Breanni wrote:Aislinge wrote:At the moment it's more an ethical debate. I have Horde items but I don't show them as being obtained because I'm not Horde. Others obviously don't think the same as I do :\
Exactly. I feel the same way -- if you have a horde-only pet showing as "collected" in your Pet Journal but you'll never be able to summon it, it's not really collected, is it?
We've got new validation in place when you save your collection that checks if you have horde or alliance only pets and are trying to save as the opposite faction. When you add a character of the opposite faction to your account, the system will let you add it. So far, this is what we've adopted as our approach. But Blizzard's API (that we use for Armory Importing) may think differently. So we'll likely revisit this topic.
Well, actually, since I've gotten the horde pet on a horde character doesn't that mean I really DID collect it? Sure, I can't summon it on my alliance main character, but I most certainly did get it on the only character that it was possible to collect it on. It's owned by the account and therefore collected in my opinion.
With the coming of account-wide collections shouldn't we be able to show account-wide collections? My account was always listed as such, since I like to keep track of all the pets I've gotten. Now it looks like it's been forced to be a single-character account when the single-character concept is essentially eliminated in the game. Is there an advantage to only showing what you have summonable on a single character? I might be missing something, so I'm sincerely curious with everyone's thoughts. It seems to me that the new collection restrictions were more appropriate to the older version of companions in WoW (prior to Mists). They're obsolete now that collections are account-wide.