I want to propose to remove the special bonus from companions (increase pierce-type damage, increase looting chance, etc) and create harness that give that kind of bonuses.
This change would make companions more interesting to all players because now it all would be like a stetic stuff, meaning that it would be interesting not only to that players who wants their current special bonus, it would be interesting to all who like the stetic of that companion.
For example: imagine that 10 people like the Hedgehod companion, but only 2 of them use pierce attack classes. After this change, them all could be interested on it and able to put the buff that they want between this kind of special buffs.
The new companions could continue being from goddess’ blessed cubes and leticia’s secret cubes like an stetic stuff. In the other hand, i propose to make harness able to be obtained in game (like buy it on NPC Christina and upgrade it by some way or drop it from raids (just ideas)).
The other option would be to do it the other way around (harness from cubes and companions from game).
I hope you like the idea!!