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We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: October 26th, 2012, 5:17 am
by Breanni
We recently changed our pet profiles to include three tabs: General Info, Battle Info and Comments. The General Info loads by default and provides all kinds of info to help people collect the pet. The Battle Info tab has all the potential stats, abilities and modifiers for battle-ready pets.

One change we're considering to make pet profiles more convenient is whether to make the Battle Info tab first. If we do that, when you visit any pet's profile, you'll see its battle stats and abilities first thing. Which would you prefer?

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: October 26th, 2012, 6:57 am
by Cropher
When I'm looking up a pet I'm usually interested in both sets of information, so either way suits. :)

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: October 26th, 2012, 7:20 am
by Tiki_gamer
I guess the battle information is more useful nowadays, although usually when I look up a pet, it's information on how to obtain it I'm usually looking for first. You could maybe make the page order a setting in the user's profile (but then you will still needed to decide what to show first to non-users and those not logged in).

I'd also like to be able to click on an ability an see if it's unique - or all others that share that ability.
I know you show pictures and links to other creatures with the exact same abilities- but I would like the names displayed as well - I can't easy see this on devices other than my pc - it helps me work out which unique creatures to concentrate on.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: October 26th, 2012, 11:36 am
by Breanni
Tiki_gamer wrote:I'd also like to be able to click on an ability an see if it's unique - or all others that share that ability.

This is in another update that's on our to-do list. Hopefully, we should have it online within a few weeks.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: October 27th, 2012, 2:57 pm
by Bindibear
Actually, when I'm looking something up, it's almost always because I'm trying to find where/how it drops. I kinda like having the general info first. However, if you make battle info pop up first, I'm not going to stop recommending the site to everyone I know. It's still by far the best pet site around.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: October 29th, 2012, 10:52 am
by Temperama
general. I like and use both but the general one is more pet specific, the battle one is more generic.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: October 29th, 2012, 11:08 am
by Hydramith
I prefer having the general information first. I collect pets first and foremost for the pets, not for battling them. Ofc course, being me I want them all at level 25 too, but that's more 1 of my weird things than that I'm really interested in battles.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: October 29th, 2012, 12:57 pm
by Arvelayne
As the whole pet thing has changed with MoP, you now have two types of people - collectors and battlers.

Maybe the account could have this added, and you could choose to have the general or battle info first.

Mind you I think someone already suggested something like this.

Arve,
battle alt.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: October 29th, 2012, 1:40 pm
by Lysi
Personally, I like to see the comments. (I wouldn't mind a link to wowhead, either.)

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 11:20 am
by Talmar
I like the tabs and they've all proven very useful.

During play however, the one thing I'm finding I do most often is to have wowhead up on my second monitor so I can see the maps of where I should be looking for the pets I'm seeking.

Not sure if there is anyway to maybe to add a link the maps or what not.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 12:38 pm
by Gwenolyn
I don't have a preference as to which tab is first, but I do like the idea of a link to wowhead for the maps. I usually have to have 2 tabs open: one for warcraftpets and one for wowhead to farm a pet best. Even better would be to add a map to warcraftpets, which would be a pain for you guys, I know. So the link would work too :D :!:

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 2:25 pm
by Direbane
Thank you for the consideration to ask us which we'd prefer.

I find that when I look up a pet it's usually because I'm trying to get information about the pet's spawn location/timer/etc.

So, for me the "General" tab would be my pick for the default tab. After all, I can't very well concern myself with battle statistics for a pet I cannot even locate. :P

After I get the location information I usually proceed directly to the user comments tab for the pet in question. This helps me get a feel for what other members are doing and what their experiences have been like in relation to acquiring the pet.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 5:05 pm
by GormanGhaste
I would say general tab in front. While most of us like to collect *all* the pets, the number we use for pet battles is usually a much smaller percentage.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: November 1st, 2012, 7:16 pm
by Ruzgofdi
Another vote for general, due to the info provided on how to get the pets.

I think the only time I've looked at battle info was to get an idea of weaknesses of some of the quest tamer pets

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: November 3rd, 2012, 2:31 pm
by Feathered
General for me to!! Im normally looking for the "how to get" info first. For battling I use the ones I like, stats dont matter. More fun for me that way then having to have the best of the best of the best.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: November 4th, 2012, 10:52 pm
by Bindibear
I wouldn't mind seeing a wowhead link, but I don't think putting maps here would stop me from going to wowhead eventually to help find tough pets. They've just got a different audience, and the comments there are always different from the comments here. Sometimes I'm slow and it takes two or three different ways of looking at something for it to "click" for me.

Oh! And a "me too" for whoever said they use the comments tab here!

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: November 5th, 2012, 6:56 pm
by Tadedra
I like the suggestion as a default its general but in your profile it's preference based for battle or general.

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: November 18th, 2012, 4:33 am
by Reapersbeast
The way you have it set up now is fine! I think "Most" people when they look up "Anything" they wanna know the "when, where, and how" to get it first and foremost. Not to mention the rest of the info is just 1 easy click away so really its fine!

Re: We need your feedback! General vs. Battle Info

PostPosted: November 18th, 2012, 7:24 am
by Hellomynameis
Breanni wrote:make the Battle Info tab first. (...) Which would you prefer?

I only use the Battle Info tab. Thats my 2 copper..