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. SamR's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ScottsdaleHokie View Post
    No one's making fun of anyone. All I've said was that this was a colossal waste of development time. Instead of implementing features that would make the game better and actually brings some subscribers back, the geniuses at Blizzard come up with this garbage.
    This is much better than most of the other demanded features from disgruntled players I've seen on the forums.

    Let me guess, you're one of those people who think getting rid of LFR/LFD and making raid content inaccessible to casuals is going to be what brings subscribers back to WoW.

    What do you care, anyway? It's obvious WoW(and Diablo) aren't for you from your recent posts. Let's not pretend that you care a wit about what Blizzard could do to bring subscribers back.
  1. evilgnomey's Avatar
    this thread will be filled with insecure children who don't realise they are already playing a game deemed by others as a childish game and that game is called world of warcraft.
  1. Youarefired's Avatar
    I am still getting no companions in my per journal even though I have a ton of them.
  1. Tampwn's Avatar
    You know, when the pet battle system was announced I wasn't exactly thrilled with the concept, but I certainly wasn't part of the huge outburst denouncing it. I decided I'd reserve judgement until I found out more about it. Well now that we're getting more information about it, I must say this is laughable. I would literally expect something like this from one of their April Fool's jokes.

    I was expecting a quick, cheezy, battle system outside of raids and around Org/SW. I had no clue this would be such a massive Pokemon clone to the extent that I actually can travel around, track pets and battle against critters and catch them with a Pokeball (basically) I'm all for Blizzard adding more side content to do outside of raiding, professions and dailies, but this isn't what I had in mind for World of Warcraft. I sincerely hope this did not take valuable development time that could have been put towards a different idea (not just raids and 5 mans) I realise it's optional and no one will force me to do it, but I still can't believe this is where WoW is heading
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    There has been way too much passivity in Cataclysm, when people have few reasons to leave the cities when queued.

    This is the best minigame they could have added.

    Gonna be fun. I hope special companions are supported too.. Lil'Ragnaros, Core Hound Pup and maybe Grunty
  1. SamR's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tampwn View Post
    You know, when the pet battle system was announced I wasn't exactly thrilled with the concept, but I certainly wasn't part of the huge outburst denouncing it. I decided I'd reserve judgement until I found out more about it. Well now that we're getting more information about it, I must say this is laughable. I would literally expect something like this from one of their April Fool's jokes.

    I was expecting a quick, cheezy, battle system outside of raids and around Org/SW. I had no clue this would be such a massive Pokemon clone to the extent that I actually can travel around, track pets and battle against critters and catch them with a Pokeball (basically) I'm all for Blizzard adding more side content to do outside of raiding, professions and dailies, but this isn't what I had in mind for World of Warcraft. I sincerely hope this did not take valuable development time that could have been put towards a different idea (not just raids and 5 mans) I realise it's optional and no one will force me to do it, but I still can't believe this is where WoW is heading
    So your complaint is that the pet battle system is TOO robust and well-developed and you'd be happier with something more half-assed.
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    People are just upset because... eh...
    I honestly don't think they know it themselves.

    Petbattles is a brilliant way of giving players something to do while in a queue or just being online to chat. And will make people "travel far and wide" to snatch them all.
  1. Korlog's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterHamster View Post
    If a minigame hurts you so damn much why don't you just unsubscribe? Make the community better with your absense.
    The amount of emotion caused by these new features just shows how much the game is changing from the form a lot of long-time players have enjoyed and enclosed in our hearts (dont know if there is such a saying in english). It shows how much we (i include others who are showing the same symptomes of disgust) are suffering from this new direction.

    You will have to deal people who have an opinion different from yours.
  1. Whister's Avatar
    Blizzard will get a few more millions subscribers with this pokemon........China loves it!!
  1. Dassen's Avatar
    Oh fuck yes. Hahahaaaa, God this will be awesome.
  1. jimlow's Avatar
    God ever day it seems people on MMO become more and more haters. OHHH they could have used the dev time for something else QQ. Like what? another raid that will be forgotten about after another tier? another stupid PVP arena? Another lame battleground? Another profession like archaeology THAT NOBODY WILL LEVEL. God with the amount of kids on this forum you would think there would be more support for this. Who cares one way or another what they spend their dev time on as long as they keep creating new things.
  1. Ehnoah's Avatar
    This is NOT !!!! Working on EUROPE SERVER! only WORK on US SERVER!

    US Server = 3 Skills to learn

    EU Server = 2 Skills to learn
  1. Howard Moon's Avatar
    I might try it, but so far it doesn't look very appealing to me.

    You guys enjoy your Pokemon, looks like a fun little game. Meanwhile, I'll be slaying demons in D3
  1. Crovaz's Avatar
    Can't wait to see all the bitching and whining come out of this when some pets are over powered or someone comes up with the Rogue Mage Priest equivalent. This game went from 0 to trash in no time.
  1. Chaozinyao's Avatar
    pokeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemoooooon, GOTTA CATCH THEM ALL½!!!!!!!
  1. imkrazy182's Avatar
    At first I wasn't a fan of the pet battles, but now I have got to play with it a little, its quite fun. I enjoy seeking out old content areas for achievements and such, and this will make it more fun to me imo.
  1. terrih91's Avatar
    hey i dont mind this game one bit. i played pokemon for the longest time i think from when i was 5 or 6 up to like end of middle school and it was the shit still is but i grew out of it. maybe now my murkimus will rule the world like i intended.
  1. kolz4ever's Avatar
    LOLOL that lame shit is your new pokemon rip off game? It's gonna be even more hilarious laughing at you people with your bonsai panda's while you hunt the the pokemons. So from the great start of wow we go in to the amazing bc era and then we quickly begin going down hill in wotlk because of the p[iece of shit casuals needing every thing dumbed down from them. Then we go in to cataclysm which was nice to be honest and then continue the same lame garbage for the piece of shit casuals having trouble putting effort in to the game(Fire lands continuous nerfs anyone?) and reused maps. After all that we go in to cutsey let have a hug bonsa panda hunting pokemon? LOLOLOL.. Yeah fanboys, enjoy your extra lame game because "its the lore" and it will be a wonder why every other game will crush that garbage.
  1. Zeldaveritas's Avatar
    Utter trash. Waste of resources.

    How about that dance studio and upgraded character models guys! oh wait...
  1. Irefusetodie's Avatar
    Great, more achievements I won't have the patience to get

    Looks pretty awesome though.

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