Best Pets Forever

Godville, Jul 23 2012

There are sayings among Godville gods that sometimes pets can be even more interesting than the heroes themselves. Therefore, having a pet suddenly die or get replaced could be an unpleasant experience, which is not something that we want. So let’s make it better!

First of all, pets will no longer die. From now on, when a pet saves the life of his master, he won’t die as he would have before. Instead he’ll just be knocked unconscious. The hero can then heal him within 60 hours (same rules as before), but even if he fails to do so, the pet won’t be lost. He will come back to his senses on his own, but this time as a more cautious and down-to-earth animal. An animal that doesn’t care about levels, pantheon competition, battle nicknames and has no desire to sacrifice his life, preferring just to simply be with his master.

In other words:

  • if all you wanted was to see your hero with a friendly companion, you can now forget about the burden of resurrection and just enjoy the game! The pet will stay with his hero forever.
  • if for some reason you care about pet levels and pantheon position – nothing changes (except the terminology and new UI feature showing the time left for pet healing).
  • if you want to get rid of a levelless pet, read ahead: once in awhile, your hero will take a quest to bring his companion to a vet for a routine checkup. If you cancel this quest, the hero will set the pet free.

Other news:

  • for those playing in a web browser – check out the greetings on the top left area of the page. There might be something interesting up there!
  • the most recent iPhone app update has a shiny new feature that should make influencing more convenient. Make sure to install it.
  • recent advancements in heroic brain science have finally taught the heroes to turn profit on the old stuff left after an equipment upgrade. It’s never too late to make heroes smarter, right?

UPD: There are no changes for pet medals – they are given upon reaching level 30. As with all other achievements, once it’s given it can be never taken away.

Btw, we’re accepting submissions for new monsters, that can be tamed. Post it right here, in comments (one pre-condition: they must be chosen from the monsters that already in the game).

Comments (193)
Budapesties 5 Jul 24 2012 15:44

Can’t help but think “Brass Monkey” should be a tamable monster.

Bammaslamma Jul 24 2012 16:03

Godvilla, double dragon, And tyrannosaur ex should be ones that can be tamed.

Marthter 4 Jul 24 2012 16:44

Wanna tame me a FERAL HERO!

Okay that might be creepy. Never mind.

Kons Jul 24 2012 17:30

A new pet. Bigger badder wolf, rock lobster

Xade Jul 24 2012 17:33

how about the Three-Headed Monkey? that would be a cool monster, each head being a different ability

And I agree with Lord Sparx about his release pet command. Much better idea than a random quest

God of the Grill 4 Jul 24 2012 17:37

So what was the “interesting” thing we were see in the greeting?

T4RM4N 6 Jul 24 2012 17:42

Looks to me like it changes from Greetings, “god name” to something else. I’ve seen “Who’s There? ‘god name’?”

Fallstaff 6 Jul 24 2012 17:55

Of every update made since I started playing, this one is my favorite and it removes the sole unpleasant experience from this ZRPG. Thank you so much.

LSchwang Jul 24 2012 18:13

Vogon Poet! It would be so epic…and it would entertain you!!!

Quetzcatlipoca Jul 24 2012 18:33

Monty Python needs to be a pet

God of the Grill 4 Jul 24 2012 18:34

@T4RM4N, thanks. I saw "Catchphrase, , but surely thought that wasn’t something worth getting excited over… :o/

Justday Jul 24 2012 18:39

For new pets, I’d love to see the Millennium Falcon, Imaginary Friend and Invisible Pink Unicorn.

The Tyrannosaurus Ex could be tameable, but released if the hero obtains a restraining order.

Love the ability to cash in on old equipment, but not sure about the pet changes yet. It does sound like a leveless pet will lose at least some of its usefulness, it will be interesting to see how much and in what ways.

Xzzwxs 5 Jul 24 2012 18:51

Godville Administrator. also any type of bear or lion.

CRogers Jul 24 2012 19:25

Like the idea of more pets! I really like these (previously mentioned):

  • Lightsaber-toothed tiger
  • Dreaded gazebo (we could use some surreal humor!)
  • Millenium falcon

and these I don’t think have been brought up:

  • Hyper lynx (would be especially funny with some of the more spastic pet entries)
  • Insufferable boar

and I do think the GV administrator just has to be a level 80 pet— it might be already

Medoli Jul 24 2012 20:14

I want the hemophobic vampire as a pet! Thanks for all these update,i was worried than when i can have a pet,he could die.

The Octagon 4 Jul 24 2012 21:09

I’d like to see the Significant Otter as a pet, myself.

House2912 Jul 24 2012 21:11

Any type of zombie

Dalissa Jul 24 2012 21:37

How about the most silent of the lambs:P humor whaha

Cethlenn Jul 24 2012 22:39

I’d like these: Godville Administrator, Vogon Poet, Feral Hero and Puzzled Sphinx.

And I’d really love to see the Sad Panda as a pet. Let’s make GV pandas happy!

Also, could we have some female pets? As far as I know, all pets are referred to as male (even if they’re called Bess) and she-pets would be just as awesome.

Alixypeth 6 Jul 25 2012 00:37

Desert Eagle

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