Azrile wrote:I am sure this isn´t even on the radar yet for the devs for the next expansion. Just curious what players thought about if our current battle-stones will be usable next expansion.
Interesting question. If you have a zillion stones left over from MoP, then there will be less 'content' for you to do next xpac (ie less hunting rares). In the regular game, they avoid this problem by pushing us up another 5-10 levels, but they already said they didn't plan to raise the pet level cap above 25.
So the obvious solution is epic battlestones. They're already in the gamefiles and they would provide exactly the same timesink that rare battlestones did. It would be by far the easiest solution for them (and a nightmare for us).
I think not raising the pet level cap is a mistake. Leveling was fun for the first batch of pets; grinding battlestones much less so. It's also a lost opportunity to reshuffle and rebalance the PvP metagame (assuming new levels also grant new abilities). Also, if the level cap doesn't change, then the Pandaria and Spirit tamers would still be relevant content, for pet leveling even if not for stones.
Maybe they'll surprise us with an elegant and non-grindy way to make pets epic. I'm not holding my breath however.
This discussion also just made me wonder whether Blizzcon will have a pet battle panel -- I was probably going to drop $40 for the pet anyway, but some pet battle info would help me rationalize the cost.