I was playing a moment ago and I came out with some ideas for a Pet System on Maguss.
First of all I do not think Pets should be fight oriented and I think it could be great if they could be useful for other things like for example:
- Gathering Resources: They could gather resources that area near the player automatically
- Curiers: When the friends list is available the Pets could be used to send things
- Missions: Like other games you can send pets on "missions" that have a duration..10..15..30 minutes I do not know something like that with gold rewards or objects ( or small chances of chests maybe?)
Different types of pets could be implemented like for example Dragons,Owls etc with different properties..
- Dragons : they an carry more weight but they are not as fast so missions take more time
- Owls : they are faster but they do not carry as much
I thing that having pets with properties like this could enrich ( I do not know if the expression is like that ) the game with variety instead of making everything fight oriented..