Morlis wrote:Using the "Merge/Combine" again repeats the process and you end up with this big battle-bot for a couple rounds - if it gets killed then it's game over for you, but if it lives you can dish out some serious damage.
So, essentially, you want the Power Rangers?
I think Voltron did it first.
But that's a pretty good idea. It would probably use similar mechanics to the Unborn Val'kyr's death-and-haunt ability (I forget the name off the top of my head). Though each of the three merge-capable pets should probably provide a different buff upon merging, so it doesn't stack to ridiculous levels for pure damage buff. Like one gives a damage, one a defense or health, and one a speed buff to the next merge pet.
Something I would like to see is a horse or mule (or similar) pet that sticks around instead of only having the temporary Keg Pony.
Also a duck or goose. Are there no ducks or geese or waterfowl in all of Azeroth and Draenor? We need waterfowl dangit, that swim on top of the water when you go swimming with them. Some can be flying or aquatic types, and can have a combo of flying/aquatic moves with some other things tossed in for variety.
A little off topic, but I'd also like to see either some of the older rat/beetle/roach pets given some revamped moves, or new ones like the frostfur rat that have move-sets that stand out from the mass of beetle/roach/rat pets that all share the exact same move-sets. Like the fire-proof roach given an elemental fire ability, or the wharf rat given a water ability. Something that reflects the pet better than just 'oh another rat/roach/beetle' that we already have tons of copies of with the same move-sets. The same could apply to quite a few of the other older pets like snakes, rabbits, moths, etc that have many types of pet with exact same move-sets. Variety is the spice of life, and it would give people more reason to use the neglected pets if they were different from the six other pets that are exactly like it except in name.
I would also like to see them implement underwater battling, with more swimming/fish pets. I can't tell you how many times I found a pet in water just far enough from the shore that the battlefield is always obstructed. And oddly there are a bunch of wharf rats and cockroaches way out in the middle of the Barrier Sea off the coast of Gorgrond, underwater. I was very disappointed, though it proves rats and roaches can survive anywhere.
I think it would be very fun and challenging to battle underwater, and be restricted only to pets that are either aquatic type, or are creatures known to be able to swim well (the seal-like calf, the hippo babies, croc babies, beavers, etc.). This would naturally require more pets that are water types, like maybe a baby orca, or a sea serpent hatchling. Same goes for mid-air battles, for those parrots you just can't reach no matter where you stand, and flying/hovering only pets.