Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Legendary Ring Buffs Battle Pets

During raid yesterday night, I saw something I never noticed before. When activating the on use ability of my legendary healing ring, my battle pet also received the green glow/aura effect. I thought I was seeing things at first, so after raid I decided to test it out in my garrison. And as noted on Twitter, sure enough my pets were buffed by my legendary ring!

Not only that, but apparently they're also wearing the ring, allowing them to receive the actual Etheralus buff LOL. Unfortunately, it doesn't actually do anything or help my healing. The pet also doesn't grow larger, unlike the user(s) of the ring. I guess it's just their small way of cheering me on? I'd like to think so :P

Today I tested it out with a couple other pets just to make sure it wasn't a fluke or anything. It works with all of my battle pets, both ground and flying and some better than others. Green glows for everyone! XD


It was also confirmed on Twitter by ‏@AudrenaWow that the legendary DPS ring also causes a similar effect on pets. It's probably also safe to assume that the legendary tanking ring also gives any pet that you have out an aura.

I hope that this isn't a bug; I find it amusing and fun. It's not really hurting anyone or providing any kind of game breaking buffs/power so what's the harm, right?

Well, I guess it might get annoying for my guildmates since I'm going to pester them to have their pets out during raid even more now. (You thought my getting a Magic Pet Mirror was bad? *cackles* ;3)

But seriously, what a fun find! :D

Monday, August 24, 2015

PTR 6.2.2: New Weekly Quest

Perculia pointed out a new quest coming in the next patch (6.2.2).

I was curious if the quest was part of the Pet Battle Bonus Event or just a standard weekly quest, so I checked the PTR. I wasn't sure if I'd find anything but to my surprise and delight, the Menagerie NPC had a new quest for me!

Battle Pet Tamers: Warlords - a weekly account-wide quest from the Menagerie NPC. It rewards 10 Flawless Battle-Training Stones. Ten stones each week may not seem like a lot, but between now and Legion's release there are A LOT of weeks. So the stones will add up; time to save and prepare for the next expansion!

You don't need to have the Menagerie plot unlocked in order to pick up and complete this quest. The Menagerie NPC will offer it to you regardless of your Menagerie's status. I'm not sure what (if anything) is the prerequisite for this quest.

It would seem this is a catch-up mechanic for those still in need of pet levels and anyone that's only just starting out. There's no reason that veterans can't take advantage of this and stock up on stones though hehe. ;)
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