Comparing the pet battling content to raid content is not fair, those are 2 entirely different things.Peanutty wrote:Quintessence wrote:Think of it this way... if a Mythic 9/10 BRF guild said, "This raid is far too easy, it's not a challenge," I think most players would have to disagree with their assessment. For that small elite group, maybe that raid really is too easy. For everyone else, it's still a challenge, even on easier modes.
The time and efforts putting in to pet collection, understand the details, breed, fight could be valued the same as the so called "skills" of PVE - like understanding the fight, your class, preparation ect.
But these 2 content are hardly the same, the hardest part in raid is to gather 25-40 people doing the same thing at the same time. That's the most difficult part, while pet battling, like other contents, you can solely control the progress by yourself only.
There is nothing really hard or elite skills required in this game, especially for mostly scripted content like Pet battle.
Its about time sink in most cases.
Even with the more complicated changes I suggested, it doesn't make pet battle suddenly become a rocket science and most people don't know what to do with it.
It just mean that you will need to spend more time to understand the mechanic, figure out the most efficient way to defeat it, or in some cases, you will need to spend more time on preparation (like the last tourney, you need to gather more playable pets).
If there are proper rewards to justify the efforts, people will do it and feel satisfied.
See garrison as an example, and see the last Pandaren tourney, which the reward wasn't that great but still a very successful content design.
There are many ways to help out the new players to get into this content.
Ever think about those green quality stones? Who will ever use those junks now for any vet players?
Hey, if the real purpose is to help out the new players, give them 3 stones (lvl to 25) to use on wild pets only and only limit them to normal or green quality pets.
This alone will help them to get into the game much faster and it will be much better than nuke away and water down the whole content.