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Guard Animals?

Hi everyone. This the first discussion I've ever started so have mercey on me lol.

Just throwing a fun idea out there. Remember the stream where Steven and Jeff turned into those cute monster bunnies/puppies (at least they looked like bunnies/puppies)? Well, what if we could catch, tame, breed and train those animals to defend our homes for when our node falls? There could be a means of leveling them up as well as recipes for their food.

I feel that this could add an extra challenge when a node is under siege or has been successfully seiged and would also provide some security if a homeowner is not online to defend their freehold.

What do you guys think? :blush:

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    ^^^^ I like it. Only drawback would be coming home and finding poor fido slain :cry:
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    I like this idea! But I think they said your house may go away if your node falls.
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    ooh I can already imagine myself shouting   "RELEASE THE HOUUUNDS" in case of an intruder on my freehold..
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    We can hire NPCs to help guard our freeholds - tamed animals could do the same, i suppose.
    After a successful siege, we have about 2 hours to defend our freeholds and prevent them from being destroyed.
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    Dygz said:
    We can hire NPCs to help guard our freeholds - tamed animals could do the same, i suppose.
    After a successful siege, we have about 2 hours to defend our freeholds and prevent them from being destroyed.
    You always bring the best news ^^
    Now the question is can i make them look undead?
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    Thanks for the news @Dygz! I never realized that. Hard to remember all the game info!  @lexmax It would be a hard sight to see  but at least Fido would have died an honorable death.
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    @Morriganna I actually really like this idea!  Perhaps it can be a part of the Animal Husbandry thing Steven keeps mentioning.  Pet/Animal training seems a logical next-step after breeding, wouldn't you think?

    After all, if you think if lore and roleplay, too - it makes perfect sense to have guard dogs at the very least to be able to sniff for intruders (possibly invisible rogues or mages, too?) and a perfect non-magical solution for many things.  Perhaps they could be also trained to smell different things, like when your crops are ripe (if you're a farmer), or if a certain type of herb is in the area, or tracking somebody if you're a part of the mercenary stuff that tries to hunt down criminals?

    Would this "training" be pet-specific, perhaps as a part of the Animal Husbandry stuff?  Or do you think it should be something related to the Augment system they have where you would be able to apply certain things to vanity/cosmetic/cute pets?
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    I think that would be a fantastic idea!  
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    I think that would be a fantastic idea!  
    Would you be my guard animal? ;)
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    Love the idea. One question; would these animals require regular feeding? I mean, let's say I escort my caravan to another node, then come back; a process that can take days, at least, right?

    And no one has been there to feed my poor guard beastie. It dies.

    Not even the gift of dying honorably in battle! Such waste of a noble creature! Woe, woe is me!

    *ahem*

    Anyway. Just a thought :smiley:
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    *Kratz looks at boards*

    Bounty Hunter required for Pet PK'er. Wanted, dead or alive.

    100,000,000 gold. Contact @Lexmax when mission complete.  

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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    Lots of great insight here! I was thinking of training in terms of increasing their strength, endurance, radius detection etc. As for feeding I think maybe being able to leave a certain amount of food for them would be fair. Pet food recipes would also be fun.
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    I really wasn't fond of the feeding pets mechanic especially in BDO.
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    Me to @T-Elf. Maybe we should skip the feed thing then. 
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    So like in Conan Exiles where you can enslave people? Anyone wanna be my slave? =)
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    nagash said:
    Dygz said:
    We can hire NPCs to help guard our freeholds - tamed animals could do the same, i suppose.
    After a successful siege, we have about 2 hours to defend our freeholds and prevent them from being destroyed.
    You always bring the best news ^^
    Now the question is can i make them look undead?
    If there is not a halloween skins set called The Nagash Legion set in the cash shop they will miss out on a small fortune lol.
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    Kratz said:

    *Kratz looks at boards*

    Bounty Hunter required for Pet PK'er. Wanted, dead or alive.

    100,000,000 gold. Contact @Lexmax when mission complete.  

    Pet pk? I've got just the guy. 


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    I'll be sure to make my dragon guard my hut. Made of wood. Dry wood. 

    It won't last long (the hut) but evreyone will get crazy asking themselves what may be inside to put that beast to guard it.
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