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New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Jadax » July 3rd, 2013, 11:37 am

This is crossposted from my Timeless Isle thread.

The July 2nd patch on the PTR dumped a whole load of new pet NPCs into the game, as well as reinstating Crafty and Tyrannicus:
http://ptr.wowhead.com/search?q=date%3A ... npcs:200+1
This is my attempt to make sense of that information, limited as it is. Discuss my efforts and your own ideas! Go!

Matching up the trainers with their pets:

Shademaster Kiryn
1) Stormoen - Beast - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=71898
2)
3)

Dr Ion Goldbloom - Confident
1) Trike - Beast - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72053
2) Screamer - Flying - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72054
3) Chaos - Magic - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72055

Blingtron 4000
1) Lightning - Mechanical - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72097
2) Au - Elemental - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72098
3)

Chen Stormstout
1)
2)
3) Brewly - Elemental - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72103

Lorewalker Cho
1) Patience - Magic - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72104
2)
3) Wisdom - Flying - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72106

Sully "The Pickle" McLeary
1) Socks - Undead(!) - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72107
2)
3) Monte - Critter - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72109

Taran Zhu
1) Bolo - Humanoid - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72110
2)
3) Yen - Humanoid - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72112

Wise Mari
1)Carpe Diem - Aquatic - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72113
2)
3) Spirus - Magic - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72115

Wrathion - Confident
1) Dah'da - Dragonkin - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72116
2) Alex - Dragonkin - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72117
3) Cindy - Undead - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72118

Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen - Duh
1) Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen - Beast - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72009

Chi-Chi, Hatchling of Chi-Ji - Duh
1) Chi-Chi, Hatchling of Chi-Ji - Flying - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72295

Xao, Calfling of Niuzao - Duh
1) Xao, Calfling of Niuzao - Beast - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72290

Yu'La, Broodling of Yu'Lon - Duh
1) Yu'La, Broodling of Yu'Lon - Dragonkin - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=72291

That's all I have so far :P
It looks like each trainer's pets may be roughly sequential in NPCID, which would make things simpler if there weren't a whole lot missing...

All the Spirit Tamers' pets have been re-added, which confused me as I didn't recognise their names off hand.

A number of the new pets are either companion only, and these all have IDs that are below 70000, and are listed below:

The fact that these all have Honorifics cannot be a coincidence, and there is one of each pet family!
Mrs. Skitters - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65826
Mr. Growls - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65825
Madam Flapsalot - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65827
Ms. Croaker - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65829
Lady Burninator - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65830
Boomy Jr. - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65832
Dr. Stinky - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65834
Sir Buckethead - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65828
Lord Landslide - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65831
Miss Mystical - http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65833

Finally, there are three more pets that I cannot find a "home" for:

1) Muffin - Beast
Apparently the same as the other trainers' pets listed above, but with a low NPC ID, and no leftover trainers to assign him to. Maybe a pet that belongs to a trainer on the Timeless Isle outside of the scenario? Interestingly uses the same model as the Perky Pug.
There is an NPC called Muffin on Live servers. He is a dog that wanders about in the Shrine of Two Moons, although he does not use the Perky Pug model, and is currently classified as a Humanoid. I think it is likely that this is the same NPC updated to be categorised correctly.
http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=65344

2) Elayna - Aquatic
The only apparently catchable pet included in the July 2nd update, with the flavor text: "Elayna is found only within snowstorms and can usually be found by luring her out with a notepad and promises of Wiki pages." Shares a model with the Magical Crawdad.
http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=63724

3) Angara - Undead
An elite pet, non-catchable. Similar to Doopy in Icecrown, perhaps? The model is a bear and the quality is currently poor, whereas Doopy is Legendary. Again, the NPC ID is too low to associate it with the scenario trainers, and the "Elite" status rules it out anyway.
http://ptr.wowhead.com/npc=71816
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Re: New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Dragonwizard » July 3rd, 2013, 11:48 am



Those pets are the names of the Spirit trainers pets already. So nothing new afaik.
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Re: New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Jadax » July 3rd, 2013, 12:06 pm

Dragonwizard wrote:


Those pets are the names of the Spirit trainers pets already. So nothing new afaik.


