The Daily Grind: What would you like MMORPG vanity pets to *do*?

I think I’ve made Bree roll her eyes dozens of times when I’ve waxed poetic about my love for vanity pets in MMOs. Hey, some people — perhaps soulless, unfeeling people — might see them as obnoxious, purposeless, and pointless. Me? I don’t feel complete unless I have a companion frolicking away as I go about saving the world.

Assuming that you too enjoy non-combat pets, what would you like them to do other than follow along at your side? I enjoy the occasional pet that speaks to me, interacts with the world, or can be taught tricks. I heard that Willy from World of Warcraft even shoots critters with the occasional eyebeam, but I’ve yet to see that happen. It’ll be the greatest day when that happens, though.

Could vanity pets be given more functionality? Would you like them to go sell your stuff back at town for you? Be mobile inventory? Unite to form Voltron?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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