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Just in case anyone was curious, Soul of the Forge doesn't really do jack in this fight in 2022.
EZ PZ - 9.1.5
Feline Familiar did most of the work, and I subbed in C'Thuffer for the 3rd slot. Honestly though it could have been anybody -- he only did a couple hits.
works every time 9.1.5
worked on 1st try patch 9.1.5. Didn't need 3rd pet at all.. probably could have skipped Lightning Shield and went straight for Thunderbolt after switching to Spawn of G'nathus to save a few seconds
Hmm not working as of 1/21/2022 the timings are off on the second pet. Dies before 4th ability can heal. -

Essere

wrote today on: Fight Night: Tiffany Nelson (Aquatic)
Did not have Tottle. I used Hermit Crab 1/1/1. Used Shell Armor, Dive, Pinch, Pinch. It worked! Only tried once though. Thanks for the strategy.
Fisherman wrote today on: Gloamwing (Aquatic)
This one worked for me with the substitute of Gahz'rooki in 2nd slot. Finally found something that works after trying 50 times with the other combinations that weren't really even close. I had to go back and capture a PP Emperor Crab (easy) and a SS Chitterspine Skitterling (easy). FINALLY!!! Works in the latest version of WoW!
Shenk wrote today on: PvPIntroduction
^this - u can add your own teams just like you can do in any of the pve sections on this site
Strawbear wrote today on: Failed Experiment
If you start with Starlette, Wind-up, then swap to level pet, that pet dies every time.


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PET NEWS - BY ARANESH
2022-01-17 04:43:04
The short hunt is over and we have some winners. But first, I'd like to ask for your help. If you used Xu-Fu's over the weekend, please help us out by voting in this super quick poll, thanks!!


Poll: How was the page performing during the Mini Treasure Hunt?
Poll ends after 2022-01-24 09:37:32
➜ 5 Stars - Awesome (8)
The page loaded fast and I had no problems at all.
➜ 4 Stars - Good (45)
Not really any issues. Maybe a page loading a bit slow some times but no bother overall.
➜ 3 Stars - Okay (19)
Some slow loading or a page crashing here or there but all in all it was an Okay experience.
➜ 2 Stars - Not good (12)
It was usable but had frequent issues with pages loading very slowly or timeout errors.
➜ 1 Star - Bad (1)
It was a bad experience overall with constant issues, pages loading extremely slow and pages crashing or erroring out.
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With that out of the way, winnnneeeeerrrrs!

No big surprise, ikari smashed it out of the park with a total of 190,543 Anima generated and earned a Whomper!
But wait, there IS a surprise! I have two Whompers! And that means Ivaelia on rank 2 with 59,883 Anima will get one, too.

And a roll among all the remaining Anima resulted in:

Gusting Grimoire goes to Anima #225229 which belongs to .... Fidea!
Landro's Lil' XT goes to Anima #150502 which belongs to .... ResidentWeevil!

Congrats to everyone! I'll be in touch via DMs shortly :)



Some fun numbers:

  • 488,647 Anima was generated in total
  • 423 warriors were bought or found
  • Of those, 20 made it to Power 175! (3 of them were Xu-Fu's, appreciated!)
  • And those warriors battled out 2469 fights

  • All players together made a total of 19,066 interactions with the game

Some of those:
  • 6.111 coin stacks picked up
  • 1.633 chests found and plundered
  • 806 Anima stashes found
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COMPETITIONS - BY ARANESH
2022-01-09 06:57:54
Another Treasure Hunt is coming!

A really short one, this time. It will run from Jan 14 to Jan 16, starting and ending at 23:59 GMT (meaning from Friday to Saturday at midnight to the end of Sunday).
Mostly the same rules apply as last time with the only difference, no covenants this time. So don't hoard those Coins, spend them, stash them, defend them!

Whoever has gathered the most Anima at the end of the game will win the little s Whomper.
Among all other players who generated Anima, a Gusting Grimoire and a Landro's Lil' XT will be raffled out.
Anima counts like a raffle ticket so the more you have the higher your chances.

