Jade Dynasty: Exclusive Pet Evolution Dev Journal

While many MMOGs featuring pets allow your beastly companion to advance alongside your character, Perfect World International has taken that concept to a whole new level with Jade Dynasty. The latest entry in Ten Ton Hammer’s series of exclusive dev journals for the upcoming title is jam packed with details on what the Pet Evolution system is all about.

Pet Evolution is the upgrading of your pet’s stats and appearance. Pets start out as a baby and can grow into adults.  Pets can be upgraded in appearance once they reach grade 12, and then again at grade 18.

To
begin our dev journal, we’d just like to announce that style="font-style: italic;">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 href="http://jd.perfectworld.com/" target="_blank">http://jd.perfectworld.com/.



The pet system in style="font-style: italic;">Jade Dynasty
is one of most in-depth pet systems you are likely to find in most
MMORPG’s today. In Jade Dynasty, players can not only take
pets into combat, but have them gather materials and craft for them.
Today, we’d like to look at Pet Evolution.


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Dryadling,
Grade 1

Pet Evolution is the upgrading of your pet’s stats and
appearance. Pets start out as a baby and can grow into
adults.  Pets can be upgraded in appearance once they reach
grade 12, and then again at grade 18.



A pet’s grade is increased by improving the max growth of its
stats for example if your Health growth stat value is at 2000, training
to increase it by 100 would help increase the pet’s
grade.  Pets are trained through the use of Jades. These can
be purchased from Pet Tamer Totto in Sunstream City—he has a
wide variety of Jades that will increase the growth of certain stats.
The Jades all vary in their cost of Celebeans, which can be obtained
through quests or sometimes drops.


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Dryadling,
Grade 2

Another way to obtain these Jades is to level up a pet, and then
release him to the wild. The released pet will give you a gift,
normally one of the growth upgrade Jades.



Keep in mind, if you only level up a single stat growth (just Stun
Resistance, for example), it will take a very long time to reach grade
12. Upgrading all the stat growths will increase your pet’s
grade much faster.



Once your pet reaches grade 12, you will be able to purchase a Blue
Mushroom from Pet Tamer Totto. With this in hand, go to Pet Master
Ellan and train your pet with this mushroom.
Congratulations—your pet has evolved! He will now have
increased stats, and a new appearance.


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Dryadling,
Grade 3

To reach the final stage of evolution, repeat the process to obtain
Grade 18, and train with a Colorful Mushroom instead of a Blue
Mushroom, to see the final stage of evolution!



There are many pets to choose from in style="font-style: italic;">Jade Dynasty,
and each has their own unique appearance in their three stages of
evolution.



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‘P’ and then the Stats button to view all of your
pets stats, including level, resistances, age and each attributes
growth rate.



The pet system in Jade Dynasty is complex and in-depth, but once
mastered, will allow players to customize a pet’s appearance,
stats and skills to be the perfect companion, further customizing their
personal gameplay.


To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Jade Dynasty Game Page.

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About The Author

Reuben "Sardu" Waters has been writing professionally about the MMOG industry for eight years, and is the current Editor-in-Chief and Director of Development for Ten Ton Hammer.

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