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WoW Pet Battle Interview: Patch 5.3 with Cory Stockton

May 17, 2013

Patch 5.3 is just around the corner, bringing a pile of new pets to capture, harder challenges for our little brawlers to overcome, and plenty of PvP incentives to keep us fighting.

Blizzard’s Lead Content Designer, Cory “Mumper” Stockton joins me on the show this week to talk about all the new goodies coming in patch 5.3, and to give us insight into how Blizzard builds the pets we love to throw into the gauntlet.

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The Interview

Cory and I talk about a lot interesting things on the podcast this week. Here are some of the highlights and big reveals:

unborn valkyr

We’re coming for you, Unborn Val’kyr. And we’ve got plenty of pets for your to resurrect!

Thanks again for being on the show, Cory! Everyone can (and should) follow him on Twitter for more WoW talk.

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7 Comments

  1. I enjoyed this show and hearing about the lurker and Blizz’s developmental thought process for pet battles.

    My question is how can my pokemon master abilities be translated into WoW’s pet battles?

    • Josh says:

      First, PokemonMaster, you must relinquish your compulsion to Catch Them All!(tm)

      The key to enjoying WoW pet battles is finding a pet that you like visually and ability-wise. As long as you have one pet you’re super excited about, you’ll have fun :) If you’re not winning PvP battles with it, just stick with PVE and ask around for help pairing it up with another pet that might help make it more effective. (Hey, like submitting it to me for this podcast!)

      I’m glad you liked the show!

  2. Trevor says:

    Have you guys ever tried to do some kind of boss, where multiple people can fight a boss, maybe get some rare pets or even some cool things for pets, such as things that you can get in a bag, maybe even like a double-team kind of thing where a person and their buddy can group up and kill stuff

    • Josh says:

      I love this idea, and really hope we’ll see “pet battle raids” sometime in the future. I’ll try to remember to ask Cory about it if I get a chance to interview him again :)

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