Pets have landed and it’s added a whole new dimension to the game. It’s a massive second set of NFTs and the options are plentiful. But, while it can be said that all pets were created equal, it’s certainly true that some pets are more equal than others. So if you want to replace your less than equal pet with a more than equal one, you’re going to need the Hatchery.
Finding the Pet Market
Whereas Heroes have the Tavern, Pets have the Hatchery. Though, it has to be said, it takes a little more digging for Pets than with Heroes. For Heroes, you go to the Tavern and speak to the Agent and you can click ‘Buy’ or ‘Sell’… for Pets, all transactions are carried out within the Pet Catalogue itself. There are two ways to get there. One is to go to the new East Market and click the Hatchery:
And then click on ‘Pet Catalog’
An arguably quicker way is to click on your profile picture an inspect ‘My Pets’ from the window that pops up. This will take you straight into the catalog too. Two clicks versus five. Not life changing.
Then, from your list of pets, you can click ‘Sell’ or ‘Send’.
Sending a Pet
Whatever your reason for sending a pet to somebody, it couldn’t be much easier. Clicking the “Send” button below your card will give you this box:
Enter Recipient Addres. Send Pet. Easy. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.
Buying a Pet
If you didn’t have any eggs, or did but used ‘Gaias Boon’ to hatch your eggs and don’t want to talk about it, you can buy Pets directly from the Hatchery.
Once you’ve got yourself to the Pet Catalog (using either of the two ways listed above), it’s a pretty straightforward option to filter for pets that are on sale, and then use the available selection criteria to find the best new Pet for you.
At the time of launch, the number of filters available in the catalog are limited, but there are allegedly more filter options on the way.
Having navigated through the catalog and found the Pet you want to buy, simply hit the ‘Buy’ button below the Pet card and then follow it up on this screen:
To sell pets that you think could find a more loving home elsewhere, or perhaps you just don’t have time to house train them, you might want to sell your pets. You can do this by going to ‘My Pets’ on the Pet Catalog (though be sure to reset any filters) and selecting the pet you want to sell.
Just…. do everyone a favour and do a bit of market research first to work out what similar pets are going for, as slapping a massive price tag on it just means they’ll be dwelling in the Tavern for a while.
One of the best aspects of DFK are the third party tools made by the community. And one of the best of those is DFK Analytics – a fantastic tavern browser that lets you see all the information you need in a clear and concise way. You can’t buy directly from the site but it makes browsing the available Pets (or Heroes is the other Tavern option) so, so much easier – I use this as my first stop for all my DFK shopping.
To go to DFKAnalytics – click here.