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'''Basic needs''' refers to those fundamental requirements that serve as the foundation for a pet's survival and progression. Pets have 5 basic needs: Energy, Nutrition, Safety, Love, and Esteem.
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[[File:Basic needs.png|thumb|alt=Basic needs are displayed below the pet's name.|200px|Basic needs are displayed below the pet's name. From top to bottom: Energy, Food, Safety, Love, and Esteem.]]
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'''Basic needs''' refers to those fundamental requirements that serve as the foundation for a pet's survival and progression. Pets have 5 basic needs: Energy, Food, Safety, Love, and Esteem.
  
 
== Energy ==
 
== Energy ==
'''Energy''' slowly decreases when performing [[hourly actions]]. If a pet is low on energy, it will go to sleep on its own as a hourly action. Tiredness is displayed with the following messages:
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A pet's '''Energy''' slowly decreases when house hours are ran. If a pet is low on energy, it will go to sleep on its own as a hourly action. Tiredness is displayed with the following messages:
  
 
{| class="wikitable" style="border: 2px solid #5b7214;"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="border: 2px solid #5b7214;"
! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" |   Tiredness
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" |   Message
! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" |   Energy
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" |   Meaning
 
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is wide awake </div>
 
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is wide awake </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left;"> <font color="red"> is exhausted </font></div>
 
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left;"> <font color="red"> is exhausted </font></div>
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 0% (unverified) </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 0 or less </div>
 
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The '''energy level''' is a hidden quasi-stat that defines the pet's maximum number of energy. This stat is increased by some of the pet's [[Stats#Secondary Stats|secondary stats]].
 
The '''energy level''' is a hidden quasi-stat that defines the pet's maximum number of energy. This stat is increased by some of the pet's [[Stats#Secondary Stats|secondary stats]].
  
== Nutrition ==
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== Food ==
  
'''Nutrition''' slowly decreases when performing [[hourly actions]]. If a pet is low on nutrition, it will eat random edible items from its [[house]] as a hourly action. Hunger is displayed with the following messages:
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A pet's '''Food''' slowly decreases when house hours are ran. As a pet becomes hungry, it is more likely to spend its hourly action eating food in the house. Hunger is displayed with the following messages:
  
 
{| class="wikitable" style="border: 2px solid #5b7214;"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="border: 2px solid #5b7214;"
! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Hunger
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Message
! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Pet's food store
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Meaning
 
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is stuffed </div>
 
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is stuffed </div>
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 90% or more full (unverified) </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 90% or more (unverified) </div>
 
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is full </div>
 
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is full </div>
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 76% or more full  (unverified) </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 76% or more (unverified) </div>
 
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> ... </div>
 
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> ... </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is hungry </div>
 
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is hungry </div>
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 6 hours before the pet's food store drains completely (unverified) </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
 
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is very hungry </div>
 
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is very hungry </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left;"> <font color="red"> is starving </font></div>
 
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left;"> <font color="red"> is starving </font></div>
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 0% or less full (unverified) </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 0 or less </div>
 
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=== Food hour values ===
 
=== Food hour values ===
  
All edible [[items]] reduce hunger by a fixed number of points. For example, a [[3-leaf Clover]] will always reduce hunger by 1 food hour, and an [[Orange]] will always reduce hunger by 9 food hours.
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All edible [[items]] reduce hunger by a fixed number of points. For example, a [[3-leaf Clover]] will always reduce hunger by 1 unit, and an [[Orange]] will always reduce hunger by 9 units.
  
 
The precise food hour values aren't visible in-game. Instead, players will see meal sizes relative to their pet's stomach size:
 
The precise food hour values aren't visible in-game. Instead, players will see meal sizes relative to their pet's stomach size:
  
 
{| class="wikitable" style="border: 2px solid #5b7214;"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="border: 2px solid #5b7214;"
! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Meal size
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Message
! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Food hour value
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Meaning
 
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> Too much </div>
 
| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> Too much </div>
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{{main|Stats#Stomach Size}}
 
{{main|Stats#Stomach Size}}
  
The '''stomach size''' is hidden quasi-stat that defines the maximum number of food hours the pet can store. The base level of this stat is (unknown value) hours. This is further increased by some of the pet's [[Stats#Secondary Stats|secondary stats]].
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The '''stomach size''' is hidden quasi-stat that determines the maximum number of food hours the pet can store. This stat is further increased by some of the pet's [[Stats#Secondary Stats|secondary stats]].
  
 
A larger stomach size allows a pet to consume larger edible items while wasting less food hours.
 