Why, you ask? Over the last weeks Xu-Fu moved not only to a new webhosting company but also moved server, twice! After fixing tons of smaller issues that hapened, largely in the background, it looks extremely promising and stable. Better than expected actually! So why not try a little ... load test :D That's what this Treasure Hunt is going to be!
Thanks for participating and good luck!
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PAGE UPDATE - BY ARANESH
2021-12-31 18:11:27
Another update on Jan 4 - Xu-Fu is back! Server upgrade successful :D Sorry for the unexpected downtime but lets hope the "page not reachable" is a thing of the past!




Update Jan 4 - The transition is happening today (some time around noon EST), and it's gonna be a downtime again but should be a short one this time.




Update Jan 3 - I've ordered a substantial upgrade for the server that will be applied within the next 3 days. Apologies for the timeouts until then.




It's done!

Xu-Fu found a new home. Now let's see if this is better! I've tested everything I could think of but if you run into any errors, please do leave a comment or message me directly.

One thing I've already noticed when load-testing is that the page reaches a "Resource Limit" at some point. I will have to wait and see how this works out but the good thing is, this new server structure is very easy to upgrade. I just didn't know what to go with so the current setup is probably not fast enough but I'll increase that when necessary.

Oh and one more thing, collection data is still copying over but I didn't want to keep the page offline any longer. You can easily reimport it - or give it a day until I've moved everything over.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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PAGE UPDATE - BY ARANESH
2021-12-29 06:58:51
After finishing the last bigger update (the new search function), I've done on a bunch of smaller quality-of-life improvements that are not worth their own news, so I'm just listing them out here:

  • You can now Heart news entries, spreading some love <3
  • Some images are now only loaded when needed and not by default, reducing the file size of page loads by about 30%
  • If you haven't noticed, yet, pet abilities are shown with their icons in strategy steps now! You can turn this off in your settings if you prefer
  • Long news entries have a more comfortable quicklink menu that scrolls with you (only on large enough screens)
  • Strategies have WoW native coordinates as well as TomTom. You can copy the WoW native ones directly into the game chat to have a map pin
  • Rematch Strings for family fights now show the family name in brackets
  • Within family fights, strategy creators can now only pick pets from that family


That's it for now! The next bigger thing I'm working on is a long promised server move. Finally.
I've found a new home for Xu-Fu already and am setting up everything right now. Looks promising. Moving everything will probably take a few hours where the page will not be accessible.
If everything works out the way I hope, this will happen on 2nd of January.
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COMPETITIONS - BY ARANESH
2021-12-25 07:09:15
Happy Holidays and a big thank you again to everyone taking part in our Treasure Hunt :)

Drawing the winners was slightly more complex this time around due to the different systems with the covenants and the sheer amount of Coins and Anima. With 2 million Anima and each counting as one entry, it wasn't possible anymore to have me draw a random number and checking in an Excel sheet in parallel. So instead I listed all Anima, Coins, and their respective donors in a database and had a script do the rolling.

No video this time but here is a screenshot of the results: Draw Results

For easier reference, I'll list all winners here, combining prizes for those who won more than one.

Anima prizes:


Covenant Top3 prizes:
  • Shiia - Store pet of choice


From all random draws

Congratulations to all winners! Please check your direct messages here to collect your prizes :)
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Silverthorn wrote on 2022-01-11 21:07:14

Click Here to see Older News just hid the option and nothing appeared. I suppose there could just be no older news (previous to the Snowy Owl) that made the port, but idk. Thanks for the site!
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Aranesh

wrote on 2022-01-11 22:05:37

Should load now. Can you give it another try now please?
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Elz#1902

wrote on 2022-01-09 23:28:20

Can we get a section to get all the taming achievements like "Taming Kalimdor"?
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Gráinne

wrote on 2022-01-19 01:49:38

Have a look at the Elekk Great Big Adventure achievement https://www.wow-petguide.com/Section/12/An_Awfully_Big_Adventure

