There is one reason for this, and one reason only. Which is that I wanted the Nex pet to be something truly special. Yet time and again, I kept postponing this decision, putting it off because I just couldn't figure out how to make it into something special, or simply forgetting about its existence altogether.
It's about damn time this stupid pet is released already (you can hate me for it all you want, I don't blame you at all). But I still struggle to find the answer to what exactly I should do with it, and in which manner I should bring it into the game.
That's where our loyal community comes in. Dozens of brains are better than just one set of brains, so here we go. Let's discuss this and have this darn thing released in our next update (as long as it's not being made too exotic).
As such, we need to the answer the following questions:
- How should it be obtained? As a simple drop from Nex (same as any other boss pet), or should you trade in one of each of the four GWD boss pets at the Wise Old Man for a chance to receive the pet? Or a combination of both - players have a very low chance to get the Nex pet, but trading in other GWD pets at the Wise Old Man increases this chance. The difficulty to obtain the pet should probably also be related to its usefulness (see the following questions).
- Do we actually want the Nex pet to have any special perks at all, or do we just want it to behave like any other boss pet?
- If it is to have special perks, should these be purely visual/cosmetic in nature, should it grant one or more simple but useful QoL feature(s) or should it have powerful abilities?
- If we want it to have perks, do we want this to be restricted to Ancient prison (the Nex boss room and the place where you get killcount for Nex), the entire God Wars Dungeon, or to be used all over the world?