Xu-Fu's Pet Guides are a welcoming community all around pet battles in World of Warcraft.
Created by Aranesh in 2015, the site has since grown immensely. It hosts hundreds of different strategies for pet challenges, tools to analyze and optimize your collection, and is localized in several languages.
All that is possible thanks to a group of dedicated contributors and visitors just like yourself! Be part of it, and enjoy your stay!
The release of a new addon is always a very special time. All that anticipation, culminating into the first hours of entering new zones and experiencing all the new content that we only read about or maybe saw some videos. Or played on the beta, but it's not the same ... continue reading
What's that ominous Plus sign right next to each strategy? Your way to add strategies to Xu-Fu of course!
- It was long overdue and from this day onward you can stop adding your strategies into comments, because now you have access to a full new toolset allowing you to ... continue reading
One month to go for Battle for Azeroth, and this week the pre-patch will hit already! With so many changes coming in that patch, a blog entry about it is long overdue.
- 1. Use your pet charms today!
- Pet Charms as we know it will lose in their value immensely. With the ... continue reading
Another update already!
- This one went much smoother than I expected, and I'm super happy about it. It is feature 2 of 3 core things I need to complete before Battle for Azeroth hits the shelves. That gives me another 6 weeks from now to finish up and have Xu-Fu ready for ... continue reading
Today I am very happy to introduce a new section to Xu-Fu’s Pet Guides. A topic that has been neglected for way too long: Pet PvP!
- Rosqo, well known in the pvp world of pet battles, volunteered to work on this section and will fill it with life. He is creating many ... continue reading
First of all, my apologies for the long maintenance! There was a LOT of work that needed to be done for this update and half the page wasn’t working during it anyway :D
- The Battle Tables desperately needed an overhaul. They are the core part of the page, and yet ... continue reading
Line 4 of the TDScript is defunct. There is no point putting 'ability(Wind-Up:459)' and immediately following it with 'ability(#1)' when Wind-Up is in slot 1 anyway.
- It works exactly the same like this:
- change(#2) [ round=2 ]
- ... [continue reading]
This is not a 100% and I used a level 14 pet and it still almost died from Delta's 1st Primal Cry (It also crit against my Darkmoon Zepplin so I could not cast explode) but likely would not have been alive to soak the XP
Attempting to add a strat to the Chopped wq and the page has thrown a wobbler. It's cut off the bottom of the strat, I can't add any more lines, and all the tabs have disappeared, including the tab for the alternate strats.
To the Team here:
First I want to thank you for the continued development and implementation of the tools you have created for everyone here. I love coming back to see all the wonderful shiny implementations you are doing, and the fact that people can log in, vote and upscale various posts and strategies. Seeing buttons like "RNG" and "Breed" are such a wonderful addition. And frankly because I am a 'casual' gamer, this site has saved me HOURS of trying out my (failed) strategies and use other people's Pet Loving strats. It has made me somewhat enjoy the new twists that Blizzard has created with various pet battles, and definitely enhances my gaming experience as a avid pet collector.
Thank you for ALL your hard work.
Thank you for sharing the Pet Love.
Many thanks for all the work you've put into this site, Aranesh! I have had countless hours of fun doing pet battles because of the strategies shared here. I doubt I could have finished the Celestial Tournament rounds without help from here!
Here's to a lot more fun in BfA, and don't forget to show our support by clicking on the Donate button! (Btw, Aranesh, the redirect from Paypal after donating landed in a page not found.)
Everything is great, but I wanted to comment on one quick issue that has come up with your new updates to pet battle pages. Before, you could scroll over the alternative teams for a fight and see any notes. Now you cannot, which is a pain for the Kura/Erris fight in the pet menagerie. I now have to click through each alternative until I find the one for the right team. While I appreciate that it shows you what pets are used in the alternative strategies without having to click through them, it would be nice to be able to see the notes about them without having to click on the alternative.
Other than that, your site is great and I really appreciate all the hard work you put into it. Thank you for what you do on here!
I just joined today to be able to say Thank You Very Much for your site and efforts of those who contributed strategies and comments. I ignored pet battling since its inception but Legion finally got me curious. With this site, I managed to complete Family Familiar! I feel so fortunate to have found so much information in the easiest to use appearance. Gratitude to all who helped.
I wanted to say thank you to Aranesh, the development team, and all the kind contributors at Xu Fu for these amazing strategies. Pet battling became so complicated and frustrating solo. There is no way I could have accomplished what I did without your efforts.
It saddens me that people such as yourselves, who receive no money for your work, have done more for my success in WoW pet ventures than the Blizzard company itself. Blizzard takes in $12-15 US each month, and has received hundreds of dollars from me over the years. Yet after years of financial and personal commitment to their products, Blizzard cares nothing about my success in their world, particularly when it comes to pet battles and pet collections. Low drop rates, unspoken pet spawning times, and useless customer service help ticket responses pushed me away from the game. If Blizzard had even 20% of the passion for WoW fans that Xu Fu staff demonstrates, I might have stayed. They do not, and I doubt they ever will. As a result of this, I am leaving WoW with no plans to return.
Xu Fu was one of the pest parts of my WoW journey. You all listened to the community, took feedback under advisement, and constantly sought to improve both the user interface and site content. You linked with other sites and we're not threatened by criticism. Cheers to you, Aranesh, and all the other staff. All the best to you in your current and future ventures. Thank you.
I was very moved by your words, and it took me a while to find the right words. I hope I found them now: Thank you. Thank you for your immense praise towards me and all Xu-Fu contributors. You are right, passion for WoW and all its pets is the driving force behind this page.
Your words for Blizzard are quite harsh, and I do not intend to defend them, that's not my place and not my task ^^ I met a number of their employees over time, and for those individuals, I can vouch that their passion for this game is at least equal to my own.
If that were not the case, most likely I would not invest my own passion into this project myself.
Be that how it may, I am glad to have been part of the positive side for you, and wish you also all the best for yourself!
Minor addition suggestion though: Since the site has my pet collection info AND needed pets/levels for strategies, I'd love if it suggested which pets I should level, increase quality of and/or obtain next based on which is used the most in strategies.
Like just from my browsing, it seems the recommended pet for me to obtain would be the Zandalari Anklebiter.
That will come. Not too soon I'm afraid. The collection import is quite young and was the last big feature I added. Next up the battle tables will use it as well and show you which strategy you have the pets for and which not. Your suggestion will come afterwards :-)
The page was never designed for mobile :S Just recently I edited the menu to be more mobile friendly. You should see a "Menu" button that expands into the actual menu when tapping on it.
Can you please tell me what device you are using?
I only came across this site in legion, but I wanted to say a massive thank you! Your site is amazing and thanks to your info, I have been able to get my family familiar and family fighter achievements. Highly recommend!