@Kafka@Saltypatra I hope this is a mistake or an oversight that can be corrected before the weekend in question. And if it’s intentional, please reconsider it. One of the main draws of the vault weekend for some of us is lots of pet rescues. Having the cosmetic pet on Saturday would eliminate about a third of those rescues
Asking early so you have time to get it changed if you so choose
Just speculation here, of course, but I think they just scheduled them for every 2 weeks without thinking it would affect other weekend events. Because they may or may not actually play the game themselves enough to notice / care about such things
I would argue they should definitely skip them for vault weekends. And they should consider skipping them on arena weekends as well, now that pet gnomes are back in the arena
@Kafka I heard from Not Sirrian that because the pet gnomes were brought back to the arena. That the drop rate of gnomes had to be nerfed by making every vault weekend also a cosmetic pet weekend.
Is that true?
Everybody would like to upgrade cosmetic pets but, I suppose, almost everybody would like to upgrade regular pets without spending aforementioned 3000 gems significant amount more (well, except, maybe those who did spend 3000 gems to do that).
I choose a chance to upgrade actual pet (for anybody who would need it in my guild even though I personally might not) over some cosmetic stuff every time and vault weekend is the best time for doing that.
If somebody’s personal need to upgrade cosmetics is so pressing and unstoppable, one should - regrettably? - be prepared to spend gems on that or wait a long long long time instead of hurting a lot more players.
That’s a really good point, and one I didn’t even think about. I find it weird that they can’t separate a Pet Rescue event from the regular process of finding a Pet Gnome, so that you could do both. I mean, it’s not like you can’t do delves when there’s a Faction event, right?
It’s not quite as simple, a better comparison would be having two delve events running at the same time, one 3 day long one and 1 day long for example at some point during those 3 days. It’s certainly doable if they were willing to spend some time on working it out though
Personally, I have enough regular pets at mythic for what I need for kingdom power, so I’d probably be better off with an extra cosmetic pet rescue than I would be with a day of regular pet rescues. Most in my guild are not in the same position though, so if I had to choose one or the other, I’d still rather see regular pet rescues for that one day.
Anyway, it’s not like they have to cancel it. They have options, they set the schedule. Just delay the cosmetic pet by a week, have it on raid boss weekend instead of vault weekend and nobody misses out.
Oh and btw, looking ahead at Dec 12th, there’s a cosmetic pet rescue on arena weekend