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Temporary Experience Reduction to Erris and Kura Battles

April 04, 2015
Pet Battlers recently noticed that pet experience from the new 6.1 trainers, Erris the Collector and Kura Thunderhoof, dropped significantly.

Prior to April, completing either battle with a carry pet rewarded experience ranging in the thousands, however this no longer seems to be the case after a hotfix this past week.

It turns out that the experience reduction is temporary, until an exploit involving these two trainer battles can be properly addressed.

Community Manager Bashiok posted an explanation on the official forums. [source]

"There was an exploit where you could leave the fight at the last possible moment, receive the quest XP, but not complete the quest, and it was being used to great effect by those that were aware of the bug. As it's technically an exploit it's not something we generally add to our hotfix notes. Fixing the core issue isn't possible until a client patch, and so in the meantime we lowered the reward substantially. With the fix in an upcoming patch we'll raise the XP reward back up again too."

We hope that a solution can be found to resolve this exploit, and that experience from Erris and Kura will return to normal in the near future.

In the meantime, it appears that Squirt's team has remained unchanged in the Menagerie, and her encounter still rewards a substantial amount of pet experience. So if you're looking to level up a few pets while in your garrison, you can always stop by and spend a few extra battles with her!
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Title should be changed to: "Not so temporary"

Apr 18, 2015 at 9:38pm | Edits: 0 | Ahn'Qiraj-EU | Pets: 466 Compare collections | Score: 2181
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I'm not sure I understand why they nerf it completely into the ground.  Why not just make it like a regular battle with level 23 pets in the world?  Is it all that big an advantage to get to do it over just going outside your garrison and battling in the world?  

Same with the menagerie daily. I get the nerf so you don't get people power leveling 10 pets in a day (although, really, who cares?), but don't decimate it: make it like a regular world fight. /shrug

Apr 9, 2015 at 9:23am | Edits: 0 | Eredar-US | Pets: 552 Compare collections | Score: 2769
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Recently ive been doing alot of pet battles and i have also noticed that Serah in the garrison and Little Tommy on Timeless Isle also fall into this category.


Even with the buffs im onlny getting 86exp at the most. Down from 3000 Approx.


All other tamers have not changed.


Happy Battling

Apr 8, 2015 at 10:41pm | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 707 Compare collections | Score: 3842
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Well, I'm glad it's only temporary, but I wish Blizz had given some in-game warning and I'd known before I gave my levelling pet her (now wasted) xp booster burger :(


More importantly though, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Heartfelt thankyous for all your fabulous pet treats, and many more to come! xx

Apr 8, 2015 at 8:09am | Edits: 1 | Frostmourne-US | Pets: 746 Compare collections | Score: 4460
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