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11-27-18, 12:20 PM   #1
Synsanken
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Question Get NPC Name

I'm looking through the API and I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to get the in-game name of a character in game, specifically, a hunter pet. I have found options to get the unit name, but those return the name of the pet (the name the hunter gave the pet). I am interested in getting the in-game name. The name before the pet was tamed.

I would like to have it return "King Krush" instead of "Bigreendino". I've checked through the Pet and Unit APIs and nothing is standing out for me.
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11-27-18, 04:08 PM   #2
p3lim
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There's nothing that can do that for you.
The best you could do is have a pre-defined list of models associated with NPC names, then match the models with the pets'. Not as accurate, and you'll end up with multiples, but it'd work.
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11-29-18, 12:56 AM   #3
elcius
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The npc id is the 5th value in the pet guid
Pet-0-3888-1220-15-89689-0102621669
I think in bfa they added some new systems to query npc info, if not you can resolve the name through scraping a tooltip.
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