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9.1.5 PTR

Post by Quintessence » September 16th, 2021, 5:44 am

Upcoming additions/changes to Pet Battles:
  • Experience/leveling changes - https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t ... 1082616/12
    • Flawless and family-specific Battle-Training Stones now provide a flat 2,000 experience (was the amount required to gain one level).
    • Fel-Touched Battle-Training Stones now provide a flat 10,000 experience (was the amount required to gain five levels).
    • Battling wild pets with a team of comparable-level pets now provides double experience. Pets on your team are eligible for this bonus if no pet on your team is more than two levels higher than any pet in the wild team.
    • The experience penalty for a pet dying has been reduced to 50% (was 100%). Pets still need to be active for at least one round to be eligible to earn experience from a battle.
    • All pet experience earned in battles is increased by 50%.
      • To compensate, the Pet Battle Bonus Event buff Sign of the Critter has been reduced to 100% (was 200%). The net effect of this is that pet experience gained during the Pet Battle Bonus Event will remain unchanged from current values.
      • Developers’ note: Pet battling is a fun and exciting mini-game, but the current incentives result in esoteric strategies being the only optimal choices. This results in a barrier to entry that discourages players from engaging with this system. We believe this set of changes will widen the range of optimal behavior without nerfing any existing leveling strategies.

Feel free to respond to this thread with any other changes you may find as the PTR progresses!
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Re: 9.1.5 PTR

Post by Dalandius » September 17th, 2021, 5:31 pm

The pet levelling stone are interesting 2000xp is more experience to gain one level at level 24 (1980) also 10,000 experience is more than needed for 5 levels (20-25 needs 9155 [1980+1920+1860+1800+1595)

To go from 1 to 25 will need two Battle-Training Stones and two Fel-Touched Battle-Training Stones, this would have just levelled the pet to 12 in the current system.

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Re: 9.1.5 PTR

Post by Dalandius » September 18th, 2021, 1:02 pm

I assume the stones granting experience do not get buffed by the safari hat and pet treats?

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Re: 9.1.5 PTR

Post by Quintessence » September 18th, 2021, 1:31 pm

Dalandius wrote:
September 18th, 2021, 1:02 pm
I assume the stones granting experience do not get buffed by the safari hat and pet treats?
This is a good question. Will have to test on the PTR later, but if anyone else knows offhand please let us know!

Edit: Tested it, and the battlestone changes don't stack with the Safari Hat or pet treats.
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Post by Dalandius » September 21st, 2021, 2:00 pm

Thank you for checking.

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Re: 9.1.5 PTR

Post by Quintessence » September 29th, 2021, 5:36 pm

Update: Sept. 29, 2021
  • "Ultimate Battle-Training Stones now cost 35 Polished Pet Charms (was 60)."
https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t ... 1082616/17
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