Domie wrote:[quote="Rendigar]The simplest reasons are often the most likely ones: poor quality control - someone wasn't paying attention.[/quote]I would be very surprised if this was the case. Im pretty sure it was a way to balance them, not sure if to make them easier or harder tho.[/quote][/quote]
It's also possible they thought the Ruby Droplet being able to evade infinitely was a good idea, too. I think I am a bit too cynical of quality control because of what I do for a living, seen too many QA people who think they are the greatest thing since sliced bread who can't find their %$% with two hands and a road map. If they wanted to "balance them out" then just use a different pet for that position - they've already shown that the Tamer pets can have move combinations that no other pet can have (Moth Balls & Moth Dust is actually a good example of one), so we know they aren't in any way restricted. And I could even believe you are right, maybe they really, really felt that having the move set of a moth made the fight balanced / of a certain difficulty, and only changed the creature type back to a flyer because of the quantity of "bug reports" and complaints about it being "wrong".
And now, of course, in the case of the Flowing Pandaren Spirit, they've actually made the fight significantly easier by having 2 aquatics in a row. There is some encounter designer going "No, you fools, now you've made it too easy!! *scream*"