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Armory Stats - Battle Pet Collection
Today we are taking a look at the battle pet ownership achievement completion rate of players. Now that achievements are account wide, we can group characters by account and get an idea of what percentage of players (not characters) have completed an achievement.

These numbers are based off of the players that have earned the achievements in the pet collection series and Raiding with Leashes, Raiding with Leashes II: Attunement Edition, Crazy for Cats, and Celestial Family.

The data used today is a sample of 8.1 million characters from 3 million accounts. The sample is slightly biased, as players who are not in a guild are much less likely to appear in our sample. You can leave suggestions for future stat posts in the comments!

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Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Warlords of Draenor
During WoD beta I hope you guys will be on the Beta forums with us all like GC did for Wrath, it would mean alot to us.
We definitely will. Beta is the time for lots of change, feedback and iteration. (Source)

Are Raid CDs gonna be looked at/rehauled in WoD?
We're looking at them, but nothing that we're ready to announce yet. (Source)

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Cool. Just one last question; how do you guys feel about WW's new mastery? worked out in the end? I like it b/c of chibrew now
Yeah, overall, Windwalker mastery (after several iterations) is looking fairly solid to us. Not perfect, but pretty good. (Source)

Any word on MW Monk Mastery? Currently scales horribly, and can be 100% negated by other players movement/lack of attention.
What do you think of the Detonate Chi talent we showed at BlizzCon? (Source)
having it as a talent means when you're spec'd for the other talents your mastery still goes back to scaling horribly
What if it were baseline, not a talent? (Source)

Is the intent with fist stance that you pick it and stay in it the whole fight or swap based on high/low damage phases?
Swap based on phase is fine. Swap in between every few GCDs is not fine. (Source)

Character / Items
What's the chance on transmogging between Axe/Mace/Sword and Polearm/Staff? Bigger issue with changing primary stats in 6.0.
It's unlikely for both philosophical & technical reasons. (Source)

Will CDR trinkets change to Readiness rating in 6.0 to scale down as you level? Or going to be effectively "turned off" 100?
Yes, the SoO trinkets that the new stats are based on will likely change to the new stat, in 6.0. (Source)

Bosses bypass Armor quite often, is there changes to Armor incoming to make Bonus Armor more reliable?
No, that's kind of the intended interesting part of Armor. It's good against the dragon's claws, not so good against his breath. (Source)
TBH I would appreciate it if things like Snapping Bite died a horrible death.
Snapping Bite was a problem because it resulted in a significant tank imbalance on that fight, not because it ignored armor. (Source)
But the ignoring of armor is what caused the tank imbalance. Obviously I don't expect that to continue to be a thing.
We have abilities that ignore armor all the time. Usually they're done in such a way that it affects tanks equally, but not here. (Source)

Haven't really done much pvp in my 3 years playing wow Did a bit in wrath but thats about it What would you say I'm missing
Personally, I love the variety of gameplay that PvP offers. Competition rarely plays out the same way twice in a row. (Source)
But, like any other part of WoW, your experience with PvP will have a lot to do with who you play with. (Source)

Why is it that the Vicious War Wolf isn't account wide, but the Skeletal Warhouse is? Please tell me it's an oversight.
The Vicious Skeletal Warhorse? As far as I know it is not account wide. (Source)

Btw are you gonna keep r1 and glad percentages the same? Everyone is stoked - gonna increase incentive to playz!
Our intent is to keep the relative number of rewards the same. Last season based on team count. This season on player count. (Source)
Despite what the Internet would have you believe, a larger % of playerbase is doing 3s than previous seasons. But not 3x. (Source)
Well sure - I'm just selfish and I wanna know if I should camp my grevious gladiator or no LOL :>>>
We are taking a look at it. The fact that more people are on the ladder since no team is required increases the pool size. (Source)

Fan Art
Today we have some Winter's Veil themed fan art!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Armory Stats - Battle Pet Collection, Blue Tweets, Winter's Veil Fan Art started by chaud View original post
Comments 63 Comments
  1. Nixius's Avatar
    I honestly can't be bothered with battle pets but I have played now and again, it's just not what I signed up for. That said I've nothing against other players having fun with it and wish them all the most fun they can get out of pet duels if that's their thing. Horses for courses. Maybe in the future Blizz will release a dedicated battle pet arena game linked to a account and what pets have been collected over various or single WoW accounts.
  1. Spazzer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam the Wiser View Post
    I'm part of the .5% I'm just too good!
    This. I was thinking the other way around as I thought the ladder.

  1. druvirus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sainur View Post
    I used to be a pet collector back in Cataclysm, back when 150 pets were considered to be a lot of pets that only a few people could ever dream of.

    Now with this silly Pokemon pet system, I no longer care about my pets. It's pointless and a waste of time.
    "Back when vanity pets literally did nothing except follow you around and were the epitome of frivolous I collected them. But now that they're actually useful and were given a point to exist past just their graphic, I find them more pointless than I did when they were the only thing in the game that actually served no point."

