If you are applying physics to mounts, generally speaking you will want to apply them to the players also, otherwise you will feel the discontinuity. Funnily enough, this is exactly what Firefall does. Which is why I am confused as to why you did not understand the reference. Not trolling. What you described easily turns right into gliders, which brings us right back to flying mounts. Neither of which I want in the game for a couple of different reasons. On the contrary, I am fine with hover boards. Its true I did not <Mod Face>Edited for language.</Mod Face>, but really I am pretty ambivalent. What I am against though is adding in these sorts of mini games that do not work. Like the numerous "card games" people want to add to various games *cough* Swtor *cough*. If that were such an amazing idea one would think Hearthstone would have been planted cleanly in the middle of Wow, after all that could be made to fit! When your side minigames are more compelling than your real content, then you have a serious problem. One that means you should be shoring up that content rather than hiding it behind fluff.