The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO minipet?

    
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Yes, this is a thing.

Minipets: Either you love ’em and collect ’em like crazy, or you don’t care for ’em and resent that I’ve been shortening “them” for this entire sentence. Count me as a pet person, because more often than not you’ll see one trailing after me as I run through an MMO. They’re fun to have out for virtual companionship and also as a way to show some measure of individual customization.

Your minipet probably says a lot about you, but I’ll leave the amateur psychology up to others. Instead, today let’s talk about our favorite vanity pets in MMORPGs! I’m really partial to my shrew and Bill the Pony in LOTRO, and in World of Warcraft I am often seen with a little pug alongside (I grew up with pugs). In DDO, I have a kobold, because how could you not have one? They’re objectively the best race in the game with the best quotes!

So what about you? What pet do you have at your beck and call? And if you’re feeling particularly proud, pull your pet out and post its pic in the comments!

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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Freddy

Does the pit droid in SWG count? :D

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Nordavind

Charmander and Pikachu and Gyarados (ok, he’s not so mini) and Psyduck.

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Pandalulz

Currently I like my Wind-Up Nanamo because she shimmies up my back and rides around on my shoulder like a parrot. I don’t have a whole lot of minions, but I like how interactive a lot of FFXIV’s minions can be. Also the Minfilia that ignores you while she chats on her linkpearl amuses me to no end.

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Goettel

GW2’s Mini Super Angry Cloud.

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Witches

What? No one choose that creepy miniature queen from GW2? I’m surprised…

I would have an hard time picking my top 10 favs let alone just one.

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NeoWolf

ESO has so many pets I adore because they aren’t static they have sounds and idling animations which is something a lot of games pets do not.

As for a favourite? hmm I have a black cat on one of my characters that has a white skull (whose actual name eludes me for the moment) in the fur of its face and its meow is like a persons whimpering cry.. its chilling and adorable in equal quantities.

I like my baby mammoth too its just SOOOO cute!!!

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donvweel

I like the DDO Sarn pre-order warforged peacock pet. It’s at six minute mark in the video.

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Sorenthaz

The pet rock from RIFT which required doing a specific Death Rift and then blowing up rocks that spawned in it.

I pretty much had to cover Silverwood in Death Rifts just to get it to pop. The thing stays stationary but will turn to face your direction, and then of course it’ll warp if you move far enough away from it.

Also the Owlette or Lesser Panda in FFXIV which land/crawl on your shoulder (or head if you’re a Lala). Both are adorbs.

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Bannex

I don’t care for mini pets. I also don’t care for social media either.

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TomTurtle

I bet you didn’t see this Corgi pet coming. Nope, impossible to guess.

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xpsync

I’m a guy and even i have to admit that’s cute.