Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Valariel » Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:21 pm

"Count" Ungula
Porfus the Gem Gorger
doesnt retain their name

Gezzarak the Huntress
does retain her name

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:04 pm

From the secret finders discord, Lemlia Luna discovered that Blood Seeker (the bat that trolls people farming Aeonaxx) does not retain its name after the prepatch.
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Valariel » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:04 am

Sarinexx
retains his name

Kurinnaxx
Buru the Gorger
Ayamiss the Hunter
doesnt retain their names

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Wain » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:13 am

Updated. Thanks for all your reports! :)
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Aroim » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:23 am

retains Name:
  • Axetail Basilisk Matriarch
  • Spinescale Matriarch
  • Mangeclaw
not retains name:
  • Avatar of Hakkar
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Valariel » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:50 pm

Frankriss the Unyielding
Lord Kri
Princess Huhuran
Princess Yauj
Vem
doesnt retain their names

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Valariel » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:45 pm

Svarnos
retains his name

Friender
doesnt retain his name

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Wain » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:07 pm

Updated, thanks! :)
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:24 pm

Milden Mud Snout keeps its name now. Odd how rare this fat boy is.

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Wain » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:15 am

WerebearGuy wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:24 pm
Milden Mud Snout keeps its name now. Odd how rare this fat boy is.
Awesome! Thanks. I'd been waiting for that quest to return :)
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Aroim » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:17 am

Updated, should I be able to test more, I'll keep updating this list

I make the names green that have already been updated and those that are not yet red
retains name:
  • Echeyakee

  • Lar'korwi

  • Bonepicker

  • Pinky

  • Bonescreamer

  • Torgos

  • Porkchop

  • King Bangalash

  • Florawing Hive Queen

  • Lost Offspring of Gahz'ranka

  • Darkmist Broodqueen

  • Skitterweb Matriarch


not retains name:
  • Smolderos the Carbonizer

  • Gon

  • Sarltooth

  • Konda

  • Sharptalon

  • Goodie

  • Vorsha the Lasher

  • Spot

  • Gorebite

  • Khamen

  • Thartep

  • Lucille

  • Malfunctioning Beastbot !but it keeps an "lightning effect" around him!

  • Brokentoe
  • Dreadtusk
  • Gara

  • Lost Netherwolf
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Valariel » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:54 am

Spirit of Atha
retains their name

Nightmother
Fiend
doesn retain their name



done with everything i can check

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Wain » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:21 am

Updated, thanks!
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:13 pm

Found another that keeps its name; Hardknuckle Matriarch from Sholazar Basin, spawned during the quest "Tormenting the Softknuckles". It wasn't listed on any of the name pages. It's pretty cruel though; you bully her children and then force her to serve you. One of the most evil tames!

EDIT: "Ravenous Mangal Crocolisk" from the quest "Just Following Orders" also retains its name when tamed. Both have the little shield with an exclamation point on their portrait, which all pets that I've tamed with that icon have kept their name without fail. My reasoning is as such;

- Major targets in Sholazar such as Farunn and Shango do NOT have this icon, and don't keep their names
- Random animals with different names such as Hardknuckle Matriarch and Ravenous Mangal Crocolisk do have that icon, AND keep their names

Worth looking into with beasts we don't have listed as retaining their names. The ! shield icon seems to be the major factor in name retention for quest NPCs.

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Wain » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:06 am

Updated, thanks! Maybe more quest NPCs do retain their names, though it doesn't make as much sense if they don't have special names.

Though honestly I'd be fine if every creature, no matter how trivial, kept their original name after taming, as long as hunters get one free rename.
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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:42 pm

Agreed; every animal SHOULD keep its NPC name when tamed, unique or not. Mammoths and elekks are totally different creatures that only vaguely resemble one another, and it's pretty generic to call lions, tigers, cheetahs, lynxes, and sexy Batman villains "cat". I have a friend who has some snakes in real life, and he never refers to them as "snake", but the actual breed of snake. When you go to a zoo, you don't walk up to the fish tank and see the fish listed as;
- Fish
- Fish
- Fish
- Fish
- Fish
...and so on. Hell, even Hemet Nessingwary ingame refers to beasts as what they are. Dude doesn't just tell us to go kill any beast, but rather gives us SPECIFIC targets. This has been something I've wanted for a long time, and we've gotten so many new additions to name retention. Just a bit more and it'd be perfect. For example; Xibalan Apex sounds way cooler than Devilsaur, Predatory Bloodtusk sounds way more awesome than Boar, Azure Mage Slayer sounds better than Hound, and Venomhide Ravasaur sounds way more interesting than Raptor. Retain ALL names, give one free rename, and everything would be great. Hell, it'd also mean you wouldn't need to keep editing specific entries to say that they retain names!

EDIT: Also, I'd like to make my panda tame everything named "Guardian of", like Guardian of the Spring and Guardian of the Deep. It'd go well with my Guardian of the Elders.

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Summerfield » Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:27 pm

Can confirm that "sewer beastling" does keep it's name.

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Aroim » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:09 pm

I've updated my list above, found very cool things I think ^^,

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:36 pm

Aroim wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:09 pm
I've updated my list above, found very cool things I think ^^,
Lost Offspring of Gahz'ranka keeping its name is excellent for several reasons. The main one being that it's the longest name for a pet now! At 28 characters in its name, it beats the previous best at 26 with Siltstalker the Packmother.
EDIT: Apparently there were several at 27 characters, including Blackshell the Impenetrable. This makes me want to go write a list of the longest-named beasts now.

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Re: Compiling a database of pets that retain their names after taming

Unread post by Aroim » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:14 pm

WerebearGuy wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:36 pm
Aroim wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:09 pm
I've updated my list above, found very cool things I think ^^,
Lost Offspring of Gahz'ranka keeping its name is excellent for several reasons. The main one being that it's the longest name for a pet now! At 28 characters in its name, it beats the previous best at 26 with Siltstalker the Packmother.
EDIT: Apparently there were several at 27 characters, including Blackshell the Impenetrable. This makes me want to go write a list of the longest-named beasts now.
ah that's great :)

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