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Patch 7.2.5 PTR: Deadmines Pet Battle Challenge Dungeon Update

April 19, 2017
We recently covered the upcoming Deadmines Pet Battle Dungeon, however there was a fairly significant change in the latest 7.2.5 PTR build.

New Pets, New Currency
Previously, the pet rewards from this scenario were awarded from a related achievement and as drops from the Challenge reward bag. This has since changed.

In the most recent PTR update, the three new Deadmines-themed pets are now instead purchasable from the NPC that sends you into the dungeon.

Deadmines Challenge Dungeon reward - Old Bottle Cap
Players must earn a new currency, Old Bottle Cap, in order to buy these pets.

The account-wide Pet Battle Challenge: Deadmines weekly quest awards one Cap each week (pictured above).



Marcus Bagman Brown's wares
The pets are Bind on Pick Up and are not cageable, so players must complete the Challenge version of Deadmines Pet Battle Dungeon at least 6 times to collect all three pets.

In addition to selling these pets, Marcus "Bagman" Brown also sells Mr. Smite's Supplies (pictured right). This bag contains Pet Charms and other Pet Battle supplies, but no new pet drops.

What do you think of this change? Do you prefer buying the pets, or do you find RNG more exciting?
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Noel 
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I run Wailing Criiters every week no luck so far; DEFINITELY liking this change.  There are plenty of RNG pets in Legion right now no need for more RNG.

Today at 8:33am | Edits: 0 | Kel'Thuzad-US | Pets: 878 Compare collections | Score: 5251
Sjmcc13 
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Am I the only one who sees bottle caps as a currency and ther mind immediatly goes to Fallout?

Today at 1:12am | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 143 Compare collections | Score: 672
Top RaterDarkmaster 
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I feel that having tokens used to purchase these pets is good, as RNG well lets say it is not my friend. On the other hand RNG gives for that OH MY moment of it finally droped. The idea of them not being cagable if you can purchase with tokens is good because it will just flood the AH if not. Though having RNG pets that are cageable is good also for those that enjoy doing the pet battles always giveing something to look forward obtaining. Its all how you play the game. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS

Yesterday at 10:02am | Edits: 0 | Quel'dorei-US | Pets: 858 Compare collections | Score: 5127
Site MVPBindar 
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Buying the pets - especially with a fairly low cost - is more my preference than random loot.

2 days ago at 9:00am | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-US | Pets: 859 Compare collections | Score: 5137
Dementron 
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Interesting. I wonder if the bottlecaps are a reference to Pokemon Sun and Moon? Those introduced bottle caps as a rare currency you can use to upgrade your pokemons' stats. Given how many people jokingly (or not-so-jokingly) compare WoW pet battles to Pokemon, I would be surprised not to find any veiled references to the franchise.

2 days ago at 2:16am | Edits: 0 | Uther-US | Pets: 818 Compare collections | Score: 4832
Top RaterEmptycagegirl 
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Oh good, I would prefer this to the RNG I have been having in Wailing Caverns. :) A welcome change.

3 days ago at 9:58pm | Edits: 0 | Dragonmaw-US | Pets: 872 Compare collections | Score: 5215
Site MVPMinivivi 
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Fantastic, just fantastic!  Something new and fun.

4 days ago at 10:26pm | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 879 Compare collections | Score: 5257
Dalandius 
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Both happy and sad about the change. Happy I know I have to do six runs to get the pet. Sad with the pets not being cagable gives no reason for anyone to run it more than six times.

4 days ago at 8:27pm | Edits: 0 | Earthen Ring-US | Pets: 867 Compare collections | Score: 5185
Leesh42 
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Yes please currency! Like so many of the rest of you, I prefer a grind I can actually see the end of.  That being said, I wish that battle stones were vendor-able now that I don't need them any more. Be nice if they could encorporate that into the currencies somehow.

