Snowball, a polar bear, was the first pet I tried to train up. I spent an hour or so getting her resists to 100 and with a taming skill of 52 I headed for the ice island to practice taming bears. It went pretty good for about an hour. I would tame, release, discordance, and send Snowball in to attack while I used Vet skill to heal. Gains were slow because I was doing so many tasks. But I loaded up on cut leather then gated to the bank to store them. So here is where I turned evil… We gated back to the ice island and into an ice troll. Before I could react (lag spike) Snowball was dead. I tried to resurrect but my feeble Vet skill was no use. So I tamed Fuzzy the bear and after about an hour an ice troll + lag spike equaled a furry dead mess. So I skinned Fuzzy took the meat and fed it to a new bear I named “A.” When it was time to gate back I blasted “A” and skinned it and left the carcass for the wolves. My wife asked me what I was doing and called me an evil, heartless, no good pet killer and hoped my pet would smack me then skin me for hides. (true story) At my level it seems getting attached to pets is not worth it because they are so week. My skills so far: Music 100 (locked) Magic 78 Vet 60 Taming 62 Animal eval 89 Disco 35 Meditation 100 (locked - Will turn down once I am at 700) Eval Intel 80 (Will turn down once I am at 700) My plan: Tame Deer (Great Hearts) until 80 Tame Bulls until 100 Raise Vet the same as taming by taking a bear and having stuff beat on it while I heal. Slow but it is working. Once Taming and Vet are high enough 80 + I will start Discoing everything I see to raise that.