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Patch 8.2 PTR: Mechagon & Nazjatar Pet Achievements and Battles

June 06, 2019
UPDATE: The secret of "slimy" pets has been discovered! Read more in its section toward the end of the post.

Collect, Battle, Achieve!
In addition to the upcoming Stratholme Pet Dungeon, there will be lots of pet-related activities to complete in the 2 new zones, Mechagon and Nazjatar in Patch 8.2.

Collect
Collectors will have their hands full with a total of 23 new wild pets found in the two new zones — 11 from Nazjatar and 12 from Mechagon (examples pictured below).

2 new wild Nazjatar pets, 2 new wild Mechagon pets

A few of these pets from each of the zones are either especially difficult to find (very low spawn chance) or single-spawns (only one up at a time). All wild pets on Nazjatar and Mechagon spawn in as level 25.

Rarer wild spawns (Nazjatar)

  • Bloodseeker
  • Hissing Chitterspine
  • Sandclaw Sunshell


Rarer wild spawns (Mechagon)

  • Experimental Roach
  • Duskytooth Snooter
  • Specimen 97
  • Yellow Junkhopper


Additionally, many Nazjatar and Mechagon wild pets come in multiple colors and breeds.

Wild pet from The Eternal Palace
A few of wild pets from Mechagon will also have a chance to spawn inside the megadungeon, Operation: Mechagon. The dungeon has an outdoor area where wild pets can (rarely) appear. There are additional wild pets to capture further inside the dungeon, however they are not required for any achievement.

Likewise, there are more wild battle pets to collect from inside the upcoming raid (example pictured right), The Eternal Palace, but these are not part of any achievement.

Collecting one of each from Nazjatar will reward Nazjatari Safari, and capturing one of each wild pet from Mechagon will reward the achievement Mecha-Safari. Both of these achievements are part of a meta-achievement, more on this down below.

Nazjatar legendary boss pet
Battle
Battlers will find new challenges on both Nazjatar and Mechagon.

Defeat 12 legendary level 25 "boss" pets on Nazjatar to earn Nautical Nuisances of Nazjatar. Each of these NPCs can be battled at any time and are repeatable, however there will also be a World Quest associated with one each day. Each one will drop a one-time quest item (rewards a nice chunk of reputation) after they've been defeated for the first time.

Mechagon legendary boss pet
Meanwhile, earn Mighty Minions of Mechagon by defeating all 8 legendary level 25 "boss" pets on Mechagon. These NPCs share the same properties as the Nazjatar pets; repeatable, can be battled at any time, and drops a one-time quest.

Achieve
Earning all 4 achievements listed above will complete the meta-achievement, Team Aquashock, which rewards an adorable baby naga pet, Kelpfin!

Looking for more? On top of new wild battle pets to capture and boss pets to defeat, there are many more pets to find and collect in both zones!

Check out all 90 datamined 8.2 pets
Blizzard's preview of 8.2 Mounts, Pets, and Toys

Slimy Pets?
Last but not least, there is one more collecting achievement specifically for Nazjatar, however it's unclear how we'll complete it at this time.

Obtain 1 of 7 possible "slimy battle pets to earn the From The Belly Of The Jelly achievement.

Slimy Darkhunter
  • Slimy Darkhunter (pictured right)
  • Slimy Eel
  • Slimy Fangtooth
  • Slimy Hermit Crab
  • Slimy Octopode
  • Slimy Otter
  • Slimy Sea Slug


The Pet Journal lists these pets as from "Treasure: Slimy Cocoon". It's unclear where or how we'll come across this item or object, so we'll have to wait for more information on these pets.

Update: @patf0rd on Twitter figured out how collectors will get their sticky hands on "slimy" pets!

  • Collect Prismatic Crystals (lootable crystals on Nazjatar)
  • Use crystal to charm a Nazjatar critter
  • "Feed" a Ravenous Slime (total of 4 different slimes) with charmed critter
  • Repeat for 5-6 days and the final day should spawn a lootable cocoon with a slimy pet inside!
Posted by Quintessence

Volunteer Wanted: Pet Profile Image Creator

May 25, 2019
Volunteer Needed: Pet Profile Image Creator

Looking for a Creative, Meticulous Individual
We're looking for a community member or site fan with graphic arts experience and some free time to help create the pet profile images that accompany new pets added to our pet database.

Required Skills and Responsibilities:

  • Proficient with Photoshop or another graphic editing program
  • Attention to detail and ability to get creative when it comes to difficult graphical pet effects
  • Timely responses to emails and image requests for newly announced pets
  • Experience with WoW Model Viewer preferred
  • Time: On-call, varies per week (PTR cycles and upcoming Patches typically require more time investment)


Join the WarcraftPets Team!
Interested in volunteering? Simply head over to the Contact Page and send us a message. Tell us a little about yourself and what prior experience you have with creating WoW-based images.

If we think you'd be a good fit, you'll be working with our primary group of Site Admins, as well as another creative volunteer that is already hard at work creating pet images for the next WoW patch.
Posted by Breanni
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WoW's 15th Anniversary: Coming Soon — Lil' Nefarian

May 14, 2019
WoW 15th Anniversary
WoW will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in November of this year. Blizzard released details on what we can expect during the celebratory event, including a collectible Lil' Nefarian!

Upcoming Anniversary Rewards
Lil' Nefarian
To commemorate WoW's 15th anniversary, Blizzard will be releasing special goodies, such as an Anniversary Collector's Edition Box that comes with many physical rewards plus new in-game mounts.

