Sunday, January 25, 2009

Classic SWG: Unmountable Mounts

Mounts did not always have to be mysterious creatures that teleported in and forced you into their saddle. While they may have deployed from the datapad like all good conveyances, they at least had the dignity of standing there animating while you went about your duties of conversing with NPCs, engaged in a fight or just stood around posing with your significant other as in this picture with V-Squad members Yambrul and Phantom.

The change of implementation might be up for debate, but I would bet it has something to do with some demographic of jackoffs who managed to grief people with their mount, thus causing us all to lose our abilities; typical of SOE in these past five and a half years.

Now, in almost every way, mounts are inferior to vehicles; no exceptions. But while the "target audience" wouldn't settle for something that doesn't speed them to their "click this for your reward" objective, there remains enough in the playerbase who still enjoy galloping their way from point "a" to point "b" while atop one of these magnificent creatures, despite their shortcomings.

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