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I agree. The way I tend to deal with it is running trough other players (both allies and enemies) and thereby trying to make it stick to them instead. This makes it seem like it’s a bot.

Like where you would start with 2-3 unarmed minions and you can choose for yourself what to arm them with?

Wolves? I think that sounds a little bit hostile. What about dogs?

WOW, is game reviewing your job or something?

This would be to more use if there was a lake ...

They would still need to be recognizable so you would know which team they were on.