Thank you for taking the time to clarify -- I am sorry I snapped at you. To me, tamers set the gold standard for how many things they can do on a high level. There are so many builds and directions to explore, and in almost no case are you severely underpowered or neglected or hamstrung by annoying, outdated mechanics. Its a great skillset to set the bar to. And to me, it seems pretty clear that to a very large degree that is the intention of things. All of the things you listed happened, but to me at least the word 'nerf' is more pointed than say, balanced. Because ultimately, the goal is to achieve balance, not to directly blunt things that people find enjoyable just because it brings the staff joy to diminish others, or whatever. In an awesomely unforgiving game like UO, but maybe all mmorpgs, often one builds success comes at another persons perceived detriment. If something is to good, the issue is not the goodness persay, its that it makes other people, new players and peers alike, feel like what they are doing is worth less, or that they have less choices because some alternative is just so clearly better. So ultimately, in the framework that seeks to maximize enjoyment for as many people as possible, for the shard (and the staff managing it) to be as healthy and long-lived as possible things like this are just part of the landscape. and inevitable. Believe me, as a necro that can hear the distant clamour of pitchforks, I know that it sucks to have something you enjoy lessened, so I think we all have to remind ourselves of this from time to time, or at least I do. Have a good day!Sorry for the tone of my message. But that's not true. 1 pvm pet and all ranged pvp pets. But the problem is not even in this, but in the trend. when was the last time tamers received a buff? (the answer is never) only nerfs. rebalance and bestiary - just forced players to pump unnecessary pets for months to return to the previous level of strength. it's not a buff. All templates sometimes get buffs, except tamers. I am sure that soon the tamers will be nerfed again, and again. pvp pets will be turned off altogether. there is no hope for a bright future.
Nerf Command aspect
Nerf by turn off "all guard" command in pvp.
Nerf by adding max range for control pets.
Nerf smoke dragons/drakes in pvp.
Nerf Phoenix and Prowler
Nerf by merged hamstring/hinder in pvp.
Nerf abilities of other pets in pvp (clinch etc).
Nerf by adding dmg cap of pets in pvp.
Nerf dmg of all range and caster pets in pvp.
I can't see any buff. Only nerfs. it is it's demoralizing
Oh yea, and I should also add that I personally do not think that taming is as overpowered as people think. I dont think that they are going to be radically blunted from here. For all the reasons that you and other tamers have pointed out. I do have some issues with command book working on summons but that is my own bone to pick. A lot of the tamer hatred and complaining is in fact overblown, from the data I have seen. But thats just the nature of the internet, and being, as someone else said, essentially the top dog.