The responses you got read like they completely understood what you were asking for. They said things in response to *you* like this...
Originally Posted by -Tanyc-
-- it would be against lore to dress up your bear in armor (or clothes for that matter) as animal companions in The Lord of the Rings were not cartoons or humanized creations. They were animals. Yes, today, we might dress a chihuahua up in a nifty jacket when we take it out in the cold.... and yes, I supposed that years ago people would dress a performing bear in a circus up in a frilly tutu... but in general this is not a very dignified thing to do to an animal, and if the animal has anything to say about it, it will generally reject the notion of being dressed up. A Lore Master doesn't hypnotize an animal to do his/her bidding. This is *still* a wild animal that they communicate with and have accompany them as a friend. Thus dressing it up in armor is not only something that was not done in Middle Earth, but doesn't make sense as to something you could do with a wild (and ferocious) beast. If it wasn't done in Middle Earth, you really can't expect to see it done in LotRO.
-- a UI that would enable you to give items to your pet... what, as in give items to be carried like a pack animal? Does the animal have pockets we don't know about? Would this then require that the equivalent of saddlebags be put on the animal so that it could carry these things?
-- a UI that would enable you to give *skills* to the pet? You don't give skills to the pet in LotRO. The LM uses skills to enhance the animal's abilities. Those skills are the LMs... not the pets.
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