Edit: Obsession was a bad word to choose. I don’t want to imply any hostility, just spark a conversation about the topic and read different peoples opinions on it.
Can someone please help me understand why so many players here, on reddit and in global are so obsessed with the implementation of mounts in New World?
Most areas really don’t need mounts and are obviously designed to be traversed by foot. There are also many things to gather on the way that the constant saddling and unsaddling would get annoying quickly.
But the main reason I don’t understand why people want them so bad is their implementation in most MMOs. If you take ESO or WoW for example: They are just speedbuffs with a skin attached to them. Do we need those extra steps and can’t just get an “Azoth Artifact of Swift Travel”? I personally wouldn’t like to see New Corsica polluted with 50 bears, bores, deer and other creature all clipping into each other and completely blocking the storage and Trading Post.
But maybe that’s just me. If you are one of those hundreds of people who comment “Add Mounts” under every New World discussion or just a mount enthusiast in general, please tell me your point of view!
There isn’t even enough open world gameplay after you hit 60 to warrant a mount. If you’re running around open world after MSQ and after 60 it’s usually for gathering, world tours or heading somewhere to farm. From fast travel points I don’t think that there’s anywhere you cannot reach within 1-2 minutes. This game needs so much more work done to it before they add in something as unnecessary as mounts.
I used to think the game would have been good with mounts and it would have been with the OG running sim. The way the game is now, mounts make no sense because anywhere you wanna go costs little to no azoth and a less than 5 min run.
I understand this reasoning. Collecting stuff is a nice way to keep the interest in something alive. But I think mounts just wouldn’t fit this game. Everything is way smaller, especially the settlements. Some of the mounts in WoW are bigger then some questhubs in NW. It would just add visual clutter and ruin cities.
But I’m 100% with you when talking about achievements, pets, transmog and toys.
Let’s hope they will do that.
Tbh: If someone REALLY wants to sit on a horse out in the wild, who am I to deny that. But I just keep thinking of completely blocked POIs and that would negatively impact my experience.
I don’t care about mounts either. I would hope they could be done somewhat tastefully and not make them too huge or overly fantastical, but it will probably be the eventual outcome. I like the somewhat low fantasy vibe of new world and hope it doesn’t turn into something indistinguishable from other games of the genre.
I think for when you are pushing influence in a territory this would be a fantastic idea. It would be really cool if they implemented an incredibly basic combat system with mounts as well (like being able to shoot a bow or musket while mounted or giving melee weapons an ability that was basically like charge and they could attack nearby enemies)
I too dont think NW warrants a need for mounts. The scope of Aeternum isnt even that big, and the shrines are plenty close to most things.
I’d agree on a potion of speed of some sort (that doesnt work in arena/opr btw) that would make the runs just a tad shorter, or even up the road speed haste bonus to something of 20% vs the current 10%
If they do implement them, i also agree that it should dismount you at POIs as well. tbh, i’m more looking forward to pets than i am mounts. Simply because i just dont think NW needs mounts.