Shouldn't summoning whistles wear out over time?

Discussion in 'Skills and Combat' started by Vladamir Begemot, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Vladamir Begemot

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    They never lose durability, so as long as you don't mess up and lose your animal, they are forever.
     
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    I would agree if my summoning whistle were quickly whittled from a random piece of driftwood. However I cut down 6 whole trees to craft my whistle from the best and strongest wood that Novia has to offer and imbued it with the magical strength of 8 silver ore. The whistle is subjected only to the occasional gentle touch of my lips and soft breath. I expect it to last as long as Novia itself. Even if I chewed on it I would expect my teeth to wear down before a dent was made in the whistle.

    Of course, maybe you did whittle your whistle from driftwood in which case I agree that it shouldn‘t be as durable as mine :)
     
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    I'd not mind if you could also transfer the pet on the worn down whistle to a new one, but it seems a fairly pointless change to make if you can do that (yet more mindless grinding for a massively disproportionate amount of materials to make a whistle so small you wear it on a necklace!) - and given a lot of people regard 'their pets' as parts of the character they are playing, making them 'die' because a whistle wears out is never going to be even slightly popular with them. Bringing in a change that will be unpopular with some players is happening an awful lot lately, this is really not a situation that justifies yet another alienating mechanic.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that they take damage if you take damage.
     
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    The whistle is fine the way it is.
     
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    I don't believe they take any damage even if you take damage.
     
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    Maybe if they could be enchanted or masterworked they should take damage. The way they are now is just fine.
     
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    Sorry to gatecrash your thread Vladamir but I've been away since July. Has anything changed with Pets and summoning since then? Thanks :)