World of Warcraft players are digging in to an 11 month-old secret battle pet unlock

    
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All cats.

Secret hunters in World of Warcraft are deep in the chase after a battle pet that’s been hiding for 11 months now — a big fluffy cat by the name of Jenafur. As of right now, players have uncovered the first two steps involving a couple of NPCs and a line of kibble that points to Kharazan. From there, things are a bit murky, involving some food items, another line of kibble, and an NPC whose dialogue is different if you’ve started the hunt. It likely will be a matter of time before Jenafur is unlocked, and apparently the devs are watching.

In other and more overt WoW news, players are raising questions about a change to some old quest dialogue in the Shadowlands beta, specifically a segment where Garrosh refers to Sylvanas as a “clever bitch.” Lead narrative designer Steve Danuser appeared in response to the matter, explaining that the word simply needed to go, writing, “Garrosh’s point of view comes across just fine after the edit. I make no apologies for removing the word. Everyone, of course, is entitled to their own opinion. But we felt it was time for it to go, and it’s not coming back.”

sources: Wowhead, Twitter (1, 2, 3) via Wowhead
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Malcolm Swoboda

I wonder what Arthas, that son of a bitch, thinks about this?

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rosieposie

Hey, at least ACTUAL mass murder and genocide in the game is still alright, as long as we remove some offensive language.

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Loopy

Love these kinds of secret unlocks. It always involves a whole community to solve, and even if the reward isn’t anything special, the process just makes it a whole lot more rewarding.

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EvasiveDice

Sadly it was data mined from the game files. Nobody figured most of it out at all my friend.

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Minimalistway

I understand that these secrets designed for a community but still … i’m a little upset about them, without the guides i’ll never do them, they are way too random and too hard for one person to solve them, and when i get the reward i don’t feel like i achieved any thing because i’m following a guide.

I have Uuna, Baa’l and the Waist of Time (yes that’s its name!) and it was a waste of time, clicking on random stuff, then clicking on a potato 144 times exactly, no more no less, how did anyone figure this out?!

I love puzzles and i wish WoW developers make some puzzles for the players to solve without the need to read a guide, i sent them a suggestion, i hope they listen.

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EvasiveDice

Most of the time, these guides and such wasn’t figured out. It was data mined (aka cheating) from the game files. I wager a good 50% of players wouldn’t have figured anything out. This goes for most games and why data mining is mostly looked down upon. Making special things, not so special anymore. Kinda like telling someone about their own surprise birthday party. Usually starts with a person with too much time on their hands and wants attention so they data mine files, to get most or all of a games hints. This isn’t possible with some games but most games sadly.

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Minimalistway

With WoW secrets i think up to 98% of players won’t be able to solve them, because they are too random, the world is vast and the clues are vague.

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Dobablo

If I remember my ancient dev quotes correctly, they loved to put puzzles in but it felt like a waste of their efforts. Players always took the path of least resistance and got the answer from Thottbot.

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Minimalistway

That’s what some players will always do even for easy games, there are websites that publish walk-through for any game, people who care about reaching the goal will use the guides, people who enjoy the journey won’t.

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Gabriel Ayala

So one of the secrets that still requires manual puzzle solving is the lucid nightmare mount there is a guide for everything up until the last point which is a randomized looping maze made of identical rooms where only 8 rooms total have distinguishing marks as part of the puzzle that disappear when you complete there respective parts. Also mapping out my layout it isn’t on a 2d or 3d space as rooms seem to connect to random other parts of the maze. Took me a couple hrs back when I did it. So if you wanna get one of the neat secrets and still feel you did something yourself there’s that one

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Minimalistway

I did that in Legion, still feel the same for me, using a trick and being a little lucky with the last puzzle meant i finished it quickly.

In Shadowlands that mount will be able to fly, so that’s nice thing :-)