Between trying to keep up with the beta (and keep Petopia usefully updated) and trying to do my real life job so I can pay August rent, I haven’t had any time to work on a snazzy calculator for pet talents yet.
Huntur from the guild Sword of Light on the Baelgun realm sent me a link to a calculator he put together on War Tools, based on their character talent tree builder. To use it you need to be aware of a few limitations in the underlying tech, though.
- It increases to the next row every 5 points not 3.
- The cap is set for 51 points or pre-BC not the pet cap.
- The names of the tree are for Warrior but are easy enough to figure out: Utility is Arms, Ferocity is Fury, and Tenacity is Protection.
- The talent Wolverine Bite requires Feeding Frenzy instead of Cornered (looked to be more appropriate).
- All talents are based on your information on Petopia.
- And the icons are not all correct (most are stolen from druid spells and a few others).
There are a number of other pet talent calculators on War Tools also, but all of them are built on character talent trees and so have the same basic limitations. It’s a start, though!
I’m also keeping an eye on Wowhead’s WotLK pet calculator, but at this point it is a skill calculator, not a talent calculator — which, since skills no longer need to be trained, is not terribly useful.
Have you seen any great pet talent calculators? If so, I want to know about them!
[Update #1] Ask and you shall receive! Wowhead has now updated their WotLK pet calculator to reflect our current knowledge of the pet talent trees.
One thing to be careful of, though: They are using the data from tooltips that says that some upper tier talents require 5 points per tier in the tree instead of 3 points per tier. But as we know from Nimizar’s report on Friday, this is just a display bug. For example, in the beta right now the Tier 5 pet talents only require 12 talent points spent, not 20.
[Update #2] Wowhead has fixed their pet calculator so that it now matches the state of the current beta build completely. This means that the tooltips still say that some pet talents require too many talent points, but you can go ahead and buy those talents anyway — just like in the beta!