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Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara Preview - New Pets, Dungeon, and More!

April 11, 2019
Blizzard released a preview of what's coming in Patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara. Hosted by Senior Game Designer Jeremy Feasel, the livestream covered many new upcoming features, including a brief glimpse of new pets! [source]

Pet Battles In 8.2
We're looking forward to tons of new collectible pets and Pet Battle content in the next major content patch.

Patch 8.2 - new gnome-bot pet and slug pet plus other loot
Here is some pet-related content that was mentioned in today's preview.

  • 2 new zones with new rewards, drops, and Timeless Isle-style rarespawns (longer timers, some with unique spawn mechanics, a few very rare)
  • New Pet Dungeon - Stratholme!
  • 2 new Island Expeditions with new rewards
  • A new mechanical 'alarm-o-bot' pet from Mechagon, and a slug pet from Nazjatar (pictured above)
  • Holiday updates, including Brewfest
  • ...and more?!

Patch 8.2 PTR begins next week
Note that a few features previewed may not directly tie into Pet Battles, however there's a possibility it's related. There is likely even more content and pets to be discovered as the PTR progresses.

Speaking of the PTR... Patch 8.2 PTR begins next week! We can't wait to get a firsthand look at all of the upcoming pets and Pet Battle adventures, so stay tuned.
Posted by Quintessence

Patch 8.2 PTR: Stratholme Pet Dungeon Preview & Development Notes

April 23, 2019
This week's PTR update included a quick look at the upcoming Stratholme Pet Dungeon. Additionally, Blizzard posted development notes regarding this week's PTR patch.

The latest PTR patch added 8 more pets, bringing us to a total of 87 datamined pets! We'll have more information on these pets once it becomes available.

Check out 8.2 PTR datamined pets

Stratholme Pet Dungeon Preview
Unfortunately the Stratholme Pet Dungeon is not quite ready for testing. However, the scenario has been datamined so here's a quick preview of what's to come. [source]

11 Stage Scenario

  • Stage 1: Did That Just Come Out of its Mouth?
  • Stage 2: It Just Wants to Play!
  • Stage 3: Scary Ghosts and Creepy Fiends
  • Stage 4: Tormented Spirits
  • Stage 5: Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts
  • Stage 6: Ambush!
  • Stage 7: No Shortage of Dead Things
  • Stage 8: Tiny In Size, Brimming With Evil
  • Stage 9: Controlled Chaos
  • Stage 10: Into the Slaughter House!
  • Stage 11: The Shadows Return

Much like previous Pet Dungeons, completing the Normal version will unlock the Challenge Mode. Completing this tougher version of the Pet Dungeon will complete the achievement Pet Battle Challenge: Stratholme, which awards Minimancer! (pictured above)

Once the Stratholme Pet Dungeon opens up for testing, we'll have a firsthand overview of what Pet Battlers will find inside, and the rewards that will be available.

8.2 PTR Development Notes
Blizzard released development notes regarding what is currently available for testing on the PTR, and what we can expect in the near future. [source]

Related to battle pets and Pet Battles:
- New Zone: Mechagon - (New April 23) Battle Pets and Pet Battle World Quests

Coming soon to the PTR:
- Pet Battle Dungeon: Stratholme

An improved Bug Report system is currently in place on the PTR, so it should be easier to report any issues and give feedback. The PTR Bug Forum is also a good place to note bugs and provide constructive feedback.

Note that there will be character wipe on the PTR in a few weeks, and testers will need to re-copy their character and account-data.
Posted by Quintessence
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WarcraftPets Is Now On Patreon!

April 24, 2019
WarcraftPets Patreon
We're excited to announce that WarcraftPets is now on Patreon!

Users can now support WarcraftPets by pledging at various tiers. Each tier will unlock a specific WarcraftPets Discord rank, plus access to Patreon-only content.

  • $1/month - Pet Tamer
  • $5/month - Master Pet Tamer
  • $10/month - Grand Master Tamer
  • $25/month - Legendary Tamer

Our goal is to give users a convenient way to help support the site, but to also give back to the community. The support generated from Patreon will be used to help fund future contests, giveaways and more!

Check out WarcraftPets Patreon

What About Site MVPs?
We're continually grateful for our Site MVPs MVPs, and this rank will continue to stand out on the site and represent those that have gone the additional mile to support WarcraftPets through PayPal.

While Patreon ranks will be exclusive to the WarcraftPets Discord, Site MVPs will be granted full access to Patreon contests and giveaways via a Patron-only Discord channel. Users will need to provide evidence of their Site MVP status to a Discord administrator to gain access to this special channel.

As a Site MVP, use this form to request access to the Patron-chat Discord channel. Note that due to technical limitations, non-Patreon pledges will be unable to view or participate on polls and posts on Patreon itself.

That said, the money generated through Patreon is what will fund these community perks. So if you are a Site MVP and you intend to participate in the Patron-only content, we’d absolutely appreciate an additional monthly contribution if you can swing it.

Tuskarr Kite Giveaway
Tuskarr Kite
Sawfty, our WarcraftPets Discord administrator, is generously hosting our first Patreon pet giveaway in Discord! Patrons and Site MVPs can enter for a chance to win a Tuskarr Kite.

The giveaway ends in roughly 2 weeks and is limited to US-only at this time. See the Patron-chat channel in the WarcraftPets Discord for additional information and details. (Site MVPs will need to submit a request form first, as noted above.)

We plan to have more contests and giveaways in the future that include all regions, so stay tuned.

All of us at WarcraftPets are eternally humbled and grateful for everyone's continued support. It is an honor to be able to provide a service for battle pet-enthusiasts, on top of bringing the latest Pet Battle news. Thank you!
Posted by Quintessence

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