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General: Five Awesome MMO 'Mounts'

MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community ManagerQueens, NYPosts: 5,717Administrator Uncommon

What are the most awesome ways to travel in an MMO? In this week's The List, we take a look at five awesome MMO 'mounts'.

MMOs are often made up of expansive worlds, so what better way to get around than on your very own mount? If you have even a tiny bit of experience playing games in the MMO genre, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve owned your own mount. But not all mounts are alike; certainly some are more awesome than others. In this week’s The List we’ll be taking a look at five of our favorite mounts in MMO history.

Read more of Michael Bitton's The List: Five Awesome MMO 'Mounts'.

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  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIPosts: 684Member

    Good list!

    I'm not a WoW fan, but that motorcycle is pretty kickass.

    However, my all time favorite mount is the plain and simple light-brown horse from EverQuest 2. lol. I have no idea why.

  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon

    The AOC mount looks epic but If I was to pick a mount from WOW it would be the spectral tiger without question. 

  • MeltdownMeltdown Home, NHPosts: 1,184Member Uncommon

    Good list, my personal fave was all the different forms of travel in Champions Online. Running between quest areas is so much cooler when you are literally leaping tall building with a single bound. Totally badass!

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  • victorbjrvictorbjr Quezon CityPosts: 185Member Uncommon

    Mechanical Horses in RIFT.

    That Flying Squirrel in EQ2.

    Your very first spaceship in EVE.

     

    Ah... Love this topic! :D

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  • manakanamanakana StockholmPosts: 75Member

    The tigers in AoC....mmhmmmm

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon

    For me it's the mini spectral tiger in WoW  Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEYDQpBnRvQ LOL!  Stuff like this that Make WoW so much fun to be a part of, too many games are too serious.

  • GreenHellGreenHell ludlow, MAPosts: 1,322Member Uncommon

    I don't think any game could ever compare to the variety and coolness of SWG's mounts, vehicles and star ships.



     

  • RedKatanaRedKatana Philadelphia, PAPosts: 211Member

    Chocobo's are not in the list?

  • solarinesolarine IstanbulPosts: 1,203Member

    Originally posted by Meltdown

    Good list, my personal fave was all the different forms of travel in Champions Online. Running between quest areas is so much cooler when you are literally leaping tall building with a single bound. Totally badass!




     

    Yes. Super Jump has to be the single coolest form of travel in any MMO I've tried. Granted it might look a bit silly to pick among powers that includes Flight (!), but still... :)

  • TardcoreTardcore MinskPosts: 2,325Member

    I'm quite entertained by the Rift giant spider mount.

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  • MeltdownMeltdown Home, NHPosts: 1,184Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by solarine



    Originally posted by Meltdown



    Good list, my personal fave was all the different forms of travel in Champions Online. Running between quest areas is so much cooler when you are literally leaping tall building with a single bound. Totally badass!



     

    Yes. Super Jump has to be the single coolest form of travel in any MMO I've tried. Granted it might look a bit silly to pick among powers that includes Flight (!), but still... :)

    Yea the powers were certainly not all created equal, but each had a unique "cool" factor. I think I eventually took the teleportation one cause it worked so well. 

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  • HarafnirHarafnir VikingvillePosts: 1,324Member Uncommon

    Galaxy Dropship... I had forgotten what a godamn kickass feeling that was, dropping a full combat squad right in the lap of the enemy. A good pilot, a few combat planes on the side... Amazing fun! Can't wait to do that again ( I was never the good pilot. I was the really good MAX unit.)

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  • bobfishbobfish SouthamptonPosts: 1,688Member

    AoC's Tiger and Wolf are pretty epic, just a horrible a grind.

  • spookydomspookydom BristolPosts: 1,782Member Uncommon

    I never really liked the 2 seater rocket myself. Spectral Tigers or the pally and Warlock mounts when u had to get them the hard way........You know?.......When you had earn them rather than just get them for leveling up?.........Remember those days?  Anyway, never got a chance to say planetside but that dropship looks kick ass!

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  • birchallbirchall hartlepoolPosts: 5Member

    i know anarchy online is abit old but it had some cool mounts/vechiles

  • FrostWyrmFrostWyrm Tempe, AZPosts: 1,036Member

    Originally posted by RedKatana

    Chocobo's are not in the list?

    Chocobos were awesome, especially since you raised your own from an egg. They're so cute as babies, too. Actually made my kind of sad when mine grew up.

    Bonus points for the chocobo theme music. Its one of the few things I still enjoy about FF games.

  • UtukuMoonUtukuMoon ParisPosts: 1,066Member

    I don't see how you can class a spaceship as a mount to be honest,you arecarried within in it not sitting on it.

    But still i will go with mounts that you ride in MMOs.

    For me like the more natural type of mounts,meaning animals rather than machanical type mounts.

    So ill go with this first.

    And then..

     

  • DarkPonyDarkPony RotterdamPosts: 5,566Member

    I have to admit that the most fun mount related thing I ever participated in was AoC; player cliff-kicking. Not that I am such a huge griefer but it was too much fun to pass up on the opportunity. V_V


     

  • RobsolfRobsolf Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 4,246Member Uncommon

    It would have been the awesomest-est feature ever if #1 was:  "Your Mom"  image

    I remember the Transport Skiff, and even had one.  But in typical SOE A-hole fashion(and another reason why they were so rare) , they put a monster on Mustafar that could destroy it in one hit.  That meant it was gone and you couldn't repair it.

  • WearacupWearacup Houston, TXPosts: 161Member

    This has to be a joke. No Nightmare from UO? You could dismount it and have it kill things for you! The nightmare was a mount and a weapon. I miss that game!

    Trammies need to stop polluting the MMORPG landscape. They already have enough games in which to emote hugs and sell garbage by the banks.

  • jinxxed0jinxxed0 columbia, SCPosts: 838Member

    What fool made this list.

     

    Chocobos and the Lineage 2 wyvern are the best mounts ever.

  • logan400klogan400k Owings Mills, MDPosts: 68Member Uncommon

    Planetside Galaxy Transport... ah... the memories

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  • lalartulalartu SeoulPosts: 444Member

    the best "mount" was the way Asheron's Call did it.

     

    they gave you a skill calle RUN and it was up to you to increase it.

    If you want to be a super fast runner, all you had to do is pour experience points into run.

     

    I remember seeing players with 300 in run/jump and not only were they ultra fast, but could jump over houses, which looked awesome and felt supernatural

     

    talk about real life super heroes hehe

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  • FrostWyrmFrostWyrm Tempe, AZPosts: 1,036Member

    Honorable mention to Mabinogi mounts in general since you can actually log in and play AS your mount, fight creatures as them, level them up, and have them fight with you while you're logged into your character.

    I had a griffin.

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