By CrabClaw @ November 23, 2010 at 5:01pm
Pets in Forsaken World play a very important role. They can heal, deal damage, and grow from small fluffy creatures to hideous, fanged monsters – that consequently are very handy to have in a fight. Raising one properly can be a challenge, though. Read on to learn more!
First and foremost, you have to hatch a pet from its egg in order to even use it. To begin the hatching process, simply right click on your pet stone. At this point, you are presented with your first opportunity to increase your pets statistics. The longer a pet remains in its hatching state, the more powerful it will be immediately upon hatching. Keep hatching pets until you get one with a long hatch time, as it will be much more useful than one that hatches quickly!
After hatching your pet, you can check its statistics screen for a variety of things. One thing to take close note of are any offensive or defensive abilities that it comes with. You can also check to see what the pets strengths and weaknesses are – which are randomly determined upon hatching. Don't like your pets strengths or weaknesses? Hatch a new one to reroll them!
Next, you need to make sure you've got the correct food to feed your pet. Pets have a hunger gauge that will gradually deplete, and must be kept full to keep your pet happy. You can buy pet food from the pet merchant in Freedom Harbor, or find it out in the wilderness from killing monsters. Certain pets will require certain foods, so make sure you get the right kind.
As you kill monsters with your pet summoned, it will gain experience the same way you do. As your pet gains levels, its statistics increase, it becomes more powerful overall, and even its size changes. The higher level the pet, the bigger it will be!
Once you've decided on a particular pet, there are a variety of tweaks and changes you can do as an owner. Explore the pet menu by hitting "P" in game, and see which areas you'd like to focus on. Various pet-related merchants are scattered about Freedom Harbor, so pay each of these a visit to see what they have to offer.
With diligence and proper training, your pet can contribute more to a fight than you'd think was possible. You definitely won't regret having an all-powerful Dudu Turtle watching your back when fighting a giant stone golem with fists the size of school buses. Good luck!