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27.06.2019 - Patch 8.2 and Pet Update Issues

The patch is live and with it the usual suspects - API problems ^^
Importing or updating your pet collection from the armory currently returns zero pets. This is an issue on Blizzards side and we'll need to wait until it's been addressed.
In the meanwhile, it's the perfect opportunity to build some better error messages in so you know what's going on when trying to update your collection :-)


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JarofFlies

scritto il 30.07.2019

Every day the teams I've imported disappear from rematch is that normal? Probably something on my end, but I can't get them to save for long
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Gráinne

scritto il 30.07.2019

There is a folder

World of Warcraft_retail_WTFAccount(some number)#1SavedVariables

in which there should be a file

Rematch.lua

That is where your Rematch teams are saved.

If your Rematch teams are disappearing, that file is either being deleted, not being written, or in some way corrupted so it can't be read,

Check out that file when you log out. Then log in, create a team, log out and see what's there after. I've never heard of this specific problem, but it has to be around that file.

Maybe try deleting that file while logged out, and Rematch will start a new one when you log in.
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JarofFlies

scritto il 31.07.2019

I checked that folder and it was empty, but the rematch.lua was in a different folder so I moved it into the savedvariables one. So far so good
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Aranesh

scritto il 31.07.2019

Are you using any automated addon updater like the curse client? I've heard before that some of them or wrong settings in them result in a full re-import of your addons (incl. settings and teams) whenever you start WoW. Perhaps that helps in tracking down the reason!
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Alexstrasza

scritto il 25.07.2019

Quote: "In the meanwhile, it's the perfect opportunity to build some better error messages in"
These should already be in place in case such things happen!, Shame on you for slacking!! *wink* ;-)
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Gráinne

scritto il 10.07.2019

Blizzard seems to have fixed this now.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20772507045#post-11
and I just updated my pets successfully
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Smurf#1869

scritto il 07.07.2019

I give up.... I can't seem to sort out anything with Xu Fu and WoW. Can someone explain it ti a barely computer literate dude how to get my pet list back?
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Gráinne

scritto il 07.07.2019

It will be back, without you doing anything, when Blizzard have fixed their API.

If you really, really, feel you need to access your list before that, you can try the workaround that others have said worked for them.

1. Find a character on your account level 10 or above (or it is 20 and above? 20 is safe, anyway) that you haven't logged in to since 8.2.

2. Go into your Account page here, Pet Collection, and change the character connected to your account with the "Change Character" button, low on the left hand side.

Don't log in to that character until Blizzard have fixed it!
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J_ohn

scritto il 07.07.2019

The only buttons I've got on my "Pet Collection" page (https://www.wow-petguide.com/?page=collection) on the lower-left side are "Update Now" and "Change Region". There's no "Change Character" button. In case it matters, I'm on the EU region.
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Gráinne

scritto il 07.07.2019

I think that happens if you are linked by Battle.net, and a character was chosen automatically, so you never made a deliberate choice yourself. I think.

Kaerei below suggests Go to Menu>Tools>Pet Collection Viewer>Select new character.
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J_ohn

scritto il 07.07.2019

That only works for viewing the collection. It doesn't update the collection on your account, for purposes of promoting different strategies after obtaining new pets etc.

Sorry if this comes out as too negative. It's not that big a deal; they'll fix the API eventually. I just wanted to understand why I don't have the "Change Character" button. Thanks for clarifying!
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Smurf#1869

scritto il 07.07.2019

Thanks y'all... patience sounds like my best course of action.
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Kaerei

scritto il 09.07.2019

Yeah, some people haven’t been able to import a new character, and will just have to use “view collection” until the API is fixed. Good to know why now, though!
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Gráinne

scritto il 10.07.2019

Blizzard seems to have fixed this now.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/bnet/topic/20772507045#post-11
and I just updated my pets successfully
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Kaerei

scritto il 10.07.2019

Yay!!!! Checking mine now!
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Gorggy#2297

scritto il 03.07.2019

Thanks for the info. I am now up to date. Thanks
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mynnerva

scritto il 29.06.2019

Okay, so here is how I got around the glitch. I updated (imported) my pets, with a character who I have not logged into since before the latest patch. It had to be one who had not set foot in the waters of 8.2. I hope this helps someone.
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Xijan

scritto il 05.07.2019

How can i change the character? My Account is bnet linked i dont think it works then does it?
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Kaerei

scritto il 05.07.2019

It does! Just go to profile>pet collection>change characters.
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Xijan

scritto il 05.07.2019

I have inly the Button Import Pets no Change Character. I didnt import before.
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Sarinaa

scritto il 05.07.2019

I'm having the same problem...it doesn't allow me to change characters...is there a trick
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Kaerei

scritto il 06.07.2019

Yes! Go to Menu>Tools>Pet Collection Viewer>Select new character.
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Xijan

scritto il 06.07.2019

Yeah that worked but cant get them into my account collection from there :/
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Kaerei

scritto il 06.07.2019

Hm. I'm not sure then. I didn't have any trouble changing characters. I've run into a few people who have, though. :(
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ragath

scritto il 29.06.2019

I just updated my collection and it worked.
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Sloober

scritto il 29.06.2019

Same here, updated my collection without any problems!
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mynnerva

scritto il 27.06.2019

I wish I had read this first. I thought my account was glitched and deleted it and then re-added it thinking that would help. *sad*
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Aranesh

scritto il 28.06.2019

Oh no, so sorry to hear that :-(
Hope you didn't lose a lot of info. If you uploaded strategies in the past, let me know and I'll match them to your new account!