If you have a roster of the standard Level 25 pets, you will probably find a suitable strat in there. Not so much for Kalimdor/Eastern Kingdoms, because any Level 25 Blue will just destroy everything you face.
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Alayea

wrote on 2021-11-02 01:32:13

Please add an option to hide the "More News" window box.
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-11-02 05:29:07

Hey! How come, what's bothering you about it?
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Alayea

wrote on 2021-11-02 23:58:46

It takes up too much space, especially when there's already plenty of scrolling involved on the page. I'd use an element picker to hide it, but unfortunately I can't get it to not also hide the rest of the article news displayed here. (edited)
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-11-03 08:04:27

I see, okay! Would an expanding bar work for you? So by default there's only a small bar saying "More News" and nothing else. And if you click on it it would expand down into the longer table.
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Alayea

wrote on 2021-11-03 23:39:25

An option to collapse the section would be much appreciated, if it's possible. If not, it is what it is.
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-11-04 08:59:15

It's a tiny change and done :)
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Alayea

wrote on 2021-11-06 22:52:15

Thank you! :)
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Silvia wrote on 2021-12-29 09:43:02

Not sure if related, but when I click on "Click here to see older news". The bar thickness reduces but not news pop up. Thanks
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-12-29 15:20:46

Give it a try at a later point. The news are being loaded when you click and the server is currently a bit ... slow in responding, sometimes crashing. Could be that you clicked when exactly that was the case.
(and yes, working on it, moving to a new server in a few days ^^)
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Silvia wrote on 2022-01-04 02:59:14

Thank you for taking the time to investigate it and respond to me.!
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Quinbouie wrote on 2021-09-10 14:06:19

Have they nerfed Squirt? It seems that it isnt giving the old amount when leveling a pet from 1 to 25. It starts at 8,11,13,17,20,23,24 25
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Jakcie#11138

wrote on 2021-08-31 10:44:54

Hey, a weird thing is happening on Xu-Fu account. It keeps defaulting to Kr/Tw for things like the Squirt day counter on the front screen. I play in the US
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-11-23 07:43:09

Hey! This should be fixed now :)
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PhD wrote on 2021-08-30 16:31:03

Dal pet from quest A Stolen Stone Fiend is up in NA today

Suggestion that when quests like this come up, where we can obtain a pet -its noted on the site
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sdpopeye

wrote on 2021-08-27 20:41:29

i can not find how to change the default key. also when you "mass rematch export" why doesn't the TD scripts come with the teams? i have to load TD script separately.
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Aranesh

wrote on 2021-11-23 07:43:48

TD is a separate addon and does not allow a mass-import, that's why it's sadly not possible to do that in one go.
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dreamgarden

wrote on 2021-08-17 08:57:19

Love the site! Would it be possible to add a CSV or spreadsheet export to the "ready" lists? I would like to import it into LibreOffice Calc so I can track which pets I need to obtain, level and rarify. I tried copy/paste from 3 different browsers and also the text import tool, but stuff was coming out in the wrong columns. Thanks!
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Mssmee#1831

wrote on 2021-07-12 13:20:49

who is Doopy and why is it on my Northrend map but not actually there as a Pet Trainer
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Mssmee#1831

wrote on 2021-07-12 13:22:37

Edit - Finally showed up on the ground elite Penguin - wasn't there last week for me
And I don't know why this was never around for me in the past since its from Pandaria and Brawlers Guild and 100% Obsolete -
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Solitha

wrote on 2021-06-17 15:26:08

An idea, not sure how easy it would be... allow a user to search strats by pet? When I upgrade a pet to max, I wish I knew if there were strats using that pet that might be better than the ones I was already using.
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dreamgarden

wrote on 2021-08-19 08:22:10

I like this idea... it would help me figure out what breed would be best to catch, too!
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Gráinne

wrote on 2021-08-19 12:11:42

Dreamgarden, maybe check out this survey of breeds https://eu.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/pet-breed-survey-2019/20349
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dreamgarden

wrote on 2021-08-19 23:45:02

Cool! I bookmarked it. Although it would be good to see the live strat stats, too.
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Gráinne

wrote on 2021-08-20 04:12:32

That is not as simple as it sounds. In some cases, a strat may specify one or more breeds, like P/S and S/S but in many others will specify absolute stats, like Speed > 305. And then there are substitutes ...
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Gráinne

wrote on 2021-08-20 04:15:01

Anyway, Solitha, you can seatch strats by pet.

