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    Battle Pet Price History

    You told me to come here to talk about it, twitter conversation for context.

    Seems odd when Legion BoEs have the daily summary data but battle pets have too many variables.
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    I started writing out a long reply to compare and contrast pricing items vs pets, but I was coming to a simple conclusion, so we can skip all that and get straight to it:

    Yes, it's possible for TUJ to extend its methods for pricing pets to also save those prices daily for long-term charts like "Daily Summary" and "Regional Daily Summary" on items. I just didn't care to build it. That data wasn't saved beyond 2 weeks for pets. I didn't think those stats were as important as they are for items.

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    Well that's a bit sad to hear, but thanks for taking the time to reply.
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    All I sell is pets and mounts on five realms, and in my experience 95% of people who buy pets could care less about breed or level. The vast majority of the market is "gotta catch 'em all!", not pet battle min/maxers. Pet battling is too mundane for most people to care about it in much depth. I used to try to price different breeds and levels differently, but it didn't take long to realize it wasn't worth the time and storage. The number of people who really, really want that rare S/S Darkmoon Rabbit is so small that it isn't worth it to wait for those buyers. I firmly believe that almost everyone ignores breed, and they only look at level as a slight bonus.

    The TSM guys decided to ignore the whole breed/level thing in their handling of pets, and that was the right call. Warcraftpets.com is a great pet-centric site, and they, too, mostly ignore breed/spec. They show it in the detailed info on a pet, but it doesn't factor into their comparative pet collecting registry at all.

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    Battle Pet pricing now ignores breed.

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    Will historical data for pets be stored past two weeks now? It should be simpler to add the Regional Daily Summary chart now that it's all one price right?

    Also thanks for adding the ability to see your characters pets, very useful
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    Quote Originally Posted by Romath View Post
    Will historical data for pets be stored past two weeks now?
    Not yet. Did think about it, though.
    It should be simpler to add the Regional Daily Summary chart now that it's all one price right?
    Not simpler, really. I just dropped the breed column from existing pet pricing tables and updated a bunch of code to deal with that. Would need to add a new monthly pet pricing table and charts if we want history over 2 weeks.

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    Not simpler, really
    I'm sorry for my ignorance, things always sound easier when you don't know how they work :P

    Well if you ever get around to adding it I believe it would be very useful and I'd be very grateful. Until then thanks for all the work you do, TUJ has been a very important part of my goblining for years!
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