MMO-Champion - Pet Battle System now on Beta Realms (Early Version)


Pet Battle System now on Beta Realms (Early Version)
This build of the beta introduced a very early version of the Pet Battle System!


I want to be the very best!
Picking up Pet Battle Training on the beta is pretty easy, all you need to do is visit the trainer in your capital city and pick up the 2 abilities.



Update - Almost forgot about those, added something about the Pet Battle Masters.

Tracking Pets
The pet tracking changed slightly since our first preview, you now track 2 types of pets: the ones that you can't capture and are only here to let you gain XPs will show up as a small yellow dot on your map. The ones you can actually capture will show up with an easily noticeable green icon and will be flagged as capturable in their tooltip.



Fight!
The fight is started by right clicking a pet creature when you're in range (approximately 30 yards). The camera will rotate around your character and the game will switch to Pet Battle mode. From this screen you can:

  • See the status of all your pets at the top left of your screen.
  • Control the abilities of your active pet at the bottom.
  • Switch between pets and see them by clicking the 4th icon on the bar.
  • Capture pets when they're low on life!
  • You can also surrender but that sounds pretty wimpy to be honest.
The battle is pretty simple, weaknesses and strengths are already implemented and if you pick the wrong type of pet you will get your ass kicked pretty fast. It ends whenever the enemy is defeated or captured.



Pet Battle Masters
The Pet Battle System will also have fights against NPCs, some of the achievements datamined last night point to "Pet Battle Masters" that you have to defeat on every continent.

Category Name Points
Pet BattlesTaming Eastern Kingdoms
Defeat all of the master pet tamers in Eastern Kingdoms.
0
Pet BattlesTaming Kalimdor
Defeat all of the master pet tamers in Kalimdor.
0
Pet BattlesTaming Northrend
Defeat all of the master pet tamers in Northrend.
0
Pet BattlesTaming Outland
Defeat all of the master pet tamers in Outland.
0
Pet BattlesTaming Pandaria
Defeat all of the master pet tamers in Pandaria.
0
Pet BattlesTaming the Wild
Defeat a master pet tamer.
0


Finding New Pets
How are you going to know where to find new pets for your collection? Easy, Blizzard is going to integrate a full encyclopedia directly in the game. Maps aren't implemented yet but currently, the info page of any pet will already tell you where you can find it!



Pet Family Passive Bonuses
Newly added are passive bonuses for all pet families.

  • Aquatic - Purity - The duration of harmful damage over time effects is reduced on Aquatic pets.
  • Beast - Enrage - Beasts deal 25% extra damage below half health.
  • Critter - Elusive - Critters break out of crowd control effects more quickly.
  • Dragonkin - Execute - Deals 50% additional damage to targets with less than 25% health.
  • Elemental - Weather Immune - Elementals ignore all weather effects.
  • Flying - Swiftness - Flying creatures gain 50% extra speed while above 50% health.
  • Humanoid - Recovery - Humanoids recover 2% of their maximum health every time they attack.
  • Magic - Spellshield - Magic pets cannot be dealt more than 50% of their maximum health in one attack.
  • Mechanical - Comes back to life once per battle, returning to 25% health.
  • Undead - Damned - Undead pets return to life for one round when killed.


Pet Battle Abilities
If you missed the update last week, check out the updated list of pet battle abilities on WoWDB!


The tooltips for individual abilities will show you which pets the attack is strong against, and which pets the attack is weak against. The page will also show you which pets can learn the abilities. On each pet's page, we have listed all of the spells that the pet can learn. We will continue to add features as the system is fully implemented in the beta.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Pet Battle System now on Beta Realms (Early Version) started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 262 Comments
  1. Sting's Avatar
    lmao right when they announced pet battles I jested to my friends about having to beat the orgrimmar gym master...
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    Buggy as hell on the ptr, desperately needs fixing
  1. Kuntantee's Avatar
    I was not going to use this pet battle thingy anyway but I've expected something better because people were excited about it. Currently, it looks like a colossal FAIL. They need to improve it a lot.
  1. Killmaim Deathbringer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wazeh View Post
    is blizzard really not going to have any problems with Pokemon rights?
    I don't think Gamefreak will be chasing them with any lawsuits anytime soon. I mean. You can't really copyright Cockfighting. Though this Pet Battle System has some major similarities to pokemon. I don't particually see Blizzard making any animes or the such soon with it :P.

