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Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard Originally posted by Zorgo Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard Originally posted by Loktofeit Chimeras, tiger-like creatures, armored elephants/rhinos and big leathery wings with electricity effects.
More seriously, I hope there won't be any flying mounts. Those ruin worlds.
No wonder I always hated Anne McCaffrey.
Let's not compare books with MMORPGs. Not to mention that in Dragonriders of Pern, only a selected few had a dragon to fly on, the majority, peasants, crafters and even keep lords didn't have one. You can't do that in a game, people would all play the characters which can fly.
Result: a dead world where everybody flies above.
I rather have my MMOs full of players you can actually meet, instead of "World of Air Taxi" where people only land at quest locations.
I was just trying to be funny......
But since you mentioned it......I didn't mind flying mounts at first in WoW or VG because they were prohibitive to obtain. If you saw someone with one, only at first - they were 'uber'.
I think it was to speak to the spirit of things like Pern where a flying mount would mean you were something above the fray.
Not to detract from building the world and the content around mounts in such a way that they were integral to the community rather than the after thought they have been - which as we both agree can take away as much if not more from the game than it gives.
Originally posted by soulmirror No mounts, no fighting on mounts and positively NO flyng mounts. Why? Because it takes away from game play and community. No I am not looking through rose colored glasses, the lack of automatic travel made for a tighter community and in moving from place to place, non-auto, we actually found things that were of the beaten track. Have 2 classes with a group teleport mechanic and everything will be just fine. If mounts make it into the game, then restrict them to the highest levels.
I agree with no fighting or flying mounts. But I would personally like regular mounts. I couldn't stand GW2 because of the mountless/teleportation travel. It took away from any expansiveness the game had (and it lacked already!).
I would like to see mounts to serve more of a purpose other than summoned to run from point A to B.
Be nice if mmo mounts were more like Oblivion, or Skyrim with the added utility of mobile storage from saddle packs. I know it probably wont happen because it would cause too many milling npc mounts but it be nice if it werent simply a spell or item to spawn and despawn our mounts instantly...that is unless the mount is magic by nature (ethereal type mounts, elementals, etc.)
If they add flying mounts I think they should have a limited amount of flight time to reach a height and then glide down before having to land and run...then repeat.
Playing as a CH/BE in SWG was so much fun, specifically the taming portion (genetic engineering was fun too though). I loved being able to go out into the wilderness and tame bantha's or whatever and making them rideable. Even Ultima Online it was awesome trying to tame the Nightmare without being killed by a flamestrike. Once you had a Nightmare, you not only had an awesome mount but a great DPS pet.
A druid-type class would be great for this. You could allow him to tame pets that he could use in combat, or he could tame mounts/low-level pets that could be transfered to other players for their use. This opens up a whole new economy, especially if you can breed them.
Pls implement this.
Originally posted by Stiler
Or.....the game can be built around this and do things differently?
Have special "cities in the sky" that takes an air mount to get to, have gameplay elements built around mounts, vertical gameplay made to give reasons to have interaction?
If they have mounted combat, if mounts can be damaged and killed, this can lead to a LOT more social interaction, you can have people that tame the mounts in the wild, have an entire part of the economy built around mounts.
As long as you have reasons for people to you know, be on the ground, they will go there. Dungeons to explore, PVP with keeps/lands to fight over (with a reason to want to fight over it), rare resources for crafters, etc.
Personally I'd love to have a Pegasus type of mount for flying, rather then your usual "Dragon" or bird-like flying mount.
I like the way you think...
Makes me want to have flying mounts even more.
Originally posted by Kyleran Wait till you see my ideas around items of power and the profit potential around them.
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Who knows maybe animal taming or breeding will be a class in EQN making pets and mounts something more than for show and faster travel.
I like to see all kinds of mounts just please avoid the crazy ones like gaint chickens