battle that does not provide a stone has a progressively better chance to award a stone to the player.

Methinks its accountwide. Plus it effectively means if you want a pet stone of a specific type, just keep battling the appropiate mobs until one of the desired type pops.

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Re: Switching battle stones in 5.3?

Postby Chrth » May 17th, 2013, 12:27 pm

I remember what you're talking about; there had been a vague comment from a Blue about something they were thinking of doing when asked about trading stones. I believe they specifically stated they wouldn't allow exchanges, but there was something else planned. Speculation: Being able to trade in a stone for one of the Bags?


Dash wrote:About the increasing chance of looting a stone from a bag though, I suppose it's based on a given char opening said bags during one session, and is reset if you log off to switch char?


Doubtful. The "bad luck streak protection" system was prompted by LFR/Coins. The system should remember your current streak and adjust accordingly regardless of logoff, etc.

I believe the streak protection will be on a per-character basis, however, not per-account. So if you have several toons opening the bags you may still see a run of bad luck that the system is not explicitly designed to counter.
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Re: Switching battle stones in 5.3?

Postby Ackbah » May 17th, 2013, 1:48 pm

Can my bad luck streak be retro active plz thx? I had a 117 tamer bag streak with no stones...I was rollin in the hairballs though !!

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Re: Switching battle stones in 5.3?

Postby Gwenolyn » May 17th, 2013, 1:52 pm

I think the exchange system was 5.4 :ugeek: can. not. wait. Even if it is not a straight up 1:1 exchange.

From WCP news page April 25:

•Q: About rare pet battle-stones, i have about seven of a family that i don't need anymore, any chance we may be able to "trade" them for other family stones?

A: Working on something for this exact issue in 5.4. I feel your pain.

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Re: Switching battle stones in 5.3?

Postby Saasan » May 17th, 2013, 2:08 pm

If anyone needs to uh, lighten, their load of stones, I could be convinced to take a few. :lol:

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Re: Switching battle stones in 5.3?

Postby Kalnazzar » May 17th, 2013, 3:49 pm

If they would just make all pets tradable or most of them thin players could trade stones themselves by caging a pet and giving it to a person with the stone you need and in return you rare one they need with your extra stones.


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