Thursday, June 20, 2013

5.4 PTR Patch Notes Update - LFR Bonus Rolls Confusion

UPDATE: Mumper clarified on Twitter. So that's that, I guess. Not exactly the response I was expecting.

"They don't drop from bonus rolls currently. They will in 5.4 and they are setup to specifically not override loot."

There was an update to the 5.4 PTR patch notes today:
"Any Battle Pet that could be awarded from a Throne of Thunder boss on Raid Finder difficulty can now be won from a bonus roll, in addition to the standard bonus roll reward."
This is somewhat confusing since there have been reports that the ToT LFR pets have already been dropping for players on their bonus roll.

So the latest patch note could mean one of a few things:
- Those that thought they received the pet on their bonus roll were mistaken.

- The above patch note is worded improperly or wrong completely.

- The above patch note is correct in that players can use a bonus roll and receive the pet PLUS a piece of bonus loot (not just one or the other).
I'm wondering if it's the latter since I can't remember reading any reports of players using a bonus roll and receiving gear + the pet.

IF this is the case, that means we currently have a 50/50 chance of receiving the pet on a bonus roll (in addition to the other 50/50 chance of receiving anything other than gold at all). You can only get one or the other, but not both from a bonus roll. The pet is essentially competing with pieces of gear each time you use a coin.

I have no idea if this is true or not, and the patch note is vague and unclear. Hopefully a blue will clarify in the coming weeks about what's true and what this new addition to the patch notes means.

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