A larger stomach size allows a pet to consume larger edible items while wasting less food hours.
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== Safety ==
 
== Safety ==
  
Safety comes from the pet's environment (aka the [[items]] in the [[house]]).  
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A pet's '''Safety''' comes from the pet's environment (aka the [[items]] in the [[house]]). If the house doesn't contain any items that provide safety, the pet's Safety gradually decreases when house hours are ran. A sleeping pet does not lose or gain any Safety.
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{| class="wikitable" style="border: 2px solid #5b7214;"
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Message
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Meaning
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is very comfortable </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> ... </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is a little jumpy </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left;"> <font color="red"> cowers in a corner </font></div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 0 or less </div>
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== Love ==
 
== Love ==
  
Love comes from other [[Residents]] or pets.
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A pet's '''Love''' is based on the interactions the pet has with its owner. Handfeeding a pet helps increase a pet's Love. Handmade food gives more love than non-handmade food. A sleeping pet does not lose any Love.
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{| class="wikitable" style="border: 2px solid #5b7214;"
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Message
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Meaning
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> nuzzles you </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> ... </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is feeling lonely </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left;"> <font color="red"> seems depressed </font></div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 0 or less </div>
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== Esteem ==
 
== Esteem ==
  
Esteem comes from the pet's actions.
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A pet's '''Esteem''' is based on how successful a pet is. Most importantly, how successful a pet is in hourly activities. This stat is not as easy to influence by users, though selling items created/found by your pets on the Flea Market or trading them on the Trading Post does help a little.
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{| class="wikitable" style="border: 2px solid #5b7214;"
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Message
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! style="background: #5b7214; color: white; text-align: left;" | &nbsp; Meaning
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> feels esteemed </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is confident </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> ... </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> is feeling down </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> {{missing}} </div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left;"> <font color="red"> feels useless </font></div>
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| <div style="margin-top: 6px; margin-bottom: 6px; margin-left: 8px; margin-right: 8px; text-align: left"> 0 or less </div>
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[[Category:Gameplay mechanics]]
 
[[Category:Gameplay mechanics]]

Revision as of 17:45, 3 July 2017

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Basic needs are displayed below the pet's name.
Basic needs are displayed below the pet's name. From top to bottom: Energy, Food, Safety, Love, and Esteem.

Basic needs refers to those fundamental requirements that serve as the foundation for a pet's survival and progression. Pets have 5 basic needs: Energy, Food, Safety, Love, and Esteem.

Energy

A pet's Energy slowly decreases when house hours are ran. If a pet is low on energy, it will go to sleep on its own as a hourly action. Tiredness is displayed with the following messages:

  Message   Meaning
is wide awake
...
is tired
is very tired
is exhausted
0 or less

Pets can replenish their energy by sleeping or by eating Coffee. Pets can not die from tiredness.

Energy level

Main article: Stats#Energy Level

The energy level is a hidden quasi-stat that defines the pet's maximum number of energy. This stat is increased by some of the pet's secondary stats.

Food

A pet's Food slowly decreases when house hours are ran. As a pet becomes hungry, it is more likely to spend its hourly action eating food in the house. Hunger is displayed with the following messages:

  Message   Meaning
is stuffed
90% or more (unverified)
is full
76% or more (unverified)
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is hungry
is very hungry
is starving
0 or less

Pets can not die from hunger.

Feeding

Pets can be fed manually by selecting edible items in your house, choosing a pet and then clicking on the Feed to button.

A hungry pet will eat on its own during hourly actions, choosing edible items from unlocked rooms of the house at random. This action yields no experience points for any of the pet's stats.

Food hour values

All edible items reduce hunger by a fixed number of points. For example, a 3-leaf Clover will always reduce hunger by 1 unit, and an Orange will always reduce hunger by 9 units.

The precise food hour values aren't visible in-game. Instead, players will see meal sizes relative to their pet's stomach size:

  Message   Meaning
Too much
100% or more of pet's stomach size
A full meal
A light meal
A snack

Any meal size marked as "too much" will usually contain an excess number of food hours that will go to waste when fed to the pet.

Stomach size

Main article: Stats#Stomach Size

The stomach size is hidden quasi-stat that determines the maximum number of food hours the pet can store. This stat is further increased by some of the pet's secondary stats.

A larger stomach size allows a pet to consume larger edible items while wasting less food hours.

Safety

A pet's Safety comes from the pet's environment (aka the items in the house). If the house doesn't contain any items that provide safety, the pet's Safety gradually decreases when house hours are ran. A sleeping pet does not lose or gain any Safety.

  Message   Meaning
is very comfortable
...
is a little jumpy
cowers in a corner
0 or less

Love

A pet's Love is based on the interactions the pet has with its owner. Handfeeding a pet helps increase a pet's Love. Handmade food gives more love than non-handmade food. A sleeping pet does not lose any Love.

  Message   Meaning
nuzzles you
...
is feeling lonely
seems depressed
0 or less

Esteem

A pet's Esteem is based on how successful a pet is. Most importantly, how successful a pet is in hourly activities. This stat is not as easy to influence by users, though selling items created/found by your pets on the Flea Market or trading them on the Trading Post does help a little.

  Message   Meaning
feels esteemed
is confident
...
is feeling down
feels useless
0 or less