Moonwell wrote:I will ere on the side of caution. I'm wondering though, has there been an official announcement on this is a bug? I mean, I didn't even know this was a bug until I read it here! I mean, the pet system is completely new. What about the ordinary joe that don't read forums. Anyone encountering the trainers would think, "oh, you can challenge them again."
There has been notice that it is a bug, but no more than usual for any bug in the game. Blizzard's official policy is to not call attention to exploits. They feel that if fewer people know about them, fewer people will make use of them, and it will be less of an issue.
Ignorance of an exploit is a valid excuse, but it only goes so far. Always be asking yourself if something about the game seems off, especially if taking part in new content. If something seems odd halt the activity until you do some research. In my case, after I realized my team had gained three levels in about fifteen minutes, it occurred to me that repeatable battles may not be intended.
Remaining aware of your surroundings and circumstances is a vital life skill, and it is one that should be exercised even in a video game. That said, it might be worth considering a notice on the front page of this site; I've never liked Blizzard's policy on exploits. I feel if more know of them, there will be fewer people making use of exploits unknowingly.