View Poll Results: Have you tried pet battles?

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  • Yes - I am an avid pet battler

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  • No - Couldn't care less about pet battles

    47 20.98%
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    Pet Battles: Have you tried them?

    How many of you have tried Pet Battles?

    If you have, what do you find fun about the feature?

    What do you think can be improved?

    What would you add to the feature if you were the developer?

    or

    Would you remove the feature all together?

    Jaylock:

    I have tried pet battles. I think the feature is meh, its kinda cool, but then again its a turn based game that requires literally no skill. You just match up the pets based on their strengths against other pets. My bet is that many people who collect pets do not pet battle in the PvP battles that are available. My 2 cents.
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    tried them? im addicted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    tried them? im addicted.
    I approve and agree with the Gnome... never thought I would say those words...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggleftw View Post
    tried them? im addicted.
    Pretty much. Definitely one of my favourite (and primary) activities since they were introduced with MoP.

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    I have never thought of turn-based gaming as very compelling. My thoughts on Pet Battles are indifferent, if it floats your boat than cool.

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    It's like a book that, once you put it down, you can't pick it up again.

    The best thing about it is one can completely ignore it.
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    How many of you have tried Pet Battles?
    I've tried and played quite a few battles, but only recently when I found out "the Crazy Cat Lady" title isn't that difficult to get, if you're willing to pay for couple of pets from the store. I basically wanted that title on an alt but got hooked. Still I kind of regret having to pay for them :P

    If you have, what do you find fun about the feature?
    Well, you can't know beforehand what quality of pet you will be battling against, at least if you haven't modified this with add-ons (probably possible). Titles and achievement points are a plus and you can sell some, though not many enough pets in the AH. Pet Battles also give a reason to visit the world outside main cities and a boost to leveling / questing.

    What do you think can be improved?
    There's way too much waiting/lag between turns, honestly, maybe it is a Pokémon thing, but I'd love to have this system as smooth as possible. At the moment you have more than enough time to check out what happens each turn, in my opinion it just takes too long to wait for turns to pass. Also I think you should be able to sell more pets in the AH, maybe put a quality/level limit or something to prevent price drop..

    What would you add to the feature if you were the developer?
    I'd probably remove the limit of capturing more than one pet per battle, dunno why it exists as trapping a pet doesn't have an always 100% chance.

    or

    Would you remove the feature all together?
    Nope, I think it's a good feature in the end.
    Last edited by dragothica; 2014-01-31 at 09:56 PM.

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    Got a couple of 20's but I'm not fussed about them, it's typically something I do in phases. I'm a bit of a collector, though.
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    I've levelled up a bunch of pets to 25 and completed all of the trainers through Pandaria. But I don't pet battle very much. Its kind of boring to level up pets. I did a bunch on low-level alts while they were waiting in dungeon ques. But I'd rather do other things with my time in WoW. I'm not a collector, so I'm not driven to collecting everything. While I like to get cool new pets, I have so many already that getting more isn't really a priority for me.

    I have nothing against the feature. Its a fun little side-game. But that's all it is to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaylock View Post
    How many of you have tried Pet Battles?

    If you have, what do you find fun about the feature?

    What do you think can be improved?

    What would you add to the feature if you were the developer?

    or

    Would you remove the feature all together?

    Jaylock:

    I have tried pet battles. I think the feature is meh, its kinda cool, but then again its a turn based game that requires literally no skill. You just match up the pets based on their strengths against other pets. My bet is that many people who collect pets do not pet battle in the PvP battles that are available. My 2 cents.
    Worst poll ever.

    The question is "have you tried them?"
    The answers include "Yes, I'm an avid player"
    The answers do not include "Yes I have tried them and don't like them."
    Or "Yes I have tried them and think they are okay"

    Do not deal in extremes only.

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    I've done a few, but really... It's pretty boring. It's just a less complicated version of pokemon.

