I've had pets disappear temporarily now this afternoon with two characters on Origin. The first time was in Malas when my miner's fire beetle just poofed without warning while she was walking between spots to mine. It still showed up as taking control slots and reappeared when I logged out and back in again. The second and third times occurred in the Abyss with a greater dragon. The first time happened while just running along right before reaching the Passage of Tears mini-champ spawn and the other time happened in the middle of the plague rat spawn in the Cavern of the Discarded. The GD reappeared both times after logging out and logging in again. (Did not have it linked to a pet summoning ball.) Something's seriously buggy. I would urge anyone else who has characters on Origin and everyone else to get out on TC1 (or Origin) to get out with REAL pets and see if you can find a pattern to the disappearances. My initial reaction is they're disappearing when you run by certain landscape features, but perhaps that is not the case at all. The pet's life bar goes dark; there is no audible response to commands to the missing pet; and it is nowhere to be found in the immediate area or within a few screens. This needs to be tested TONIGHT before it goes out to the rest of the shards.