Go to the Search box at the top, type in Iron Starlette, hit Search, choose Strategies tab: https://www.wow-petguide.com/Pet/77221/Iron_Starlette/Strategies
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Solitha

wrote on 2021-08-26 23:47:08

Ah, thanks. I tried that, but apparently with the wrong pet. If there are no strats for the pet the tab doesn't appear... so I didn't know there even was one.
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Rysana

wrote on 2021-11-22 13:53:05

While I love that list, and consult it often when deciding on missing assorted pets, it's from 2019. Many new pets, new fights, new reasons to have other breeds of old pets. Still chuckle at the idea few would be interested. My husband won't bother catching a wild pet until I've discussed how I've used it recently-ish, and what the percentages are of the breeds on the list. This included the Silithid Hatchling, during the darn sandstorm! Would be awesome if this was a regular updated survey, or something. Probably difficult, getting the top battlers to update such a thing per new expansion, and then compile it though.
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Gráinne

wrote on 2021-11-22 18:20:06

Ugh. I did start to update it for 2021. I never finished. So sad that so many of the Old Reliables have gone, or at least are not getting new pets. I should get back to it tho.

You can look at the ratio of breeds among users of Xu-Fu in the new Pet Statistics, but I wouldn't trust those, I'm afraid. The 2019 Survey has Fiendish Imp at S/S(76%),P/S(13%),P/B(11%), which is sane, while the Statistics show that among Xu-Fu users the numbers are S/S(37%),P/S(32%),P/B(31%) https://www.wow-petguide.com/Pet/71033/Fiendish_Imp/Stats and the vast superiority of the S/S doesn't show up at all.

One problem, though, is that so many of the new pets just don't matter for battling. I've largely stopped caring about Deathroach-ish breeds myself.
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Rysana

wrote on 2021-11-23 11:31:12

Ah, yeah. I keep reading all that about battlers, and new pets. Fingers crossed something good emerges. Eventually.

We had a WoW break during the time the new exp came out, so playing catch up. (We weren't thrilled about how the general game lore was going.) Loving the new wild pet battle exp. Found out when I was working down my "Go sort out..." list. Usually toss as many similar level queue pets in a capture team as reasonable, for what used to be almost pointless exp. Shocked about the dead leveling 50% deal too, although, would rather never 'enjoy' that if possible during tamer leveling. Still may make the occasional rng or bug issue less of a time waster. Not looking forward to seeing what changed with flurry, etc. One of my favorite things included finding sets of wild pets to use in somewhat reliable strats. Hope that's not broken all of those up.

Too bad the statistics wouldn't use something like max level win results 2 or more to count as a 'battle pet' breed held by the player. Which would still be off, but at least it means the pet of that breed was used in an actual pet battle by at least that player.
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dreamgarden

wrote on 2021-11-24 16:30:59

I just upgraded to Shadowlands (Black Friday deals) for myself and my 2 kids. I'm not too thrilled about all of the death and afterlife lore coming out of it. I played "Classic" and Burning Crusade back when they weren't classic and then took a break. More like quit... instead of writing LUA for addons I learned/started writing Visual Basic and C# for actual work :)
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PhD wrote on 2021-06-01 22:20:21

Site seems jacked up, alternative strats are not popping up on any strat I pick. Tried restarting browser, still not working
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PhD wrote on 2021-06-01 22:41:06

It was my ad-blocker extensions - disable/re-enable fixed it
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Alauraa#2331

wrote on 2021-05-01 12:41:48

I was farming pet charms on multiple characters and noticed Addius WQ isn't showing for my low level toons? Is this a normal thing or is it a bug ? (edited)
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DragonsAfterDark

wrote on 2021-05-01 20:46:37

It's normal in that we know about it, but it's likely a bug that will go unfixed.