Conan exilies is a lonely place. Thralls are annoying. So I suggest a loyal buddy. The player can create a buddy. In offline mode you can create 9 buddies. Online it’s 1 per player. The player buddy can’t attack or be attack by players.
In offline mode 3 buddies max can follow you to explore. In offline mode the other 6 buddies can be set to do task. Like your exilies you pick what your buddy or buddies look like. Your buddy has equipment slots. Buddies also are the same level as there players. Buddies stats are same as the create character. They can learn skills too. Buddies gain stats points. Buddies also need food,water and proper armor for the weather.
Buddies respawn on death. Buddies gear and inventory don’t drop. But each death reduce the gear durability by 5%.
Buddies stats and skills can be resetted by a lotus potion. There starting stat is that of a lv 1 player.
Buddies teleport to there players when too far away and if they die.
Buddies are an optional option. You can turn to have buddies on and off. Buddies inventory can’t be filled higher than 80% of max weight limit.
In offline mode you want 6 buddies at or around your base.
Bob kills turtles and harvest their meat. Ruby cooks all meat. John cuts down trees. Sally farms rocks and repairs tools. Jane fills up water containers and gives each buddy one. These 5 buddies help each other. All eats the cook meat ruby makes. Izzy sits on throne and waits to be given food by Ruby.