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1-13-2012 @ 2:57AM
I'm more excited than i care to admit about the pet battles...Especially if its available as a semi-separate mini game on a mobile platform.
1-13-2012 @ 3:22AM
I completely agree. I think making pet battles on a mobile app through the armory would be fantastic. And seeing the inspiration for them it might also get a little nostalgic =D
1-13-2012 @ 7:28AM
I just don't get why people QQ about it. I actually don't think at this point that I'll do many pet battles, if any at all. But I think it's brilliant that Blizz are adding more, alternative content for people to enjoy. If you don't like it, don't do them! I mean, it's not like they're replacing, say, raiding with pet battles (LOL, imagine the forums if they announced that), in which case the complaints would be justified. But how can ADDING things that at least part of the player base enjoy, ever be a bad thing?
1-13-2012 @ 7:45AM
After reading the latest info on pet battles, I think it is an amazing opportunity. If they do nothing else but implement it, as it looks now, MoP will be a huge success. The level of detail and amount of different things you will be able to do is almost overwhelming.
1-13-2012 @ 8:57AM
One of the more legitimate concerns I've heard about Pet Battles is that they could be using that time and resource to make better raids.Admittedly, the newest raid, Dragon Soul, only has 8 bosses and 2 brand-new models in the whole raid. The start of Cata, there were 12 bosses available, with unique models being thrown EVERYWHERE. Compare that to Icecrown Citadel, which also had 12 bosses, with plenty of thought put into fight mechanics and... once again, new models.
1-13-2012 @ 9:28AM
Making better raids/dungeons is a pretty lame excuse, in my opinion. Maybe one raid an expac will get run over and over in the future. Raids have the least shelf life or any aspect in WoW. The pet battles system, like it or not, will probably be around for a long, long time. Kara is probably one of the best raids they have ever done. How many people still run it? I do as well as some of my guildies, but I am willing to bet the vast majority of players don't give it a second thought. The other thing is, there will probably be totally different development teams on pet battles then there will be on dungeons and raids. So most likely, you can have your cake and eat it too.
1-13-2012 @ 9:51AM
I don't understand the appeal of pet battles myself. Probably because I'm "old" - Pokemon was something my nieces and nephews played. So I really don't understand it or why it will be a great addition to WoW.That said, I'm not QQing about it, because I do see that many people are excited about this feature. That's great for them! I just hope that the things that I enjoy (dungeons, raids, PvE stuff) will receive as much attention from Blizzard in MoP.
1-13-2012 @ 12:17PM
@ SR:The concern that pet battles would take resources away from raid (model) creation may SEEM like a valid one on the surface, but it's not much truth in it really, because the people that make raids aren't the same people that program the pet battle system (and particularly, neither of those two groups are 3D graphics artists capable of designing boss models.)It takes specific skill sets to do each of these tasks, and they don't neccessarily overlap much, if at all. Blizzard therefore has separate teams with separate staff, handling different aspects of the game. It's like blaming Ghostcrawler for the crappy human and orc player models; it's not his job taking care of that bit.
1-13-2012 @ 12:22PM
@RevThey could make a raid fight involving your pets. It would be awesome and never happen.RL: "Sunflower down! Summon another!" "Everyone send in your Withers!" "MC phase coming up, send in the Battlebots and Bone Raptors".Achievement: Murlocopalypse. Summon nothing but Murloc pets.
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