Wild Pet Trading Removed
So today I check out MMO-Champion and came across a blue post about the Pet Battle System which in my opinion kind of makes the whole system stupid now in my opinion. What do I mean? They have removed the option to trade wild pets in-game.
What this means to you, is that you can no longer go out into the game world, find a rare pet, catch it, level it to max level, then put it in the pet cage and sell it on the Auction House. This is not allowed now and the game wont let you. Here is the blue post.
We just finished a pass making all pets that are caught via pet battles in the world non-tradeable. This means these pets cannot be put in cages for trading or posting on the AH. We felt that the option to buy these pets on the AH would take away from the exploration/collection gameplay of the system.
This could always change in a future patch, but this is how it will go out with MoP. You should see the change in our next build.
After I read a few post in the thread, I was shocked to see some people where happy with this changed? Um what? The heck? I don’t understand why people are so against the pet battle system allowing someone to buy it off he auction house. It doesn’t affect you.
I think my replay to the post here puts everything in how I feel about this change. Frankly it’s sad this happened. I was looking forward to finding a new niche market as a gold maker. Now I don’t care, I have this collection of pets I stockpiled and simply will just when Mist hits sell them off slowly.
Even now the pet market as it stands now will die, new players who never collected those pets will still come into the game and pets will still sell mostly, however you wont see them sell as often. Nothing more to say about this, I had so much I wanted to write about with the pet battle system. I understand it because I used to play Pokemon back in the day like a fiend.
Blizzard clearly didn’t do their homework, the one cool part about the pokemon game was the trading part of it, trading to friends, etc. Now that we can’t do that, all these wild pets; their value means nothing now. I’ll keep an eye out, but unless they change this, I’m done with pet battles.
EDIT: Blizzard has made it clear that they don’t want us trading wild pets due to some silly auction house unfairness and to keep the spirit of the game. I’ve said my peace on it and comments are now closed on the matter. I respect everyone’s different opinions. However I don’t agree with most of them and the reasons to take it away even for a short time is a slap in the face.
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