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Some shop pets being retired + SALE

Post by Mehetabel » December 20th, 2018, 1:23 pm

Blizzard have announced they are retiring some pets, mounts and helms from the Blizzard store. They will be gone for good from 6th January.

On other news, the Blizzard store Christmas sale as started. :)
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Re: Some shop pets being retired + SALE

Post by Gilneas » December 20th, 2018, 2:09 pm

Not gone for good. Gone till further notice. Not much different but they do say they could come back at some point.

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Re: Some shop pets being retired + SALE

Post by Aeolyn » December 20th, 2018, 6:27 pm

Didn't they also say the Guardian Cub could come back someday? It never did. At least not yet.

I really don't like this. They're trying to do the "Disney Vault" scare tactic to up their Q4 reports. Ignoring that, pets are five bucks a pop. I have to ask: Are any of them actually like...good? I got Rag forever ago and I use him in pet battles a lot against Mechanicals.

I have a million Beasts already so a lot of them don't really appeal to me but I saw Shadow was a Magic type with a sweet Blind combo. Ugh. I MIGHT have to grab him and Cap'n Crackers to pal around with my eventual KulTiran.

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Re: Some shop pets being retired + SALE

Post by Gilneas » December 20th, 2018, 7:09 pm

Aeolyn wrote:Didn't they also say the Guardian Cub could come back someday? It never did. At least not yet.
Nope.

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/14061293/the-guardian-cub-heading-into-the-blizzard-archive

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Post by Tekulve2018 » December 20th, 2018, 7:50 pm

The question was asked about store pets quality

The better ones are..lil rags blossoming ancient... shadow
Lil xt and lil kt are good if you dont have the Landro versions.

The Blossoming ancient has a cousin clone in Broot (the druid source) pet
Overall..the store pets are so-so..no surprise because the pet community wouldnt like a pay to play obligation
I like the collecting and battling so I nabbed them all
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Re: Some shop pets being retired + SALE

Post by Mehetabel » December 21st, 2018, 6:23 am

Aeolyn wrote:Are any of them actually like...good? I got Rag forever ago and I use him in pet battles a lot against Mechanicals.
I have all the store pets but I loathe pvp pet battling so I never care if pets are good for that or not. I collect purely for the numbers! :D

That said, out of all the store/TCG pets, I do use Purple Puffer and Lil' Rag a LOT for pet trainer battles.
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Re: Some shop pets being retired + SALE

Post by Gilneas » December 21st, 2018, 9:16 am

Tekulve2018 wrote: The Blossoming ancient has a cousin clone in Broot (the druid source) pet
Overall..the store pets are so-so..no surprise because the pet community wouldnt like a pay to play obligation
I like the collecting and battling so I nabbed them all
Tekulve
Lil XT and Lil Rag are pretty useful ones to have. I've found uses for the Cinder Kitten and the Pandaren Monk in the past.

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Post by Jerebear » December 21st, 2018, 3:21 pm

Aeolyn wrote:I have to ask: Are any of them actually like...good? I got Rag forever ago and I use him in pet battles a lot against Mechanicals.
Depends on what you want out of them. For efficiency, I make extensive use of XT from the store. He isn't necessary by any means, but when you do the 1 hour MoP/WoD circuit every day for multiple months, any time savings becomes great over long periods of time. He's pretty integral to my level 1 carry strat for Wastewalker Shu. The TCG version is similar enough though (just slightly not as good).
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Re: Some shop pets being retired + SALE

Post by Simmias » December 26th, 2018, 7:57 pm

it's an obvious cash grab which sucks..

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Post by Thurk » December 27th, 2018, 2:07 pm

I'm thinking about cashing in a WoW token and getting 3 of the on-sale pets, can anyone make any recommendations?

I have Lil XT and Lil Rags. I'd like to get at least one cat, because that will give me the Cat Lady achievement.

It looks like Mischief and Cinder Kitten are both recommended during some of the Legion Family Fighter achievements (which I'm working on now, h8u Gloamwing).

So, with all that in mind, are there any good standouts?

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Re: Some shop pets being retired + SALE

Post by GormanGhaste » December 28th, 2018, 7:47 am

Thurk wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 2:07 pm
I'm thinking about getting 3 of the on-sale pets, can anyone make any recommendations?
Blossoming Ancient
Mingyao on Madoran

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Re: Some shop pets being retired + SALE

Post by Gilneas » December 28th, 2018, 8:50 am

To be fair, the Blossoming Ancient is mostly duplicated by Broot (though they are not identical).

I did appreciate having the Cinder Kitten for the Argus achievement.

Pandaren Monk was one I’ve found useful as well.

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