    They can't particually file for any damages because turn based combat is unique. animals fighting isn't unique and nor is capturing knocked out animals unique. :P
  1. Tides's Avatar
    So THIS is what Boub has been spending the time on.
  1. Nibi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    Jesus, imagine what they could have done with their development time instead of creating this nonsense.
    I know right


    I do not understand this
  1. Synche's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    Jesus, imagine what they could have done with their development time instead of creating this nonsense.
    I think it will be a nice way to pass the time when I am finished leveling. It looks like it could become pretty darn addictive
  1. Tilie's Avatar
    Lol, I'm not gonna lie, when they first announced pet battles I thought it was the dumbest thing every, but it actually looks kinda fun now. XD
  1. Snore's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    Jesus, imagine what they could have done with their development time instead of creating this nonsense.
    I agree with this.
  1. shamestia's Avatar
    More complaints then anything else what else is new for a forum on here.
  1. Thunderlight's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nibi View Post
    I know right


    I do not understand this
    You both are posting useless comments. The team that developed this mini game was the UI team, which does not have very much to do so far.
  1. TowerTom's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kelmart View Post
    I was really excited about this. However it looks like of boring atm, hope its just the early version. If not will just be using it to get some pets :/
    And pokemon didn't, on a Gameboy? This lets you go out into the vast world we already know and love and capture stuff.

    Early stages. Game won't be released until Sept at the earliest so we have 5 months of tweaking at least.
  1. Nindoriel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    Jesus, imagine what they could have done with their development time instead of creating this nonsense.
    Yeah. Everytime someone does something I don't like, I ask myself that very same question. Why do they waste so much time on stuff I don't like when they can use that time to implement something I like. It just doesn't make sense.
  1. Gotjuice's Avatar
    I hate it, this is Pokemon and I don't like that shit. I'm a grown ass dude...

    Hopefully they won't make me do this crap. It would really piss me off if they linked some kind of powerful gear/trinket to this crap.
  1. Matchu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gotjuice View Post
    I hate it, this is Pokemon and I don't like that shit. I'm a grown ass dude...

    Hopefully they won't make me do this crap. It would really piss me off if they linked some kind of powerful gear/trinket to this crap.
    A grown man who runs around pretending to kill imaginary monsters in an online videogame.

    Pokémon...so immature.
  1. ganush's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    Jesus, imagine what they could have done with their development time instead of creating this nonsense.
    I agree that it is nonsense, but I don't think it actually cut into the other areas of MoP development, as I'm pretty sure it was a side project that didn't involve any of the PvE or PvP content teams. It's also a one time development investment, in that once the basic system is in place, it won't take more than a small time investment to add new pets to it. I won't be using pet battles myself, though I think a little nonsense now and then is fine. I'll reserve judgement until I see how this addition affects the player base, which is the only way it will affect me.
  1. Vaultnishi's Avatar
    I love this, can't wait to try it out when I'm not getting constant 132 errors.

    Also, i know this is all new, but does anyone know if the capturing/battling pets are unique per person? What i mean is it going to be the same as mining/herb where everyone is rushing to that one pet or more like arch where it’s instanced.
  1. Adoxe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ehnoah View Post
    What for Hacks he used? To get this avaliable?

    Because it is NOT Working, you have NO Pets so what for "hack" he used? to get the Pets?

    (I learned 120 Pets)
    Learn to use /cast command
  1. Rogge's Avatar
    Pet battles, the least interesting thing introduced to world of warcraft since that ingame voice thing.
  1. 420rogue's Avatar
    It's nothing more than a mini game to tie achievements to and pass time. There won't be any gear from it, just like you don't get gear from collecting mounts. It's not for everyone, but don't complain just because you don't like it as there are just as many that do like it. The whole point is more options to get us out in the world vs staying in cities and I like it.

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