I am very curious about those mechanical pets that came with Stygian Abyss. I am not curently subscribing but depending on how they work and perform, i would feel like trying the game again.
My dilemma is: I can not find enought information about them! Stratics, Uoguide, lots of forums... not enought info on them. Logging to test center and actually finding things out is not an option because I would need to upgrade to SA and subscribe for at least one month, and that is too much just to find out how they work. I would return to the game to try them out, but only if I knew more about them first.
Well, TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE POINT:
I know that:
-there are 4 mechanical pets (the "classic" ML golem and the 3 new SA pets, the leather wolf, the vollem and the clockwork scorpion), all crafted by tinkers
-none of the mechanical pets can be healed with bandages nor magery and chivalry spells
-They all can be repaired/healed with tinkering tools, and each repair has a timer/cooldown of about 12 seconds and consumes 12 ingots
-when a golem (only the standard ML golem) takes damage, the owner looses mana and when the mana is over he starts loosing HPs instead
-they do not bond
-there is one exception that bonds, the "living" version of the vollem, one spawned from a crystal, the "vollem held in a crystal" that is sold for about 5 dollars
-standard golems have a stunning/paralyzing attack, scorpions cause level 3 poison and wolves cause bleeding (and have pack instinct)
-vollems are supposed to be equal in stats to a tamable nightmare (rumor)
What I do NOT know and am dying to:
-Is there ANY way AT ALL to heal them aside repairing with tinkering tools? To be more speciffic, does CLEANSING WINDS from mysticism work? and Gift of renewal?
-aside from bonding, is the volem held in a crystal (the "living" one that bonds) any different from the mechanical crafted one? I mean, if it bonds and is supposed to be living, can it be healed/repaired with tinkering tools? and if it is different, can be healed like all regular pets?
Is anyone familiarized with mechanical pets and cares to tell? That would be quite a thing, one could be the first to give complete information about them. It has been years since SA and surprisingly there is so little about these crafted pets out there on the web, only "i heard this" "someone told me that" "I read somewhere...". Anyone to say for sure how they work, by own experience?