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Jade Dynasty Dev Journal: A Guide to Pet Crafting

Updated Mon, Jul 20, 2009 by Cody Bye

To begin our dev journal, we'd just like to announce that Jade Dynasty, the highly anticipated martial arts MMORPG and third title from Perfect World Entertainment, is now open to the public and free to play! Join the quest for immortality at http://jd.perfectworld.com/.

Previously, we discussed the basics of the Jade Dynasty pet system. Like other MMOs, pets can join you in battle, maybe to give you that extra edge. However, the advanced options to our pets elevates the Jade Dynasty pet system to the next level.

Aside from taking your pet into battle, a pet can also craft for you. To begin this process, you’ll need to collect the proper materials. Your pet can do this for you!

Material gathering by your pet is called Foraging. There are six different types of Foraging:

Farming: collect plant and herb items

Woodwork: collect wood items

Hunting: collect animal items

Fishing: collect fish items

Mining: collect mining items

Treasure: collect treasure items

To Forage, a pet will need to be at least level 30. To set your pet to forage, select the first button on the right in the pet menu (access by pressing ‘p’). The default setting will be set to combat, however, simply click this button to open up the menu and change to the appropriate task for your pet. A pet’s Foraging ability will also depend on its level—the higher leveled a pet, the better level materials it can collect for you.

The pet level to material level is:

A level 30-70 pet will gather level 1 materials

A level 71-100 will gather level 2 materials

A level 101-120 will gather level 3 materials

A level 121-135 will gather level 4 materials

A level 136-145 will gather level 5 materials

A level 146-150 will gather level 6 materials

Each pet will have a different adeptness for a certain type of crafting. This is represented by agreen bar within a pet’s craft status.  A pet with a Woodworking score of 15/100 will have a more successful Foraging attempt for a wood item than a Fishing score of 1/100 for a fishing item. Once you have acquired multiple pets, you will be able to send the most adept for each Foraging job. When your pet is set to Foraging, he will not be summoned and accompanying you—you cannot have a pet both Forage and aid you in combat at the same time.

Once your pet has collected the materials you desire, you can have your pet craft for you. This is accessible from the Workshop button in the pet menu. Your pet must be level 60 to craft. For a Pet to craft items it will require the recipe of that item—a pet cannot use a player recipe. Most of the pet crafting recipes are gear or consumables.

As a pet grows, their classes can be upgraded for combat and crafting. All pets default onto the first combat class, Brute. Selecting and upgrading a pet’s class will give the pet extra bonuses. Any pet class can be upgraded with civility points, which is gained by treating your pet well—keeping his belly and health bar full.

For combat pets, the classes are:

Brute: Attack Power and Health increases by 1%. Requirements: pet at level 10, Civility at 1.

Raider: Attack Power and Health increases by 3%. Requirements: pet at level 30, Civility at 18,000. A maximum of 16 pets can have this class at a time.

Sentinel: Attack Power and Health increases by 5%. Requirements: pet at level 60, Civility at 144,000. A maximum of eight pets can have this class at a time.

Guardian: Attack Power and Health increase by 7%. Requirements: pet at level 90, Civility at 288,000. A maximum of four pets can have this class at a time.

General: Attack Power and Health increase by 9%. Requirements: pet at level 120, Civility at 1,152,000. A maximum of two pets can have this class at a time.

War Lord: Attack power and Health increase by 11%. All pet’s resistances increase by 20. Requirements: pet at level 150, Civility at 2,304,000. Only one pet may have this class at a time.

For crafting pets, the classes are:

Trainee: All aptitudes (types of Foraging) +1. Requirements: pet at level 30, Civility at 1.

Worker: All aptitudes +3. Requirements: pet at level 60, Civility at 9,000. A maximum of 16 pets can have this class at a time.

Expert: All aptitudes +5. Requirements: pet at level 60, Civility at 72,000. A maximum of eight pets can have this class at a time.

Maven: All aptitudes +10. Requirements: pet at level 90, Civility at 144,000. A maximum of four pets can have this class at a time.

Guru: All aptitudes +15. Requirements: pet at level 120, Civility at 576,000. A maximum of two pets can have this class at a time.

Doyen: All aptitudes +20. Requirements: pet at level 150, Civility at 1,152,000. Only one pet can have this class at a time.

As your character levels and you gain more and more pets, there will be no shortage of things for them to do. From an army of warriors to an army of crafters, pets are a valuable resource to take advantage of.

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