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Suggestion - Pets that Talk Back

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Llewen, May 24, 2010.

  1. Llewen

    Llewen Grand Inquisitor
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    I don't know if the devs ever make it into this part of the Stratics universe, but on the off chance that they occasionally do, I thought I'd make a small suggestion.

    One of the things that has made UO special are little touches, like the sailors that tell you stories on your boat, and the npc's that used to talk to you. Some of that has been lost, but it would be nice to see a renewal of the commitment to that level of detail.

    Wouldn't it be fun if your pets talked back to you? I mean the intelligent ones, like the dragons. They fail a command and tell you to go get stuffed, or they nuzzle you when you feed them, etc. Or even if you play those in game board games, your dragon will play the other side.

    The possibilities are endless. Ok, I'm not feeling well, maybe this is a bad idea... :gee:
     
  2. BeefSupreme

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    I'd like my dragons to talk trash to the player I sick them on.
     
  3. Llewen

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    That would also be hilarious. :)
     
  4. gortman

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    "I'll kill that balron for a scooby snack!"
    "Ouch! That hurt!" (similar to the ratmen talking)
    "I can smell you." (with credit to Dug from "Up" - your pet might say this when following you while you are stealthing)
     
  5. Azumazi

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    Love that balron one....

    In all honestly they could take it a step further since they can link it with the EC and using XML allow you to put in custom ones that other players can see. Basically have like a list of random chats including attacking, stopping, staying, and the failures.

    As for the damage ones and it playing board games not sure if they would want to go into the lengths of programming such a thing.
     
  6. Wenchkin

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    I can just see it now...if pets learned to get smart and talk...

    "No, you kill it yourself!"
    "Whatcha doin' lyin' on the floor?"
    "Oh joy, raw ribs...again! This is nearly as bad as the two years when you just fed me chicken!"
    "If you think I'm following you in THAT outfit, you've got another thing coming!"
    *licks lips* "Oh look, fat tasty banksitters....."

    Wenchy
     
  7. Slatko

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    Would be even more funny if some of the harder mobs say this to stealthers scouting for a perfect pet :)

    Actually that could turn out to be a bit scary.

    The idea is great and should be worked on asap, after all it is not unusual
    that dragons talk, they do it all the time in movies, and we are p laying in a magical world, so anything is possible.


    Slatko
     
  8. DreadLord Lestat

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    this post makes me think of Monty Python and the Holy Grail when King Aurthur goes to the castle to find it has frnech soldiers that are taunting him

    I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

    I want my pets to say stuff like that to the things I tell it to kill, even better in PvP!
     
  9. gortman

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    LOL...love that movie.

    "That rabbit's dynamite!"
     
  10. Tina Small

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    A tamed giant ice worm (spawned by planting a green thorn in ice) talks. The few things I've learned that one will say include:

    "Very well"
    "I do not understand."
    "Sorry but no."

    I think tamed skittering hoppers also used to talk, but they seem to have lost that ability.
     
  11. Llewen

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    That's right. Charmed Arctic Ogre Lords (iirc) also talk to you when you command them. I always loved that. :)