Oh, duh -_-
I knew I recognised Darnak the Tunneler.

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Re: New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Mehetabel » July 3rd, 2013, 12:37 pm

Jadax wrote:Sully "The Pickle" McLeary
1) Socks - Undead(!)


Love it! :lol:
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Re: New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Jadax » July 3rd, 2013, 12:46 pm

Mehetabel wrote:
Jadax wrote:Sully "The Pickle" McLeary
1) Socks - Undead(!)


Love it! :lol:


I think Wrathion's pets are better:
Alex(strasza)
Cindy (Sindragosa)

And best of all, a Lil' Deathwing model pet called Dah'da.

Other things to note:
Both of Taran Zhu's pets are Humanoid pandas.
Blingtron's "Au" seems to be a new Elemental model, made of gold.
Chen's "Brewly" is an Alemental, like in the Stormstout Brewery.
Dr Ion's "Screamer" probably uses the hatchling skyscreamer model, as it's icon is the same as the Pterrordax Hatchling, but the model is unique.

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Re: New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Azrile » July 3rd, 2013, 4:00 pm

This is neat information.

I wonder how it is going to play out though. if there are 10ish pet tamers on the timeless island ( bing, chen etc).. Are they going to all be new dailies?

I do all the pet dailies now that can reward the battlestones.. but 10 more per day will be a bit much. Even with alts spread all over pandaria it still takes a couple hours. I guess the good news (for me at least) is that hopefully before 5.4 I may be done needing battle-stones. One possibility is the ´honor´ pets you listed are possible rewards for these 10 new pet dailies, similar to the 4 pandas and the elementals.

It is neat to see the pets and tamers being added, but I am much more curious about the progression part of it.

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Re: New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Jadax » July 3rd, 2013, 4:26 pm

Azrile wrote:This is neat information.

I wonder how it is going to play out though. if there are 10ish pet tamers on the timeless island ( bing, chen etc).. Are they going to all be new dailies?

I do all the pet dailies now that can reward the battlestones.. but 10 more per day will be a bit much. Even with alts spread all over pandaria it still takes a couple hours. I guess the good news (for me at least) is that hopefully before 5.4 I may be done needing battle-stones. One possibility is the ´honor´ pets you listed are possible rewards for these 10 new pet dailies, similar to the 4 pandas and the elementals.

It is neat to see the pets and tamers being added, but I am much more curious about the progression part of it.


The tamers listed are all part of the Celestial Tournament scenario. No one knows exactly how it will play out just yet. I do not think that the pets with honorifics are catchable, as they are explicitly unable to battle, which is odd for pets that aren't inanimate/playable races.

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Re: New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Gilneas » July 3rd, 2013, 7:37 pm

Shame they don't seem to be taking this opportunity to use the Lil Alexstrasza model (for the Alex pet Wrathion is using). Yet, anyway.

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Re: New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Nivrax » July 4th, 2013, 3:14 am

Socks as undead have no sense. He was 'jaded', not killed, and the questline shows it is reversible effect. He would fit as Magic more, with Gizmo as undead.

I'm happy with some humanoid tamers, finally can use Undead pets without getting slaughtered by tons on critters and aquatics.

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Re: New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Gromagrim » July 4th, 2013, 6:36 am

Hello Jadax,

Simca over on the US forums did some work on finding 'hidden' battlepets back in the PTR for 5.2(?) Such as the awesome Gurkster

Thread - http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7810522157

These were pets that were in your journal on the PTR, but not visible. He/she complied a list of these in the end, and some of them are the ones you've mentioend here (e.g. 'Sir Buckethead')

Here's the list

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Re: New pet NPCs added to PTR

Postby Jadax » July 12th, 2013, 9:13 am

Added the other two Pandarien aspects, and "Lightning", whom I think I placed correctly...


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