Several people have reported noticing issues with pet Growl not working, both in emails and in the comments.
I did some controlled testing of Growl last night, and was unable to replicate any problem — it worked perfectly for me every time. But enough people are talking about it that I suspect something’s up.
Is anyone else experiencing issues with Growl? Or perhaps issues with pet threat? If so, in what situation did you see the problem? On bosses? In 5-mans? Soloing?
If there is an issue, it appears that it must be tied to specific circumstances, and I’d like to find out what those are and replicate them, so we can confirm or deny for certain whether there’s a problem.
[UPDATE]: So far I’ve tested Growl on normal mobs. It works fine. It autocasts fine. When I mount and fly the autocast stays on, and stays on when I swap pets as well. Bestial Wrath with or without the Glyph of Endless Wrath does not cause any problems.
Tested with raid bosses in Molten Core. Again everything seemed to be working perfectly fine.
Also tested Misdirect without growl, and it worked fine.
My best guess at this point is that there was some kind of situational bug. If someone can pinpoint the conditions that are causing growl issues, please post ’em here so we can dig deeper.
[2nd UPDATE]: Okay, I can confirm that raid bosses from BC and Wrath are immune to pet taunts now (but not Molten Core, strangely). Worked fine on trash. Now to see if this is a bug or an intentional change — since we know they were messing with old bosses in patch 5.1.