    Wait what?
  1. MrKnubbles's Avatar
    Aww yea, top 5% with over 400 pets!
  1. Wildtree's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterHamster View Post
    It takes 10 weeks to complete the achievement.
    Judging the popularity by that makes little sense
    Well..... it's more than 1 achievement though

    One week for the Celestial Tournament Achievement.
    3 weeks for the Master of the Masters Achievement.
    10 weeks to collect the 4 pets, for Celestial Family Achievement.

    The tournament can be a little bit of a pain, when you start with it.
    Where people are getting trapped - and I admit this where Blizzard sorta drops the ball - is the misleading 15 level 25 pets requirement.
    No way in hell one can complete this scenario with only 15 pets.
    There's a total of 9 opponents in the scenario which rotate weekly, with each week giving you 3 of them. The sets of 3 are always the same, but still..
    The 4 Celestials after those 3 can be beaten with a combo of 4 pets total, unless the RNG gods hate you, and you don't have a backup.

    The combo for those is: Pandaren Water Spirit, Chrominius, Darkmoon Tonk. Have Magical Crawdad as healer at hand.
    Kill order:
    Xuen (he can once in a blue moon brutally crit and your strat fails)
    Niuzao (he can once in a while absorb too much dmg, and your strat can fail here too)
    Chi-Chi (absolutely no chance against the strat)
    Yu-Lon (same, no chance but has to be last, since you use him to heal in between)

    Strat, the same on all 4 Celestials:
    Water Spirit - Cast Geyser, Cast Whirlpool, SWAP OUT
    Chrominius - Cast Howl, Cast Surge of Power.

    This is normally enough to kill all 4.. However..
    For Niuzao your Chrominius rotation should be: HOWL - BITE - SURGE OF POWER

    In between the fights, swap your Tonk for a Crawdad..
    Open battle with Yu-Lon with Crawdad, Cast Wish. Swap to injured Pet, wait for heal to go off, abandon battle. Repeat for second hurt pet.
    BAM, your team is good to go again. Don't forget to put the Tonk back in before you move to the next.

    On Yu-Lon you might have to bring the Tonk in after Chrominius sometimes. His Rotation is: Shock and Awe - Ion Cannon

    It took me literally several hours for my first couple attempts. But nowadays, I've got it nailed down, and with a little luck, I finish it in about 30 minutes.

    I'm too in the 5% and 0.5%.... And maybe even worse. lol
    Top 1000 World at WowProgress, Top 800 at Warcraftpets.
  1. Fungj's Avatar
    So, I've put barley any time into pet collecting and I'm still in the 5%.
  1. aliqux's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Evlyxx View Post
    Oh boy I thought I was casual with my pet collection. Seems I am in the top 5% though. I feel dirty now
    I know, I was looking at the chart and realized the same thing.
  1. axolotls's Avatar
    Wow, I'm sitting at 500 unique pets and honestly thought 400+ was common.
  1. Necrotica's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by axolotls View Post
    Wow, I'm sitting at 500 unique pets and honestly thought 400+ was common.
    Wow... Didn't realize how few have more than 400... I only have 434 and I thought that was low... course GF has 551 and the Celestial achievement
  1. Amithyst's Avatar
    So.. what you're saying is.. I do to much pet battles? xD
  1. FeliciaMarie's Avatar
    I'm one of the few in the .5 percent I suppose. 598 unique pets here but pet battles to me is like hardcore heroic raiding to others. I just spend my time focusing on pets.
  1. Quilzar's Avatar
    I wonder if more people have 400 pets than people who kill HC Garrosh.

    Maybe blizz should scrap Mythic raiding and support more people with devoting that time to Pet Battles!

    (I am of course not being serious, but really trying to prove the point that people really should embrace that WoW is supported by and played by a wide variety of people for a wide variety of reasons and none of us would have anything without the other.)
  1. The Last DJ's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Acideyeliner View Post
    I have 500+ unique pets but don't really have a strong team to do the Celestial tournament with. I'm sure I'm not the only one in the same boat. I collect rather than level them up.
    Same. I'm well over 400 pets but haven't much bothered with the Celestial Tourney. I'm more into collecting rather than leveling (which gets old quickly).
  1. Necrotica's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Last DJ View Post
    Same. I'm well over 400 pets but haven't much bothered with the Celestial Tourney. I'm more into collecting rather than leveling (which gets old quickly).
    Leveling is the most boring aspect of it, I leveled enough to have a balanced team to capture pets, about it...
  1. Heldamon's Avatar
    Does that mean that there won't be any strength polearms ?
  1. Syridian's Avatar
    Waiting for a graph showing the increase in the use of graphs by Chaud. Would be more interesting than this ''news'' we're getting.
  1. Rixis's Avatar
    You have the choice of some graphs that you can ignore that may interest some people, or nothing. If there's nothing to report, what are you expecting.
  1. Heldamon's Avatar
    At least make the graphs have a dark backround cause all that white hurts my eyes
  1. Myrddral's Avatar
    Really? You thought over 400 pets was a casual collection?
  1. Arishia's Avatar
    I'm at 575 pets and still not number one on my server. *sniffle*

    I love the pet battle stuff, I hope they continue to maintain and update it into the next expansions, it's one of the main reasons I've stuck around so long.

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