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Shadowlands Prepatch - All you need to know
2020-10-13 10:56:57
PET NEWS - BY ARANESH
The Prepatch is here! And it brought some substantial changes to WoW Pet Battling. Oof size: Large

A very brief overview of the changes:

  • Black Claw and similar abilities changed in the way they work
  • Flock and similar abilities appliying Shattered Defenses have been significantly nerfed
  • Many healing abilities have been changed to heal flat amounts instead of a variance
  • Many, many, abilities have been slightly changed
  • Many tamer fights have been changed as well to work better with the above changes


You can read much more about all the changes in our full compendium of Shadowlands changes.

These changes affect almost every single strategy hosted on Xu-Fu's and that's why we did some drastic changes:

1. Two new tags: Caution (SL) and Broken (SL)


Pre-Shadowlands strategies will have the tag Caution (SL), also marked prominently on top of the strategy. This tag only shows that the strategy might not work anymore and has not been tested, yet.
If we find one that the strategy is actually broken thanks to Shadowlands, we will add the tag Broken (SL) and unpublish it.
If you are the owner of such a strategy, you can modify the tags yourself and republish.

=> Please be truthful and don't remove the tag without testing your strategy first!

2. Reset of all favourites and ratings


Very large Oof. Over the last 2 years, strategies have been tested, rated and favourited by many of you and they gave the page a lot of additional value. With the above changes, much of those will have lost their value entirely because many strategies simply won't work the same anymore. We discussed this internally and decided that it would be misleading to keep these ratings around and the only sensible step going forward is a full reset.

=> This will be very disruptive for casual visitors and pet battlers and we sincerely apologise for that!

Yet, we found it to be the better alternative than having strategies that don't work anymore high up in the priorities for a long time.
Thank you for your understanding!






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Kurama wrote on 10/18/2020

hello guys, any idea why when i click write script, nothing is coming up ? it was working perfectly before prepatch, i even re installed tdbattlepet script and tdbattlepet rematch, but nothing. also another problem- before prepatch when i go into a zone, the pets of that zone will be loaded on the side to see which i caught and which not etc, it's not doing it anymore. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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Nyari

wrote on 10/18/2020

Super posted a fix for it:

Temporary Fix for TD Battle Pet Script Addon
1. Download link below
2. Find tdBattlePetScript in your addons folder, delete everything in it
3. Drag everything from the zip into the tdBattlePetScript folder
4. Do a /reload ingame
https://github.com/DengSir/tdBattlePetScript/archive/shadowlands.zip
I will be trying to get this onto Curse ASAP!
Let me know if any problems
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Thiondar

wrote on 10/17/2020

I am testing some strategies while doing pet battles.
I will add a comment if they are still working with Shadowlands pre-patch as help for the maintainer.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a marker where strategy users could check, if they tested and what the result is - just in case the maintainer of the strategy is not maintaining :-)
If 10 users checked for "still working" there coud be an extra status of "likely working with shadowlands". (edited)
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Aranesh

wrote on 10/17/2020

Well, there kinda is, but no one is really using it ^^
A comment is fine, we are going through comments as well and trust people on here who report a strategy still working. The number of still flagged strategies already sank drastically :D
Thanks for helping out!
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Evueimeimei

wrote on 10/16/2020

Before the reset of the favorites and rating, the site used to always open a pet trainer to the strategy you had favorited if you had one set. I re-chose a favorite for Squirt last night, but the page is still opening to the staff pick instead of my favorite. Is this a new functionality or will it return to working the way it used to once Shadowlands is out?
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Aranesh

wrote on 10/16/2020

It should still work that way. Can you link me to the strategy in question please?
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Evueimeimei

wrote on 10/16/2020

https://wow-petguide.com/?Strategy=730

I think I found the issue. It seems it is still working that way if I navigate to the Squirt fight from the Draenor Pet Menagerie section, but it's going to the staff pick if I click the Squirt link on the main page's leveling opportunities segment. (edited)
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Aranesh

wrote on 10/16/2020

Ooooh, yes, indeed. The leveling widget is using a fixed strategy that Nyari is selecting, since it's supposed to be optimized for leveling. That explains it :)
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Hierophant#1442

wrote on 10/14/2020

TDBattlePetScript seems to be bugged now. When I try to open the window to paste a code, I get a couple of errors instead. Has anyone else noticed this?
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Hierophant#1442

wrote on 10/14/2020

Sorry, I probably should have checked the addon site itself first! Here's an apparent fix for those interested. https://www.curseforge.com/wow/addons/tdbattlepetscript?comment=114
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tranquilsea

wrote on 10/15/2020

That worked. Thank you :)
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fadedtimes wrote on 10/14/2020

US servers up and it is pet battle week, does that make 10/15 a super squirt day? (edited)
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allyssameow#1694

wrote on 10/14/2020

I would love to know the answer to this too! I have been stockpiling pets to train up during pet battle week! And with squirt it's super easy!
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Gráinne

wrote on 10/14/2020

Looks like it. They have changed the week sequence, so it seems so.
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Nyari

wrote on 10/14/2020

Yeah, they did. All should be up to date now (guide and widget). :)
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Kaerei

wrote on 10/13/2020

Hopefully folks don't start redoing the ratings until the servers come back up and they have tested themselves. I know it sucks, but I think it's the best way to get the new strats ahead of the old ones that might be broken due to the changes. Thanks again for all you do!
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Mutanis

wrote on 10/13/2020

Is it intended by blizzard that black claw and similar abilities have no scaling with legendary pets (50% less damage). Tested it on PTR. So currently black claw is a buff against legendary pets. Maybe it's different on Beta server? (edited)
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Lazey

wrote on 10/14/2020

Maybe not intended, but looks like it's the reverse effect of the 9.0 changes to use damage multipliers before calculating flat damage increase/decrease. Maybe they forgot that it will also affect %-based damage reducing (0-0.99 multipliers) abilities like Boss-/Elite passives.

Honestly I didn't think about it (and we haven't seen those passives on the new SL WQ tamers, they came now back with the new legendary pet introduced last week) and guess we should check Extra Plating etc.
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Esotica

wrote on 10/13/2020

I hope this will be positive for a pvp.
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Gráinne

wrote on 10/13/2020

PvP sees very little change. A tiny nerf to TCS, an extra round CD for Void Nova, otherwise Anomalus remains untouched.