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This post was created to suggest a new companion/pet type, and one with a multitude of sub-categories and diversity.

Birds are very unique and interesting animals so it's disappointing to see so little in Warframe. Below I will have my sub categories and recommendations for the types of species which could be used as a basis.

 

Bird Attributes and their meanings:

  • Combat: This bird is capable of being brought into missions and will assist.
  • Pet: This bird is not capable of being brought into missions (Unless otherwise stated). Essentially a orbiter pet with its own cage.
  • Looter: Your bird will take time during and outside of combat to retrieve loot from rare to common in that order from extremely long distances away.
  • Stealth: Your bird can be ordered to stealthily remove enemies from the picture by attacking from behind and dealing sneak attack damage to an enemy.
  • Swift: A bird of speed, of ability, and to overwhelm the opposition with consistent strikes which both deal damage at a fast rate and deter attention from Tenno.
  • Durable: A bird hardened and ready with the capability of taking more damage on average.
  • Powerful: A bird as vicious as strong who has the force to back up each of its attacks giving it a higher damage output on average.
  • (W.I.P) (SPOILERS) Mount: This bird can be rode in battle (Based off the duviri horse although it is currently unknown if this will actually introduce mounts)
  • Egg Layer: This bird lays eggs which can be used to hatch new companions or pets, sold to players, or sold as standing to the Ostron. Egg Layer eggs can also be used as buffs to the player if they consume it. The type of bird egg will decide the boost you receive for the day after consumption.
  • Disruptor: Birds annoying as they are efficient. Loud and especially obnoxious these birds will take alot of time out of your enemies day, and the rest of their life (Distract)

 

Types of bird sub-categories(And potential species to take inspiration from):

  • Parrot(Pet): blue spix, macaw (red, gold, rainbow, green, Hyacinth), love birds, bourke's parrot, electus, rock parrot, kea, elegant parrot, kakapo, pygmy(Smaller hitbox but less damage capacity and health), swift, budgie, Edward's fig, mulga, Bronze-winged parrot, Pale-headed rosella, ring-necked parakeet, cockatiel, sun conure, galah, Major Mitchell's cockatoo, Little corella, painted conure, pearly conure, Caique, sulfer-crested cockatoo, white cockatoo, gray, and Red-tailed black cockatoo.
  • Dove(Pet): fruit doves, mourning dove, white dove, rock dove, dodo, and any other notable kind. 
  • Falcon(Combat/Swift): peregrine, merlin, American krestle, pygmy(Smaller hitbox but less damage capacity and health), Northern crested caracara, bat, and Barbary.
  • Hawk(Combat): red-tailed, black kite, cooper's, eurasian sparrowhawk, harris's, broad-winged, roadside, common black, white-tailed kite, and pygmy(Smaller hit box but less damage capacity and health).
  • Eagle(Combat/Powerful): harpy, stellar's, secritary bird (runs fast, kicks hard, and is usually grounded but can fly), bald, golden, Philippine, african fish, white-bellied sea eagle, and Black-chested buzzard-eagle.
  • Vulture(Combat/Looting/Durable) turkey,bone/bearded, king, black, egyptian, cinereous, and palm-nut, Condroc(in-game).
  • Penguin(Pets/Egg Layer): emperor, little/pygmy(Smaller hitbox but less damage capacity and health), king, gentoo, Galapagos, rockhopper, macaroni, Magellanic, chinstrap, royal, and Adélie.
  • Goose(Combat/Egg Layer/Disruptor): Canadian, snow, swan goose, barnacle, chinese, emden, american buff, and African.
  • Chicken(Egg Layer/Pet): silkie, Ayam Cemani, polish, ga noi, burmese, indian, plymoth, pygmy(Smaller hitbox but less damage capacity and health), frizzle, barnevelder, feral, dong tao, pheonix, Yokohama, and Jersey Giant.
  • Quail(Egg Layer/Pet): common, japanese, Californian, mountain, elegant, scaled, Texas A&M, english white, and king.
  • Duck(Egg Layer/Pet): muscovy, mallard, white-faced whistling, king eider, mandrain, smew, ruddy, cayuga, call, magpie, welsh harlequin, and hook bill.
  • Ostrich(Mount/Swift/Combat): cassowary, ostrich, kiwi (not a mount, just a pet), emu, south island giant moa, and american rhea.
  • Terrorbird(Mount/Combat/Powerful): Brontornis, Paraphysornis, Physornis, Devincenzia, Kelenken, and Titanis
  • Owl(Combat/Stealth): frog-mouth, great horned, snowy, barn, burrowing, screech, eurasian eagle-owl, black and white, desert, barred eagle-owl, and pygmy(Smaller hitbox but less damage capacity and health).
  • MECHA:(???/???) Special modular moa-ish type bird with parts you can use together which will create an optimised robotic companion with its own attributes depending on the pieces together

Habitats

A special place for your flighty friend to rest and stay healthy(Similar fashion to Kavats and Kubrows) except they will stay in this habitat until let out(Note:Due to terrorbird sizes they will always be roaming the ship)

  • Aviary: doves, eagles, hawks, vultures, owls, falcons
  • Ship(No specific habitat): duck chicken quail, terrorbird, goose
  • Rocky and water: Penguin

Special Thanks + Notes

MASSIVE THANK YOU TO @Taoisolationist on Twitter for the species research and bird sub-categories and overall assistance

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1 hour ago, (PS4)JuliusTheDivine said:

This post was created to suggest a new companion/pet type, and one with a multitude of sub-categories and diversity.