    Fighting against NPCs is just the same every damn time, and completely repetitive unless you miss an attack. While on the other hand, playing against players is just random because you never know what pets they'll have, so if you don't randomly have the right counters or at least things that can compete you can forfeit instantly since you already know what's going to happen.

    As for how it can be improved, not sure, I don't personally think they should use resources changing things with pet battles, they don't really need to be changed to be effective and they probably won't get better than they are currently.

    Also, the poll is abysmal. Where's the "Yes I tried them and they're boring/not fun" option? Of course, that would skew the results so can't have that.

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    I don't have any 25s, but i pet battle from time to time. I just don't get to play ad much as id like to. If i could play 12 hours a day if have plenty of 25s. I voted yes im an avid pet battler, though i feel like its a terrible poll. Yes and No is enough for the question of Have you tried them.
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    Nope. Zero interest. I barely played Final Fantasy minigames on my console, and I did not find Pokemon fun or engaging on it's own. I think the pet battles detract from the core 'game' of Wow - stuff like the Brawlers Guild was much more interesting to me.
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    I think the highest pet I have is level 8 or so. I've done it, but I just find them boring and it seems like you need the 'right' pets to be competitive against others. Just a diluted version of PVP in my eyes, it's a pass. But I do collect them for fun and profit.

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    Addicted, far from...
    But I do have all wild pets in rare quality, except for Arctic Fox Kit.. and 560 pets in total.

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    One of my favorite things to do ingame and the only reason I have an active account at the moment.

    The pvp pet battles were ok, but kinda like Arena, there are comps that you see too many times that make it a little dull. I did my 1000 wins for the title, but there isn´t any rewards are reasons to keep going.

    And that really is the biggest thing I would change. All of the rewards for pvp are based on full lvl 25 teams, but for me, a more important goal is leveling pets. It would be nice if there were more synergies with pvp and leveling pets.

    Overall the entire system is very well done with over 600 pets to collect and level, and dozens of NPC tamers as well as pvp battles to do. Next expansion when there is breeding, it will add another level of depth.

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    How many of you have tried Pet Battles? yes ive tried them, hard to vote in your extreme poll. but you are a sensationalist.

    If you have, what do you find fun about the feature? i like that its more or less something quick, that wastes time when im either waiting for a friend to get online, or for raid time or something like that.

    What do you think can be improved? i would like to see less leveling of individual pets, and more focus on unique and interesting ways to collect the pets. when first announced they mentioned searching for pets in different kinds of weather, times of day and different seasons. they gave us this, but more to make the pets scare, and thus a chore to farm. instead of a fun experience to collect and learn about.

    What would you add to the feature if you were the developer? more opportunities to battle friends, guildies, or people im in a group with while idle in a raid.


    Would you remove the feature all together? nope, this feature is a wonderful addition, and stands alone. if you have other things to do you can, i enjoy doing pet battles when im waiting.

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    yes i love my pets and the fact they allowed us now to level, fight and catch others was a really really nice addition to the game
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    PVP pet battles are where the action is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaylock View Post
    How many of you have tried Pet Battles?

    If you have, what do you find fun about the feature?

    What do you think can be improved?

    What would you add to the feature if you were the developer?

    or

    Would you remove the feature all together?

    Jaylock:

    I have tried pet battles. I think the feature is meh, its kinda cool, but then again its a turn based game that requires literally no skill. You just match up the pets based on their strengths against other pets. My bet is that many people who collect pets do not pet battle in the PvP battles that are available. My 2 cents.
    just want to add, you are at the very first level of pet battles, you don´t see the depth to it yet. Sure, if you are fighting wild pets, you can just use a stronge pet against the enemy pet and will win, but the tamers, spirit tamers, and especially the celestial tournament are much more difficult that that. What you did is like going into RFC at level 16, clearing it and coming out and saying ´eh, instanced dungeons are too easy´.. Wild pet battles are the ´leveling and quest´ part of pet battles, not the challenging part.

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