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CE pets as achievements?

Post by 5115 » April 30th, 2019, 5:54 am

what if CE pets were got by completing achievements, not easy ones though, like super hard achievements that correlate with the expansion? You can't trade it on the auction house, but you can still earn it via achievement, cause I've been hearing about how some codes aren't working anymore and the CE are kinda expansive and are quite the hassle if you just want the pet alone, just my opinion but it would be nice.

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Post by Ranok » May 1st, 2019, 2:25 am

Maybe as something for future expansions, but remember Pet People were told that with earlier Xpacs the only way they could get some pet was to buy the Collector Edition.

Going back now and announcing that oh, you can also get this pet by doing some achievement, would be a low blow to the folks who paid 20 or 30 dollars extra just to get a pet that they were promised was one-time opportunity.

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Post by 5115 » May 1st, 2019, 6:34 am

True, still i think they should make battle pet achievements and rewards more memorable, kinda like the black proto drake etc. Plus idk if it's just me but the achievements seem a little easy for me, kinda with they'd make it a little harder and more epic, like a super boss pet that you can challenge with a team of five pets,just imagine the excitement of going into an active volcano cave and fighting a larger version of lil deathwing as the last pet boss of the expansion with like 6 of his abilities at his disposal, though that might be going overboard :p .


P.s. I was definitely the guy that would spend most of their time in pvp/pve pet battles when they weren't collecting dragon mounts

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Post by Juddinscire » May 1st, 2019, 8:45 pm

Maybe then they could do a special re-release of the original collectors edition when vanilla is released.

As things stand, there are people playing WoW currently that were not even born when the original CE was released so they have a very genuine reason for missing it at that time.

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Post by 5115 » May 2nd, 2019, 1:41 am

Still I'd like to hear some more thoughts on the subject of pet battling, like what definitely needs changing and improving, what makes pet battling fun to everyone and what makes pet battle achievements as memorable as some of the old raid and dungeon achievements in wow. The idea is basically to make 10 pet battle bosses for each expansion that leads up to the main pet boss of the expansion with each pet being new and unique but also matching the expansion their in, as well as unique areas where you can find them in. The first battle will consist of a team 3 pets which will increase to 5 on both teams once you've gotten past 7, and as a plus for defeating them you get unique toys, rare pets or rare battle stones. Each team will get harder and harder to beat but your also getting more and more better as you go along coming up with new strategy's, using pets that you didn't think would be useful in any pet battles until now, the possibility's are endless. This is just an idea that's been swimming in my head for awhile some criticism will also help define this idea better, another idea also is to make mini achievements to the journey, like if you kill this one team with only this type of pet (undead,humanoid,etc) you get a small reward or title pertaining to the pet type.


P.s. Sorry that this is so long i got carried away

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Post by Nearlysober » May 9th, 2019, 5:13 pm

I missed out on the original CE pets... it was hard enough to find ANY copy of the game at launch and way back then, you couldn't just buy a digital copy! But I have bought every CE (physical or digital) since then.

I, like most of us who are posting here, get bitten by the collecting bug in a lot of different ways so it does frustrate me that I'll never be able to obtain those original CE pets in the current state of the world... Unless I win powerball then I guess I'll shell out $8,000 for an unopened original CE :lol:

But I think making CE or rare event (Blizzcon, etc) pets available through any other means is the wrong way to go.
Visually, these pets should be extremely rare and a badge of pride.

However, in terms of abilities & move-sets... I think they should make pets that mirror them. The abilities could be re-named to fit the pet theme... for each of these ultra exclusive pets, there should be an available pet with the same family type, stats, same move-set.

Graphically, they wouldn't look like the originals so those would still be unique.

Visual uniqueness is one thing... but now that these pets are used in battles, PvE & PvP and strategies, CE and one-time event players should not have a combat advantage over the general public.

As for making really cool looking hard to achieve pets, I agree :) Some of the rewards for the meta achievements are rather dull :(

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Post by Dalandius » May 9th, 2019, 5:51 pm

I do not think them as a badge of pride they just show you have spent some money.

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Post by Mehetabel » May 10th, 2019, 8:22 am

I'm firmly in the group of not wanting CE pets brought back for any reason, under any circumstances. :lol:
Dalandius wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 5:51 pm
I do not think them as a badge of pride they just show you have spent some money.
Or that you have played the game for a very long time which, sorry, but I AM actually very proud of. I LIKE my rare pets to stay rare. :D
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Post by Dalandius » May 14th, 2019, 9:07 pm

Mehetabel wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 8:22 am
I'm firmly in the group of not wanting CE pets brought back for any reason, under any circumstances. :lol:
Dalandius wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 5:51 pm
I do not think them as a badge of pride they just show you have spent some money.
Or that you have played the game for a very long time which, sorry, but I AM actually very proud of. I LIKE my rare pets to stay rare. :D
Which is fine but why can you still buy "World of Warcraft®: Legion® Digital Deluxe Items" and World of Warcraft®: Warlords of Draenor® Digital Deluxe Items. I got them back when they came out so why are people who did not still able to get them now? why should they not be "rare""?

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