Wild Boss Pets! possibly coming in patch 5.2

100 Orc Death Knight
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Mentioned in Warcraftpets.com's interview with Cory Stockton (Mumper):
http://www.warcraftpets.com/news/cory-stockton-talks-pets-with-warcraftpets/

Interview Highlights:
  • Cory provided a sneak peak at the pet design process.
  • Future patches and expansions won't contain quite as many pets as we saw in MoP and 5.1.
  • Blizzard is very pleased with Pet Battles — more than 50% of players are participating.
  • Epic (and possibly legendary) pet qualities will definitely come, in time.
  • Pet gender may play a role down the road — think "cross-breeding" your pets.
  • Older pet models will see some updating (frogs and snakes were mentioned), possibly for 5.2.
  • Some wild pets will become tradable... eventually.
  • Wild "boss pet" encounters, where you’d use your entire team to take down an über pet, are in the works.
  • Dog-lovers rejoice! More traditional-style dog pets à la Perky Pug are on the horizon!

Also, Mumper's favorite pet is Minfernal...

..."I spent a ton of time trying to make sure that he was awesome and felt really cool, and also that he was extremely hard to get"...

It appears we have Mumper to thank!
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90 Orc Warlock
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Cool interview.

I know I wasn't personally looking forward to pet battling (even though I'm a bit of a collector), but have been enjoying it and I'm glad it looks like they'll be keeping on improving and adding to it.
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100 Human Warlock
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Oh Mumper <3. I think I'll rename Supremus Jr after you.

I am going to breed a Minfernal with a...well...everything.
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90 Blood Elf Priest
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WoW is gradually going to be pokemon.

Sounds good to me.
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100 Human Warlock
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They already have the first bit ready in character creation "are you a boy, or a girl?".

Bring on the Exp.Share
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100 Tauren Paladin
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Too bad Minfernal is awful because he never hits with his Meteor Strike.
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100 Night Elf Druid
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That was a really cool interview. Enjoyed it very much.
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100 Troll Druid
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12/06/2012 10:50 AMPosted by Nomm
Epic (and possibly legendary) pet qualities will definitely come, in time.


no
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100 Pandaren Monk
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Rare boss mob? I still haven't seen a minfernal, I guess I'll never see a boss pet.
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100 Human Warlock
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12/06/2012 12:51 PMPosted by Tangla
Epic (and possibly legendary) pet qualities will definitely come, in time.


no


Yes. Blizzard. "In time". Creators of Soon(tm).
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100 Troll Druid
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12/06/2012 01:00 PMPosted by Nerkiepaw
Rare boss mob? I still haven't seen a minfernal, I guess I'll never see a boss pet.


I am hoping those are going to be some sort of 'weekly' quest.
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100 Human Warlock
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Give us a legendary epic pet battle questline taking us and 3 pets of our choice on a journey through space, time, and ourselves.

Theme it of the pandaren idea of harmony "Be at one with yourself, and kinship with all dem tiny animals who fight to the death for your amusement". Let it give us one Epic Stone, which cannot be used until some serious criteria are achieved.

Or make it derpy, and have a gimmick "fights of warcraft" pet battle theme and gym, where we battle weekly monsters like "essence of deathwing" a lava octopus, "Chromatic abomination" a tiny chromatus, "Hogger, son of hogger" a Gnoll cub. Make them randomized from week to week, and ignore epic stones. I don't care. Just make it fun :3.
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85 Orc Mage
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Offering my #4 male flayer youngling up for stud service.
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100 Troll Druid
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Well, at least the Mobile possibility is on the table. Someday... someday...

Also I highly recommend that people listen to this, the bullet points are good but don't do it justice.
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100 Human Warlock
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I would say mobile in 1.5 years minimum. That being said, be crazy impressed if they pull it off inside a year.
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100 Troll Druid
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12/06/2012 02:35 PMPosted by Crimsonmage
I would say mobile in 1.5 years minimum. That being said, be crazy impressed if they pull it off inside a year.
Oh, absolutely, I'd be surprised if we even see 1.5 years, if ever.
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90 Worgen Warlock
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Mumper pls. Mumper corgi pet. pls. MUMPER PLEASE. Mumper I will booterang Zarhym for a corgi pet. (He tweeted at me once that he was gonna kick the next one he saw.)

That said, all these changes look rad. Cross-breeding? That'd be a fun way to get alternate colored pets.
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100 Human Warlock
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Or an elementium plated minfernal. Aww yeah.

oh wow, we could have Minfernals mating to create the abyssal and supremus skins as a rare proc.

mind: BOOOOOOOOOOOOM
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100 Draenei Hunter
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Oh Mumper <3. I think I'll rename Supremus Jr after you.

I am going to breed a Minfernal with a...well...everything.


Ha, nope! Blizzard will make them unbreedable in order to make sure they are still hard to get. >=D

But wow possibly legendary quality pets? I hope those are implemented well. I know there had been a stone datamined for epic quality so I am curious how the legendary quality would work. Hopefully more than just a simple stone that is just a low drop.
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100 Human Warlock
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If I breed a Minfernal and a Minfernal, I will get an abyssal or a Supremus. Not another Minfernal.

Also, some of them will be tradeable in future :P ? Ching Ching.
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