I like the Menagerie changes!
The type of content and the location did not match.
Cyberninja wrote:The trainer pets difficulty would go up vs. higher level player trainers.
I agree, although I do not agree with your intentions.
I do believe that the Garrison should have adjustable content. It however should be catered to people who are new to pet battles. So if you only have level 1 pets, you fight an opponent with level 1-2 pets. If you have a stable of lvl 25 pets, you fight level 23-25 pets.
*Also I wonder how levels would apply to PVP? I have only tried to PVP once and got my tail KICKED. It would be kind of cool to be able to progress through the difficulty in the same manner as PVE. I started battling level 1s, then 5s, etc. up to this point where I can take on any PVE trainer no problem. So say I at PVP level 1 go against a PVP level 5 player with a ton of PVP experience, good night its over. But maybe I can hold my own against a level 1 or 2 gaining experience until I could go against a level 5 PVP player and actually give them a challenge.
I like having a short queue. Increased queue time would be a huge concern!
I am not sure how I feel about MMR for pet battles. I would ONLY like it when it is implemented well. It could be nice, as long as it records the MMR for every individual pet (teams MMR becomes the average of your three pets).
Else it would reduce my fun. Performance is team dependent. I do better with a Fragment of Anger than with a Cheetah Cub for example.
I was thinking the same thing. It would be awesome to have another Celestial type tournament with new pets and new prizes. Or along the level theme, once you defeat the Celestial Tournament for the week, if your "player trainer level" is high enough you could go on to "round 2" etc.
I would appreciate a new Celestial Tournament! I also like the idea of a multi-staged (maybe through a few weeks) Celestial Tournament. I find "player trainer level" a confusing metric. I would prefer: "You have defeated Stage 1; Now you are good enough for Stage 2".
One of the reasons I was bummed with the difficulty nerf is that it is hard to test the strength of a pet's abilities against the ridiculously weak menagerie pets now.
Why don't you test this at the Celestial Tournament, MoP trainers, WoD trainers, the Timeless Island Trainer or the Darkmoon Faire?
That's what I have done when I wanted to test a strategy.
Also, it would be sweet if they had actual in game PVP pet battle tournaments.
I really enjoy pet PvP tournaments. I've participated in quite a few. They have been fun!
I however doubt that pet battles would be suited for a competitive format, like an official Blizzard tournament.
I prefer it when players organize this type of content.