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New year limits for pets (that actually make at least some sense)

Lena Borchardt 3 years ago updated by World of Potter 3 years ago 2

When the new pets were introduced, I guess everybody was quite in shock at first. Especially on the newer WoP pages apart from the EU page, many many students were suddenly unable to repurchase their beloved pets due to not having reached the year limit. 


I am a librarian on the German page. Together with our library leader, a member of the backstory team, the male Hufflepuff prefect and many more to prove-read, we came up with a new division of the pets into classes. 


They are as following: 


OWLS


Name

Current Year

Suggested Year

Eagle Owl

1

6

Tawny Owl

6

4

Long-Eared Owl

3

4

Boreal Owl

2

2

Short-Eared Owl

5

3

Barn Owl

3

3

Little Owl

6

1

Snowy Owl

4

5

The new division is based on the size of the owls as well as their prize and description of their behavior. It simply doesn't make sense that you would need to be Year 6 to own a Little Owl but may have an Eagle Owl in first year with the bird having a wing span taller than the student. 


Next up: 


CATS


Name

Current Year

Suggested Year

Abyssinian Cat

3

2

Norwegian Forest Cat

4

1

Bengal Cat

6

4

Main Coon Cat

6

5

Burmese Cat

5

4

Europé Cat

2

3

Persian Cat

5

3

Wild Cat

6

1

British Shorthair Cat

3

6

House Cat

1

2

Again, the new division is based on description of behavior and price. 


MICE

Name

Current Year

Suggested Year

House Mouse

1

1

Field Mouse

5

4

Wood Mouse

2

2

White Mouse

4

3

Basically all mice could be available in first year. But since we totally understand that there needs to be a division of some sort, we decided to but it as low as possible, therefore only changing two years and making all mice available within the first four years. Because honestly all types of mice are easy to handle here. 


TOADS

Name

Current Year

Suggested Year

Harlequin Toad

6

2

Toad

1

1

The same applies here. Toads are easy to handle, even for the youngest students. Therefore there's no sense in making a toad only available for the highest two classes. This also might make toads more attractive as pets as they are available to young students while their dream pet might not be. 


And last but definitely not least:


OTHERS

Name

Current Year

Suggested Year

Pygmy Puff

3

3

Purple Pygmy Puff

4

3

Cornish Pixies

6

6

Pygmy Puffs are the same creatures, only their color is different. That's why they should be available at the same time. Isn't it discriminating enought that the purple pygmy puff is much more expensive than the "regular" one? 


If you actually read til down here: First of all, thank you so much for your time. We understand it's a lot of input right now but if you like this idea we would really appreciate your support on this. Hopefully it's a soluction we can all agree on and be happy with ♥ 

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This should have been done on all the sites now.

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still hope that we can change this!

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This should have been done on all the sites now.