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Approximate Drop Rates Updated Across the Site

February 07, 2014
In our continued effort to bring you up-to-date pet information, we've thoroughly reviewed our pet database and updated many of the tooltips.

Thanks to data from Wowhead, we've updated the Approximate Drop Rate for the majority of dropped pets (while double-checking any we didn't update).

Approximate Drop Rates for WoW Pets Updated

The result is an accurate, easy-to-read "1 in X" drop rate for nearly every dropped pet in the game.

A few pets may still be missing drop rate information, but we haven't overlooked them. Because these pets are relatively new or come from a source that may not be easily tracked, they will require more time for data to accumulate. We'll update these pets once this information becomes available.

More Website Updates Coming Soon™
Another round of website updates for WarcraftPets is currently in the works. One such change involves the way we calculate Pet Score, hinted at here by Breanni.

Our goal is to set these updates live within the next couple of months. What other changes and new features will we be adding? Stay tuned to find out!
Posted by Quintessence
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World of Petcraft #40 - Valentine's Day Special!

February 13, 2014
Enjoy our monthly web comic created for WoW pet collectors! We feature a new World of Petcraft strip every month.

World of Petcraft #40

15 FREE Printable Valentines!
FREE Printable Valentines!
If you enjoy the Valentines created for this month's World of Petcraft, feel free to print and/or share them with that special pet collector in your life!

This set includes the 5 new cards shown above, plus 10 more favorites from last year.

Get all 15 Pet Valentines

About the Artist
Meaghan McLaughlin is an aspiring artist and the author of "Nerds Illustrated." She's currently available to create custom WoW artwork.
Posted by Breanni
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Patch 5.4.7 is Live: Dread Hatchling Coming in WoD!

February 18, 2014
A new pet was added to the Pet Journal in the latest patch — the Dread Hatchling!

Introducing the WoD CE Pet
Dread Hatchling
The Dread Hatchling hasn't been released yet, however, players that purchase a Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition or Digital Deluxe will receive this pet once the expansion goes live.

The Dread Hatchling is a Flying pet-type, and its base quality is rare. This miniature raven-lord brings two new abilities to the battling scene, Shadow Talon and Anzu's Blessing. We'll have to wait and see how it fares on the battlefield!

15 Pet Abilities Updated
In addition to the two new abilities, there were some updates to a handful of existing abilities.

  • Quake
  • Nocturnal Strike
  • Rapid Fire
  • Hawk Eye
  • Crouch
  • Adrenal Glands
  • Rebuild
  • Stimpack
  • Healing Stream
  • Horn Gore
  • Croak
  • Magic Sword
  • Nature's Ward
  • Spiked Skin

The changes range from damage and hit chance adjustments to clarified tooltips. Click here for specific details.
Posted by Quintessence
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Collection Import Bug After Patch 5.4.7

February 20, 2014
UPDATE: It looks as though the bug may have been fixed. If you continue to experience an error when reimporting your collection, please post about it here.

There's currently an issue with the Armory affecting anyone who attempts to update their pet collection. It's a glitch on Blizzard's end following the release of patch 5.4.7 on Tuesday, February 18th.

How does this affect you?
When you try to update your collection on our site, you'll likely receive a "Character unavailable" error. Typically this indicates a problem with your Armory profile. If you were to try to pull your profile up in the Armory, chances are, it won't load.

Armory error
Blasted murlocs!

The error must be fixed on Blizzard's end before you will be able to successfully import your pet collection and correctly reflect your in-game progress.

When will it be fixed?
Blizzard is aware of the problem and currently looking for a solution. For more information, check the following thread on the official WoW forums:

Discussion of this Issue in WoW General Forum

There's no ETA on a fix, but they are working it. So hopefully SOON™

We apologize for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, this issue is out of our control.

Why not bring back the WCP Addon?
With the increase in realm merges and Armory errors following those merges, more and more of our users have been running into issues when trying to (re)import their collections.

It's been suggested that we restore the WarcraftPets Express Addon that we used to offer to enable importing via a unique code assigned in-game by the addon.

We may consider this option. But for now, our hope is that Blizzard will continue to repair and maintain the Armory, as it offers our site (and many others) data and functionality that would be difficult to replicate via an addon alone. More info
Posted by Breanni

Community Spotlight: Caela's Pet Limericks

February 25, 2014
WarcraftPets' Community Spotlight

We're putting on some creative flare.
So read ahead, if you dare!
A fun little limerick
As a riveting gimmick
To herald the post we'd like to share.

Pet Limericks by Caela
Here are some fun and creative limericks about pets, and the first one features none other than our awesome Community Leader, Doobjanka!

We all know Doobjanka has pets.
They come in pairs, groups, and sets.
If they make one that's new,
he wants that one too.
You can be sure its the next one he gets!

More Pet Limericks!

If you're a wizard with words, put on your magic cap and show us your best pet-related limerick.

For an extra challenge, see if you can include Doobjanka (or another Site Admin) in your poem!

Behind the Spotlight
Caela joined WarcraftPets on November 30, 2008 and has amassed an impressive collection of 583 unique pets as of this posting.

Get Featured! Community Spotlight highlights user-created content and guides that provide information and entertainment to the community. Post your own pet-related creation in our Community Spotlight forum and it may be featured here!

Disclaimer: Content presented in Community Spotlight is user-created, and opinions of authors and creators may not necessarily reflect those of WarcraftPets.
Posted by Quintessence
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Possible WoD Abomination Pet, Pet Battle Hotfixes, and More!

February 27, 2014
It's been an interesting week in pet news...

Abomination Pet Coming in WoD?
Senior Game Designer, Jonathan LeCraft, recently Tweeted a little sneak peak of a possible pet coming in Warlords of Draenor.

WeebominationMeet the Weebomination! This little monster is still a work in progress, as its still lacking a complete movest. LeCraft has openly discussed with players on Twitter what abilities might fit.

There will be more information on where the Weebomination comes from in the near future, we hope!

Treasure Goblin In-Game
Blizzard has started to mail out the Treasure Goblin to players that purchased the Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Digital Deluxe.

The armory has not been updated with this pet yet, so it will not appear as collected when updating collections. We hope that the Treasure Goblin will be added to the armory soon!

Recent Pet Battle Hotfixes
A few Pet Battle hotfixes were applied this past week. [source]

  • Resolved an issue where players on some Battlegroups were unable to queue for PvP Pet Battles.
  • Elemental pets should now correctly be taking less damage while the Sandstorm effect is active.
  • Resolved an issue that was causing Battle Pet abilities with a high miss chance to hit more often than intended.

Wild Pet Stat Discrepancies
It was recently brought to our attention that our stat calculator for the Shimmershell Snail was showing incorrect health values when compared with the wild pets.

Our Lead Web Developer, Weena, looked into this matter and found that the stats are correct. After some testing we discovered that the snail's health changes once it is captured.

"So possibly there is an unknown modifier for pets before you capture them."

This unknown modifier may also apply to other wild pets. Once a player adds the wild pet to their Pet Journal, however, the health, speed, and attack values should correspond with the stats listed on WarcraftPets.
Posted by Quintessence
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