In addition to physical items, the in-game Anniversary Event will also feature the Obsidian Worldbreaker mount and Lil' Nefarian battle pet (pictured right)! [source]

The mount will require the completion of an upcoming special anniversary 25-man raid, however the pet will be rewarded to all players that simply log on during the event.

More details on the in-game event will be provided in the future. Blizzard's official press release on the anniversary can be found here.

We can't wait to add Lil' Nefarian to our ever-growing battle pet family. Speaking of family... Lil' Deathwing and Onyxian Whelpling are sure to give Lil' Nefarian the warmest of welcomes.
Posted by Quintessence

Recruit-A-Friend Program Going On Hiatus Soon

May 10, 2019
Blizzard recently announced that they will be putting the Recruit-A-Friend program on hold, starting June 11, 2019, for an unknown amount of time. [source]

Recruit-A-Friend (RAF) is heading into the workshop! The longstanding RAF program is going on hiatus while we construct something new that makes it even more rewarding to introduce your friends to World of Warcraft. As of June 11, 2019, the current program will come to an end, and you’ll no longer be able to send new RAF invitations. Don’t worry though—the program will be back in its new form before you know it.

To take advantage of the current RAF program, your friend will need to link a qualifying WoW account to yours before June 11, and will have 90 days to purchase game time to trigger any rewards.* Check out the RAF web page for the details on the current program and the available rewards.

We look forward to sharing the details of the new RAF program with you in the future!

*Recruited friends must not already have a World of Warcraft account, or their account must be fewer than 30 days old. Link period lasts for 90 days after your friend's account was first created.


4 Recruit-A-Friend pets

There are currently 4 battle pet rewards (pictured above) from Recruit-A-Friend (plus 5 mounts). The pets are BoP and cannot be caged.



In light of the hiatus, pet enthusiasts may want to consider collecting these battle pets sooner rather than later. Check out our Community Guide on How to Recruit Yourself.

It's unclear what will become of these rewards, what changes will be made, and when the program will return. Hopefully more information will be available in the near future.
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Patch 8.2 PTR: Stratholme Pet Dungeon Overview

May 02, 2019
UPDATE: Another achievement that's likely related to the Stratholme Pet Dungeon was added, Malowned. This achievement requires defeating Postmaster Malown in a pet battle, and it rewards the Burnout battle pet. It's unclear how battlers will come across this NPC, as it does not spawn regularly inside the scenario.

Initial testing suggests that there might be a weekly World Quest inside the Stratholme Pet Dungeon, where an additional and optional NPC will spawn (in both Normal and Challenge mode) with their own special pet team. It's possible that Postmaster Malown is part of the rotation of NPCs and players will simply have to wait the week where he appears.

Stratholme Pet Dungeon is finally open for testing on the 8.2 PTR! We dove right in and here are some insights on what to expect — SPOILERS ahead!

Note that due to the nature of the PTR, the following may not be final and could change prior to release.

Tiny Take-Over Of Stratholme
Word around town is that something sinister is happening in a certain ruined city in northern Eastern Plaguelands. Who or what could overtake an already diseased and Undead-overrun place like Stratholme? Let's send in our battle pets to find out!

In Patch 8.2, level 120 Horde can speak with Radek Fuselock (nearby Happy Holaua) in Dazar'alor, and level 120 Alliance can talk to Tizzy Gearjolt (outside Dana Pull's store) in Boralus to pick up the breadcrumb quest, 'Restless Dead', which leads to Argent Crusade member Sean Wilkers, just outside of backdoor Stratholme.

In addition to being a quest NPC, he is also the Stratholme Pet Dungeon vendor. Unlike previous Pet Dungeons that offered only 3 pets to purchase, Sean Wilkers sells a total of 4 new pets, plus an Unopened Stratholme Supply Crate.

4 new Stratholme pets

Each pet will require Cleansed Remains, is Bind On Pick Up, and cannot be caged. Players will need a total of 9 Cleansed Remains to buy one of each pet.



After completing 'Restless Dead', the next quest is 'Tiny Terrors of Stratholme'. Completing it will reward an Ultimate Battle-Training Stone, and the ability to teleport using Manapoof directly to backdoor Stratholme.

Minimancer
The challenge version of this Pet Dungeon is also unlocked upon turning in 'Tiny Terrors of Stratholme'. Pick up and complete the account-wide weekly quest, 'Pet Battle Challenge: Stratholme', to earn Cleansed Remains.

Same as previous Pet Dungeons, completing the Challenge version of the scenario will award an achievement of the same name and players will earn a new pet. The pet reward this time is Minimancer (pictured left)!

Inside Stratholme Pet Dungeon
The Stratholme Pet Dungeon has a total of 11 stages. Enemy pet teams are a mix of Undead, Magic, Dragonkin, and Beast families, plus a few battles have an additional twist to them!

Inside Stratholme Pet Dungeon
There are 11 pet encounters — all enemy pets are level 25. Here's a quick breakdown of each stage.


Liz the Tormentor



As noted above, a few of these battles have additional mechanics and may not be the usual, straightforward fight. Nefarious Terry and Blackmane both have passives that transform upon their 'defeat'.

We hope you're ready to help cleanse Stratholme. Get your battle pets ready; these Shadowy Figures causing critter chaos aren't going to go down without a fight.
Posted by Quintessence
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