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Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

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Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Gendou » March 25th, 2013, 12:24 pm

From MMO Champion:
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  • Brutal Pet Brawler (New) Win 250 PvP pet battles through Find Battle with a full team of level 25 pets. Reward: Stunted Direhorn. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Deadly Pet Brawler (New) Win 100 PvP pet battles through Find Battle with a full team of level 25 pets. Title: Trainer. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Merciless Pet Brawler (New) Win 10 PvP pet battles through Find Battle with a full team of level 25 pets. 10 points. Account Wide.
  • Vengeful Pet Brawler (New) Win 50 PvP pet battles through Find Battle with a full team of level 25 pets. 10 points. Account Wide.

Raiding with Leashes II: Attunement Edition (New) Collect all of the battle pets listed below from Karazhan, Serpentshrine Cavern, and Tempest Keep. Reward: Tito. 10 points. Account Wide.


Looks like it's time to head into the PVP arena. /cracks knuckles
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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Gendou » March 25th, 2013, 12:33 pm

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Poofah » March 25th, 2013, 1:24 pm

Interesting, but it begs the question: will PvP wins prior to 5.3 count for the achievement?

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Gendou » March 25th, 2013, 1:31 pm

Poofah wrote:Interesting, but it begs the question: will PvP wins prior to 5.3 count for the achievement?

I don't know, but considering that Brawler's Pet Supplies are being added in 5.3, it might be better to wait.
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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Gendou » March 25th, 2013, 1:34 pm

The new Stunted Direhorn model is so adorable, I'm not sure what to do about it:
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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Gilneas » March 25th, 2013, 1:51 pm

Poofah wrote:Interesting, but it begs the question: will PvP wins prior to 5.3 count for the achievement?


Most likely not since they wouldn't have any way to verify that the old wins followed the new requirements.

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Spyro » March 25th, 2013, 2:26 pm

Personally I think there needs to be more incentive to do PvP battles below 25.

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Ryazan » March 25th, 2013, 2:29 pm

Sigh, not cool Blizzard, not cool.
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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Poofah » March 25th, 2013, 4:42 pm

Gendou wrote:I don't know, but considering that Brawler's Pet Supplies are being added in 5.3, it might be better to wait.


Gilneas wrote:Most likely not since they wouldn't have any way to verify that the old wins followed the new requirements.


This is what I'm afraid of--if current PvP wins don't count, then surely PvP is dead until 5.3.

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Exel » March 25th, 2013, 5:00 pm

Few days ago I hit 1000 PvP wins, so this will be most enjoyable for me. One part of me wants the achievements to be rewarded retroactively to get the pet immediately, but the other part wants to have fun and work towards a goal. Either way is fine:)

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Caniki » March 26th, 2013, 9:40 am

Traditionally, if the game keeps track of things like kills or number of items owned, your achievements will be awarded retroactively.

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Formerruling » March 26th, 2013, 10:46 am

If you hate PvP then do this as soon as the patch hits! To cash in on the new amd fight mostly inexperienced people, since it requires winning the battles.

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Stabya » March 26th, 2013, 12:12 pm

Personally I think there needs to be more incentive to do PvP battles below 25.


You could say the same thing about PVP at any level

Blizzard listened to the complaints that there was little incentive to pvp, and finally is rolling out New Achieves, a Pet, and possibly better pet loot.

I think the next thing to look out for is as the PTR gets closer, if additional pets or abilities are getting nerfed

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Quintessence » March 26th, 2013, 1:32 pm

Gilneas wrote:
Poofah wrote:Interesting, but it begs the question: will PvP wins prior to 5.3 count for the achievement?


Most likely not since they wouldn't have any way to verify that the old wins followed the new requirements.


Mumper confirmed on Twitter that the new PVP achievements in 5.3 will not be retroactive.
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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Morlis » March 26th, 2013, 1:42 pm

Quintessence wrote:Mumper confirmed on Twitter that the new PVP achievements in 5.3 will not be retroactive.

This does not surprise me in the least... though I have not done any random PVP, I guess if I want the pet I'll have to start. :(

I have never really cared much for doing achievements so had no plans (and still don't) to try for the 5000 wins achievement.

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Poofah » March 26th, 2013, 1:49 pm

Stabya wrote:Blizzard listened to the complaints that there was little incentive to pvp, and finally is rolling out New Achieves, a Pet, and possibly better pet loot.


It's definitely a positive step -- pet PvP absolutely needed rewards/incentives. I think the particular implementation isn't great, because *winning* 250 matches is a bit daunting for people who don't necessarily like PvP. But at least it shows they're thinking about pet PvP and how to support it.

Quintessence wrote:Mumper confirmed on Twitter that the new PVP achievements in 5.3 will not be retroactive.


This is expected, but still disappointing. A similar thing happened with the pet supply bags in 5.1: in 5.0 they didn't have battlestones, and then in 5.1 they did. It made me feel like a lot of my 5.0 pve pet battle effort was wasted, since I just had to farm them all over again for the new reward. In that case we didn't know that a new reward would be added so soon, but in this case we do, so there's no way I'm doing pet PvP until 5.3.

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Koori » March 26th, 2013, 2:50 pm

I haven't tried PVP until last night ... went 3-0! Though two don't count because they white flagged, who knew 3 Mr. Biggles was so scary. I just chose them for giggles. Today's matches haven't been as kind, 3 loss, 1 win, and 1 tie (both pets died at the end) I'm seeing a theme in people's favorite pets, unless same guy just changes toons. I just keep grabbing different pets each time, 3 moths seem to be strong against the flavor of the day, 3 Mr. Biggles and Bunnies not so much! I wish I could see their expression when I start with 3 smiley sunflowers! ~ K

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Ruzgofdi » March 26th, 2013, 3:16 pm

Koori wrote:I'm seeing a theme in people's favorite pets, unless same guy just changes toons.


For some reason, I get the feeling that part of the way Blizz is making pvp anonymous was by using generalized characters for the person you're going up against. Unless some really random names are popular enough to be used by at least three different people.

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Graven » March 26th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Going to have to start thinking about some cheesy team set-ups, I guess. I prefer to just grab a random team, or what I think is a good balance of family and attack types, but I tend to get stomped by some lame set-up that can't be beaten by a normal team.

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Re: Patch 5.3: Get ready to PVP

Postby Koori » March 26th, 2013, 6:12 pm

Ruzgofdi wrote:
Koori wrote:I'm seeing a theme in people's favorite pets, unless same guy just changes toons.


For some reason, I get the feeling that part of the way Blizz is making pvp anonymous was by using generalized characters for the person you're going up against. Unless some really random names are popular enough to be used by at least three different people.


Yeah figured that out, I was getting the same team over and over, but the character I was fighting was different (gnome, human, orc) Which means I may be an ugly orc instead of sexy thong wearing NE?! :o But appreciate their attempt to keep it anonymous, now if someone else names all their pets Bob. ;) This afternoon it's been the same team every time, no matter how long I wait ... I keep bringing in different pets though for giggles. Have about 25% success rate.'

EDIT: I want a random pet option, I have hundreds of 25s ... just randomly give me 3 and see what I can do with them! These people using the same pets all the time are boring :P What's the fun in collecting all of these if you just use the same ones all day!

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