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(US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: October 14th, 2013, 10:32 am
by Breanni
Attention Pet Traders:

The original Collectors Edition pets and Murky and Mini Tyrael are considered to be the rarest of the rare. These pets typically go for thousands of dollars on the secondary market and they are highly sought after by collectors. This makes these five pets the obvious targets of scams and other trading methods that are against the Blizzard ToS.

Therefore, we're no longer permitting posts that attempt to trade these pets.

These new guidelines are being introduced to help protect traders from scammers and prevent the overflow of such threads on our forums. After much discussion and community feedback, we decided to only block the trading of these five pets.

To be clear, the pets we no longer condone being traded in our forums are:

- Murky
- Mini Tyrael
- Original CE Pets: Panda Cub, Mini Diablo, Zergling

There's nothing wrong with wanting these pets, but the best place to look for them is on Ebay or WoWTCGLoot.com.

To avoid any confusion, please refrain from adding the listed pets above to your trade post.

These new guidelines won't be initiated against previous posts, but any future posts seeking to trade or obtain these pets will be subject to closure and/or deletion. Older posts that are edited to try to circumvent these guidelines will also be subject to deletion.
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In addition, please note that we do not permit the trading of Blizzard beta keys for pets. Threads seeking to trade or obtain beta keys will be locked.
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Lastly, while trading the following pets is permitted, we do advise you to use extra caution and report any posts that appear questionable:

- Blizzcon Pets: Grunty, Deathy, Murkablo
- Expansion CE Pets: Netherwhelp, Frosty, Lil' Deathwing, Lucky Quilen Cub
- Diablo CE Pets: Fetish Shaman
- SC CE Pets: Mini Thor, Baneling
- Plushy Loot Code Pets: Gryphon Hatchling, Wind Rider Cub

Our trading forums have proven to be a wonderful resource for connecting players to complete their pet collections. It is our hope that this policy makes them safer and even more useful for collecting all of the other pets you may freely trade.

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: October 14th, 2013, 12:40 pm
by Luxxy
Breanni wrote:Attention Pet Traders:

The original Collectors Edition pets and Murky and Mini Tyrael are considered to be the rarest of the rare. These pets typically go for thousands of dollars on the secondary market and they are highly sought after by collectors. This makes these five pets the obvious targets of scams and other trading methods that are against the Blizzard ToS.

Therefore, we're no longer permitting posts that attempt to trade these pets.

These new guidelines are being introduced to help protect traders from scammers and prevent the overflow of such threads on our forums. After much discussion and community feedback, we decided to only block the trading of these five pets.

To be clear, the pets we no longer condone being traded in our forums are:

- Murky
- Mini Tyrael
- Original CE Pets: Panda Cub, Mini Diablo, Zergling

There's nothing wrong with wanting these pets, but the best place to look for them is on Ebay or WoWTCGLoot.com.

These new guidelines won't be initiated against previous posts, but any future posts seeking to trade or obtain these pets will be subject to closure and/or deletion. Older posts that are edited to try to circumvent these guidelines will also be subject to deletion.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

In addition, while trading the following pets is permitted, we do advise you to use extra caution and report any posts that appear questionable:

- Blizzcon Pets: Grunty, Deathy, Murkablo
- Expansion CE Pets: Netherwhelp, Frosty, Lil' Deathwing, Lucky Quilen Cub
- Diablo CE Pets: Fetish Shaman
- SC CE Pets: Mini Thor, Baneling
- Plushy Loot Code Pets: Gryphon Hatchling, Wind Rider Cub

Our trading forums have proven to be a wonderful resource for connecting players to complete their pet collections. It is our hope that this policy makes them safer and even more useful for collecting all of the other pets you may freely trade.

Def a Happy day :-D

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: October 14th, 2013, 2:12 pm
by Faelar
Thank you very much, I believe this is the correct stance to take on these pets! :)

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: October 14th, 2013, 2:23 pm
by Feliciamarie
Can the other post be edited? Lol, confusing seeing two conflicting posts with different information.

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: October 14th, 2013, 5:14 pm
by Doobjanka
This one is a sticky, while the other one will be locked so it can die a slow death, although it was fun seeing our stance change from the original post to this new one thanks to all the great feedback we received!

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: October 14th, 2013, 7:03 pm
by Nightabsm
Thank you guys at WarcraftPets SOOO MUCH for the revisions to the "DO NOT TRADE" list!!

