Poofah wrote:The malicious/exploitative version is this:
Be on a server that comes up early after restarts; camp a server restart in Felwood or Icecrown; despawn Minfernals or Scourged Whelplings until you find a rare; wait for the other servers to log in; offer to log out of your battle in return for gold.
I never saw this happen with my own eyes, but the current system enables it. Personally I think there was far more good than harm being done with this 'bug'. Nonetheless, this kind of antics is the reason they can't allow us to 'save' spawns for others.
This is the first time I've ever heard of something like this. It does make sense how it could be exploited, though.
It's only something that people will do if others actually give that person attention and the credit they're craving. If no one takes that person up on their offer, they'll just be wasting their time and eventually give the process up imo.
I'm very sad about the removal of the log out/alt F4 change. For the reasons already mentioned AND it will likely affect hunting for specifically colored rare quality pets. The trick to find one a secondary and the relogging to get the "correct" color that you're looking for will probably no longer work.
Edit: Has anyone tested to see if being yanked out of a battle due to PVP or environmental agro will cause the wild pet to despawn as well? Or will it still respawn, same quality and same pet lineup?