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PSA: Never Dismiss your Pets because of Pathing

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once again i read this today...my biggest pet peeve ever. 

On the portal boss you will find as BM your pets will get stuck on the platform. DO NOT DISMISS. 

Toggle pet passive, pet assist until they teleport to you. Make a macro for it! Sometimes it takes more then one toggle but not very often. 

This ONLY works if there is "no path available". If this is the case the pets will teleport to you 100% of the time. 

 

WHEN IT DOESN'T WORK: You might find your pets not attacking your target, your kill command dont work and you have no idea where your pets are. You toggle and nothing happens! Well your pets can get to you...there just far away...toggle passive and continue doing what you can until you see your pets next to you.  This can happen on Eonar.  In this instant you usually cannot dismiss your pet anyway because there to far away.  Or if you do by the time it goes off there close enough to you anyway. 

read this over and over until you understand the difference between the two. 

 

Dismiss your pet = bad practice. The only time you do dismiss pet, is if your jumping down and there is a clear path down...those pets will pull everything ..but only sometimes......still not sure what the Ai code is for this...sometimes they just jump down with you! SO CONFUSING! 

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I wasn't doing the portals on Portal Keeper in my group, so I can't comment there and will just take your word for it. What I normally do whenever my pet gets stuck is the command Follow (which I have hotkeyed for easy access). The pet will stop whatever he's doing and come back to you, no matter if he needs to fly through a mountain to do it. It may be a bit slow since he doesn't dash with the Follow command, but in my experience it skips most pathing issues.

 

However, on Eonar the best way to recover your pet is to use the extra action button. Your pets will instantly dismiss when you fly (exactly like when you fly in a mount) and they will reappear at your side when you land. The pets only get stuck when you use the jumping platform, so you should always use the extra action button to fly and jump down after using the jumping platform.

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2 hours ago, Khallid said:

 It may be a bit slow..

 

Next time toggle passive/assist and he will teleport to you. If it is a true pathing issue then he will teleport to you. 

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1 hour ago, Banard said:

Next time toggle passive/assist and he will teleport to you. If it is a true pathing issue then he will teleport to you. 

I'll give it a try, it's just that in my experience pathing issues are a lot more rare than what I see other people complaining. The only place that consistently kills pathing for my pet is the beginning section of upper karazhan keystones, so it should be an easy thing to test.

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16 hours ago, Khallid said:

I'll give it a try, it's just that in my experience pathing issues are a lot more rare than what I see other people complaining. The only place that consistently kills pathing for my pet is the beginning section of upper karazhan keystones, so it should be an easy thing to test.

They are rare. It hardly happens anymore. It was happening on the portal boss. I dont know if it occurred last night on normal or not because i was i hit the toggle without even thinking. 

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