XP issue with pet battles

Pet Battles
I'd *love* to see a realm restart tomorrow - it'd be awesome to enjoy the xp over the weekend.
I've noticed this as well, but assumed the XP was only from the battle pet masters.
Glad to hear this was a bug. I've found that leveling through pet battles was an incredibly fun and refreshing change of pace. Having "outside the box" ways to level an alt makes the game more fun and keeps the game fresh. Thanks for the info, and thanks for the fix!
Thank you very much for the update, Critho! I'm crossing my fingers for a restart shortly! I miss my pet battle leveling.
06/13/2013 08:22 PMPosted by Juddinscire
Not sure if you know or not, but is there a time-frame on when this restart might happen or is that just going to be next Tuesday as usual?

I'd bank on Tuesday, but there's always that slight chance something could crop up and require restarts sooner. If that's the case, Breaking News should be updated to alert players.
.. And i just digned ! xD

but cool to see you are aware of it :D !
06/13/2013 04:30 PMPosted by Crithto
We can confirm that there is a bug currently that prevents Pet Battlers from properly earning experience on characters under level 90 through PvE encounters.


To clarify, does this mean we cannot level alts with PvP pet battling anymore??
We can confirm that there is a bug currently that prevents Pet Battlers from properly earning experience on characters under level 90 through PvE encounters.


To clarify, does this mean we cannot level alts with PvP pet battling anymore??


Until they fix it via restarts..somewhere I saw posted that the fix they have needed a restart to make it take effect. So no leveling via PVE encounters until then

Edit: seems it was in that same post you quoted

While the issue currently persists in game, it has been addressed and should be fixed once realms are restarted.
I mean the blue said PvE fights are going to get experience-fixed but ndidn't mention PvP fights.
I mean the blue said PvE fights are going to get experience-fixed but ndidn't mention PvP fights.


You still get exp from pvp pet battles and tamers, just not pve pet battles right now.
06/14/2013 12:52 PMPosted by Sylay
I mean the blue said PvE fights are going to get experience-fixed but ndidn't mention PvP fights.


You still get exp from pvp pet battles and tamers, just not pve pet battles right now.


Ooh, cheers! Haven't been able to log in and see for myself for now, understood it wrong then.
Please please do a restart this weekend I don't want to do anything other the pet battles to level.
Please please do a restart this weekend I don't want to do anything other the pet battles to level.


I don't think they can and they usually don't do that unless something is game-breaking. They don't work on weekends and it's too late for today.

Just do other things til regular restart on Tues. You still get XP from trainer daily quests and the pets still get XP from battling.
Personally, I think they should have just server restarted eariler. A core feature of a feature isn't working correctly. Only takes 15 mins or w/e
This is an indication that pet battles are becoming a larger portion of the the overall WoW experience. But they are not as important as Raids and BGs. Otherwise we'd have had rolling restarts. :) Still and all it's no big thing to wait a couple of days.
I opened a ticket on this and sat with a GM on my alt while we did a few "experiments" what I gathered is it's supposed to be working but there's a few conditions.

1. The pet battle needs to last more than 1 minute. With my comp and location it was about 1m 15 sec per battle.
2. The pets need to be within 5 levels of the pet you're battling. (so if you're power leveling pets in Pandaria, you may not gain xp until the pet is level 18-20)

So far, that's all I've seen on the subject.
Level 86 character in Valley of the Four Winds

lvl 25 Emperor Crab
lvl 25 Kun-Lai Runt
lvl 24 Personal World Destroyer (50% in lvl)

fight length - 1 min 32 sec

pet xp gain - 545 xp
character xp gain - 0

Condition 1 and 2 were both satisfied, but the experiment was a failure. Your GM must have been stringing you along or something cause it's obviously bugged and he didn't want to admit it.
Yep still not getting any exp on my alts, for pet battles im using a 25 on a level 23 sooooooo lol.
I bought a Blossoming Ancient and was going to spend some time levelling up both of us this weekend. I coulda had a V-8!
Level 86 character in Valley of the Four Winds

lvl 25 Emperor Crab
lvl 25 Kun-Lai Runt
lvl 24 Personal World Destroyer (50% in lvl)

fight length - 1 min 32 sec

pet xp gain - 545 xp
character xp gain - 0

Condition 1 and 2 were both satisfied, but the experiment was a failure. Your GM must have been stringing you along or something cause it's obviously bugged and he didn't want to admit it.


No he was right, there was an update on the June 14th hotfixes.... it's just still bugged. But when they resolve the bug those are the conditions to get XP I was just sharing that here - sorry, I should have added more to my original post.

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