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Having waxed enthusiastic about transmogrification, I really ought now to turn my attention to that elephant in the room, the Poke...sorry Pet Battle System.
This was a system teased in the pre-Pandaria patch, but took the full release of the game to unleash it on a receptive playerbase, and again, like transmogrification, the Po...Pet Battle system has been met with the full spectrum of player response, from the unenthusiastic collector of pets, to the player that lives and loves to collect that level 3 parrot, or that level 5 bunny, or even a level 12 whatthehellisthatthingarghkillitwithfire.
While I have not embraced Pokem...Pet Battles with the degree that I have Transmogrification, I possess a moderate understanding of how it works, where you go, and what works better against what to more efficiently clobber small furry/freaky creatures. I even have a sort-of systematic approach to naming my pets (Most of my undead ones are named after horror movies or directors), and once, possibly twice, even went out of my way to collect a special pet, or try for a rare one, in order to fill the yawning gaps in my collection. I have even got a pet or two beyond level 10, and have mercilessly crushed a few NPC trainers under my hooves for having the gall to think they can beat me.
It's a strange thing though, with this aspect of World of Warcraft, that my usual black and white viewpoint on these new innovations Blizzard occasionally parachute in seems to vacillate between "Somewhat charmed" and "Somewhat enthusiastic". Finding myself, on occasion, out and about seeking out some helpless little critter and sending them to violent and squeaky death, then some days I will let my pets do battle with them instead. Just this week, at the behest of a friend, a rare squirrel came into my possession, captured in a duel to the death with my Mojo. Pleased with this minor triumph, I completely forgot how much I hated squirrels. This realisation only came later, and because captured pets cannot be sold on the Auction House, nor be sold into slavery at some nearby quirky chocolate factory, it was released it back into the wild, near a bunch of bored looking birds of prey. I am sure the squirrel made a clean getaway, they are rather clever creatures after all.
So do you loathe the Pet Battle system? Are you on the fence about it like me? Or are you someone who has gotta catch 'em all?
Tell us your story.
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What in the name of Talos did you just shout at me, you skeever dirt? I’ll have you know I am the greatest warrior in all of Tamriel, and I've led numerous raids on the Imperial City and Thalmor forces, and killed over 300 dragons. I am trained in the ways of the Voice, and I am the deadliest with a dagger of all the assassins that ever served the Dark Brotherhood. You are nothing to me but another whisper from the Night Mother. I’ll find you and consume your soul. You think you can hide behind your Dwemer-like communication device? Think twice on that, peasant. As we speak I am contacting my secret networks of thieves, pirates, werewolves, vampires, and mages across Skyrim and your exact location is being tracked right now so you better get ready for the Thu'um, horker. The kind of shout that destroyed High King Torygg. You’re my clan's next meal, fool. I can ride anywhere, in any province, and can tear you apart you in over a hundred ways, and that's just with my voice. Not only am I the best with a knife, but I have several guilds at my beck and call and I’ll do anything to erase you from the face of Nirn. If only you had a fortune teller to let you know what Daedric wrath your crimes have incurred, you might not have said a word. But you didn't, and now you will pay the ultimate toll, you witch. I’ll shout fire at you and you will get burned. You’re my dinner now.
I like pet battles and i like your threads, I'm sorry that they always get ruined by the horrible trolls. *Sadface*
what the hell is that thing argh kill it with fire.
Edited by Righteousqt on 1/23/2013 6:08 PM PST
Righteousqt- Thanks. Some of those pets do freak me out though.
Excaver- Have you put your hand up for the Elder Scrolls Online Beta yet? See you there!
Ominous- Haven't you got some raid progress to do? Or have you already killed everything?
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