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We should have to whistle for our mounts.

DauzqulDauzqul Detroit, MIMember Posts: 1,504 Uncommon

I know that this isn't the biggest thing to talk about and how most probably don't even think about it, but...we should have to whistle for our mounts.

At the moment, if you want ride a mount, you simply click your hotkey and the horse instantly materializes in front of you. Instead, our characters should finger-whiste or call for our mounts. Our mounts should then run to us from off-screen (much like Epona from Zelda 64). See here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36U6o4hDrzA

This is my gripe for the day.

 

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  • FromHellFromHell NY, NYMember Posts: 1,311
    You mean like in Red Dead Redemption? I wish Rockstar would make an MMO out of it, that would be something I'd play. A Wild West MMO.

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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,456 Epic

    LotRO had this "feature".  It sounds really cool for the first few times, until you go into town and 300 other people are whistling for their mounts.  They eventually made it so players only heard their own mount whistle.

    I love the song Link plays to summon Epona, but I don't mount/dismount as much as I do in an mmo.

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  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORMember Posts: 5,606 Uncommon


    Originally posted by FromHell
    You mean like in Red Dead Redemption? I wish Rockstar would make an MMO out of it, that would be something I'd play. A Wild West MMO.
    The online multiplayer mode in Red Dead Redemption is better than just about every actual mmorpg released in the past couple years.
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,456 Epic
    Originally posted by Foomerang
      Originally posted by FromHell
    You mean like in Red Dead Redemption? I wish Rockstar would make an MMO out of it, that would be something I'd play. A Wild West MMO.
    The online multiplayer mode in Red Dead Redemption is better than just about every actual mmorpg released in the past couple years.

     

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  • ZyzraZyzra Madison, WIMember Posts: 354

    So does every mount respond to a whistle?

    I mean, not every biological mount in MMORPGs is a horse.

  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,781 Epic

    I think more MMO's should do it like Fallen Earth, horses aren't summoned, you have to stable them when done, and if you have one out, you have to leave it parked nearby.  There's even a good chance of the NPC's around it aggroing and killing it, which then required you to resurrect it.  Even was the same for the mechanical vehicles, NPC's would attack your buggy if you weren't careful.

     

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  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIMember Posts: 1,122
    Age of Wushu does this.  The icon is a whistle (I think).

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  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORMember Posts: 5,606 Uncommon


    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Foomerang   Originally posted by FromHell You mean like in Red Dead Redemption? I wish Rockstar would make an MMO out of it, that would be something I'd play. A Wild West MMO.
    The online multiplayer mode in Red Dead Redemption is better than just about every actual mmorpg released in the past couple years.  
    Hi Foo.  Glad to see you're around.  I haven't seen posts lately.  Sorry for the derail, just saying hi!

    Hey Tor :)

    Been gaming so much lately, haven't really been around here much heh

  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAMember Posts: 6,581 Rare
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    I think more MMO's should do it like Fallen Earth, horses aren't summoned, you have to stable them when done, and if you have one out, you have to leave it parked nearby.  There's even a good chance of the NPC's around it aggroing and killing it, which then required you to resurrect it.  Even was the same for the mechanical vehicles, NPC's would attack your buggy if you weren't careful.  

     Permadeath for mounts would be ok for me.  FE did a good job too.  The summoning ala wow, well, I don't like it so much.  Let people steal each others horses or let them get killed in an epic charge of lancers.  How about horse archers? Cool!

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    I think more MMO's should do it like Fallen Earth, horses aren't summoned, you have to stable them when done, and if you have one out, you have to leave it parked nearby.  There's even a good chance of the NPC's around it aggroing and killing it, which then required you to resurrect it.  Even was the same for the mechanical vehicles, NPC's would attack your buggy if you weren't careful.

    Much like UO. I like systems like that.

    I find it interesting that the OP has issue with pocket mounts 'materializing from nowhere' but doesn't find it equally absurd to have it suddenly coming running to him when he whistles for it from whatever god-forsaken part of the world he happens to be in at the time.

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  • QuirhidQuirhid TampereMember Posts: 6,221 Uncommon
    Originally posted by waynejr2
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    I think more MMO's should do it like Fallen Earth, horses aren't summoned, you have to stable them when done, and if you have one out, you have to leave it parked nearby.  There's even a good chance of the NPC's around it aggroing and killing it, which then required you to resurrect it.  Even was the same for the mechanical vehicles, NPC's would attack your buggy if you weren't careful.  

     Permadeath for mounts would be ok for me.  FE did a good job too.  The summoning ala wow, well, I don't like it so much.  Let people steal each others horses or let them get killed in an epic charge of lancers.  How about horse archers? Cool!

    That's because horse archers are so imbalanced both in games and in real life too. Khergits win all horsemaps in Mount & Blade, Huns are one of the toughest armies to beat in the Total War series and Genghis Khan founded the largest empire ever. Cities payed protection money so they wouldn't be attacked.

    But I don't want mounts if its only a speed boost. If there is no mounted combat, I'd rather have the devs ditch the whole mounts thing and focus on something more important.

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  • L0C0ManL0C0Man Puerto OrdazMember Posts: 1,065 Uncommon

    Age of Conan has something like that. Mounting up isn't instant, instead your mount materializes behind you (off camera), runs to where you are, and your character mounts up. Dismounting is a process just as long, and your mount runs away after you do.

    This is how it looks like:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRqwPKy_t-Y&feature=player_detailpage#t=25s

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  • WolfenprideWolfenpride San''doria, WIMember Posts: 3,988
    There's a lot of things that coudl be done with mounts, I hate how they're literally just speed buffs. image
  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXMember Posts: 2,225 Uncommon

    I'll throw in my pet idea and suggest.....

    how about removing the beyond fantastical belief that you could carry ten back packs, fill them with heavy weapons, gems, precious stone, etc. - weightlessly.....and continue fighting, etc.

    and replacing it with:

    Pack mules.

    So as you travel, you ride your mount and lead a pack animal behind you, which carries your loot. When arriving at a destination like a dungeon or something, you 'tie up' your mule to a tree; pop a magical protection barrier; You can carry one personal backpack, which could accomodate average loot; 

    But i like the idea of reintroducing encumberance too.....remember having to have str to wear armor? Remember copper coins weighing you down in EQ to the point of immobilization?

     

    Any way, a rough idea, but you get the picture.

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