Aion's next big patch, dubbed "Aion 2.0" is a big deal. It's bringing a ton of changes to improve the game, but by far, the most cuddly change it's bringing is the new pet system. The system is aimed at making pets useful beyond just complementing your armor's primary colors, by letting them carry items, convert a bunch of lesser items into a single high-quality item, among other things. We've got the full list of pet types below, and an interview that answers all your questions about the new system, but first check out this brand new video.
We know from the press release that players can collect up to 100 pets, but only have one out and visible at any given time and that anyone that buys Aion at retail after the reboxing of the game post-patch will recieve a unique pet depending on where they purchased the game (Steam included). This is clearly not enough information to satisfy us, so we dug deeper and spoke with the devs over at NCsoft to get all of our questions answered. Here's what we discovered:
Companion – Travel alongside you throughout Atreia. Have no other function than looking good!
Signal – Alert their owners to the presence of nearby enemy players. Never get ganked again!
Pack – Expand your inventory even further by carrying between 6-24 slots of items. Items are stored even if the pet is put away!
Fortune – After being well fed (you can feed your pet certain trash or purchasable food), these pets will present you a random gift. Anything from potions to entire weapons can be produced this way!
Purebred – The tip-top of the pet chain—purebreds will have two unique powers instead of one. For instance, a purebred pet could carry 20 items and alert you to enemy presence!