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Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 3rd, 2018, 10:15 am
by Quintessence
Update for Patch 8.1 - "ISLAND REWARDS UPDATE"

https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/island-rewards-update/36759

TL;DR - It won't matter what you kill on the Island anymore, only what mobs were on the Island, difficulty level (Normal, Heroic, Mythic, PVP), and how quickly you've completed it (?? unsure of this very last part).
In Tides of Vengeance, all players on an Expedition will have a chance to receive cosmetic rewards based on the island’s inhabitants, rather than which enemies were specifically defeated. That chance will again be higher on higher difficulties, but there will be no need to strategize around invaders. The most efficient way to receive cosmetic rewards will be whatever tactics cause you to complete the Island quickly, on the highest difficulty that you’re comfortable.

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 3rd, 2018, 12:20 pm
by Angelcat2887
ok so no more rare hunting in 8.1 then, just kill everything as quick as you can, back to were we where in the start of the epax :?

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 3rd, 2018, 7:21 pm
by Cendir
Are pets considered cosmetic rewards, though?

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 3rd, 2018, 7:29 pm
by Quintessence
Cendir wrote:Are pets considered cosmetic rewards, though?
From what I understand, yes battle pets are considered 'cosmetic rewards' in the context of Island Expeditions. They're not items that grant Azerite or reputation quest rewards, so unless there's a third category, the pets would fall under 'cosmetic'.

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 6th, 2018, 3:19 pm
by Gilneas
Pets are always considered cosmetic rewards. Not just for island expeditions! :D

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 8th, 2018, 8:52 pm
by Welshcorgi
ah, this seems like an okay change. i'll stop getting booted trying to farm mobs that drop rewards at least :roll:

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 9th, 2018, 10:55 am
by Ganksinatra
Has anyone heard if they are indeed increasing the drop rates of dubloons in 8.1?

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 10th, 2018, 9:44 am
by FuxieDK
Ganksinatra wrote:Has anyone heard if they are indeed increasing the drop rates of dubloons in 8.1?
I sure hope so.. I have 270ish dubloons from 73 IEs.. That's ~3,5 per IE..

And there are two mounts comming with a price tag of 500+1000 in v8.1..

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 11th, 2018, 8:49 am
by Lordy
Anyone else notice in the Blizzard news it states that the non-cageable Island pets will all be cageable in the next update?

That means snagging those last few pets that just stubbornly refuse to drop will be possible with a trip to the Auction house or by trading with friends.

Great news. Less grinding is always a joyous thing! :D

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 12th, 2018, 6:04 pm
by Mehetabel
Lordy wrote:Anyone else notice in the Blizzard news it states that the non-cageable Island pets will all be cageable in the next update?
Yup! They announced that a while back. It's the thing I've been looking forward to the most with this patch!

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 13th, 2018, 10:43 pm
by Misstic
I quit playing because I am a pet collector, and island expeditions pet were a JOKE to get them all! Without reading everything, is this still the case in the new patch?

Does anyone have ALL the island expedition pets?? Thanks!!

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 14th, 2018, 7:08 am
by Mehetabel
Misstic wrote:I quit playing because I am a pet collector, and island expeditions pet were a JOKE to get them all! Without reading everything, is this still the case in the new patch?
Since they are now ALL available on the AH, I'm sure there are people who will have them all by now.

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 16th, 2018, 1:33 am
by Ganksinatra
Mehetabel wrote:
Misstic wrote:I quit playing because I am a pet collector, and island expeditions pet were a JOKE to get them all! Without reading everything, is this still the case in the new patch?
Since they are now ALL available on the AH, I'm sure there are people who will have them all by now.

I grabbed the Kuchong off the AH today for only 5k on my low population server and it finished off my achieve, Glad to have it done.

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 4:25 am
by Misstic
Thank you both of you! Maybe Ill come back and see how the AH prices are on all the IE pets. I know some of them were NOT cageable when I quit and they never dropped for me or hubby in weeks of doing IE.

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 17th, 2018, 6:04 am
by Gilneas
From my own personal and observed experiences since the patch (which is admittedly limited) it feels like they may have been made more common as well. Or perhaps it’s just an indirect effect of them being able to drop every time, no matter what is on the island or what you kill.

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: December 21st, 2018, 8:55 pm
by Uduwudu
Gilneas wrote:Pets are always considered cosmetic rewards. Not just for island expeditions! :D
Ohhh sure ... but I have not seen you cooking on Lil'Ragnaros' head!

Someone actually asked me about that one ... they wanted to know how I did that!

Well you could have Nutz throw things at you ... I did that on a raid and someone finally said ... get rid of him please!

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 1:45 pm
by Cendir
Maybe this was already known, but I just got 2 pets from one instance (in addition to an item and coin pouch). Giggling Flame and Bloodstone Tunneler both from a LOSS in Whispering Reef.

Losses like this I can use more of!

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: January 13th, 2019, 2:09 am
by Jazeel
i have 2 max level toons doing 4 heroic runs a week, so far my tally is 14 pets and 5 duplicates, since patch i seem to be getting more gear drops but pet drop rate is about same overall, even with the changes they are still boring to do and i will stick at doing enough for the weekly treasure map reward and thats it
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Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: January 13th, 2019, 6:41 am
by Jazeel
as bad as the drop rate is.its not as annoying of the sac's of disappointment my 2 alchemists open every week

Re: Island Expedition Pets

Posted: January 14th, 2019, 11:07 am
by Mehetabel
Jazeel wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 6:41 am
as bad as the drop rate is.its not as annoying of the sac's of disappointment my 2 alchemists open every week
Amen to that. With four alchemists. :cry: