Hey guys, time for a fresh new update for DL. Version 0.5.6a, it should be live in Desura by the time you read this.
This time along with a full new floor, with new monsters and environment we are including the pet system. We had this internally working to a certain degree but it had some problems, but it finally feels like a proper feature.
So how does it work? You can't get a pet right from the get-go, you need to do certain steps first.
1- Find and learn one of the recipes for cooking Bait.
2 - Find all ingredients necessary for the recipe. There are three different recipes for bait. They have different catch chances, which I'll talk in a bit.
3 - Find a monster you want to tame and make your pet. Fight him a bit until his HP level is below 50% (this is crucial).
4 - Equip the bait to throw at the enemy by right-clicking it on the shortcuts bar. Now throw it at the enemy, depending on the bait and it's chance of taming it may require several bait to work.
5 - When it works you'll see a message and an arrow will appear above your new pet.
Your pet will now follow you and attack enemies in sight. You can take him anywhere, even if you change floors.
So that is it for now. See you on the next blog post.
Added: Fourth floor: new layout, objects and monsters
Added: Pet system
Added: Mini icons to enemies showing their status effects
Added: Labels now show Status Effects
Fixed: Recipes list mouse hover detection
Fixed: Grey background instead of black on main menu when exiting from game