So, I don’t know exactly what this would fall under, it’s not really a suggestion or a bug, but a awkward game mechanic since the pet update. First I want to say, that I love the pets. It was a great addition to the game. I have spent about 30 hours playing over the past week and I drag my pet greater hyena around everywhere with me. I run a shield and sword build so I tank and let him DPS. The issue I’m coming across after trying to farm mobs for Xp around level 20-25, which I know probably isn’t the best way to lvl. Anyway, it seems I’m getting no kill Xp. So I started looking online how XP works in Conan, I’ve always enjoyed researching into stuff like this in games, it’s part of learning the way the game plays and optimizing your play style.
Anyway, to get to the point, It seems the Xp reward from kills goes mostly to whoever gets the final hit when it dies, I don’t know how true this is but it makes sense that if my pet gets the last hit on a mob, I get none of the Xp, which also explains why when I was experimenting I was getting plenty of XP fighting on my own, but not nearly as much with their help. I even took the time to experiment a little and watched the XP bar while my pet killed mobs, nothing happened. While when I get that last blow fighting solo, you can clearly see the little spike of Xp.
As much as I enjoy having my pet around with me, this really breaks half of the reason of having him, and in my opinion, the more enjoyable half of having him with me. Now I don’t know if this needs to be fixed or maybe balanced or if it’s just how the game is meant to be. I would appreciate any feedback from anyone, just because I want to know what people think, as well as I’d like the devs to see this and I’d especially like to know their idea on it.
Thanks to anyone who took the time to read and thanks more for any feedback.