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Will there be racial mounts?

Discussion in 'WildStar General' started by Yinello, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Yinello

    Yinello Cupcake-About-Town

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    So we know that there will be mounts. I'm quite liking the hover cycles myself. But will there be racial mounts?

    I'm kind of halfway on the idea of racial mounts. On the one hand, it's a bit weird that a whole race would most likely use just 1 mount. On the other hands, I do like that people recognize that you did work for a race faction to achieve another mount. I suppose it comes down to preference.

    It could be that WildStar has less animal mounts and more mechanical ones considering it's more sci-fi. Chuas on rocket launches? Mechari on Droids? Do you feel there are certain mounts that perfectly fit a race?

    I actually can't think of a mount the Granok can sit on without crushing it. @.@ Maybe a heavy-duty motorcycle!
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    I think we'll definitely see mounts that have a specific race's influence (Deradune War Pigs?), but not mounts that are exclusive to a single race. While pretty good for building up your racial pride, it's pretty unfair to lock out content because of a personal choice.
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  3. Roq777

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    You know, I never even considered this! Very interesting point and one that raises another - are there multiple Capitals per faction? Based on other games, I don't really see the point of multiple citys (and it doesn't even make sense given we only just arrived on Nexus) but I do like the idea of racial mounts as long as there's a way to obtain the other race mounts. Of course, quite how a Granok and Chua could potentially ride the same mounts would raise some interesting animation challenges.
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    So far I believe only two capital cities (one for each side) have been mentioned. Though there still are numerous settlements likely, scattered throughout the zone. Don't think they will be quite the same as capitals, but it's likely to find things like auction houses and crafting stations in them too. At least to some degree.
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    I'm not a fan of the idea, it just doesn't seem to fit the setting. I prefer something more akin to what ruff_ethereal suggests where perhaps you might find "zone" specific mounts that is beast mounts based on animals from a specific zone. And if your going to make racial specific mounts keep them exclusive to the race otherwise it undermines the concept just so players with OCD can play pokemon.
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    Granok on his mount:

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    I would have to change my chaps if'n I could have me a horse like this one ...

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    I definitely agree that everyone should get a way to achieve all mounts. With racial mounts I meant more that you can get it a little easier but still can go for other mounts.
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    Reminds me of those gag comics of a Tauren riding a Blood Elf mount. xD

    I don't think there are too many cities. We might have lots of outposts but the capital would be near the landing zone - as long as it's safe.
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    I wonder if both capital cities would be in the air? Like huge spaceships?
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    Hmm I don't know. I love collecting a lot of mounts. A Mordesh mount, even if ridden by someone else, would still be considered a Mordesh mount. The mount is more the icon of the race, not so much the trophy. (Also ridden just sounds wrong. x.x)
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    damn.. the chua's will prolly get mechanical emu's to ride..
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    Hah! I'd love a big jeep or one of those monster trucks! 8)
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    That'd be so cool. I'd freaking love a bull version of it (the Aurin get a unicorn version, ha!).
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    That would be odd. Unless it explodes when touching an enemy.
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    OH! A pony for the Mordesh!

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    [​IMG]
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    I think my issue is more when mounts for paticularly small races are available to paticularly large races and vice versa. I know lots of folks thought it was great but I really never liked seeing a Gnome riding an Elekk or a Draenei riding a Mechano strider.
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    The Chua will probably have a giant nuke taped to their back, flying around Nexus until it explodes.
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    THE PROTOTYPE (and test animal)

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