03.05.2019 - New Guides!

In the last weeks, Xu-Fu got a lot of additional help, both from veteran Xu-Fu collaborators and new people. Most of the work has been put into guides and they are definitely worth a shout-out here.
One by one, the page now hosts:

Pet Powerleveling Guide
Written by Nyari and translated by Shenk, this guide explains in detail where and how to level up your pets in the most efficient ways possible, from Super-Squirt days all the way to great farming spots for wild pet battles.

Most used PvE Pets
Another addition by Nyari, a Tier list of pets depending on how often they are used in PvE strategies (against tamers or pet challenges). While not strictly necessary, the top spots on this list make a great shopping list for new battlers to be able and beat many different fights very quickly.

New PvP guide
The PvP section also got a lot of love by Shenk and Rosqo.
In this article, you will find detailed information about the most common team setups and strategies, as well as concrete team suggestions. This new article also allows you to add your own PvP teams if you like :-)

TD and Rematch Guides
We already had a guide on how TD scripts work and how to write them, written by Wazzak and Celellach.
Nyari and Shenk now followed up on this with a guide on how to use Rematch + TD Scripts.
And on the matter of TD Scripts, if you feel like trying your hands on writing them but feel stuck or just have a question, jump onto our Discord and we're happy to help! It's not too difficult and you don't need any programming knowledge to understand how it works and put your own scripts together :-)

Big thanks to the authors for their work on these articles!



01.04.2019 - Legendary A.P.E.X.

The recent maintenance paved the way for some big changes on Xu-Fu’s Pet Guides. If you joined us on Discord, you will have seen the beginnings of it already. Now it’s time to unveil the big news: Xu-Fu is going to transform from a page dedicated solely to providing the best strategies, to becoming the best pet trading platform on this planet!

We are going to introduce tools for you to compare collections, find compatible trading partners, offer up pets for others and to look for people who could give you a specific pet you might still be missing.
But we are not stopping there! We are already partnering up with other games to promote cross-trading, and once our user base is broad enough, ultimately offer the very same services for your beloved real life pets! Just imagine being able to trade your collection of Iron Starlettes for a cute puppy, with only a few clicks!

It truly is an exciting time, and to make all of this more obvious to each visitor, we are going to do a full rebrand.
Even though Xu-Fu lasted us a long time as a mascot, from this day onward, we will embrace the new direction with a title and logo:

All Pets, Excel and Xchange
Or in short: A.P.E.X.

What can I say, it will be truly Legendary!



29.03.2019 - The Pet Moocher

Activity has picked up on Xu-Fu and I’m really excited to introduce you to the latest addition in pet collection tools: The Pet Moocher! Not an April fools joke, it’s a real thing!
Ever wanted to compare your collection to someone else for any duplicate, cageable pets you can trade between each other? Or maybe just be selfish and see which ones you could mooch from someone else? That doesn’t have to be a tedious task with lists and formulas, enter the Pet Moocher!

Sounds like a bad commercial, I know, but it is pretty sweet! So, how does it work? It’s not a tool here on the page but over at Xu-Fu’s Discord channel. Once you’re in (you need a Discord account for that, but that’s free as well), just head over to the channel trade-eu or trade-us and read the instructions. It’s super easy to use, you just enter your own character name + realm and those of another player, and within seconds the Pet Moocher will tell you something like this:

Yuvilee has 2 tradeable Pets, that Aranesh does not own:
Bananas, Thistleleaf Adventurer


Neat! Give it a try, and please join me in thanking Shepard for creating this awesome tool :-)



03.03.2019 - PvP updates with a welcome to Shenk!

Pet battle PvP has never been my strong suit, making me rely entirely on other people to provide content for this part of the pet battling world. The latest newcomer to the Xu-Fu team kindly offered to provide his knowledge on that, admittedly lacking, part of the page: Welcome to Shenk!

The first new section up is focusing on the achievement Family Brawler, providing teams for every family right there, but you are of course more than welcome to add your own teams and ideas or leave comments.



13.02.2019 - Welcome and thanks Schlumpf!

Long time no proper announcement, it’s time to change that! And not just because WoW just turned 14 in Europe - Congrats to that!

But there is another thing that’s overdue to mention:
For a couple of weeks now, Xu-Fu has seen some immense improvements. Most notably in loading times, which are reduced drastically, but there have been changes in the background in most areas that make the page faster, more flexible and more secure. All of that is thanks to Schlumpf!

Piece by piece he has worked through my own code and optimised it, changed it or replaced it with much better versions. I am immensely grateful for all the help and wanted to make sure that it’s known who you need to thank for all the recent improvements.





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