Pet "transmog"

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Rascall
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Pet "transmog"

#1 » Post by Rascall » 08 Jun 2021 18:15

Seeing so many MM hunters using the same wolf pets and BM hunters being forced to use devilsaur (2-3 variants I believe) if they want to use the highest dps output, I was thinking whether some mechanism can be done to alter ("transmog") the visual of pets to get a visual variety of pets hunters (and other classes) use (with the mechanism retaining the stats of the original pet). I do not see why this should be an issue as, just like transmogs, it does not collide with the game in any ways. Some "transmog" restrictions could of course apply, such as only BM hunters being able to use the visual of exotic pets, for instance.

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Re: Pet "transmog"

#2 » Post by Nyeriah » 10 Jun 2021 21:18

It does if you can’t know what kind of pets your opponents are using in PvP.
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Re: Pet "transmog"

#3 » Post by Rascall » 11 Jun 2021 10:48

Mouseover pointed at the pet will always show "spider" even if the visual is devilsaur. The same as inspecting a character shows tooltips of the right items even though they can look differently.

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Re: Pet "transmog"

#4 » Post by Nyeriah » 11 Jun 2021 21:25

Even if it’s merely a slightly exploitable advantage then it already affects the game too much imo. Besides, you’ll have funny stuff going around such as cats throwing webs and stuff like that, and nothing really can be done about it.

I don’t think the mouse over tooltip indicator is reliable enough. You shouldn’t need to hover over pets to tell what they are, or what you should expect from them.
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Re: Pet "transmog"

#5 » Post by Rascall » 11 Jun 2021 22:59

Well, I proposed this more for pve. I am sure many hunters would enjoy some variety. I also doubt that there is a hunter who brings the same pve pet such as devilsaur or wolf to pvp so for pvp pets simply make it prohibited to alter the visual of that pet used for pvp. This would allow using visually adjusted pets only in pve (where I don´t see any exploitations).

In some later patch, UH dk could modify the visual of its ghoul, too, and here it does not matter either in wotlk (both for pve and pvp) as it is the same ghoul (just transmoged into whatever else, zombie or other undead possibilities) with the same abilities that everyone are aware of so no exploitation.

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Re: Pet "transmog"

#6 » Post by Dymond » 12 Jun 2021 15:55

I am not sure something like this would be possible, waiting on a dev or admin to answer.
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Re: Pet "transmog"

#7 » Post by Kniteknite » 17 Jun 2021 21:01

thinking it would either be crazy hard or crazy fun .... for a dev to be able to have pet transmog allowed in pve but pvp would remove it or cancel it temporarily....ah in a perfect wow ;)
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