This thread is just a simple call to all the trolls:
There are probably pet battles in GW2 too
GW1 had pet-battles, the minigame was called "Polymock"
http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/PolymockPolymock is a minigame in Guild Wars Eye of the North to earn reputation with the Asura. You play against the AI with three "pieces" that you select, each with a unique skill bar; the aim is to defeat your opponent by countering the "pieces" that it picks.
There are 27 different Polymock pieces, of which 18 are obtainable for players. Each time you pick one piece, you take the form of the corresponding creature. Polymock pieces resemble chess pieces when viewed in your inventory and appear to have a unique shape that is dependent upon the creature the piece is based upon. Each piece has its own set of skills, as shown by the table below. Polymock pieces must be registered before they can be used.
it looked like this:
so why do I believe that the game makes a return in GW2? take a look at this:
Q: Will Polymock come back as an activity in Guild Wars 2?
John: The original version of Polymock was one of those instances where we had something that we really wanted to be able to do, but we weren’t able to see it fully realized in Guild Wars. Polymock was one of Colin Johanson’s side projects during Eye of the North. He envisioned it as something that was fully turn-based, a very different game unto itself. It would have played up the collectible element, and the meaning to bringing different pieces into the game. Unfortunately, that wasn’t something we were able to do at the time with the resources we had, but it is something we can do with Guild Wars 2. So if you see Polymock making its return, it will be in a more robust implementation, to reflect what we had always wanted it to be.http://gw2ita.wordpress.com/review/i...-italian-blog/Q: How players can obtain mini-pets in Guild Wars 2? Will they be distributed as birthday presents like in the original Guild Wars, or will there be other ways, for example crafting?
A: We are not ready to talk about mini-pets yet at this point. I can say that they will play a larger role in Guild Wars 2 than that they have played in the original Guild Wars.
http://www.gamerzines.com/mmo/previe...ars-2-pt1.htmlERIC: Our mini-pet system is undergoing development as we speak. I can't offer much in the way of details yet, but I can say that we want to push the fun and collectability of our mini-pets to new levels.
So not sure if there has been any confirmation on advanced Polymock in GW2 yet, but if it's in, it is not a reaction on WoWs pet battle system.
I felt this had to be clarified, nevermind