Necklace Patterns

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  1. Browncoat Jayson

    Browncoat Jayson Legend of the Hearth

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    I'd like to see some necklace patterns added that can be applied to Taming Necklaces. These would then change the summoned creature into the form of the patterned item.

    All current non-combat pets should be able to be turned into an Eternal Pattern (by salvaging) to apply to Taming Necklaces. For example, the Blood Raven Decoration Pet could be salvaged to receive an Eternal Pattern: Blood Raven Taming Call, which could be applied to a Taming Necklace containing an Obsidian Destroyer. When summoned, the pet would then appear to be a Blood Raven, but have the stats of the Obsidian Destroyer.

    Myself, I'd really like to use my Rottweiler pet on a Wolf summons.
     
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    Elgarion Community Manager Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Probably a bit of new tech, but I did suggest this to the team right now. Something I would like to work on for sure at some point. Sure, maybe not very immersive to have a powerful pet that looks like a bunny (speaks softly so the arch lapin doesn't hear), but why not if it adds a layer of fun customization? Plus, some of the tamed pets are annoyingly large and block camera view quite a bit, depending.
     
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    Browncoat Jayson Legend of the Hearth

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    Thanks, @Elgarion! I know a lot of people would appreciate a pet appearance customization.

    For summoned pets, perhaps offhand patterns that could apply these effects? Then they would go on the attunement artifacts. And you could control which apply to tamed pets (necklaces) and which apply to summoned pets (offhands) separately.
     
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    Elgarion Community Manager Moderator SOTA Developer

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    Welp, sounds like it'll all be a lot of new tech because of how necklaces and taming work. We'll keep "alternative appearances of pets in mind" -- it's a great idea :) Perhaps not via patterns, but we might be able to muster up something at some point.
     
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    Meanwhile I find my tamed wolves to be too small :( I want a Razorback Destroyer sized wolf!
     
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    Maybe another approach might be, such as there are rare seasonal/event bosses - perhaps there could be rare/seasonal level 100+ tames that represent the "apex" / "sage" (Sennin) / lord of all of that type of animal (like a Shadowfax/Gamabunta/Arch Lapin)

    Like in March/April, a tamable Arch Lapin could appear as a boss in forest/plains encounters, in May/June the lord of all ducks, etc.



    This would add a seasonal/rarity aspect to taming that would cause something interesting in the economy as well as shake up the taming meta a bit. Shadow versions of creatures already exist, seems like a reasonable (but incredibly rare) thing to stumble across a 1,000 year old lord of X animal, that has been absorbing magic energies or etc, that can hold its own against some of the toughest creatures in Novia.