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Lisa Chau



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I think it would be great to have pets.

Puppies, kittens, llamas, owls: whatever.

They would follow you around, grow, become mature. Defend you if someone attacks. You should be able to teach them tricks and maybe useful actions, like fetch or find.

You'll have to feed them. They require pet food, not breadfruit. And water.

They'll come running when you log in.

Sometimes they'll adopt you, if you don't already have one.

This would be one way to provide structure for new players. If they're adopted by a puppy, they have to find food for it and so on.

Different animals would have different capabilities and personalities.

I'd like a dog.

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Mark Phillips


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Kinda like this?:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/08/07/stray-dog-wins-hearts-and-new-home-after-following-man-through-155-mile-ultramarathon/?postshare=5881470606271625&tid=ss_fb

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Lisa Chau wrote:I think it would be great to have pets.

Puppies, kittens, llamas, owls: whatever.

They would follow you around, grow, become mature. Defend you if someone attacks. You should be able to teach them tricks and maybe useful actions, like fetch or find.

You'll have to feed them. They require pet food, not breadfruit. And water.

They'll come running when you log in.

Sometimes they'll adopt you, if you don't already have one.

This would be one way to provide structure for new players. If they're adopted by a puppy, they have to find food for it and so on.

Different animals would have different capabilities and personalities.

I'd like a dog.

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Lisa Chau



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I still love this idea. Could it be prioritized?

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I like this idea a lot!! I would lovee to have my own puppy!!! I think Lisa had great ideas!

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Mark Phillips


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Cool, let's see if we can pin down the nuances. I should be able to get to it in six weeks ish at present rate. Maybe by then we'll have the idea really solid.

What happens to your pet when you're not logged in? Do they go dormant? Are they still visible in the game world? Do they wait in the Room from which you logged out, and pine over your absence? Do they get hungry while you're gone? Can they be attacked while you're gone? Do they eventually give up waiting for you and look for another player to adopt them?

I like the idea of them waiting for you in the Room you logged out of. If you all like it too, how realistic do we want to be? If you go on vacation IRL do they die of thirst? Do you have to get a pet sitter to look after them?

Would Pet Sitter be a new Role? Go around feeding/watering the moping pets? Would they be paid from the absent owner's bank account, as Inn rent or House taxes are? Would there be NPC Pet Sitters if players aren't available?

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I think you should have to care for the pet. Make sure it eats and drinks. Maybe one way to log out with the pet is to put it in a crate and pick it up just like all the other stuff you have in your inventory(omg poor ria! Those rotties weigh a ton)

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Lisa Chau



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Can you add features one at a time? Start with pets waiting and pining but not needing food while their owner is not logged in. See how that goes, then add the other features later? Or not.

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How do you prefer to acquire pets? Do you go to a pet shop and pick one out? Or will stray puppies, kittens, etc. follow you around trying to get you to adopt them? Or ?

Naturally, pets belonging to magic users can become familiars...

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No pet shops, please…In real life I would never buy a puppy from a store. Of course there should be a shop that you could buy collars and other supplies for the pet
I like the idea of adopting a stray puppy. Maybe there could be a pet rescue center where you could go and adopt a pet
(please could I have a little rottweiler puppy to adopt??)

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Do pets enter fights to defend their owners? What if the owner initiates the combat?

If an owner and a pet are fighting together against some opponent, do they attack separately with their individual combat values (realistic), or are the pet's hitroll and damroll added to the owner's (incentive to have pets)?

What if you don't want your pet to participate in combats? 'Cos your cat will die in one round trying to combat a squad of Blackshirts. Can you set a flag which determines whether your pet will join a fight? If it doesn't join in, does it run away?

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I wouldn't want my pet to fight. Could it be like in Wow they just hang around while you're locked in combat?

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How about making that an option? I think some would want their pets to fight: attack dogs, etc.

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good idea to have choices

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Jena Moffet



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I would love to adopt the puppies I see in the plazas.
It would also be nice, if we have player housing, if we could let the animals stay there. We could either let them wander about the house, or stay in one room, and maybe we could customize the rooms with items for pets such as beds, bowls, toys, etc.
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