Sarajiel wrote:One thing bothers me a bit about your post. By what metric can you declare the Family Familiar achievement a "great success"?
It's completely subjective. Even if Blizzard were to release stats of how many people completed Family Familiar, it really wouldn't say much about overall player experience.
That being said, however, it's given collectors and battlers direction and a challenge. A task in Pet Battles that's not the usual 'mindlessly collect this, battle that', but requires more thought and planning.
The consensus I'm getting from the community so far is largely positive. Most seem to find the general idea
of the achievement interesting/fun, but the execution of said achievement (randomly rotating trainers and days where there are zero trainers up) isn't looked upon as favorably.
Sarajiel wrote:In the highly likely case that Blizzard fixes the bug that allows people to battle the trainers over and over with different families, this achievement could become really unpopular with the general player base.
This was noted during Legion Beta and it's been confirmed that this is not a bug. Unless things have changed since testing, there won't be a direct "fix" for it. But I should mention that Patch 7.1 might break this strategy of battling the trainers repeatedly since alt toons will be able to unlock World Quests much, much more easily/quickly.
Sorry for going off topic.
I don't pet PVP but I like the idea of an achievement similar to Family Familiar for PVP. 5-10 wins with an all 1 family-type team would definitely be a challenge.
I'm completely biased in terms of a reward - I'd prefer a new pet to NOT be the reward for something like this, simply because I would probably never get it. I think the reward should relate to pet PVP either directly or indirectly somehow, but I can't really think of anything that would fit.
If the reward is inciting enough though, more might attempt the achievement which could mean a more diverse PVP environment. Higher chance of running to teams of all one family, and if you're lucky, one that your team is strong against!