Annoying DK ghoul bug going live with Prepatch today

#1 - Aug. 30, 2022, 11:12 a.m.
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As the title suggests, the following is a rather annoying, presumably unintended, interaction I’ve run into on the WotLK prepatch PTR:

When an unholy DK with an actively summoned Ghoul (talented via Night of the Dead) leaves the ground on a flying mount, the Ghoul completely despawns, requiring the DK to completely resummon the pet, costing a cooldown, as well as a corpse dust/enemy corpse if unglyphed. This is INCREDIBLY annoying to play around, and despite me reporting it in the last 3 beta builds, it has still managed to slip its way into the version currently on PTR.

I can confirm that this glitch is NOT the case for the non-permanent ghoul summoned by an untalented use of Raise Dead. He will run around below you on the ground for his fixed duration of 1 minute. This behaviour is intended, whereas the behaviour of the version talented via Night of the Dead should not be the case. I also tested on a hunter, and though the pet despawns when I fly up, it instantly respawns upon dismounting when I return to the ground.

As an unholy DK main, I implore you, PLEASE FIX THIS ANNOYING OVERSIGHT, BLIZZARD!!!

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#5 - Aug. 30, 2022, 5:13 p.m.
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We’ve been working on a fix for this, and expect to hotfix it soon.