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Khoom
 
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Character XP

Postby Khoom » June 11th, 2013, 11:12 am

Do characters stop receiving XP at a certain point? I levelled a Rogue 74% through lvl89 yesterday with pet battles but received 0 XP this morning on about 30 battles in the Vale. What gives?

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Re: Character XP

Postby Enviri » June 11th, 2013, 11:59 am

I am having the same issue. Tested several battles at level 87 and am now receiving 0 xp. Girlfriend had same issue. Sounds like they just broke it.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Ravnhawk » June 11th, 2013, 12:30 pm

I was doing mine in the halfhill area and was getting xp as of last night but I was on a level 86 toon. I'll check it out tonight and see if thats changed.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Jadax » June 11th, 2013, 1:32 pm

My fiance was doing pet battles for exp right up until 89 + 99% just last night. She dinged on a rare spawn just after.

So if it's not working now... it's broke.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Novalix » June 11th, 2013, 1:33 pm

It seems like Blizz broke or turned off all character xp via pet battles. It doesn't seem to matter the toon level, the pet level, or anything like that. I've tried on a variety of my toons and pfft, nothing.

My bet, Blizz accidentally broke character xp via pet battles. Le sigh.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Maizing » June 11th, 2013, 1:51 pm

I just tested this, and you are right, I am not getting xp for pet battles today either.

Edit: I am guessing that they fixed the forfeit issue (as they said they were going to) and that not getting any xp for pet battles is a side effect.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Goof » June 11th, 2013, 2:05 pm

same thing here...but pvp pet battle xp is still on...I'm getting that for wins.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Guest » June 11th, 2013, 3:58 pm

Boo there went my plan for leveling an alt on just on pet battles! Hope this is a bug and not a "fix" for the other issue.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Restofarian » June 11th, 2013, 4:33 pm

Im leveling my mage with pvp battles as I type this. Its much slower than battling in the wild but serves the purpose to get the 250 pvp wins pet, so...

Getting ~106k xp per battle @ lvl 86, full rested.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Hava » June 12th, 2013, 2:16 pm

Despite this morning's hot fix, it does not appear that exp from pet battles has been corrected.

In fact we are getting conflicting information from blizzard.

Sapperwix Quality Assurance on US bug forum says:
We're aware of this issue and are actively working on a fix.


Hagut Customer Service on EU Customer Support forum says:
This was an intended change. If you feel this should be changed, feel free to submit a suggestion in-game.


Tweets are now going out to Mumper to find out if pet battlers have just gotten hit by the nerf bat in exp without even a note in the hotfix, or if we can expect our days of leveling toons and pets to return.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Yalina » June 12th, 2013, 6:52 pm

Hava wrote:Tweets are now going out to Mumper to find out if pet battlers have just gotten hit by the nerf bat in exp without even a note in the hotfix, or if we can expect our days of leveling toons and pets to return.


Just FYI, Cory's in Seattle. He was at last night's US Soccer World Cup qualifier. It may be a day or so before he'll be able to respond.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Ishildur » June 12th, 2013, 7:54 pm

I really hope it's just a bug. I've been having so much fun leveling my alts up with the pve pet battles. I can't quite believe they'd really go "NO! only pvp pet battles will give xp! learn to love all your queues! Waiting to have fun is the greatest fun of all!"... although a part of me fears that they would do that because I enjoy the pet battles so much and well, things I enjoy do have a tendency to get removed as enjoyment is not to be encouraged.

Well, with a bit of luck it will turn out alright and they'll fix it. I don't think I can take another instance of a pvp exploit (the fleeing for xp) leading to a nerf of the whole of pve xp. There's too much of that 'oh, pvp isn't working, lets nerf things across the board - pve can just suck it up' in the game already without expanding that to pet battles as well.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Axordil » June 12th, 2013, 11:40 pm

They locked the US bug report forum thread with no reason given. Your customer service dollars at work.

I smell a colossal cock-up. I think someone made a decision to yank XP across the board and didn't tell everyone they should, and now they're fighting internally over it. That's the only reason to explain such extreme sensitivity to criticism.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Ishildur » June 13th, 2013, 1:06 am

I'm hoping it's something innocent such as whoever made the fixes not being reachable yet and both the EU and US Customer service just guessing whether it was intended or not and that's why there's the mixed messages and locking of threads.

I can't believe they'd just outright and without any warning or patch note take away one of the most fun (yet by NO means fastest) ways to level pretty much any alt after your 5th or so. Sorry quest writers but when you do a quest for the 8th time you aren't thinking it's awesome, you're thinking "shut up Anduin, shut up shut up shut up and gimmie my frigging xp". Whereas punching squirrels with giant miniature robots never gets old!

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Re: Character XP

Postby Breehit » June 13th, 2013, 1:09 pm

This change/nerf is quite a slap in the face. Blizzard made a big deal over granting xp for pet battles, and now they remove it without even a comment! I leveled two alts from 89-90 using pet battles, and I loved the option (I had created my first 90 with the usual quests in Pandaria). I do hope that this was an accidental glitch and not a policy decision, and that Blizzard restores xp for PVE. Personally, I do not enjoy PVP and I refuse to be coerced into a game style that is not fun for me. Get with it, Blizzard!!!! :evil:

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Re: Character XP

Postby Index » June 13th, 2013, 4:10 pm

I've just seen this, and decided to test. I DID receive XP, but only against a full team of 25's. I also noticed that the 1 minute before fleeing thing has been reversed!!

Will continue testing :)

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Re: Character XP

Postby Tahsfenz » June 13th, 2013, 10:40 pm

I'm getting XP on my 85 during random PvP have not tried PvE yet, but with this, I may wait to upgrade the last of my pets.
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Re: Character XP

Postby Dahn » June 14th, 2013, 12:03 am

There's a post from Crithto in the Blizzard Pet Battles forum thread confirming the bug and that it should be fixed with realm restarts.

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Breehit
 
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Re: Character XP

Postby Breehit » June 14th, 2013, 10:45 am

Dahn wrote:There's a post from Crithto in the Blizzard Pet Battles forum thread confirming the bug and that it should be fixed with realm restarts.


That's a relief! I wonder when the restarts will do the fix..i tried early this morning (around 3am) and there was no character xp yet.

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Re: Character XP

Postby Weejad » June 18th, 2013, 3:29 pm

It seems this has been fixed with today's maintenance. :D


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