Yes companion/vanity pets are cute and have fun little animations but I'd rather not. If you know me (and no one who reads this does except for hubby and Ian) you know I love animals almost more than anything and to see a little animal (even if only pixels) running behind my mount trying to keep up is almost heartbreaking. The only time I'd ever get pets out is while standing around waiting for a raid to start.
However, most games like us to have cute vanity pets. A lot of players love collecting them and will go to great lengths to get them. I think they are really just more about bragging rights. Players just love showing off things they have gotten in game through hard work or a lucky drop.
I don't mind combat pets though. When I play classes that have a combat pet I usually end up talking baby talk to it like I do my cats. They are inevitably all called Jimmy (the combat pets not my cats..do keep up would you?). I do draw the line at singing to in game pets. I reserve that right for my kitties. Don't judge...
One of my favourites, while not so much a vanity pet or combat pet as it was a buff, was my warlock's raven in EQ2. I named him Nevermore. Obviously.
|A signature I made of Tanys my warlock EQ2|