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Nakawe
 
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Spirit of Competition

Postby Nakawe » December 21st, 2011, 11:12 am

Hello, everyone!

So, I've been seeing that our beloved Clockwork Rocket Bot from '07 is now briefly obtainable for our lovely pet collector friends that didn't have the chance to get him back then.

I must admit that this made me grumpy at first because there are pets on my list that I'd love to have that are no longer obtainable. Mainly, the Spirit of Competition.

I made a thread on the official General Forums (where GMs direct you to place suggestions) suggesting that the Spirit of Competition make a brief return for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/3789699275

^ There is the link to the thread... I think everyone that missed the chance for this pet would love to have a bit of support in that thread for the GMs to see! The suggestion threads in the General Forums can be VERY powerful.
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Re: Spirit of Competition

Postby Harval » December 21st, 2011, 10:07 pm

I wish it would.

Keep in mind though, if Blizzard holds true on their trading pets promise, those with the Spirit of Competition should be able to sell/trade it come Mists of Pandaria. You might be better off starting a search for a friend who will give up theirs to you, or at least be willing to part with it at a reasonable price.

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Re: Spirit of Competition

Postby Kymuri » December 23rd, 2011, 6:52 am

I think that would be awesome if we were given the chance to obtain the Spirit of Competition pet in 2012!! I have been playing WoW since Vanilla. However; while I was a pet collector in 2008, I absolutely DESPISED pvp back then. Not even the promise of a fabulous pet could tempt me into a battleground. I have since learned to love pvp, and every time I look at my exclusion list it breaks my heart that I missed the opportunity for that wonderful pet. :(

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Re: Spirit of Competition

Postby Ryshat » December 25th, 2011, 1:16 am

I was in the midsts of PVPing daily for the longest time to get a Stormpike Ram and took ONE MONTH OFF from WoW to do some other stuff and wouldn't you know it ... I missed a pet. A little while after that I found Warcraftpets.com, realized I what I missed out on and now check this site religiously.

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Re: Spirit of Competition

Postby Emberdione » December 28th, 2011, 4:08 pm

I hope so. I have a SLEW of alts that I got that pet on and would love to move it to all my new alts.

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Re: Spirit of Competition

Postby Moritach » December 29th, 2011, 7:01 am

If they decide to bring it back I really do hope they reskin it at the very least... the animations are really screwy too, but those have been used for other pets now so we're probably stuck with them. But yeah, it's so ugly... I don't know what they were tripping on when they made that pet, but I hope they've stopped taking it now so they can make it as nice looking as the other pets with the same base model.

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Re: Spirit of Competition

Postby Opallena » December 29th, 2011, 1:57 pm

This is one of my favorite pets purely because it is so rare. I love the idea of re-introducing it for a limited time, but I agree that a reskin is in order. For a PvP pet they need to make it look less like a fairy dragon with all the pink and bright colors on it.

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Re: Spirit of Competition

Postby Gaijin » December 29th, 2011, 4:35 pm

Harval wrote:I wish it would.

Keep in mind though, if Blizzard holds true on their trading pets promise, those with the Spirit of Competition should be able to sell/trade it come Mists of Pandaria. You might be better off starting a search for a friend who will give up theirs to you, or at least be willing to part with it at a reasonable price.


could you explain me how it works? i will give the pet or a copy (keeping with one to myself)
if you dont feel into explain at least could you please put the link ?

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Re: Spirit of Competition

Postby Neuropathy » December 30th, 2011, 4:28 pm

I too would love the SoC to come back. Back in the day, I only got it on one character, an alt, because I was 'saving bag space' /wrists. As far as it's coloring goes, I like it. Keep in mind it was released for the Beijing Olympics. Pop on down to your local China Town and the vibrant coloring will make more sense. :)

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Re: Spirit of Competition

Postby Nakawe » January 2nd, 2012, 6:40 pm

I bumped the thread I made on the official forums after consideration of all the comments received. My latest post sums up my feelings about this.

I've been giving this a lot of thought and consideration. Hopefully, a bump after a week is not considered a necro on these very busy forums, but I feel as though I have more to add to the discussion regarding the desires for a new 2012 Olympics pet and also a shot at the old pet.

Clearly, it is not up to the players to decide actions here, but I feel as though the argument against bringing old holiday pets back during a specific holiday is null, seeing as how the '07 Winter Veil pet was returned in '11.

It occurred to me... why not do something similar for the Olympics? You could give the old Spirit of Champion pet a chance to drop alongside a new pet related to the new Olympic hosts. Perhaps in a usage of the new corgi model, seeing as how they are the Queen Mum's breed of choice.

It doesn't hurt that I own a corgi myself. =)
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Re: Spirit of Competition

Postby Aislinge » January 15th, 2012, 9:07 pm

Posted on the official forums and gave it a bit of a bump :)

I want to see this one back sooooo bad! I started playing in 2008 and while yes, I *could* have got it, the way to get it wasn't particularly fair in all honesty and certainly not for lowbie nubs >.<

I don't see how bringing it back should be an issue - it's an Olympic pet - it comes once every 4 years. Hardly a 'give away' and if they still follow the same formula as last time, it'll still not be easy (although, I'd rather see them change it to be like the Tournament - complete x Arena or y BG's).


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