Hey guys, Elfuego
here from http://www.wowpetbattle.com
. Its been a while but I'm getting back into the swing of things! Got some exciting things to talk about and wanted to get some feed back.
Recently I spoke with Kaivax from Blizzard at 2015 Blizzcon. I wish I could have caught up with warcraftpets.com at the meeting table the first day, but I was late getting to the con and only had time for half of Friday and all of Saturday =(. While I didn't get to meet them I DID get to tag wowpetbattle on the graffiti wall! Anyway, as we were talking we both got onto the subject of pet battles and the direction they have gone and where they COULD go. I have to admit, when I first started pet battling, it was kind of bland, and unbalanced. But it also has only taken one direction. A very pokemon style approach. I started thinking, pets with different abilities and roles, so much content. Why are we fighting each other in PVP or dailies when we could make an END GAME style raid! So heres what Ive come up with so far!
I sat and thought about all the fun Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, Drakken, and other 2d scrollers used to be when I was a kid. The groups, the choices I had to make, the makeup of the teams. Everything that was so attractive and brought us back and again, the adventure! We have All those elements right now in game, just no structure for the pets to follow! So consider this: a 5 or 10 pet RAID against the Azeroth world pets themselves!
So example 1: Your guild or crew has just defeatd Garrosh Hellscream, and now theres a quest line or portal specifically for pet battlers do go and raid Garrosh's now unleashed "Evil Perky" , wich is similar to a legend, but a raid bosses pet! So you start the quest reading about how now with garosh gone, his evil little perky pug is wreacking havoc all over Orgrimar and its up to YOU to put a stop to it. So much like with those fantastic 2d scrollers of old, you choose 1 tank pet, 1 heal pet, 3 dps pets and go start a raid. You could choose different approaches. Maybe try to over power it with all dps slots? 5 Emerald Protowhelps? who knows, its endless combinations! But the main idea would be to run a small raid so it doesn't take forever and lose interest. but to battle the current and previous end game bosses minion pets. There could be different drops for pets specifically that could help them be better? Maybe a leash +5 to attack or something. Maybe they come back with a hidden piece of boss loot for current end game gear?
Example 2: Theres a que for end game Pet raids much like lfr or constructed. You start and each player gets 2 or 3 pets to take, and much like a raid group and you select a roll like tank or healer, heals dps, etc and join a real time raid choosing your pets attacks while the other players in the group do the same. So the tank pet player tanks the boss, while the healer heals the pet raid group, and the dps players try not to stand in fire! This also has a lot of potential , and Id love to see what your guys thoughts are on it!
The whole idea is that the pet battling can take new forms and direction in the game, and not just be a garrison daily or a way to find exotic pets in pags. Just imagine a WORLD PET BATTLE BOSS that took a que and 20 players to defeat all with pets! That would be so much more interactive and engaging?
I hope to hear your thoughts and additions, whatever they may be! Maybe we can get blizzard some ideas and have the petworld become an endgame possibility!Elfuego