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Pets with a mind of thier own?

Postby Kegor » Sat Jul 06, 2002 12:31 am

Istari starts casting an offensive spell.

< 612h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
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The naval captain barely hits Istari.
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
The naval captain barely hits Istari.
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
The spirit vulture barely drains the naval captain.

< 612h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
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order spirit rescue Istari
Your flesh loses its stony texture.
You are getting hungry.
eat ration

< 609h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
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Istari completes his spell...
Istari utters the words, 'gaiebragh'
Istari has created a devastating blast of sand!
The naval captain hits Istari very hard.
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
The naval captain hits Istari extremely hard.
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
The naval captain sends Istari sprawling with a powerful bash.
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
The spirit vulture knocks the naval captain backwards several feet with a powerful kick.

< 609h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
< > The spirit vulture is busy, but will execute your order as soon as possible.

< 609h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
< > You can't find it!
take ration bag
take ration bag
eat ration
eat ration

< 607h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
< > You get some iron rations from a bottomless bag of the illithids.

< 606h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
< > You get some iron rations from a bottomless bag of the illithids.

< 606h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
< > The naval captain hits Istari extremely hard.
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
The naval captain lands a mighty hit on Istari!
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
The naval captain dodges the spirit vulture's attack.
You eat the rations.
You feel comfortably sated.

< 606h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
< > No thanks, I'm absolutely stuffed, couldn't eat another bite.

< 606h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
< > order spirit rescue Istari
The spirit vulture is busy, but will execute your order as soon as possible.

< 604h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
< >
Istari staggers from a fearsome hit from the naval captain!
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
The naval captain enshrouds Istari in a mist of blood with his deadly hit!
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
The spirit vulture barely drains the naval captain.
The naval captain dodges the spirit vulture's attack.

< 603h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
< >
Istari group-says 'Stone Out'

< 601h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
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Istari clambers to his feet.

< 600h/474H 119p/119P 150v/150V >
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The naval captain dodges Istari's attack.
Istari is nearly slain by the force of the naval captain's hit!
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
Istari tries to flee, but cant make it out of here!
Istari slumps to the ground.
The naval captain smashes Istari to death.
The naval captain shivers from the cold, as he hits Istari.
Istari is dead! R.I.P.
Istari slumps to the ground.
Your blood freezes as you hear the rattling death cry of Istari.
Istari stops following you.
Istari has left the group.
Istari has quit the game, consent lost.
The naval captain dodges the spirit vulture's attack.
The naval captain dodges the spirit vulture's attack.

Why is this? Why do pets do dumb things.. like kick and hitall? I didn't tell him to do that. It is my servant and should not do anything unless told. Could this be looked at plz?
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Postby Burpie » Sat Jul 06, 2002 2:36 am

Yeah, that hitall poop gets EVERYBODY in trouble Image Supposedly, as I'm told it is to make the pet not too uber, but damn, uber isn't getting yourself killed *sigh*

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Postby Nassis » Sat Jul 06, 2002 6:49 am

To make pets not hitall, assist them. It's been this way a long time and is just fine imo.

They still might do dumb stuff, but I'm pretty sure they won't hitall.
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Postby Gromikazer » Sat Jul 06, 2002 11:12 am

I think the dumb part was istari not fleeing actually. I haven't seen a pit do a hitall in a LONG time, but they often do kicks... which is why the new follower code owns. It tries to rescue when it's lag clears which is awesome.

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Postby Zoldren » Sat Jul 06, 2002 9:02 pm

well i have assited them and still have them and got smited from hitall.. havent playd my sham seriously since....

and they dont always rescue when the lag clears up.. you sometimes have to order them again.. or absolutely nothing happens.

not just shaman pets all pets
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Postby old depok » Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:40 pm

The hitall is there to prevent you from twinking mobs. The kick is there for a reason as well. Order your pet to start the fight with kick so he/she doesn't initiate with a hitall.

You can get away with not assisting for a bit and you can get away with meming out for a bit but don't do it too long. If you are trying to kill a mob that is difficult for you do so without another mob in the room that would get you killed if the pet hitall.

Pets suck at rescuing in general. They get better at it as you level up but are not intended to be substitutes for warriors at any level.

Also, pets have minds of their own. They are there to help you but are not slaves.

Oh, one more thing, you do have heal spells. Would have been nice to try to heal istari in between ordering your pet to rescue.

Also, glancing the tank while on stone duty is another nice thing to do for the guy getting his ass kicked.

Especially when you see this...

The naval captain sends Istari sprawling with a powerful bash

This means that his stone skin might have been out from the time he started casting that first spell until the time he said stone out.

No offense, but if I was istari I wouldn't care about the spirit not rescuing I would care about no heal or stone.

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Postby Galkar » Mon Jul 08, 2002 6:27 pm

I've never seen a pet hitall when assisted by it's master. I've seen them do it nearly every time in a room full of mobs when not assisted, given 30 seconds or so. I've actually used their hitall as a lazy way of doing exp while I prayed out. This was mainly with a shaman and was during last wipe. Never saw any of my necro pets hitall...

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Postby moritheil » Tue Jul 09, 2002 2:55 pm

Often a pet will hitall right after you assist it, since it hasn't registered that you've assisted it.

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Postby old depok » Tue Jul 09, 2002 4:07 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by moritheil:
<B>Often a pet will hitall right after you assist it, since it hasn't registered that you've assisted it.

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Never seen that. It didn't take long to figure out the pet rules. Can't remember the last time I had my pet hitall.

Then again I rarely use my spirit now and haven't since I was asked to get it off the docks when I was doin the dockies around level 35. Just not worth the risk. Smoke, ship and tower better exp.
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Postby muma » Tue Jul 09, 2002 5:04 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Zoldren:
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and they dont always rescue when the lag clears up.. you sometimes have to order them again.. or absolutely nothing happens.

not just shaman pets all pets</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

He is right. I charm little people all the time, and everytime they are too busy to do something, I have to order them again. Otherwise they won't do it. HOWEVER, when i order them a second time, they THEN do the last command I told them to do. I have known about this for a WHILE, but i just never said anything cause it doesn't really bug me.



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