Xu-Fu is leveling up: Pet Pages!

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Xu-Fu is leveling up: Pet Pages!

2021-06-27 13:38:04
Just in time before Patch 9.1, I'm happy to bring you a fresh new feature: bespoke pet tooltips and pages!

Gone are the wowhead tooltips and instead you'll find Xu-Fu's very own everywhere there are pets, like here:
Xu-Fu, Cub of Xuen, Anubisath Idol, Kunchong Hatchling.

Why, you might ask? To bring you a more convenient browsing experience! In those tooltips you see some of the most important information right there: abilities, if it can be caged, stats, available breeds, and maybe most importantly if you own it or not! That is, if you are logged in and have your collection imported.

Click on a pet and you will open it's dedicated page that gives you even more information. Check out the Stats for some advanced breakdowns like how often which ability is used in strategies, how many players own which specific breed, or how many people own the pet two or three times! You will also find a handy list of similar pets sharing abilities.

I'm most excited for the "About" section, though. This is where I hope that crowd intelligence will come into play.
Every registered user can edit this section using Xu-Fu's article editor. If you think you have something valuable to add, please feel free to edit the sections :-)

I will add the 9.1 pets as soon as possible and hope that this new addition will make Xu-Fu an even better resource of information for all pet battlers in the world!


wrote on 2021-07-31 14:30:51

I usually dislike so called website upgrades because, most times things look worse or don't work as one is used (yeah, I"m getting old, I guess, hehe), but this looks wonderful!


wrote on 2021-07-15 17:25:12

Love the new cards. It is nice to see the "owned by" %. Is there a way to see a list of all pets with the "Owned by" %? It would be nice so you can see actual rarity all in one list and be able to filter and sort for fun. Maybe add it to the "My Pet Collection" filters. Just a suggestion. Keep up the GREAT work. Very impressive.


wrote on 2021-07-16 04:48:08

Hey! Yeah that's certainly possible :-) I'm still thinking if I should add columns to some of the existing tables (your collection or the collection viewer) or create a new page for all pets and... well, I don't know yet how that could look like. But the short answer is yes! makes sense :) no ETA though


wrote on 2021-07-03 05:13:55

Really nice! Great work!


wrote on 2021-06-30 10:47:32

Is there any list of all pets or i need to type them on the search bar?


wrote on 2021-07-01 04:38:12

If you go to your account and "My Collection" you can import your pets. That same page shows all pets. Using the filters you can see collected and not-collected :)
Or you can use this as well, does the same thing: https://www.wow-petguide.com/Collection

As to a list of all pets without a user collection to it, I have that on my todo's for a while now. With the pet pages done, I think this is much more realistic to accomplish now. But I haven't even started work on it. That'll take a while!


wrote on 2021-06-29 08:12:55

I'm going to make a weird request... Not sure if its really feasible but I think it would be cool.
Under "Strategies" Tab for specific pets: Show breeds of pet (if one is required) for the strategy from this screen without having to go into the individual strategies.
Under "About" Tab for specific pets: I love the little statistics you have placed on the left side. I would love if it had most popular breeds (based on strategies maybe? Or user voted?).


wrote on 2021-06-29 13:35:23

Hey! No such thing as a request too weird. Perhaps too much effort or not fitting for the page, but that's a different discussion :D

Listing the breed requirement in the table *might* be possible. I'm very conscious of load times and right now I got it to a nice place where even with 500+ strategies the pet page loads decently fast. If grabbing the breed requirements means crawling through each strategy individually, it might not work out, but I'll give it a try! Perhaps it can be done more easily than I am thinking right now.

Most popular breed is SUPER difficult. I added data on that in the Stats but am a bit reluctant to make it more prominent. Reason is that despite my own estimate, even with the dataset I have (coming from pet battle enthusiasts only), that data shows most people don't care about breeds. For example if you look at https://www.wow-petguide.com/Pet/158685/Crimson_Skipper/Stats - which is listed as a Tier 1 PvP pet in P/S breed, the actual breed distribution is almost exactly 50/50 between P/S and S/S.
For other pets it's a bit more visible but it's still pretty hard to figure out "the" best breed. Or even the most recommendable. Could even be different ones depending on PvE or PvP.

My conclusion for that was to add the stats for advanced users to figure it out, and leave it open to pet battlers to add information in the About section if they think a specific breed is the most useful (anyone can edit those sections, like a wiki). On top of the existing guides that give some information on most useful pets and their breeds.
Hope that helps!


wrote on 2021-06-29 19:06:35

Thats perfect! I hadnt even considered load times, etc! Thanks so much for the detailed and amazingly helpful reply! <3 And great job once again! Love it!


wrote on 2021-06-27 16:44:43

Nice! I'd like it more if the ability's tooltip appeared when hovering over the ability's icon in addition to the ability's name.


wrote on 2021-06-27 18:54:29

That does work for me on the tooltips of pets. Regular wowhead tooltips appear when hovering over the name of an ability. Same everywhere else. Or did I misunderstand what you mean?


wrote on 2021-06-28 15:11:11

I agree with the op. Having the tooltip only show when mousing over the ability name feels a little odd. Seeing as the whole ability bar highlights when you mouse over it, it feels like the tooltip should show when you mouse over any part of the ability bar. Just a small issue. (edited)


wrote on 2021-06-29 06:01:03

Ah! I misunderstood it at first. You're both right, and that's updated now :-)


wrote on 2021-06-28 00:22:13

how do I click on the pet to get to the Wowhead guide on how to get the pet now? *puzzled*


wrote on 2021-06-28 03:21:03

You can click on the the top right corner of the pet card. There is a link to wowhead :) (edited)


wrote on 2021-06-28 17:41:40

Thank you! Best of both worlds! Wowhead historical comments AND Xu Fu helpful stuff xxx <3


wrote on 2021-06-28 15:13:03

Really nice addition. Keep up the great work :-)


wrote on 2021-06-27 21:25:57

Love the strategies tab! This looks great!


wrote on 2021-06-27 16:13:33

nice one, thanks!


wrote on 2021-06-27 15:34:16

That looks amazing! Thank you for all the hard work. :D


wrote on 2021-06-27 14:42:58

Wonderful idea! Wonderful feature! Thanks!

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