Not sure if this topic has been raised over and over, but I would like to tackle it again.
Mounts are horrible for roaming.
No matter what people try and argue with, this is gonna be a well established fact.
Mounts give Defenders too much movement advantage, it is near suicide for a Roamer to even exist in enemy territory, mounted or not.
Mounts have given Defenders vastly increased reaction time when one of their camps or towers get contested, essentially tripling their movement speed in their own territory.
Mounts have killed professions which are prized on their superior mobility compared to other players, such as Thief (by adding a second healthbar to shield against opening bursts, and by outpacing if not keeping up with Thieves)
Right now the only map which forbids usage of any Expansion mechanics is Edge of the Mists, but I think Anet can very well extend this modifier to other maps.
Alpine : This map is extremely vast and Mounts could be allowed here.
EBG : This map should be the only map with all mechanics enabled.
Desert : I think Mounts could be disabled here, due to the rocky terrain disagreeing with the Mount's pathing and very steep cliffs which make Mount travel sometimes worse than traversing on foot.
Or maybe we should have a new BL soon, because we don't really need 2 Alpines.
(Something like a Cavern BL which runs underneath the Mists, with the map mostly flat with various cave systems, and having limited Gliding and disabled Mounts)
If I play a stupid build, I deserve to die.
If I beat people on a stupid build, I deserve to get away with it.