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insaneDemNS

insaneDemNS

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I'm not sure what my thread is about anymore.

EDIT: I think I've decided.

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Oh hello.

So once upon a time I heard of this new pet: "The Mighty Chaos Elemental Jr VI". He had been kidnapped by his old crazy Uncle the Chaos Fanatic and was being used to shoot lewd, animated films.

Unfortunately my attempts to secure my very own Squishy have failed thus far and although I continue my efforts to secure my little purple clouds freedom, the dream is slowly fading. Sniffle. However there has been an idea floating about up there that's given me some hope.

"Pre-Insurance"

What if we had the ability to insure pets before getting them. As the current system stands you may only insure pets you've already received. Which makes sense, but what if you could also choose to insure them beforehand. Seems like something that would provide quite a bit of peace of mind, especially for those hunting Wilderness pets. With this option, the rarity of the pets would not change, pretty much everything would remain the same. I will admit this does remove some of the danger involved with pet hunting, especially in the Wilderness, but it's not like pets are worth anything. They're cool and enjoyable, but purely cosmetic. If you're lucky enough to get a pet but then unfortunate enough (especially in the case of Wilderness pets) to get killed/pk'd before reaching safety, is it really fair to be punished?
"DAMN RIGHT" Nooo :[

14-Feb-2015 16:22:52 - Last edited on 24-Jun-2015 22:46:38 by insaneDemNS

insaneDemNS

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Personally I feel like this would motivate more people to hunt Wilderness Pets, which may in turn boost activity for all you scary player killers. Plus as a friend pointed out, it may not be a bad money sink. Lastly as things currently stand I don't risk very much when Pet Hunting in the Wilderness. I purposely carry only a few items in case I get lucky. ^^ While this may not be the case for everyone, I feel like I'd be willing to risk more if I had a better reason to. On an average trip to Fanatic or Elemental I tend to see at least one or two white dots eying me from nearby whether it be the popular spot on the hill by KBD cage or the Rogues Castle. It just doesn't seem very smart or ideal to carry more than a few items... but maybe that's just me!

It should be noted I mean for this to be available for ALL pets. Whenever I watch videos of someone getting a pet at say, GWD - I always wonder why they don't immediately tab out. I probably wouldn't too if I knew my new little friend was safe! I could see myself shelling out around 3m on the day of - if this was implemented. For both in and out of Wilderness boss-pets. Anyone else feel like this could be a fair addition? Feedback welcome. =o!

14-Feb-2015 16:23:00 - Last edited on 14-Jun-2015 01:57:09 by insaneDemNS

insaneDemNS

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Via twitter:

April 13th:
Me
: "Any chance for a "Pre-Insurance" option made available. Where you can insure pets before getting them. Especially for Wild Pets..."

April 14th:
Mod Ash
: "Interesting idea! It'd take quite a radical change to Probita's code though."

*2 months later*

June 11th:
Me
: "Regarding the idea of Pre-Insurance for pets. Is this doable? Should I continue suggesting this on the forums. ^^? Or am I doomed."

June 11th:
Mod Ash
: "It's doable. I think I'd rather enjoy doing it, in fact."

*2 months later*

August 14th:
Me
: "*Cough* So about that Pet Pre-Insurance... ^^? Any chance for a poll question!? Or shall I try again in a few months? Thanks."

August 17th:
Mod Ash
: "Sorry, players ask for many other things besides that. Not all requests are going to be granted."

Went from promising to aw.

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Although a few days later a friend did mention she put in a question into a recent (and possibly deleted? 8/20[?]) Q&A:

Question:
"Pre-insure pets? This would help players that get pets and die immediately afterwards."

Answer (unsure from whom):
"It would probably cost extra, but Ash doesn't mind doing it."

*Unsure of the legitimacy of this, but.. HOPE.

14-Feb-2015 16:23:17 - Last edited on 23-Aug-2015 20:05:18 by insaneDemNS

Zeldamatt
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Zeldamatt

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Chaos elemental pet has an extremely generous drop rate when compared to other pets. You've just gone slightly unlucky. Nothing too terrible. Plus there is no killcounter at the fanatic so I'm sure your number is exaggerated to some extent. I camped it pretty hard with cannon and the best gear possible at release for about 2 weeks and didn't get it either. I got it a few months ago though after camping it for a bit more. Just grind through it

14-Feb-2015 17:10:54

insaneDemNS

insaneDemNS

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It's not even that, I'm just genuinely afraid of getting the pet and.. well losing it before getting an opportunity to insure it. I know that sounds silly, but I don't think it's too much to ask for, plus it's not just the Elemental pet, so I'm pushing for this just as a maybe for the future for possible all pets. Sort of like the "Heads for pets" thread.

Also after my first 50-100 kills, I kept a drop log for 1000 kills and killed quite a few more after that, so I may be off by a hundred or so, but I've invested a fair bit of time there. :[

In any case, I'll keep at him and I'm sure sooner or later I'll hit that little bit of extra luck. Anyway, thanks for the encouragement. ^^

14-Feb-2015 18:12:06 - Last edited on 14-Feb-2015 18:12:27 by insaneDemNS

Rising Two
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Rising Two

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Yeah, it would be nice if a pet could be "sent to bank" once maybe.

I also like the idea of getting the pet after a guaranteed amount of kills.

For instance, if it's 1/800 drop rate, that's what it is. But once you get 800 kills it's 100%.

14-Feb-2015 19:07:11

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