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#1 Aug 28 2013 at 12:48 PM Rating: Good
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I'll say it. Your pet is stupid and I hate you for constantly dragging it around everywhere and I hate SE for implementing them in the first place.

All the Carbuncles following people around are bad enough. I'm polite and dismiss mine when I'm inside the city, but every other arcanist has them flopping around the most crowded areas in town. I'm sure some video cards are having nightmares about blue squirrels.

About the only one I don't hate is the baby behemoth, but even then, it's already old. It's old, and I want to make them all disappear from my screen.

Is there this function in the game? Can I just not display minions?
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I'll say it. Your pet is stupid and I hate you for constantly dragging it around everywhere and I hate SE for implementing them in the first place.

All the Carbuncles following people around are bad enough. I'm polite and dismiss mine when I'm inside the city, but every other arcanist has them flopping around the most crowded areas in town. I'm sure some video cards are having nightmares about blue squirrels.

About the only one I don't hate is the baby behemoth, but even then, it's already old. It's old, and I want to make them all disappear from my screen.

Is there this function in the game? Can I just not display minions?


OMG YES can we please disable these!!!

I hate doing FATEs and having to flip through carby's and minions and by the time I finally target a mob it's about to die!!!
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#3 Aug 28 2013 at 12:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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I lurve my minion. It makes me feel less alone when I am out fishing in the lonely wilds.

Also, that's a targeting problem, not a minion problem. It's funny I can't target minions/carbuncles at all.

Edited, Aug 28th 2013 11:52am by Olorinus
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i know in the options menu you can make untargetable. i dont know about ignoring them all together
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#5 Aug 28 2013 at 12:52 PM Rating: Good
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I wouldn't mind them so much if there was a way to turn off their names....is there a way? Smiley: dubious
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I don't even want to see them. I want to look at other players, not their toy airships.
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jaggars wrote:
I wouldn't mind them so much if there was a way to turn off their names....is there a way? Smiley: dubious


yeah there is an option to turn their names off too
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i know in the options menu you can make untargetable. i dont know about ignoring them all together


Yeah well that option is broken... my targeting is set to mobs only, and I still get every freaking carbuncle and minion before mobs... frustrating as ****.
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#9 Aug 28 2013 at 12:56 PM Rating: Good
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You all crying over something so miniscule is hilarious. Thanks much as its fairly boring up here at the office.
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I have all there names removed and im unable to target them so I think there cute <3
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Sounds like the problem is solved lol
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I have all there names removed and im unable to target them so I think there cute <3


Where do you do that? In filters?
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You all crying over something so miniscule is hilarious. Thanks much as its fairly boring up here at the office.


It's boring here too, hence this thread.

I went to my boss and offered to do some of her work and she said yes and I did that for an hour and now I'm stuck with little to do again.
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Hairspray wrote:
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i know in the options menu you can make untargetable. i dont know about ignoring them all together


Yeah well that option is broken... my targeting is set to mobs only, and I still get every freaking carbuncle and minion before mobs... frustrating as ****.


You have to go into your settings and change the "Mobs only" targetting option to not include minions/pets.
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I'm a huge fan of pet jobs from 11. Not 100% sure on the minions though. I mean they are cute and i will try to get as many of them as possible, but i don't really hate the large amounts of them running around. It's not like they are telling racist jokes or making inappropriate remakes towards me. I think the whole carby invasion will die down if / once more pet jobs become available.
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Catwho wrote:
All the Carbuncles following people around are bad enough. I'm polite and dismiss mine when I'm inside the city, but every other arcanist has them flopping around the most crowded areas in town. I'm sure some video cards are having nightmares about blue squirrels.


The biggest annoyance really is that pets/summons (not minions) are default-targetted in the same way that NPCs are. So when you try to target to talk to an NPC with a dozen Carbuncles around it (Arcanist group quest giver......) you have to sift through them to target her.

The airship and the behemoth are kind of cute, but I don't pop them out everywhere all the time just to generate more lag for everyone.
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Hairspray wrote:
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I'll say it. Your pet is stupid and I hate you for constantly dragging it around everywhere and I hate SE for implementing them in the first place.

All the Carbuncles following people around are bad enough. I'm polite and dismiss mine when I'm inside the city, but every other arcanist has them flopping around the most crowded areas in town. I'm sure some video cards are having nightmares about blue squirrels.

