|Effect On Cat Life|
Mates in the game are cats that the player gives items to so that they fall in love the with player and ask to become mates.
Selecting a Mate
First, you must choose one of the two automatically generated mate-cats that are the opposite gender of your own. Rogues will only have one cat to choose, and can only find them by placing a shiny thing on top of some moss with a piece of prey. (If your cat is a male, he can only mate with cats whose clan symbol is pink, and if your cat is a female, she can only mate with cats with a blue clan symbol.) If you talk to a cat with the same gender, it will only say "....Hi", "Hello", "How's it going?", "Hey!", or "Um... Hi." and you will not be able to give them presents or become their mate.
After you choose, you are ready to begin having a mate.
Getting a Mate
To get a mate you must repeatedly give items to him/her everyday for a long while. The chart below helps to show what item are best to give:
|Shiny Thing||Extremely Effective|
|Smooth Stone||Not Very Effective|
There are different stages to being close to having a mate. The known stages are, when first talked to as follows:
- "Hello. Do I know you?" or "I'm sorry, but do you need something?"
- "Hey [Cat's Name]. How's it going?" or "Oh, hey [Cat's Name]."
- "[Cat's name]! What's up?" or "[Cat's Name]! I hope you had a great day." or "Hey [Cat's Name]! How was your day?"
- "I love you, [Cat's Name]! Will you be my mate?" or "I really like you, [Cat's Name] Will you be my mate?"
At that point you can choose yes by pressing the spacebar. (Always choose yes if you want a kit.)
- "I love you, [Cat's Name]! You're the best!"
If you continue to give your mate gifts at the last stage, eventually you will get a kit!
A very effective method of getting your mate can come through by giving 12 Shiny Things to the wanted mate per day. This can get your soon to be mate interested and giving gifts very fast (2-3 days. At the most, six.).
Getting a Rogue or Loner Mate
As a rogue, your cat can get a mate and have a kit, just as your cat would in any of the Clans. However, the process of finding a mate is slightly different.
To attract a mate, your cat must make a nest as they would for a normal rogue - place some moss or brambles next to some thickets, then place some fresh-kill on top of the moss. To attract a mate instead of a normal rogue, however, they must place a shiny thing on top of the moss along with the fresh-kill.
Save before they go to sleep that night if you'd like to reload a save repeatedly to get a mate for your cat. If your cat is lucky, when they wake up, a rogue with a blue or pink gender symbol (instead of the usual black symbol) will show up. This is your cat's one-and-only new potential mate. If you don't like them, you must quit the game and continue from your last save in the hope that a different potential mate will appear. Your cat cannot rename these cats, take them on patrols, chase them off their territory, or do anything with them that they could with a normal rogue. All your cat can do is follow the regular mating procedure (bring them three gifts each day) and hope they'll soon ask to be mates and, eventually, have a kit.
If your cat wants more than one kit, or want to have a same-gender mate, your cat can attract a regular rogue to be their "mate", name them whatever they want, and then attract as many other rogues as they want and name them with the suffix "-kit". Each rogue they name this way will become the size of a kit. The game won't recognize them as your cat's mate and kits, but that doesn't mean that you can't!
There are several benefits to this method; your cat can rename your mate/kits at any time; your cat can make their kits grow up at any time by renaming them with "-paw" or a regular warrior suffix, your cat can take their mate/kits with them anywhere they want, and they can pick and choose which cats they want as their mate and kits instead of having to take what the game gives them.There are different stages to being close to having a mate, just like in the Clans. The known stages are:
- Stage One: "Hello, do I know you?" or "....Hi."
- Stage Two: "Oh hey [name]." or "Hey [name]."
- Stage Three: "[name]! What's up?" or "Hi [name], how was your day?"
- Gift Message: "I hope you like this gift."
- Mating Stage: "I really like you, [name]. Will you be my mate?" or "I love you, [name]. Will you be my mate?"
- Post-Mating Stage: "I love you, [name]!" or "[Name]... I love you."
Having a Kit
You can have more than one kit, but you have to leave your current Clan where your kit is. It will disappear. Then you can join the Clan again, or any other Clan and get another kit with another cat. You get to name the kit.
As a rogue, if you have a mate and kit and don't want to get another, do not clear your den when joining a Clan. Leave your den there. When you have joined a Clan, you'll find your kit and your mate in the place where the mate-able cats of the Clan are. They will have the same names you gave them as rogue. If you leave the Clan now, your mate and kit will disappear permanently and you have to get new ones.To get a kit, you use the same method as getting a mate. After giving him/her many gifts, start sleeping every night with hunger at "stuffed" and thirst at "quenched". If you're lucky, you'll wake up to find that a kit has been born! It will appear in the area near your mate. It works in about 5 days when you go to sleep between 9:00 game time and 10:00 game time. And then, when you wake up, voila, you have a kit! (Also, you don't have to give gifts. You can wait...and wait.. and like above, poof! a kit!) If you give your mate Moss, it speeds up the process.
The kit's pelt is always your mate's pelt, and the gender is randomly generated. However, you can name the kit. If you have a black and white mate and a kit the same color, you will only see the black part of your kit until they get bigger.Kits will only stand there and look cute, but they do not do anything at this current time, apart from gurgle unintelligible things. But after a period of time they will say recognizable words, like "Hey, mom/dad. How are things for you?" Of course, they will not stay small forever, they will become as big as you.
After you have a kit, there is no reason to keep giving your mate gifts, as nothing else will change.However, If you keep giving your mate gifts then he or she is more likely to give you gifts.
If you have v12 or over, you can talk to the kit every day and eventually it will grow up. However, this will take a while. The kit starts out really tiny (and adorable), but eventually it will be as big as your cat.
When you name the kit, you cannot rename it afterward.