The Zookeeper's Quest - Patch 52 Pet Bonding Expansion

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  1. Chris

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    Coming in patch 52 players will be able to attempt the Zookeepers Quest in order to earn additional bonded pets.

    To learn more about pet bonding on Renaissance click here

    To begin the quest players should seek out the Moonglow Zookeeper. He is looking to expand the variety of the monsters in the zoo. To assist him with finding new animals you can purchase his list of needed pets for 4,995 gold.
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    To see your progress towards finding the 23 animals double click the scroll provided by the zookeeper. These scrolls are blessed so they are safe to carry around while you search.
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    To find the animals you will have to search high and low where these animals are normally found. They are not tied to a specific location or place in the world. Once you find one of the rare animals and tame it you will need to bring it to the Zookeeper.
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    To turn in pets you have found to the Zookeeper say the word "Quest" and target the scroll you wish to complete. Once you target the scroll you will then target the animal to turn in.
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    Once you turn in an animal the Zookeeper will tell you about your progress finding the animals he needs.
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    Once turned in the animals are added to the Zoo.
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    To see a detailed listed of the various animals to find see this post. Detailed Animal List

    As you progress in finding all 23 animals the scroll will be updated with checks next to each animal.
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    Once your scroll is complete drag it onto the zookeeper and he will reward you with a magical scroll. This scroll will transport you to a strange lost land where you can improve your skills as an animal tamer. Warning! This item can only be used once so make sure you are prepared.
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    The warning before using the scroll.
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    Arriving in a strange land. The expedition has been stuck here for a while unable to proceed so they have setup camp with a banker, stable, provisioner and healer.
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    You can speak to the village elder in his hut to learn more about the problems plaguing his expedition. Shortly after setting up camp they encountered some humans that having been so long list in the wilds had learned how to commune with dangerous creatures and direct them to do their bidding. If you can defeat them he think he can teach your party how to successfully establish a bond with more pets.
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    The first of the dangerous tamers, the beast tamer. Should he be threatened he will summon the Colossus, Obsidian Gargoyle, a Two Headed Behemoth and a Jungle Titan.
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    Next players will have to contend with the Reptile tamer, a strange humanoid with exceptional skills in making dangerous reptiles do his bidding. He will summon a Land Shark, the Ophidian Queen, A Wyvern Monatch and an Anaconda to defend him should he be attacked.
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    Very little is known about the final monster hidden deep in the jungle as no one has returned alive. There are rumors of a camp of knights hidden in the jungle who can provide assistance to the adventurers.
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    Should the players somehow manage the defeat these creatures they should return to the village elder. Once there make sure you use the scroll provided to you by the zookeeper to select the adventurers that helped you survive the horrors of this jungle.
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    Once you have your party set, drag the scroll onto the Elder.
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    He will ask you if you are sure you are ready to learn about advanced pet bonding. Pay close attention to the amount of players he sees before you click ok.
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    He will teach everyone in your party how to bond one additional pet.
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    To leave this strange land choose from one of the provided gates.
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  2. Chris

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    Question & Answer, Bonding Expansion FAQ

    Q. How many times can you complete the quest to obtain more bonded pets?
    A. You can complete it as many times as you like. There is no limited on the amount of bonded pets you can earn.

    Q. How many players can learn how to bond an additional pet when finishing the quest.
    A. The scroll owner can select a maximum of 9 players before turning in the scroll to the quest elder.

    Q. How many players can participate in the event using the scroll.
    A. Unlimited, however only the 9 players that the scroll owner selects can learn how to bond another pet.

    Q. What if I lose the scroll during the event.
    A. Once you use the scroll to begin the event it becomes blessed.

    Q. Do players need to complete the Zookeepers quest to take part in the Event?
    A. No. Similar to Ancient MIB's the Quest scroll will open a gate for 60 seconds allowing any players to take part. Players are however encouraged to work together to complete the zookeepers quest as you can tame, stable, and transfer the rare pets working to complete a single scroll.

    Q. What if I lose the Zookeepers quest scroll?
    A. The quest scroll is blessed and should be safe from loss. However if you lose it by non standard means it cannot be replaced. You need to bring it with you to the zookeeper each time you find another pet to turn in.

    Q. Can I earn an ironman award for the Wild Tamer event?
    A. Yes. The scroll owner at the completion of the event will be given information about how you did when attempting the ironman version of the event. Players will be rewarded with special ironman trophies should they defeat the event using only 2 characters. A detailed ironman guide will be posted later.

    Q. Is there a rare spawn in the event area?
    A. Yes. Although you will have to find it.

    Q. Can I keep the gilded dragon as a pet?
    A. Yes. However it is not quite as strong as a normal dragon.

    Q. What if I die during the event?
    A. A banker, healer, stable master, provisoner and variety dealer are provided should one of your party perish during the event.

