|Reputation FAQ: Pets and Summoned Creatures
Basic Rules for Pets and Summoned Creatures:
- When a creature is summoned or tamed into a pet
it becomes blue.
- A pet is treated as an independent entity from its
owner and earns its own flags (criminal, murderer,
aggressor, etc.) based on its actions. For example,
a pet owned by a Murderer will be blue but if it is
ordered to attack an Innocent, it will be flagged
as both a Criminal and Aggressor.
- When given either an attack or guard command, a
pet's controller information is set to the owner who
issued the command. If the owner belongs to a guild,
the guild id and guild type (regular, chaos, order)
is also copied to the pet. Thus a pet given an attack
or guard command by a guild member will appear green
to fellow guild members and orange to rival guild
- For guarding, controller informatioin remains set
for as long as the pet continues to guard and then
an additional 2 minutes after the pet stop guarding.
(see below for more information)
- For attacking, controller information remains set
for as long as the pet is involved in combat as an
Aggressor. (see below for more information)
- If the owner reissues a hostile command or another
owner gives the pet a hostile command, the pet's controller
information is updated and the 2-minute timer is reset.
- Releasing a pet that has its controller information
set still makes you responsible for the pet until
the controller information expires. If the pet attacks
an Innocent during this time, you will be flagged
as both a Criminal and Aggressor. If the Innocent
dies, you can be reported. A responsible pet owner
should make sure to release dangerous controlled pets
in a safe place. Note that if someone attacks the
controlled pet after it has been released they will
become (at a minimum) an Aggressor and the controller
will not be responsible if the attacker dies.
- Pets that decide they are better off without a master
are not the responsibilty of the previous owner unless
they go wild while the owner is still set as the controller.
If you're afraid your now wild pet might hurt an Innocent,
you may want to either re-tame it or kill it.
What happens when I order a pet to attack someone?
- Commanding a pet to attack sets you as the pet's controller.
The attack is treated exactly as if you had attacked directly
and thus you are responsible for the attack. If the target
of the attack is an Innocent, both you and your pet will
be flagged as Criminals and Aggressors. If the Innocent
dies, you can be reported as a Murderer. If the target
is a Criminal or Murderer, both you and your pet will
be flagged as Aggressors.
The controller information for an attacking pet has
a 2-minute timer. The timer is reset whenever the pet's
Aggressor flag is reset. Thus, if someone to whom the
pet is not an Aggressor attacks the pet, the controller
timer will not be reset.
How does pet guarding work in the new system?
- Issuing the guard command sets you as the pet's controller
for the duration of the guarding plus an additional 2-minutes
after the pet stops guarding.
If the pet kills a perpetrator you cannot be reported
because the perpetrator is a Criminal.
Assigning your pet to guard another player or pet
works similarly depending on the status of the player
or pet. If you assign your pet to guard an Innocent
or a blue pet and someone attacks the guarded player
or pet, you and and your pet will be flagged as Aggressor
(to the attacker) when your pet retaliates. Since the
attacker will be flagged as a Criminal for attacking
the Innocent or blue pet, you cannot be reported if
your pet kills the attacker.
If you assign the pet to guard a Criminal or Murderer,
and someone attacks the guarded Criminal or Murderer,
you and and your pet will be flagged as Aggressor (to
the attacker) when your pet retaliates. If the attacker
is an Innocent, you and your pet will also be flagged
as Criminals and you can be reported if your pet kills
the Innocent. If the attacker is a Criminal or Murderer,
your pet can attack freely and niether you or your pet
will be flagged as Criminals and you will also not have
to worry about being reported.
What happens if I order my pet to guard an Innocent
and that person becomes a Criminal while my pet is still
- Since you are still the controller, if an Innocent
attacks the guarded player while the guarded player is
a Criminal, you will become a Criminal and Aggressor (to
the Innocent). If the Innocent dies, you can be reported.
Don't tell your pet to guard someone unless you trust
them. If you don't trust them, give them control of the
pet, and let them guard themselves.
Do guarding pets only attack Aggressors to the guarded
- No, they attack anyone who attacks the guarded person.
So if you attack a Criminal or Murderer while you are
being guarded, your pet will begin attacking as soon as
the Criminal or Murderer defends.
What happens if someone attacks me while my pet is
- If you tell your pet to guard someone and they attack
you, your pet will attack you as soon as you auto-defend.
However, the pet is under your control, and you won't
be flagged Criminal if something you control hurts yourself.
What happens if If I kill a pet?
- You can never be reported as a Murderer if you kill
a pet, but if the pet was blue when you attacked, you
will be flagged as a Criminal. You'll gain Fame for killing
a pet if warranted.
What happens if If I kill a Summoned Creature?
- If the summoned creature is blue when you attacked,
you will be flagged as a Criminal. You can never gain
any Fame or Karma from killing a summoned creature.
If my pet kills a monster will I gain Reputation?
- Yes, both Karma and Fame (if warranted).