4 days ago at 4:17pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 828 Compare collections | Score: 4661
Dalmaar 
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RNG doesn't even exist for me hence why I still don't have an Albino Buzzard, Snobold Runt, Knockoff Blingtron, Wisdomball and Nightmare Whelping even after 8 months of doing the requirements every chance I get. Feel like I'm running in circles.  Six weeks of work for 3 new pets is awesome in my book!

4 days ago at 11:18am | Edits: 1 | Shu'halo-US | Pets: 861 Compare collections | Score: 5152
Site MVPDigem 
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I would rather work towards earning anything than have to count on rng any day.

i hope they cut back or get rid of rng as much as possible.

4 days ago at 11:04am | Edits: 0 | Fizzcrank-US | Pets: 879 Compare collections | Score: 5256
Aalona 
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I was one of the people that sent a email about the change to the pet battle dungeon but, I didn't know or not if I could of sent you screen caps otherwise I would have. Since I have the ptr and all that goodness and the challenge isnt that hard at all. I also would like to note that if you buy the Mr. Smites Supplies it has a chance of haveing one of the three pets in it.

4 days ago at 10:48am | Edits: 1 | Mal'Ganis-US | Pets: 796 Compare collections | Score: 4159
Averalorax 
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In many ways I prefer buying as well.  This gives me the knowledge that I WILL get the pet as long as I try.  With the random drop, I am not so lucky. 

If Blizzard could find a way to increrase the possibility of gaing a random the more you try, I would really like that better.  I LOVE the "YES!" that I feel when I get a much desired prize.  If there was a way to increase the possibility of success with each attempt (or set number ie: 1-4) that would be so wonderful.

4 days ago at 10:35am | Edits: 0 | Drenden-US | Pets: 658 Compare collections | Score: 3354
Lerraszune 
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YES thank you this is perfect. KILL ALL RNG, GIVE ME ALL YOUR CURRENCIES! Idc how many currencies they come up with if it means I can for sure work towards the goal of gettinv each pet. RNG will ruin this game. In many ways it kinda has, it makes me wanna leave. I live for these pets mane. They sustain meeee... XD

4 days ago at 10:31am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-US | Pets: 812 Compare collections | Score: 4251
Sonso 
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Yes!  I'm also in favor of this change.  I like having an end goal to work towards. I wish they would add this to the Wailing Caverns as well. 

4 days ago at 10:06am | Edits: 0 | Exodar-US | Pets: 856 Compare collections | Score: 5119
Top RaterWulfgnar 
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I totally agree with making them buyable.  The grind is worth it if there is a goal and I'm not sure how many more bags of old pet food or pieces of lint I can take before I let Wyrmy loose in Dalaran with a can of Red Bull.

4 days ago at 9:44am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 781 Compare collections | Score: 4520
Top RaterAnimorpher 
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Buying for sure, my RNG is terrible 

4 days ago at 9:42am | Edits: 0 | Shadowmoon-US | Pets: 792 Compare collections | Score: 4179
Top RaterKalium 
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I love the idea of buying the pets so much more than a random drop. However, I'm kinda disappointed in a new currency. I'd rather have something to spend my pet charms on. Even if there was some type of conversion... like 1000 pet charms for 1 additional bottle cap... that would at least be an option for those that do not need battle stones or pet leveling stones.

4 days ago at 8:38am | Edits: 1 | Baelgun-US | Pets: 847 Compare collections | Score: 5066
Top RaterKamira 
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I too prefer the guarranteed currency drop rather than RNG pet drop. I would rather be able to see the end of the grind, if its gated behind weekly lockouts.

4 days ago at 3:34am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-EU | Pets: 858 Compare collections | Score: 5130
Derutak 
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I've done the class hall boss on my demon hunter almost every day for 6 months and still no hateful eye.

 

No more RNG, please !!!

4 days ago at 12:38am | Edits: 0 | Hyjal-US | Pets: 821 Compare collections | Score: 4908
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