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5.2 PTR Pet Battles

Postby Jordicus » January 11th, 2013, 7:18 am

Would love to have feedback from anyone else on the PTR. really a bummer that our pets don't transfer with our chars....

So far the only thing I have seen odd is that the camera angle now seems locked when you start a battle.

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Re: 5.2 PTR Pet Battles

Postby Waveryn » January 11th, 2013, 9:08 am

Was wondering if you recently re-downloaded your character Jordicus, to see if it made a difference. I have Beta and have not been on in quite some time but may re load it all to see what happens and will let you know.

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Re: 5.2 PTR Pet Battles

Postby Ryna » January 13th, 2013, 8:10 pm

Building a turret takes less time. I really hate the camera being stuck, though. I hope they fix that soon.

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Re: 5.2 PTR Pet Battles

Postby Tatra » January 15th, 2013, 6:42 pm

i just hope these new battles are harder than the panda ones. or offer a little bit more of a challange.

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Re: 5.2 PTR Pet Battles

Postby Jeykama » January 15th, 2013, 8:00 pm

Pets still don't copy over (on the other hand, you get a Mini Tyrael to play with Q_Q). If you want to test this stuff out, your best bet is to cage a bunch of your lv25 pets, including a lv1 rare raptor or cat with Devour, and then copy over. My spare Razzashi pup chewed his way to 25 pretty quickly, even with trying to catch stuff along the way.

Objects in general take less time. Decoy and turrets build twice as fast, it seems. That tornado move that everyone hates also seems to process much faster.

Oh, and when a Gilnean Raven's Nevermore procs, it shouts "Nevermore!"

I've only bothered with a few of the boss fights, but as of right now they're pretty straightforward, even with a kinda limited pet selection.

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Re: 5.2 PTR Pet Battles

Postby Enzzo » January 15th, 2013, 9:43 pm

Can you post any stats on those elite pets?

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Re: 5.2 PTR Pet Battles

Postby Guest » January 16th, 2013, 11:12 am

Does anyone know if only one person at a time can click the elite pets? Or are they quest triggers that you can battle as long as you have the quest? ~ K

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Re: 5.2 PTR Pet Battles

Postby Dragonwizard » January 16th, 2013, 11:54 am

I beleive a blue poster stated that they are suppose to be just like the Tamers when battleing and are currently bugged on the PTR (currently at work so can't find the link). So you phase when fighting (no worries about getting ganked), they do not despawn when winning/losing/forfieting, and multiple people can fight them at one time. Now I am not on the PTR so I could be wrong, if so I'm sure someone will correct me.
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Re: 5.2 PTR Pet Battles

Postby Quintessence » January 26th, 2013, 1:45 am

Just did some battling on the PTR on the new isle. The new pet battle mechanics are in and can be tested.

    - Forfeiting a battle will indeed respawn the wild pet you were battling. Same team, same breed, same qualities, and I haven't tested thoroughly, but I'm guessing same colors as well.

    - Defeating the first pet in a wild battle and then forfeiting will NOT respawn the remaining, undefeated pets on that team. Any pet still remaining on a wild pet team will not respawn on their own or with a new wild team. This might change in the future?

    - The forfeit penalty is 10% of each pet's health on your active pet team.

    - The forfeit penalty currently applies to Tamer battles, not just wild pet encounters. This might change in the future?
More thoughts on these new mechanics and some screenshots of the new wild pets in their natural habitat can be found on my blog.
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Re: 5.2 PTR Pet Battles

Postby Ryazan » January 26th, 2013, 8:49 am

Quintessence wrote:- The forfeit penalty currently applies to Tamer battles, not just wild pet encounters. This might change in the future?

I really hope they change this. It totally sucks otherwise as some tamers are just easier with certain starting pet. And if the starting pet should be random (50% chance to get either pet right?), I should participate on some lottery as my record of bad starts comes from Huyna: I needed to start the fight 17 times in row before the snake came out first. True story. >_<
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