Archeage Kitty

It seems like there’s a “National Day” for just about everything. Here’s a list for April, which I assume is for the United States. How did I miss National Deep Dish Pizza Day on the 5th? At least I have National Cheddar Fries Day to look forward to on the 20th.

In the meantime, today, April 11, is National Pet Day. Seeing that got me to thinking about the wide range of MMORPG pets, whether they be animal, humanoid, or “other,” and how they’ve found their way into our hearts — a tall order, considering their usually iffy pathing AI.

Speaking of bad pathing AI, I suppose my favorite “pet” has to be my captain’s herald in The Lord of the Rings Online. She’s usually quite useful, even if she can’t kill a goat, and occasionally gets me killed. Still, she (or her sister, aka a different skin) has been with me for eight years now and I don’t intend to get rid of her any time soon. Whether she’ll survive another eight years adventuring with me is another matter entirely.

What’s your favorite MMO pet? What epic stories — good or bad — do you have to tell of your adventures together?

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Player1 on April 12, 2016

    My Huras Kubrow from Warframe

  2. ElusiveXTreasure on April 12, 2016

    My brew pup in WoW… but then, who wouldn’t like a pet that dispenses alcohol? My alcohol-loving rogue sure does, even named him “Sidecar” after the alcoholic beverage.

  3. Kestas28 on April 12, 2016

    Wolf lineage2 original version
    The mission was damn hard with the gear you would have and wolf was insanely weak, but damn it if not for challenge why else would we play 😀

  4. Merkadis on April 12, 2016

    My favorite pets are almost all in a game called “Megaten” unfortunately it’s down currently in west and eu. There is one in “Rappelz” though, super adorabus called Siren. ^^)

  5. Jay on April 12, 2016

    any pet i’ve ever tamed when i played Star War: Galaxies.

    My Cu-pa, one of my first tamed pets and first mount.

    The first rancor I tamed, was amazing. Had to fight it’s parents tooth and nail to get that baby.

    The Kimogila were freaking HUGE-ASS monster in the game, and you could tame one and get a mini version of it. It was really neat to have a mini-version of the scary-giant ass monster that I used to get goosebumps facing following me around as a loyal pet.

    And there was another creature, i don’t remember it’s name but it looked like a gray, hairy Yorkie Terrier. That was my mascot pet. I ALWAYS had him out and he went with me where ever i went.

    SWG was the best MMO pet experience I ever had period, and with how open ended the game truely was, I spent my whole experience mastering the beastmaster tree and finding rare and exotic pets. It wasn’t just some side thing in a MMO to distract from grinding for a bit, it was a whole experience all it’s own. & that’s why I loved it.

  6. rickshaw on April 11, 2016

    Mine is a dust mite as I do not need to display it in game.

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