After recently playing Season of Discovery on WoW: Classic and reinvigorating my love for hunters I realized something - our companions are basically just as smart as a hunter pet in WoW. Sure, they have voice lines and some equipment/quests, but their AI behavior and their effectiveness in combat (primarily melee based companions) is very reminiscent of a hunter pet like a wolf or cougar or something.
Edited by ZOS_Icy on December 3, 2023 5:58PM
I would absolutely love to see a world skill line where we could tame wild animals and have them as our combat companions. BUT - before they do anything they need to assist/intervene in the combat effectiveness of the companion system as a whole:
- Simply making them immune to ground AOE damage would go a long way to increasing their survivability
Companions are a bit under-baked as is. They're cool to have out, but I'd get a MUCH bigger kick if we had animal companions. Yes - I know about the Warden's bear ultimate. I would like a system where there are beasts that are marked as "tameable" in the wild that we could have as companions instead.
[edited for petition/protest]