For those who aren't yet familiar with it, there is an amazing Pet Battle Strategy website, Xu-Fu's Pet Guides
. Up until now it has been something of a bible for those of us wanting solid PvE Pet Battle Strategies without having to put the work in ourselves.
Two weeks ago the Xu-Fu website announced two tools to be hosted on their website. Magpie, an auction house scanner that allows you to search for deals on pets you are missing, was imported from its previous host. Alongside this move however, a pet collection viewer was also launched.
This is big news because the recently updated World of Warcraft Armory took away our ability to use a basic search function in order to easily find our pets.
It's more than just a quick way to sneakily find out if your friend has that one pet though. Pie charts inform you about the ratio of collected to uncollected pets in a collection, as well as a breakdown of the quality of the pets you own, and the family make up of your collection.
Clicking on a segment of any of these charts will bring up the names of the pets that make up the segment.
Below the pie charts is a bar graph capable of displaying the quality and family breakdowns if you prefer bar graphs to pie charts. Its default, however, is set to show a level breakdown of your collection.
On the pet list itself are various filters that allow you to search for duplicates, specific breeds and even tradable pets.
One of the big upsides to this new tool is you don't need to create an account in order to upload your collection. When you do upload a collection it's assigned a number, so you can easily revisit your collection through a bookmark. Each time you revisit your collection it will reload the information from the armory so you don't need to actively update the collection unless you're very busy.
I hope you all have a good week.