Is it just me or do pets retain their names now?
If that is true, then all rangers can rejoice! No more Juvenile this and that! Except if you're super-lazy.
That would be a nice bugfix indeed! I can't check though...
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I'm not seeing any change in behavior. I replaced my stalker (Amos) with another species, named the new pet, then brought back the stalker. The stalker was once again a juvenile with no name.
The system remembers exactly where we tame each pet. I can see that my whiptail came from Devourer's Mouth, my red moa from Chief Otyugh's camp, etc., etc. How hard would it be to remember the name we give it as well?
Last edited by BrettM; 11-01-2013 at 12:35.
Also imagine if someone would call all their pets the same name. There would be confusion.
It's pretty easy to say "hey what's an extra byte" here and there, and before you know it you need a lot more storage space and bandwidth due to your lazy game design.
Generally, the space held is constant regardless of whether it's used... it speeds up information access and storage to have constant-sized things.
I looked more carefully at my pets, and realized that the pet that retained its name was used in the aquatic slot. Darn it. It had me so happy for a while.