Playing With the Stable

I don’t really consider myself to be heavily invested in cosmetics or cosmetic pets.  When the cosmetic pets were first released, I played around with the black panther cub and then dismissed it after a few quest runs.  I have found them fun and interesting to “toy” around with but besides that, I haven’t really done much with them.

The other day I was messing around with Erdrique’s (Level 25 Rogue/Primal Avatar) inventory and I happened to click on the paw icon in his inventory sheet just to remind myself what I had in my little stable.  I then decided to go ahead and to tinker around for a little bit.  I’m generally a believer that if you have it, why not use it?  One of things that many people felt when it came to the cosmetic pets was that they tended to increase lag.  That seems to be pretty much in the past now and for some reason I have seen more and more folks running around with their cosmetic pets trailing behind them.

Erdrique checking out his stable of cosmetic buddies :).

In reality, they can add more to the lore of your character, if you play it right.  I think what I’m going to do is to try to have each of my characters on my VIP account travel around with a unique cosmetic pet.  I think I will try to develop some type of storyline that relates each character to his pet.  However, I don’t believe I have enough pets in my stable to cover all of my characters, for the moment.  I think my monster manual though is getting ever closer to getting a few more (or possibly not after a quick glance).  In any case, I think it will be fun to use the cosmetic pets as opportunity to delve a little deeper into my characters.

Erdrique taking a look at his snowy owlbear…now to come up with a name.

Hm, I already have a few ideas to work some things in…we’ll see how it goes :).  Thanks for reading everybody and happy hunting in DDO with your cosmetic pets!!

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