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. Yuuki Asuna's Avatar
    This feature will be disabled soon for it seems it wasn't supposed to be available on this patch anyways lol http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4768327063
  1. Divineknight13's Avatar
    pokemon ! A heart so true.
    Our courage will pull us through.
    You teach me and I'll teach you.
    poooooookeeeeeeeeeemooooooonnnnnnnn !!!

    at least we can look forward to tablet wow + pokemon battles maybe that will attract girls to wow
  1. hiddenfear91's Avatar
    They literally ripped off of Pokemon as much as they could... sigh
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    I thought all the Pet Battle hate died out months ago when it was announced.

    Did people actually think they weren't serious about implementing it?
  1. Xiphias's Avatar
    I am just fine with them ripping off Pokemon as much as they can. Nintendo has refused to make a Pokemon MMO. Maybe Blizzard is finally going to fill that gaping hole in my life.
  1. Strangewayes'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.
    You say it's a massive waste of development time when everyone forgets about a raid after they do it for 6 months. The other 'wasted' development like transmogrification actually encouraged people to go back into old raids to get nice looking gear. You think that pet battles will last longer and be played for longer than 6 months? I sure think so.
  1. Gilian's Avatar
    Looks pretty lame.

    ---------- Post added 2012-04-26 at 07:03 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Strangewayes View Post
    You say it's a massive waste of development time when everyone forgets about a raid after they do it for 6 months. The other 'wasted' development like transmogrification actually encouraged people to go back into old raids to get nice looking gear. You think that pet battles will last longer and be played for longer than 6 months? I sure think so.
    I sure don't think so.
  1. Ixuzcc's Avatar
    Fuck yeah, this thing is awesome!

    I don't even care if it's blatantly copying the Pokemon format, I think those games are awesome and this'll serve as a sweet time sink/distraction while I'm not doing the things I'm normally doing in WoW.
  1. kakle's Avatar
    My cat got its ass kicked by a mouse which i found hilarious, I had great fun and cant wait to test it further and it is looking like an awesome time waster.
  1. twelvedogs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gilian View Post
    Looks pretty lame.

    ---------- Post added 2012-04-26 at 07:03 AM ----------



    I sure don't think so.
    cause no-one plays pokemon any more
  1. Gilian's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by twelvedogs View Post
    cause no-one plays pokemon any more
    Because everyone is going to buy a € 65 game with a € 15 monthly fee to play pokemon. And this is NOT pokemon.
    Quote Originally Posted by kakle View Post
    My cat got its ass kicked by a mouse which i found hilarious, I had great fun and cant wait to test it further and it is looking like an awesome time waster.
  1. Xaiva's Avatar
    I love Pokemon as much as the next guy, but I honestly thought this was a joke. \:
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    I bet there's motivational posters all over Blizzard HQ where it says "The forums are there to bring you down. The forums are wrong."

    Must feel awful to put in such a nice minigame as a favour to the community who feel like there's no incentives to go out in the world, and they add the most fitting and incentive there is, finding and catching critters that exist in literally every zone in the game.
    Then adding leveling to that.
    Duels between players
    Duels against "masters" across the continents.

    Some players just can't seem to appreciate anything, and since you never provide constructive feedback you're the reason the community stinks.
  1. Papadragon's Avatar
    LOL, you guys will actually pay for this? wtf
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Papadragon View Post
    LOL, you guys will actually pay for this? wtf
    I pay for access to WoW and will greatly enjoy this metagame while doing other things, like being queued.

    u mad?
  1. Ixuzcc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Papadragon View Post
    LOL, you guys will actually pay for this? wtf
    No I pay for the PvE content, raiding and whatnot.

    This is just a mini-game. You see, it comes WITH the subscription fee.

    It's not like I go "Oh look, there's a new mini-game, well obviously that totally devalues ALL other aspects of the game so I better unsub."
  1. Dalrol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Papadragon View Post
    LOL, you guys will actually pay for this? wtf
    Not like we are paying extra for this aspect of the game.
  1. g3o21's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Papadragon View Post
    LOL, you guys will actually pay for this? wtf
    I'm paying to fly randomly on my mount in SW.
  1. Necrotan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Papadragon View Post
    LOL, you guys will actually pay for this? wtf
    I prefer to pay for glorified chatrooms. (trade) which I will sit in for hours.

    I pay for the ability to walk in the same circle for hours and hours clicking on the same nodes over and over.

    I pay for standing in one spot for a half hour to get into something that will fail after 15 minutes, just to wait again.


    Why in heavens would I pay for a mini game that might have some strategy in it? Why would I want more options of things to do?
  1. Rolly's Avatar
    top of page bug YET AGAIN

    ---------- Post added 2012-04-26 at 09:41 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    Jesus, imagine what they could have done with their development time instead of creating this nonsense.
    agreed.....

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