I know the game has a lot of issues right now and this is definitely not a big thing, but I still figured it would be adorable if the pet you place on your shoulder would do something.
I thought about something similiar to tribute, just not as often (could be maybe every six hours or so). It’s not meant to be a huge source of income, but more just a cute extra. Basically, all X hours, you can collect something your shoulder-pet collected for you.
Ideas of mine include:
Traitstone(s). Which kind depends on what kingdom the pet is from (pet brings traitstones matching the explore traitstones of the kingdom). The higher the level of your pet, the bigger the chance to get an Arcane.
Ingot(s). For people who don’t do PVP, a random chance of an ingot could be nice. Even if it’s just a common one. Higher pet level increases the chance to find a rarer ingot or the amount of ingots you find.
Pet Food of the pet’s color.
Colored gems of the pet’s color, with a tiny chance on diamonds.
Some exp for the hero-class of the pet’s kingdom (if existing).
I didn’t include souls, keys, gold or glory in the list because that’s already covered by tribute.
As for cosmetic pets or pets from Guardians/Apocalypse, they would basically bring completely random stuff not locked into a specific kingdom, so basically all kinds and colors of jewels and traitstones.
This little thing would not just be cute, but it would also encourage people to
a) Level their pets to increase the chance to get rarer/more items, therefore not just collecting one to unlock the bonus.
b) Check the game, which is something the devs should like.
c) Switch their shoulder-pet depending on what they need, giving the fuction some meaning.
You know you all want your Snowbunny to bring you stuff!
So the good news is they probably could do something like this.
The bad news is it’d probably be used for some kind of new currency for a new feature that essentially introduces timer restricted active gameplay that many other free to play games have and they’ll say its okay that this one particular feature has it and the rest of the game is openly playable whenever you like…
As much as I’d like to see this, I’m worried on how they’d twist this request.
I don’t like this idea. I think the devs were spot on when they decided to make which pet you have equipped purely cosmetic. It’s basically the only thing in the game that is purely just for fun and not associated with min-maxing in any way. I can just wear whatever pet makes me happy that day without worries of missing out on X thing because each pet is associated with Y kingdom.
If anything, giving an extra purpose to pets would inspire them to make a tier shop… oh wait, one is already there. Well, maybe a new one, giving us true “new content” instead of the same X amount of fights that only grow in artificial difficulty.