Now that our pets are permanently part of our characters, we can take them everywhere we go.
But some of us have lots of pets, and limited bar space for putting them at easy button press to call them out.
What can we do?
I know that on my characters, each has no more than one or two favorite pets that get the button bar treatment for easy access, and the rest?
The rest languish, all alone, in my pet tab.
Well, that’s silly, isn’t it?
The great and powerful Tekkub has graciously provided us with a means for those pets to see the light of day once more!
Tekkub has updated his Kennel addon, so that whenever you zone or mount or in any way do something that normally puts your pet away, it automatically pulls a different random pet back out when appropriate.
I’ve been playing with Kennel, since I have quite a few pets (49 as of right now… I’ll be getting number 50 with the advent of Darkmoon Faire in Shatt on Monday), and I can tell you, it’s a lot of fun.
It is an ‘install and forget’ addon. There are no commands or configurable settings. It simply tries to pull out a pet at random when possible, and changes the pet each time.
I could easily fix this by putting some of my many Snowball stacks in my bags. I’ve had Snowballs in the bank untouched since last Christmas, isn’t about time I used some?
I really enjoy this addon…
…but you know I’m going to quibble, right?
I would love to have the ability to check or uncheck which pets it will be allowed to choose from.
For Christmas, I could choose to limit myself to only the winter pets.
For a Hunter with a flying combat pet, I could select only Owls and other avian pets.
For a cat person, I could set it for only the many, many kitty pets in the game. Shit, I could make an alt called “Scarycatlady”, and make a female human Mage with the scowly face and have lots and lots of cat pets to come out at random.
I suppose I could do that by making a new alt and choosing to never learn any pet other than a cat.
It would just be fun, that’s all, and give us a little more control over the random selection.
Or, for the cheap among us, we could just lock out pets that require Snowballs for activation.
Regardless of what additions I mght like someone else to do the work of coding, I want to thank Tekkub for creating this addon, and giving my pets the chance to see the light of day…
And for causing someone like Nasirah to say, “What kind of frog is THAT?”, in response to my cute little Jubling.
So far, I’ve had suggestions for two mroe awesome pet summoning addons, Nugminipet and Livestock. I’m trying them all.
If you have more suggestions on pet (or mount!) addons, feel free to mention them in the comments, and I’ll check them all out and then revise the post.