About the only one I don't hate is the baby behemoth, but even then, it's already old. It's old, and I want to make them all disappear from my screen.

Is there this function in the game? Can I just not display minions?


OMG YES can we please disable these!!!

I hate doing FATEs and having to flip through carby's and minions and by the time I finally target a mob it's about to die!!!


Fun fact: if you tab target, it will only target mobs and not pets or minions. If on PS3, you can probably set a button to this, but I'm not positive about that.
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#18 Aug 28 2013 at 1:26 PM Rating: Good
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Its just a day into release so I expect you to see this. Its been close to a week since I started my arcanist and I hardly EVER see carbies anymore. Give it time and you will wonder where did all the "pet" go.
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So, it's safe to say you have.. quarrels with squirrels?
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#20 Aug 28 2013 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
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They're OK - as graphics only. I have no idea why they are targettable or why they have names over their head, like anybody gives a sh*t or would ever need to target them. (You can turn the names off though in the options)

They should change them to be a graphic effect only, if not an option to turn them off altogether.

I don't mind seeing them though, even though I don't use one.

Edited, Aug 28th 2013 3:31pm by Killua125
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Hairspray wrote:
Catwho wrote:
I'll say it. Your pet is stupid and I hate you for constantly dragging it around everywhere and I hate SE for implementing them in the first place.

All the Carbuncles following people around are bad enough. I'm polite and dismiss mine when I'm inside the city, but every other arcanist has them flopping around the most crowded areas in town. I'm sure some video cards are having nightmares about blue squirrels.

About the only one I don't hate is the baby behemoth, but even then, it's already old. It's old, and I want to make them all disappear from my screen.

Is there this function in the game? Can I just not display minions?


OMG YES can we please disable these!!!

I hate doing FATEs and having to flip through carby's and minions and by the time I finally target a mob it's about to die!!!


It makes me sooooo happy I have Blizzard II.

Edited, Aug 28th 2013 2:34pm by Valkayree
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Its just a day into release so I expect you to see this. Its been close to a week since I started my arcanist and I hardly EVER see carbies anymore. Give it time and you will wonder where did all the "pet" go.


All I've seen lately is the Ifrit Egi.
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I forget half the time to call mine, I seem to remember more when fishing at least.
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I forget half the time to call mine, I seem to remember more when fishing at least.


I haven't found one I like enough yet to have it tag along.
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It was awful last night during the Behemoth FATE. So many people, Behemoth kept popping out of view, and during the brief periods I could see him to target, I had to toggle through a ton of egis.

I promptly found the option to disable them as targets immediately afterwards.
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I hate your minion. Oh no she didn't! Smiley: laugh My character is small so crafting near the bell or the retainer board is a no go. Someone always have Carby or the purple thing sitting on top of him. I'm not touch my vanity items till I get all my DOH and DOL classes back to 50. I hope the moggle keeps them ,he's holding 5 things now.
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I like collecting minions (I currently have 12 of them) and have one following me around constantly. That being said I still find some things annoying:

Display of the minion name, Cait Sith and Behemoth over representation.

I do want a certain phase 3 feature to return though:

Have your minion in a an instance~!
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I have my minion out 24/7 when I'm on, just sayin...
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Catwho wrote:
I'll say it. Your pet is stupid and I hate you for constantly dragging it around everywhere and I hate SE for implementing them in the first place.

All the Carbuncles following people around are bad enough. I'm polite and dismiss mine when I'm inside the city, but every other arcanist has them flopping around the most crowded areas in town. I'm sure some video cards are having nightmares about blue squirrels.

About the only one I don't hate is the baby behemoth, but even then, it's already old. It's old, and I want to make them all disappear from my screen.

Is there this function in the game? Can I just not display minions?


I've so been wanting to say this. I don't even understand the draw of having minions at all, much less having them out constantly.
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Catwho wrote:
I'll say it. Your pet is stupid and I hate you for constantly dragging it around everywhere


Do Chocobo companions fall under this declaration? IMHO the only companion that I found to be least offensive is the small Snipper minion since it doesn't float around in player's faces.
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my mammet doesn't float around in people's faces :P
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I really want the ability to turn off minions badly.
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After reading this thread all I can deduce is that a lot of you guys really need to take a good look in your settings. You can fully customize targeting and add filters. You can customize which names show and which don't. You can customize everything. Even in a loaded fate I don't ever target anything but mobs because of the way I customized my target filters. And I'm on ps3.