    Q. How long do we have to defeat the 3 bosses and return to the Elder?
    A. Players will have 2 hours to complete the event. Various clocks placed around the event will show you how much time is left.

    Q. Once I have more bonded pets, what if I lose one?
    A. The pet summoning balls have been upgraded as well to allow for better pet management. You can read more about them here Pet Summoning Balls

    Q. Is there any treasure to be found in the event?
    A. Yes. Each boss is defending a personal stash of loot, and carries the key to that chest. The chests can also be unlocked by a lockpicker. Additional rare spawns may be found in the event as well along with special items dropped from the various monsters.
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    Animals that you have been tasked to find by the Zoo Keeper
    Albino Wyrm
    Commonly found with White Wyrms​
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    Arctic Wolf
    Commonly found with White Wolves​
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    Black Sheep
    Commonly found with Sheep​
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    Bloodthirsty Bull
    Commonly found with Bulls​
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    Crimson Drake
    Commonly found with Drakes​
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    Crocodile
    Commonly found with Alligators​
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    Dark Wolf
    Commonly found with Dire Wolves​
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    Flying Monkey
    Commonly found with Mongbats​
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    Frost Bear
    Commonly found with Polar Bears​
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    Gilded Dragon
    Commonly found with Dragons​
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    Hypno Toad
    Commonly found with Giant Toads​
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    jwilson
    Commonly found with Slimes​
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    King Scorpion
    Commonly found with Scorpions​
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    Mad Cow
    Commonly found with Cows​
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    Majestic Hart
    Commonly found with Great Harts​
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    Raging Grizzly Bear
    Commonly found with Grizzly Bears​
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    Ram
    Commonly found with Mountain Goat​
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    RattleSnake
    Commonly found with Snakes​
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    Savage Ostard
    Commonly found with Frenzied Ostards​
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    Sewer Rat
    Commonly found with Giant Rats​
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    Silverback Gorilla
    Commonly found with Gorillas​
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    Snow Jaguar
    Commonly found with Snow Leopards​
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    Wild Boar
    Commonly found with Pigs​
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  4. Izikiel Rage

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    will the gilded dragon be better then normal ones? and can u keep it as a normal pet?
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    This sounds like a blast!!

    Can this quest be completed multiple times to allow for bonding 2 additional pets? I only ask because of rumors I've heard.

    Also, it sounds like we are able to bring other players and probably pets with us to the "strange lost land" after we turn in all 23 pets. If this is true, do these players need to complete the desired pet list before tagging along?
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    A hypno toad, love it!
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    Yes you can, however it is not as strong as normal dragons

    Added a Q & A section to cover this.
    http://uorforum.com/threads/the-zookeepers-quest-patch-52-pet-bonding-expansion.4831/#post-36459

    You can complete the quest as many time as you want.

    You can bring as many players along to complete the quest, however the scroll owner will choose 9 players who can learn how to bond an additional pet per event.
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    will the savage ostard be ridable and if so at what tamer level
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    What do I do if I suffer an erection lasting longer than 4 hours?
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    see your girlfriend immediately and smile really big
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    This quest sounds cool and all, but the fact that people will be able to have unlimited bonded pets reeks of trammel. Honestly can't say I'm a fan of this.
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    and is the black sheep gonna give special hued wool?
    and any chance this will give us white leather
  14. Gideon Jura

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    I think it allows you to have 2 bond slots over the current 1. So you'd still have an unbonded dragon or wyrm in your posse.

    I would prefer that only the quest giver get credit to be honest.. seems weird that 1 person would go through all the work and then 9 ppl can tag along for credit.
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    actually in his Q&A it states you can do as many times as you like for as many bonded pets as you want
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    that probably means max stable slots plus one on bonded pets
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    oh didnt read that part.. sorry
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    Players can attempt to complete this quest as many times as they want, and earn an addition bonded pet slot for each successful defeat of the event.

    Keep in mind however that this was designed to be very challenging and take a substantial amount of work. As a common design directive on Renaissance we only limit our players by the effort they invest. And sure you can have more than 2,3,4 bonded pets but it will require a substantial amount of effort to complete the quest and then defeat the event.

    Rather than limit players to being able to do the event once, we wanted to allow them the option of multiple attempts with diverse groups of players to explore a challenge unique to Renaissance.

    If this event is run more than 2-3 times a month I will be personally surprised. We placed a litany of protections on the event itself so that you have to choose the 10 people who can earn an additional bonded pet slot, vs rewarding everyone for stacking characters in the event.

    Also keep in mind we already have extensive protections limiting the abuse of the pet bonding system such as peculiar meat, custom pet summoning balls, and pet skill loss on resurrection.
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    Ya sounds good actually. Working together to find the rare tames and then complete the event sounds cool.
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    Yay jwilson returns! Missed that slime

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