Cory Stockton tweeted this afternoon an important update to the cost of pet battles: instead of the old 100g training, the price has been reduced to 10g. There has been a lot of people in the community claiming that 100g was too high a cost for the feature, and that it should be lower.
Previously Blizzard has said they wanted to keep it high to stop people from thinking that it was a main part of the game, when in reality it’s a side game. They didn’t want people to get distracted from the real point — leveling up your character. While that’s not an issue for those of us that have played WoW for a long time, the whole system can seem like a gigantic thing to new folks — and one that might confuse them as to what they’re supposed to be doing.
Stockton’s tweet is as follows:
Just hotfixed the cost of Battle Pet Training to 10g. We still don’t want newbie players but 100g was obviously overshooting that goal.
- Cory Stockton (@mumper) October 5, 2012