I’m a little stumped.
Not too long ago I got a Polar Bear Dog hoping that he’d be better than a bison for protection. My bison Alphonse had been a great companion to me and I’ve flown him just about all over the world, but he’s far too slow. He can’t land an attacks fast enough and always dies in a matter of seconds.
Thankfully I was partially right. My big burly polar bear dog friend (who I call Sam) can last longer…ish, but I’ve still run into the same problem. So I heard from Mart who heard from Guo, pets gain experience after they do a significant amount of damage.
But here’s the problem. Sam is level 2, much like Alphonse. Although he’s slightly stronger, he still CANNOT hold his own against ANYTHING except the occasional wild creeper or zombie that spawns out in the wild. And I dont know if those even do anything.
I have tried everything with Sam. I’ve been farming the BSS minidungeon like mad, and I thought maybe if I let him have at the boss after I whittle him down to near death he SHOULD gain some XP, and I can level him that way. To Sam’s credit he deals with that boss fine. He’s landed the final kill more times than I count but he’s still stuck at 63⁄79.
So I though, okay maybe he having him kill a greater quantity of mobs would raise his XP. So I took him to the airbender mini dungeon, the easiest dungeon there is. And he didn’t stand a chance even against the minions. I let him fully heal, sent him and out and told him to defend me, let the minions hit me so he knows to attack them, and once he gets up in their face he’s dead in about three seconds, only enough time to deal one blow (which isn’t enough to kill them at his level).
So I’m stumped. As I told mart, I’ve tried everything I could think of, I’ve even tried to be a human shield, but my pets are too weak to survive long enough to deal enough damage to level up, and I hate that cause I want them to. I want them to get better alongside me so dungeons can be a bit more fun and easier. I see other people who’s pets have managed to level up, so the plugin must be fine. I can only guess that somehow or another I’m the one doing something wrong but for the life of me I don’t know what. Where else can I go to train him?