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Epic Pet Wars - I don't get it.

11-10-2009, 04:50 AM
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Epic Pet Wars - I don't get it.

I realize I've totally missed the boat on Epic Pet Wars, but ngmoco's recent acquisition in the company has kind of piqued my interest in what all the fuss is about. Since the threads in the "ADD ME!!" forum are nothing but endless spam, I figured I'd just post a thread and maybe someone who knows something about how this game works can clue me in.

It seems like the game revolves around growing your posee, but is this just serve as some kind of in-game pyramid scheme or do these people you trade codes with actually have some kind of control over your game and access to your dudes?

There doesn't seem to be any kind of limit to the number of pets you can create, I've got four right now, is there any way I can make them fight together or does each pet act as its own character?

Anyway, I realize this is kind of a stupid thread, but I just feel like I'm totally missing out on something that a ton of people really enjoy. I'm not sure if it's their brief documentation or just the style of the game that is making the whole thing go over my head.
11-10-2009, 04:55 AM
Joined: Mar 2009
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I don't get it either but if you count all the Epic Pet Wars threads view counts.. they add up to over a million views.

Have you seen this? http://www.epicpetwars.com/home/helpFaq

Last edited by DaveMc99; 11-10-2009 at 04:57 AM.

11-10-2009, 04:58 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
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Never understood it myself. Didnt even try to get it either (downloaded EPW only coz.. you know why ).

Pretty sure whatever it is, IT definitely wont be fun (for me atleast)
11-10-2009, 04:59 AM
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Here is a video review

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11-10-2009, 05:08 AM
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lol... I dont get the game either. I just got the game to get the free power cells

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11-10-2009, 05:10 AM
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i joined the fuss after eliminate...

it's like pokemon, but haven't found a way to REALLY battle each other (i mean, like a real multiplayer game, or like pokemon vs. via link cable), so you DO fight your posses but it's more a vs. CPU rather than battling your friend (it counts as passive win/lose for the other person).

training is a fast way to get XP and money, so you can get better gear and fight stronger pets. respect points act like money to get special items or add temp buffs.

all in all is just like pokemon with very basic goals, unless of course they add the plus+ achievements (Which i believe it shall be soon) so it will be a lot more fun!!

anyways, i'm addicted to it now... wish there were a real multiplayer vs. instead of a CPU controlling my pet when someone fights me (i lost 4/5 passively o_O)

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11-10-2009, 05:38 AM
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its just another one of those Mobster-like games. No real point in it, you train, you battle, you buy items. If you, for some God-awful reason, feel the need to purchase the packs that give bonus respect points, you can exchange them for various buffs/items. its a rather boring turn-based setup. I guess a lot of people seemingly enjoy it..i for one, am definitely not one of them..lol
11-10-2009, 06:31 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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i just check it once every morning and evening, buying new stocks when available, fighting boss battles when necessary to progress.

the most fun i get out of it, however weird this may sound, is how ridiculously easy it is to get money in this game. that's the reason why i still spend a few minutes every day on it.
quite nice to feel like you can buy anything you want anytime, and still only use up a few % of your total hourly Income.
11-10-2009, 07:47 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: California
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Add me to the list of people that have no idea why it's popular.

Two guys walked into a bar. You think they would've seen it or something.
11-10-2009, 01:33 PM
I'm assuming its like Mafia Wars which I don't understand either.
The funny thing is my mom plays it even though she complains all of the time about how bad of a game it is. She talks about "loot" and her clan or whatever its called. I'm like - Mom - get a life!
She was addicted to SMB on the NES when it came out. I remember she stayed up all night playing it one time. Its amazing how that generation can get into Mafia Wars and the like. The thing that annoys me is when you look at the new released apps and there 10 in a row of iVampire 500 respect... I'm totally out of the loop. I guess thats a sign that I'm getting old?