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: October 14th, 2013, 8:08 pm
by Annys
Thank you so much! I felt so bad...I didn't even dare touch my post and now I'm super excited because I can still come here (the only place I trust to trade pets) to get the pets I still need! I LOVE THIS SITE! :D

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: October 15th, 2013, 6:11 am
by Dragonwizard
I am glad that you guys took everyones feedback and decided to change your stance. I for one would never have gotten any of the CE pets if tradeing for them was not allowed on this site. On top of that being able to trade Blizzcon pets allowed me to actually get gold (instead of always being broke lol) and to get all the highend TCG/Raid/CE pets. Thanks for listening :)

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: October 16th, 2013, 2:29 am
by Yamum
This is the wrong way to go. But I guess the judge's decision is final.

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: October 30th, 2013, 6:38 am
by Bistromath
May I suggest adding the Hearthstone Beta key to either the not permitted to trade or at least add it to the be cautious with trading for this list

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: November 1st, 2013, 1:14 pm
by Shiranui
I don't see anywhere in this original thread that Hearthstone Beta key isn't allowed only the above post of: "May I suggest adding the Hearthstone Beta key to either the not permitted to trade"... So will the original post reflect "no Beta Keys for any pets".?

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: November 10th, 2013, 11:45 pm
by Elfuego
An excellent warning to any new player not knowing the values or rarity of these old school pets, although you may have some luck with the later 2009 + blizzcon pets, such as grunty.

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: December 1st, 2013, 8:09 pm
by Vaerosi
Breanni wrote:These new guidelines won't be initiated against previous posts, but any future posts seeking to trade or obtain these pets will be subject to closure and/or deletion. Older posts that are edited to try to circumvent these guidelines will also be subject to deletion.

I had Tyrael and Murky on my want list from LONG before this rule was implemented (not that I think I'll ever get them, but still), but someone pointed out this post to me and I immediately deleted them before I saw this particular part of the post/rule.

If I want to edit my post again and put them back in will I be okay, since they were originally in my post from BEFORE this rule went into effect, or will I have my thread deleted?

Link to my thread: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4052

Edit: I just wanted to ask and be sure, since my thread has been open since May 2013, and I've edited it well over 100 times since then as I make trades.

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: December 13th, 2013, 10:44 pm
by Quintessence
Yenna, since it's difficult to prove/disprove whether or not the "do not trade pets" were originally in your post, it's best if you do not edit your thread to include them.

I also want to point out that had the "do not trade pets" been in your original post, and you bumped the thread to mention these specific pets, the thread would be locked. Older threads won't be deleted or locked, however bumping or updating older threads to promote the trade of these specific pets is seen as an attempt to circumvent the guideline.

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: December 13th, 2013, 11:28 pm
by Jabart
The Do Not Trade List seems like a great idea. Not sure how many people noticed that thread attempting to trade a Mini Tyrael recently... I saw two posts backing up the seller as legit; both theses posters had one post total, and had just joined the forum that day. Slightly suspicious. Reasonable chance this list saved someone in this community from getting scammed big time.

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: December 18th, 2013, 1:21 am
by Vaerosi
Quintessence wrote:Yenna, since it's difficult to prove/disprove whether or not the "do not trade pets" were originally in your post, it's best if you do not edit your thread to include them.

I also want to point out that had the "do not trade pets" been in your original post, and you bumped the thread to mention these specific pets, the thread would be locked. Older threads won't be deleted or locked, however bumping or updating older threads to promote the trade of these specific pets is seen as an attempt to circumvent the guideline.

Thanks! I doubt I'll ever get them, short of winning the lottery, but I kinda wanted a 'progress list' type of thing that includes them just for completeness' sake. Would it be acceptable to list them as missing pets on my profile/bio, or do I just not mention them anywhere to be safe?

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: January 20th, 2014, 6:16 am
by Komalsharma1122
Thank you so much

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: February 18th, 2014, 11:59 am
by Guest
It's probably the best course of action, given the fact some unknown person receiving funds for a blizzard code that they might have sold many times over. Better safe than duped!

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: March 25th, 2014, 6:52 am
by Amritasya
Thank you for clarifying the stance, clear boundary-setting is key to clean trading.
May I recommend inclusion of the BlizzCon 2013 pet, Murkalot, in the Blizzcon section?

Re: (US) The Official DO NOT TRADE List

PostPosted: April 15th, 2014, 11:13 am
by Fishyjoe
I don't understand the appeal of the original ce pets, not particularly good battlers and not exceptionally striking to look at.