The Daily Grind: What MMO has your favorite non-combat pets?

    
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Just throw on any old gear.

Non-combat pets are one of those things that lots of MMOs have hanging around in their own ways. They’re little vanity rewards that allow you to show off some of your accomplishments and look cool, so that’s nice. But every game handles them a little bit differently, and I think it’s indisputable that some games just do the job better than others.

Final Fantasy XIV, for example, doesn’t just have an entire strategy game played with your vanity pets; it also has a variety of options for players to interact with those pets. The Coeurl Kitten bats at whatever you’re fighting and hisses if someone has a dog minion. Several pets will ride on your shoulder. Moogle pets will start dancing with one another. There’s lots of attention to detail, and that keeps my interest.

I also respect World of Warcraft‘s account-wide pets, complete with a minigame and some customization and interactive toys. But what about you, dear readers? What MMO has your favorite non-combat pets?

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mysecretid
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BettoMendes 
What, pray tell, IS that little guy?

crackfox
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crackfox

Vorender BDO has that option – another one of the  myriad ways that game continues to delight and surprise me. But it ought to be a standard feature in mmos really.

Xevious
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Xevious

Path of Exile because my Royal Frog is just awesome. <3

McSleaz
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McSleaz

WoW

BettoMendes
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BettoMendes

Wow, because of this little guy.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

I’ve always loved collecting vanity pets. I usually lose interest when they add exclusive ones like convention and cash shop pets. Or when they retire them.

mosselyn
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mosselyn

I wouldn’t assert WoW has the best ones, necessarily, but I’ve always enjoyed the variety and the touches of irreverent insanity Blizzard includes. There’s the adorable fawn…that a wolf occasionally appears and eats. IDK how many times I had that pet out before I discovered that and was all “Wait…wut?” The suicidal turkey literally had my guildmates and I in tears when it was first added to the game. 
I know, I’m a bad person.

mosselyn
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mosselyn

Ata1 I right there with ya on the mini people in GW2. I think it’s creepy.

Pandalulz
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Pandalulz

Ata1 The only exception to part 2 is the Minfilia from FFXIV, where she picks up her little linkshell cellphone and does srs bsns while she follows you around.

mysecretid
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ddocentral 
I think anything human or humanoid in games qualifies as a “companion”, not a “pet” — but in this particular case, the latter label may indeed apply. :-)
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