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Viable tactic or malicious use of a bug?

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Imthedci
 
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Viable tactic or malicious use of a bug?

Postby Imthedci » July 31st, 2012, 2:24 pm

I've been a bit leary about posting anything on this, but I don't know if this is an intended thing or not and it's easier to decide with the opinions of others... (Admins - if you think this is one of those taboo things, feel free to delete/lock this topic)

If you're battling a pet and it's not the rarity that you're looking for, normally you would just concede and go look for another pet to battle (hoping that your luck will improve). But when you concede, the pet that you were battling despawns. This isn't good if the pet you're trying to capture takes a long time to respawn.

So instead of conceding, just log out. When you log back on, the pet will still be there and you can battle with it again (and hopefully you'll get the rarity you're looking for this time). There is a chance that someone else may be at the right place to get to it before you get back online, but that's the risk you take.

What do you guys think? Is this intended or is it a bug?

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Re: Viable tactic or malicious use of a bug?

Postby Quintessence » July 31st, 2012, 5:48 pm

I think for the most part, it's intended for the wild pet to not despawn if you log out. This is probably so people who normally disconnect a lot don't feel like they're constantly on the short-end of the stick.

On the other hand, I'm going to guess that the wild pet generating a new set of stats/quality upon relogging is a bug or something that developers are looking at and working on fixing (if they're aware of this issue, that is).

If it's not a bug and totally intended, then like you said, it's a risk you take trying to log out/log in before someone else comes along to scoop up that pet!
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Re: Viable tactic or malicious use of a bug?

Postby Flohsakk » August 2nd, 2012, 4:59 am

I think the change of quality etc by restarting a pet battle is not intended and will be fixed with the "pvp interrupt" fixes that were reported in the news. At the moment it's nice to have for capturing only rares but also a big waste of time, because you don't get any XP when skipping fights by relogging.

2012-08-02 With todays build it's still possible to reroll quality...


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