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Are true Flying mounts ever gonna come out in Gw2??

mikhail.3506mikhail.3506 Member ✭✭
edited July 14, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Seriously if there is one thing that is lacking in Gw2 it would be the ability to truly explore freely and the ability to fast travel while seeing the beautiful environments that the developers have created. We have Gliding mounts but I feel like Instead of having to use portals to fast travel, that adding flying mounts would add so much more to the game, in terms of replayability and gameplay wise.

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  • Zeivu.3615Zeivu.3615 Member ✭✭✭

    @Holgarf.6581 said:
    Nope. As the above said, it would invalidate other mounts. Not only that but tons of areas that are not reachable currently would be and that would involve more work from ArenaNet to ensure that they are blocked off.

    The current mount system is okay. However I am thinking that after Skyscale I want it to stop because it is bordering on too many.

    If they can make the mount so that it doesn't interfere with the others, I think they should, but let's face it. I can only see underwater mounts being a thing at this point. You can hot key the mounts you think are viable to you. I took the Warclaw off my keybinds once I got my Skyscale. Roller Beetle and Warclaw are too niche for my purposes.

  • DeadlySynz.3471DeadlySynz.3471 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Batel.9206 said:
    Most likely not, because that would immediately invalidate all other mounts. Why use a raptor to jump across long distances? Just fly over it. Why use a skimmer to go over water? Just fly over it. Why use a springer to jump high? Just fly up to it. Why use a griffon or skyscale at all? Just fly. The only mount that would still be slightly relevant is the rollerbeetle because of its insanely fast speed...but even then you have to carefully navigate around obstacles in the terrain - so you may as well just fly and avoid all the hassle.

    And then there's the fact that true free exploration would still be impossible - you'd be boxed in by the confines of the map. As expansive as those maps are, you'd eventually run into invisible walls, or unexpected loading screens for crossing map boundaries into the next map. It'd limit exploration quite a bit.

    Well some people do traverse on land with their skimmer or even the bunny because they simply like the mount better. I go around on the skyscale even though the griffon is faster. If a true flying mount was butt ugly, I probably wouldn't use it on the regular.

  • Holgarf.6581Holgarf.6581 Member ✭✭

    @Zeivu.3615 said:

    @Holgarf.6581 said:
    Nope. As the above said, it would invalidate other mounts. Not only that but tons of areas that are not reachable currently would be and that would involve more work from ArenaNet to ensure that they are blocked off.

    The current mount system is okay. However I am thinking that after Skyscale I want it to stop because it is bordering on too many.

    If they can make the mount so that it doesn't interfere with the others, I think they should, but let's face it. I can only see underwater mounts being a thing at this point. You can hot key the mounts you think are viable to you. I took the Warclaw off my keybinds once I got my Skyscale. Roller Beetle and Warclaw are too niche for my purposes.

    This wouldn't be a problem if skin unlocks unlock mounts you don't have or use. I remember I didn't want the Griffon until I unlocked a Exalted Sky Sentry skin from the mount adoption license even though I didn't have the Griffon unlocked. It's that kind of bull that puts me off buying skins. I know Skyscale is different, but still, that was a dodgy move from AN. I'd be all for an underwater mount, but only an underwater one as that is the only thing that is needed now. There comes a point where you have to draw a line. It seems to me that people get all giddy when there is mention of a mount but really it shouldn't be about "well if there is 30 mounts, pick 9 to bind to your num pad".... that's just silly. We already have 8. How can that not be enough for people? I get that people enjoy novelty but there are other aspects in the game for people to enjoy.

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Only if we get aerial combat against flying monsters.

    There has to be some sort of trade-off or, like everyone else has said, you could fly from map edge to map edge and bypass all combat.

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  • starhunter.6015starhunter.6015 Member ✭✭✭

    we do have flying mounts two of them, what you want is a anti gravity mount. Oh wait we got one that hovers non stop the Skimmer.
    You just want a high altitude zero gravity mount that defies all laws of Tyrian physics .

  • ZeftheWicked.3076ZeftheWicked.3076 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Holgarf.6581 said:
    Nope. As the above said, it would invalidate other mounts. Not only that but tons of areas that are not reachable currently would be and that would involve more work from ArenaNet to ensure that they are blocked off.

    The current mount system is okay. However I am thinking that after Skyscale I want it to stop because it is bordering on too many.

    Not really. We just need to make sure new mounts do something different. For example we have no underwater mounts and for some professions that means looong swims if they're doing some deep diving where skimmer is not an optional solution.

  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @starhunter.6015 said:
    we do have flying mounts two of them, what you want is a anti gravity mount. Oh wait we got one that hovers non stop the Skimmer.
    You just want a high altitude zero gravity mount that defies all laws of Tyrian physics .

    we have two anti gravity mounts if you count the skyscale being able to hover in place nonstop(not sure if it can mantain the same altitude as it flys, forever.)!

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  • starhunter.6015starhunter.6015 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 14, 2019

    @Dante.1763 said:

    @starhunter.6015 said:
    we do have flying mounts two of them, what you want is a anti gravity mount. Oh wait we got one that hovers non stop the Skimmer.
    You just want a high altitude zero gravity mount that defies all laws of Tyrian physics .

    we have two anti gravity mounts if you count the skyscale being able to hover in place nonstop(not sure if it can mantain the same altitude as it flys, forever.)!

    True but the skyscale does lose altitude if it goes to high, it will begin to descend. (One should not forum when half asleep lol)

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    given that the griffon and skyscale are the way they are because anet doesn't want true flying mounts: no

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  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @starhunter.6015 said:

    @Dante.1763 said:

    @starhunter.6015 said:
    we do have flying mounts two of them, what you want is a anti gravity mount. Oh wait we got one that hovers non stop the Skimmer.
    You just want a high altitude zero gravity mount that defies all laws of Tyrian physics .

    we have two anti gravity mounts if you count the skyscale being able to hover in place nonstop(not sure if it can mantain the same altitude as it flys, forever.)!

    True but the skyscale does lose altitude if it goes to high, it will begin to ascend.

    Saddly yes :(

    But it makes sense as well.

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  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @starhunter.6015 said:

    @Dante.1763 said:

    @starhunter.6015 said:
    we do have flying mounts two of them, what you want is a anti gravity mount. Oh wait we got one that hovers non stop the Skimmer.
    You just want a high altitude zero gravity mount that defies all laws of Tyrian physics .

    we have two anti gravity mounts if you count the skyscale being able to hover in place nonstop(not sure if it can mantain the same altitude as it flys, forever.)!

    True but the skyscale does lose altitude if it goes to high, it will begin to ascend.

    You may mean, descend rather than ascend. ;)

  • Holgarf.6581Holgarf.6581 Member ✭✭

    @Inculpatus cedo.9234 said:

    @starhunter.6015 said:

    @Dante.1763 said:

    @starhunter.6015 said:
    we do have flying mounts two of them, what you want is a anti gravity mount. Oh wait we got one that hovers non stop the Skimmer.
    You just want a high altitude zero gravity mount that defies all laws of Tyrian physics .

    we have two anti gravity mounts if you count the skyscale being able to hover in place nonstop(not sure if it can mantain the same altitude as it flys, forever.)!

    True but the skyscale does lose altitude if it goes to high, it will begin to ascend.

    You may mean, descend rather than ascend. ;)

    If it did, OP wouldn't be here now. :lol:

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