I recently restarted after quitting long long ago (like pre noto patch). Since UO came out I've played a lot of mmo's and I think at least this has let me spot some things that don't make sense anymore. I have to ask therefore is there really a reason to keep such a long pet bonding timer? A new player is left pretty much unable to play his tamer seriously till he bonds a halfway decent pet. I can't for the life of me see the benefit of that from any angle. Perhaps pet bonding can be a bit more involved process where you actually do something to cause it to happen?