Also as for the draw of minions.. They're there for collectible fanatics like myself!
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I blame 1017 on minions. There, I said it! J/K Smiley: lol
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ArkKenea wrote:
After reading this thread all I can deduce is that a lot of you guys really need to take a good look in your settings. You can fully customize targeting and add filters. You can customize which names show and which don't. You can customize everything. Even in a loaded fate I don't ever target anything but mobs because of the way I customized my target filters. And I'm on ps3.

Also as for the draw of minions.. They're there for collectible fanatics like myself!
Gotta Catch'em all!

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Edited, Aug 28th 2013 4:36pm by ArkKenea


It's not that I don't want them to be targetable. I don't want them to exist at all.
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I'll say it. Your pet is stupid and I hate you for constantly dragging it around everywhere


Do Chocobo companions fall under this declaration? IMHO the only companion that I found to be least offensive is the small Snipper minion since it doesn't float around in player's faces.


That's the only one I think is cool so far.
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Aw I love my Carbuncle and behemoth, I'm really attached to them. :c I actually like seeing everyone's minions since they're all pretty cute, but I can understand how that would get annoying (not to mention straining on a computer).
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My baby bat minion fits my THM rather nicely I think.

Can you have a chocobo companion and the chocobo chick minion?
It'd be a neat little family.

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I have a pet rock in EQ2. It's an actual rock, and it follows me around. If your video card can't deal with those, thats natures way of telling you to upgrade!
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Targeting people's minions is actually a very annoying problem on a very crowded MMO game where you have to toggle through every single avoidable thing just to get to the target. I can have the same issues during ffxi when you have to cycle through everything else other than the one mob you needed to target as well as other mmos where the problem is even worse with the super high congestion in a tiny space. The otehr thing is, less minions/pets out on screen helps those of us whose computers are not on the upper end of the spectrum. That little bit of not having to render every non-essential thing could mean the difference between a squad wipe, or avoiding death in solo.

Please also consider other possible sides before just saying this issue is a tiny problem. What is a tiny issue for one, could be a very annoying and real issue for others. Just wait when you have hundreds of carbys surrounding you in a tiny area, you might see our point then.
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I hate minions. Stupid stupid useless addition.
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while i like some minions and want to have some to myself(cactuar and malboro minions please), i do think an option to disable them would be great, they just add to the clutter when it comes to those big fates and it gets really annoying
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The truth is I couldn't care less about the existing minions, they do nothing for me. But I don't mind seeing them around.
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I couldn't agree more with OP. I popped all of my minions once ( early access, CE, airship) and I was done. The only thing I want tagging along behind me is my chocobo when I unlock that again. I'll hope for my Coeurl to join my side one day but other than that all of these vanity pets remind me of PSHome avatars. It's like micro transaction ****.
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Hairspray wrote:
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i know in the options menu you can make untargetable. i dont know about ignoring them all together


Yeah well that option is broken... my targeting is set to mobs only, and I still get every freaking carbuncle and minion before mobs... frustrating as ****.

It's not broken at all. Works fine for me. I think you're doing it wrong
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Um, i've seen people riding a white horses about 5 times. I has all the right neighing or braying sounds and just look so out of place in a FF game. I look away from it because i'm jealous every time I see it.
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Um, i've seen people riding a white horses about 5 times. I has all the right neighing or braying sounds and just look so out of place in a FF game. I look away from it because i'm jealous every time I see it.



If you play long enough you'll have it all. Even those 'exclusive' mounts Legacy players have. It's always a matter of when rather than if.
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Can you have a chocobo companion and the chocobo chick minion?
It'd be a neat little family.


Nope. Companion and Minion can't be summoned at the same time. One or the other.
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#50 Aug 29 2013 at 3:44 AM Rating: Good
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I lurve my minion. It makes me feel less alone when I am out fishing in the lonely wilds.

Also, that's a targeting problem, not a minion problem. It's funny I can't target minions/carbuncles at all.

Edited, Aug 28th 2013 11:52am by Olorinus


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I have a pet rock in EQ2. It's an actual rock, and it follows me around. If your video card can't deal with those, thats natures way of telling you to upgrade!



Ok I have to admit, it made me laugh! Smiley: lol
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