July 13, 2009
Allrighty then… hunter pets. I’ve built a little test database with about 10K level 80 hunters – just big enough to test the reports that I want to develop. Let’s have a poke around in there and see what we can see.
Most hunters have three or four pets:
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As to the popularity of the available pet families, we have this:
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Hunters do like their cats. The final report will have an analysis of the most popular creatures in each category, along with links out to Wowhead.
Next, I’ll be looking at pet talents. What surprised me greatly is that just under half of all the pets in the sample have no talent points assigned at all. This seems to be a problem caused by combining pet talents with dual specs. There are a couple of threads on the official forums complaining about this, along with a discussion over at Mania’s. A dual specced hunter will have all their pets’ talents reset every time they switch out of a BM spec – that’s my understanding of the issue.
That might become a tad annoying, to say the least. Talent respec shell shock seems to be setting in all over the place at the moment.