Bear is a boring mode, surely our company will stand against our statment here, but hate bears and wish they were gone, they are easy mode yetis, easy mode any animal, easy mode any quality treasure map, gather berries better than a horse, gather fiber like a champ, gather thatch like a champ (in case of having access to thatch bushes), they got gigantic aoe, there's no point in using tools or weapons when having a bear that can keep knocking enemies back with sustained dps. Those pricks also have tons of health and in wild they are pack animals and despite having so much health and speed and damage... they have no head hitbox!
Chicken gives eggs, is fine as is.
Cow gives milk, is fine as is.
Bull is supposed to be a thatch animal, but is useless, also bleeding attacks are useless.
Crow is cool, however inteligence sucks, the initial crafting bonus is a dice roll no matter how high inteligence is and it only slightly matters in upgrading, no point gimping self with inteligence and crow doesn't give enough to matter.
Elephant is a easy wood mode, tbh that's fine, even tho hate tames, choping is boring and there's no hatchet bps.
Pig is almost useless, however is an easy home defense when amassed except against alphas or radiculous bear aoes.
Giraffe is a worse horse.
Horse is fine as is, sturdy, loyal companion, one of fastest animals, flexible, not a damage dealing animal so no bullshit alpha yeti killing capabilities like a bear. Just remove the fear when standing near the wild ones, infuirating, especialy when there's a whiny alpha horse, they are also almost impossible to tame without them jumping into a trap.
Lion is a douche, alpha lions should not exist as if it grabs us, there's no way to escape or corpse run for items, thankfuly never got into such situation but just wait for it, male lion have screwed head hitbox, they also fly further than frickin horses.
Monkey is a poop turret, never used tho.
Ostrich is like a horse but squishier and with more dmg (for whatever reason)
Parrot... is like crow except with fortitude, however not going to keep parrot 24/7 to keep self warm so just gonna put few own points into it and screw parrots, useless.
Penguin is cute for some, good selling product, nothing else, they are a walking campfire without cooking ability and need fish to eat not berries, definitely useless other than blubber farming or selling for cute factor.
Rabbit is useless.
Rhino is a walking pickaxe, however they are not that usefull as they do nothing to boulders, they only get bonus to pure metal nodes so might aswell just mine those with a pick insteed of hauling heavy and buggy animals arround the world.
Seagull is useless, if will want to go diving, gonna grab a diving suit.
Sheep is useless, just kill some sheep or find an alpha sheep for fleece.
Tiger is a lion on steroids.
Vulture and his six million vulture buddies wanna say hi before nerfs, but in all seriousness, they are useless, just gather than corpse with tools.
Wolf was a cancer, then the guns were nerfed and made them extreme cancer bcs they could take 2-3 bullets in the face while charging at us in numbers of 5 in pack, and then they were nerfed very hard, however, since we hold so much hate and frustration and unfun from pre-nerf times that they may stay like this forever. As a predator we prefer lions bcs they atleast don't knock us arround like a beachball and don't have machine gun attack speed, now atleast they have so weak dmg that those things doesn't matter, just flying arround after being bit is still annoying as hell, they can now be destroyed with any weapon with a headshot. We thought that they would be a good fighting tame, but they have no aoe like bear and have pathetic damage compared to a bear and they have no weight capacity so wearing armor already consumes half of their wegiht capacity lol.
Head hitboxes, yes, know this is about just taming, but those animals have no hitbox: bears, chickens, cows, bulls, crows, elephants, pig (they have but like, inside their throat or something when they bite, almost impossible to hit), giraffe, horse, lion (only male and only slightly, their head hitbox is screwy and sometimes counts as body shot, maybe that's bcs their texture is bigger but their hitboxes were not adjusted to the size from female model), monkey, ostrich, parrot, penguin, rabbit, rhino, seagull, sheep, vulture, (and now non-tamable creatures), bass, tuna, shark, manta ray, turtle, propably also angler fish and jelly fish, propably all those stupid dinos, and other animals that forgot about, why almost all animals have no head, wtf grapeshot?