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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



Joined: 2003.06.02 00:00:00
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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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