Not sure if people have thought about this but after been playing for a while I am running out of things to do so I spend more time on "what if" etc... What if just like tamers, we can purchase NPCs BUT... 1. They cost money to maintain say 1000 gold pieces per day. 2. They can be bonded over time. 3. You can train their skills up just like faction hired NPCs or regular NPCs with classes but you yourself train them via battle. So you could have potentially 6 x 120 hired NPC. You would also have to buy PS to up their limit etc.. 4. They follow same commands as current pets do. 5. Instead of stables they are stored in barracks (you take them out only when you want to) 6. You can also change their clothing, i.e. dress them up in the armor you like and dye their hair etc.. 7. They take up slot points just like pets so any player can't own more than 5 etc.. 8. And they compete with tamer slots so that a Tamer can ride and bring say 1-2 extra body guard 9. When they die, they can be resurrected just like a pet. 10. Their items, if insured, will fall into your backpack when they die so you can dress them up again after resurrection or their bodies when resurrected each has a backpack just like a packy and their items would be in it and you can dress them up that way. It shouldn't be hard to create this because all of these functions currently exists in one form or another, i.e. manaquins, NPC vendors, hired NPCs, pets, etc... just a matter of juggling which scripts to use when creating these NPCs. I can say for sure I would love to walk around with my own entourage all dressed the way I like and go out and hunt with me. These days its already hard to find players or friends to do champ spawns but with my own groupie I could have a lot of fun. This would also make UO look its 5 times the more people lol. Can you imagine the wars you will have in Fel now with this function? Currently faction NPCs just sits around and guard their sigils, now you have your posse ride with you. You want numbers, there ya go!! Can you imagine the attendance at EM events? LOL it would be the crowd size back in 2001. Massive warfare, massive death, surly some twisted EMs would love that lol) This could be a great potential gold sink idea. Just think dressing up to 5 of your own hires would cost how much in PS, armors, weapons, etc... If it's a mage then they can have 100% lrc suits on so they are programmed just like faction NPCs and learn how to heal themselves etc.. This would stimulate so many type of players because it would involve so many types of skill sets for more crafting, mining etc...to revitalize the community. Thoughts?