neopets has petpets, pets for your neopet
and you get awards and junk for keeping it equipped for long periods of time
i'd like something like that here.
the longer you equip your pet, the better the items, achievement, etc
I would say praying mantis but then again I already have three adorable mantises that would put any future pixel mantis pets to shame. So fine then Gaia I don't want the mantis pet you never planned to give me anyways. talk2hand
I don't know about anyone else, but I'd sworn we already had pets. Before the aquariums, we had slaves in cages(Barton Town)...and families still have that mascot fan (like me) who are more then happy to run around as a dragon burning the hand that feeds them.
I can't see the pet system as more then another attempt to take real cash for pixels. The cheapest ones? Cats and dogs, as though the static versions we have in our inventory weren't enough. If we could have something different, not cats and dogs but ones not offered on the site; minks for example, or tarantulas..I'm all for it if I only needed gold to obtain one.
Think of the possibilities!
If they made it an equippable companion pose on top, or even better if you could buy pet accessories (new gold shop!) to equip on that pet in addition (like giving the pet it's own avatar sub-menue or something) whee
I'm sure there is a big market for cute sweaters and collars XD
If this happens though, I hope we will get more than just cats and dogs of diffrent varieties and some more exotic pets. While having a wolf is very appealing, I would go nuts over a llama emotion_kirakira