The Public Test Realm updated again today. This progressive testing is … interesting … but it makes it hard for me to keep up.
The biggest (*cough*) news on the PTR is a bug that was just introduced with scaling. Many pets (non-combat, warlock, and hunter) are larger than normal, while Taurens and ogres are apparently smaller than normal. While amusing, this bug should be short-lived.
I suspected that the issue might have something to do with the base size of creatures — my cats both seemed a little smaller than normal, while my new ravager was about a foot taller than I — so I set off to tame my favorite oversized pet, Lady Sathrah. Unfortunately, I got distracted and the entire journey was for naught. (Kids, remember: RELOG before you talk to the Spirit Healer!)
Dispirited, I headed to Bladespire Mountains to tame one of them ginormous Scalewing Serpents, but unfortunately they’ve shrunk — tamed or wild, both versions were only a bit taller than me. I did, however, run into Maggoc — who, despite being an incredibly petite (and cute!) 5 feet tall, still killed me in two hits. Ah, well …
I’ve also been keeping an eye on the progress of the patch notes, at least as far as hunters are concerned. Since the last notes I posted, we seem to have picked up the following:
- Improved Mend Pet now has a 50/100% chance to remove one Curse, Disease, Magic, or Poison effect, up from 15/50%.
- Hunters will no longer spin around if they cast Aimed Shot or Steady Shot while facing away from their target.
However, I’m not actually seeing those numbers on Improved Mend Pet yet in-game.