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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. Pan Pan's Avatar
    BB, why you no post the actual locations of the pet trainers ;_; having the hardest time finding it in SW between critical errors. =/

    EDIT: it's in goldshire
  1. Mokoshne's Avatar
    sounds really goo--- crit error
  1. Karadros's Avatar
    I'd LOVE to test this thing ou---ERROR 132.
  1. lphomiej's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottsdaleHokie View Post
    Pretty much this.

    Instead of coming up with something awesome like dynamic world events, guild houses, etc., we get this crap. What a complete waste of development time.
    The complainers came out to play today...

    Guild houses would be retarded. Blizzard wants people to hang out in the city, where they can view trade chat to buy stuff or find pvp, raids, or instances to go to. No one would hang out inside of a guild house. And how would guild housing look? An infinite land (or even worse, an instance), where there are thousands of houses... one for each guild. That's so stupid, boring and useless.

    World events are another story, but unless there is a pvp or pve benefit to doing it, most people won't do it and blizzard generally doesn't want to give huge bonuses (like the best weapons) to insignificant events.

    The pet battle system is a mini game to pass the time when you are bored, waiting for a raid, or waiting for a queue to pop. If you play wow, you'll play the pet battle system at some point. For some, the pet battle system will BE the game. For others, it'll be insignificant. It's just another facet. Like for example, I rarely pvp. I like the pve game enough to subscribe to raid. MOP looks fun.

    ---------- Post added 2012-04-25 at 11:04 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Pan Pan View Post
    BB, why you no post the actual locations of the pet trainers ;_; having the hardest time finding it in SW between critical errors. =/

    EDIT: it's in goldshire

    He says goldshire or razor hill in the first 2 seconds of the vid.
  1. Faloestin's Avatar
    Isn't this kind of what Michael Vick got in such trouble for?
  1. Rizrak777's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wazeh View Post
    is blizzard really not going to have any problems with Pokemon rights?
    What rights. Pokemon isnt the only game that allowes you to catch pets or get pets and use them in battle. Monster Hunter (The game where you use cds to get monsters not the other game.) for example of this. Companies don't own rights over game mechanic.
  1. orderschvank's Avatar
    wheres the pokebattle music?
  1. Merrok's Avatar
    Uh, where is my Mounts/Companions tab?
  1. nessla's Avatar
    Why do they spend resources on this, looks ridiculous, who asked for this?....If they put more effort into balancing this rather than real PvP I'll get pissed.
  1. Zatheyll's Avatar
    I wonder if we will be able to face RealID or Battletag friends even if they are on different realms?
  1. Anevers's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nessla View Post
    Why do they spend resources on this, looks ridiculous, who asked for this?....If they put more effort into balancing this rather than real PvP I'll get pissed.
    People who do not raid and people who do not PvP. They are the ones who asked for it. You would be surprised at how many people do not raid and do not pvp, those faucets of the game are not the entire player base. Given some recent stats of a 6 million-sample size, only 38% or so of the sampled characters had done LFR, and significantly less normal and Heroic modes of DS and Firelands. PVP is probably even a smaller number. Demanding only content you enjoy is selfish and silly, there a lot of people who do not enjoy either and they deserve things to do as much as you do.

    If you were interested in PVP, they have put a lot of resources towards that as well with the two new maps/pvp match types (Murder Ball and Payload). As for balance they have rehauled all the classes and specs with new talent system and in some cases have rebuilt the class, making it easier to balance.
  1. Kraze QT'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)
    It's working fine. You must be doing something wrong...
    Learn the abilities from trainer > learn some pets > drag 3 pets to the 3 slots that you have > go out in the world and battle players / critters.

    Also, because its not working for you, doesn't mean they used hacks.
  1. Necrotan'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.
    I actually laughed out loud at this comment. A games a game dude. WoW can be viewed as childish too if one really wants to.

    As a side note about pokemon, it has a highly competitive side and I don't just mean collecting. There is a whole side of the gameboy games that is full of number crunching and theory crafting to min/max teams with the best synergy and strategy. Thats what I play pokemon for. Just ignore the cartoon and card game. The GB games are where its at for the high end gaming in that genre.

    It is actually a really great game because it can appeal to any age/level of game play and that is probably one of the reasons the franchise is so successful.
  1. Thessalor's Avatar
    How the fuck did you get those screenshots withou- ERROR 132
  1. Beazy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nessla View Post
    Why do they spend resources on this, looks ridiculous, who asked for this?....If they put more effort into balancing this rather than real PvP I'll get pissed.
    If you have been playing WoW since 04 and following the official forums, you would know that this feature has been asked for since Nov 2004 by thousands of people. Hundreds of threads, even threads asking blizzard to carbon copy pokemanz.

    Please place your tears here, in the tear contribution tag. <______________________QQ___________________>
  1. taylor20k's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    gotta catch'em all !! ...... oops wrong game.
    no one has ever made that joke before...you're so original.
  1. Hotsforyou's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottsdaleHokie View Post
    Pretty much this.

    Instead of coming up with something awesome like dynamic world events, guild houses, etc., we get this crap. What a complete waste of development time.
    I agree 100%.

    I think this is the worst thing i have seen Blizz put in the game next to Achievments.

    They should focus on making hard content and balancing the game that they have.
  1. Drakoes's Avatar
    are they seriously forcing the achievement addicts to play this lil "game"?
  1. Maxilian's Avatar
    Well i know some people find these stupid and that Blizzard could have use the time/money/employers they used on these to make others things like:

    Guild Houses/ Player houses : Well Blizzard already said the problem with these..., They want the players to walk around the world, to find others players and kill themself, etc etc etc..., so these is really unlikely to happen >.<

    World Events: Well Blizzard is trying to add more World events but as Iphomiej said "Most people won't do them unless they gain any benefit from them and Blizzard don't want to give huge bonuses to insignificant events", what types of World Events will we have, More PVP zones and the World Bosses

    ---------- Post added 2012-04-25 at 12:35 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Drakoes View Post
    are they seriously forcing the achievement addicts to play this lil "game"?
    O.O... if you thing like that, is the same they are forcing the archievemnts addicts to PVP, PVE, to Quest, explore, etc etc etc..., even if they don't like something like these..., so i don't think these is a good reason
  1. nessla's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hotsforyou View Post
    I agree 100%.

    I think this is the worst thing i have seen Blizz put in the game next to Achievments.

    They should focus on making hard content and balancing the game that they have.
    Probably only a small percentage will ever try this shit. It would be better if they focused on something that has actually been requested by many, a large system, like housing, that will impact almost everyone. We don't need more mini-games, we need mega-games, it's WoW coming to its end soon, they need to prepare to exit the stage in a large epic clash.

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