Birds are very unique and interesting animals so it's disappointing to see so little in Warframe. Below I will have my sub categories and recommendations for the types of species which could be used as a basis.

Avian Companions have been suggested since Plains of Eidolon came out with the introduction of the Condrocs into the game. Scripting a flying companion that has freedom of movement for the game would be ludicrous as it would have to adapt its flight path to objects and different tileset arrangements wile also being able to avoid enemy attacks.

1 hour ago, (PS4)JuliusTheDivine said:

Bird Attributes and their meanings:

  • Combat: This bird is capable of being brought into missions and will assist.
  • Pet: This bird is not capable of being brought into missions (Unless otherwise stated). Essentially a orbiter pet with its own cage.
  • Looter: Your bird will take time during and outside of combat to retrieve loot from rare to common in that order from extremely long distances away.
  • Stealth: Your bird can be ordered to stealthily remove enemies from the picture by attacking from behind and dealing sneak attack damage to an enemy.
  • Swift: A bird of speed, of ability, and to overwhelm the opposition with consistent strikes which both deal damage at a fast rate and deter attention from Tenno.
  • Durable: A bird hardened and ready with the capability of taking more damage on average.
  • Powerful: A bird as vicious as strong who has the force to back up each of its attacks giving it a higher damage output on average.
  • (W.I.P) (SPOILERS) Mount: This bird can be rode in battle (Based off the duviri horse although it is currently unknown if this will actually introduce mounts)
  • Egg Layer: This bird lays eggs which can be used to hatch new companions or pets, sold to players, or sold as standing to the Ostron. Egg Layer eggs can also be used as buffs to the player if they consume it. The type of bird egg will decide the boost you receive for the day after consumption.
  • Disruptor: Birds annoying as they are efficient. Loud and especially obnoxious these birds will take alot of time out of your enemies day, and the rest of their life (Distract)

Not sure what these are suppose to be, perks that a given avian pet could be bred with?

1 hour ago, (PS4)JuliusTheDivine said:

Bird Attributes and their meanings:

  • (W.I.P) (SPOILERS) Mount: This bird can be rode in battle (Based off the duviri horse although it is currently unknown if this will actually introduce mounts)

Haha, not gonna happen. We already have Archwings which are far more powerful and sturdy. You want this kinda fantasy you should be playing World of Warcraft. :V

1 hour ago, (PS4)JuliusTheDivine said:

Bird Attributes and their meanings:

  • Egg Layer: This bird lays eggs which can be used to hatch new companions or pets, sold to players, or sold as standing to the Ostron. Egg Layer eggs can also be used as buffs to the player if they consume it. The type of bird egg will decide the boost you receive for the day after consumption.

We dont get to breed out Kubros and Kavats, why would we be able to breed birds? The knowledge for Kubros and Kavats is considered a lost one, thus why we have to CLONE them instead of breeding them out from couples.

Im also sure Ordis wouldnt want the Orbiter smelling like a chicken pen.

1 hour ago, (PS4)JuliusTheDivine said:

Types of bird sub-categories(And potential species to take inspiration from):

  • Parrot
  • Dove
  • Falcon
  • Hawk
  • Eagle
  • Vulture
  • Penguin
  • Goose
  • Chicken
  • Quail
  • Duck
  • Ostrich
  • Terrorbird
  • Owl

You do know that these creatures are long extinct in Warframe's timeline?

Tho i can picture the Condroc as the Vulture and the Sawgaw as the Owl despite it being from another planet. Mergoos sure deserve to be extinct...

Despite all that , i find it very unlikely that [DE] would implement Avian companions into the game, Pets 2.0 has been on the hook for some time now.

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18 minutes ago, BiancaRoughfin said:

Avian Companions have been suggested since Plains of Eidolon came out with the introduction of the Condrocs into the game. Scripting a flying companion that has freedom of movement for the game would be ludicrous as it would have to adapt its flight path to objects and different tileset arrangements wile also being able to avoid enemy attacks.

Not sure what these are suppose to be, perks that a given avian pet could be bred with?

Haha, not gonna happen. We already have Archwings which are far more powerful and sturdy. You want this kinda fantasy you should be playing World of Warcraft. :V

We dont get to breed out Kubros and Kavats, why would we be able to breed birds? The knowledge for Kubros and Kavats is considered a lost one, thus why we have to CLONE them instead of breeding them out from couples.

Im also sure Ordis wouldnt want the Orbiter smelling like a chicken pen.

You do know that these creatures are long extinct in Warframe's timeline?

Tho i can picture the Condroc as the Vulture and the Sawgaw as the Owl despite it being from another planet. Mergoos sure deserve to be extinct...

Despite all that , i find it very unlikely that [DE] would implement Avian companions into the game, Pets 2.0 has been on the hook for some time now.

I am aware they are extinct I'm giving examples of birds in real life to take inspiration of mannerisms and looks from. Not direct copies

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