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Commander mounts?

Tajiseed.7831Tajiseed.7831 Member ✭✭✭

Wouln't it be amazing to lead your army into battle on 'horseback'?

Have been thinking about a commander mount, for example:
- only Cmdr tags can use
- 33% speed boost if 5-9 squad members within range
- 45% speed boost for 10+ squad members within range
- commander knocked down/disabled if hit while mounted
- can only mount out of combat

This would encourage more squad/party play, and make commanders look more awesome.

As disadvantage, would mean that enemies could spot (and tag) commanders, so fights would be more focussed.

Thoughts? (different benefits/weaknesses)

Comments

  • Balthazzarr.1349Balthazzarr.1349 Member ✭✭✭

    It would benefit the enemy only since pin sniping would be easier than ever.

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  • aspirine.6852aspirine.6852 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Balthazzarr.1349 said:
    It would benefit the enemy only since pin sniping would be easier than ever.

    Indeed, snipe me please..

  • Tajiseed.7831Tajiseed.7831 Member ✭✭✭

    @steki.1478 said:
    This wouldnt encourage anything positive, squad/party play is good where it is. Whats the point of commander being faster than everyone else if you can't follow him?

    Would give the boon to squad in range.

  • X T D.6458X T D.6458 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tajiseed.7831 said:
    Wouln't it be amazing to lead your army into battle on 'horseback'?

    No

    Somewhere chasing bags....

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

    you can lead on your omega =)

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • A commander mount with 33% less speed might be interesting: be fun to see PUGmanders running without a tail longer than the state of New Jersey.

    Other than that, I can't imagine any scenario in which ANet gives commanders a buff unavailable to anyone else, other than some extra pips.

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  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

    would be nice if only the commander can verify or capture a location =p

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

    =) capturing a structure is like available only on war period but the idea here worth trying is only a com can hold it with an item and use it and be protected by members. =p

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  • Loosmaster.8263Loosmaster.8263 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2018

    @Blodeuyn.2751 said:
    I imagine everyone would be tagging up just to have the mount, regardless of speed buff or squad. No thanks.

    They did put a limit of 5-9 in squad to get the buff.

    Edit: Disregard. Reread, lol.

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  • Offair.2563Offair.2563 Member ✭✭✭

    Focus da waptor guys.

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  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2018

    'Horseback' he said, glancing at nearby Charr and waiting for someone to step up.

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    No seriously, dont. Shark teeth.

  • LetoII.3782LetoII.3782 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Asura commanders prefer to master-blaster with norn mounts

    [HUNT] the predatory instinct

  • joneirikb.7506joneirikb.7506 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2, 2018

    On the positive side, we would never run out of commander tags on WvW maps...

    The negative side, none of them would be able to command anything. Just hordes of people tagging up to be able to mount, solo roamers, scouts, gank teams, you name it. Probably even PvE players trying to get a quick daily Veteran creature, imagine 20 of them standing with mounts and command tags waiting for Varg.

    And one poor lone guy trying to actually command, and everyones screaming in mapchat "WHICH TAG?! WHERE?!"

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  • Tajiseed.7831Tajiseed.7831 Member ✭✭✭

    Thanks for feedback - I still (alone it seems) think it would be great, perhaps mount only available if 10+ in squad within range, and the 'aoe' boon etc applies then.

    I also thought that cmdr tags were relatively rare due to cost, I'm possibly just being ignorant here.

    Tajiseed furiously scribbles out suggestion of mounted cavalry combat with charges/battle standards etc on a large open plan WvW map

  • Balthazzarr.1349Balthazzarr.1349 Member ✭✭✭

    @Tajiseed.7831 said:
    Thanks for feedback - I still (alone it seems) think it would be great, perhaps mount only available if 10+ in squad within range, and the 'aoe' boon etc applies then.

    I also thought that cmdr tags were relatively rare due to cost, I'm possibly just being ignorant here.

    Tajiseed furiously scribbles out suggestion of mounted cavalry combat with charges/battle standards etc on a large open plan WvW map

    nah you're not being ignorant... but a lot more people have tags than will admit. On some special event nights like we used to have on Crystal Desert when I was on there we could have 20 tags running around in ONE guild, just for fun. so ya there's a lot of people with tags out there... most people just don't use them.

    Back on the subject though... I still believe that in no way would mounts be beneficial in wvw ever. Easy enough to get around on ALL maps as it is if you know the maps. And as noted previously making it commander only, even if there was a squad number limit on it.. would just make the commander a target and he would be the first to fall every time. Definitely would not be a fun time for anyone except the people sniping down the commander ;)

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  • Mil.3562Mil.3562 Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 8, 2018

    Wouldn't this make every one buy the mount and start tagging up, squad or no squad, just to get the buff? The map will be in a mess. No, please.

  • Brother.1504Brother.1504 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Good intentions. Really bad idea.

  • AllNightPlayer.1286AllNightPlayer.1286 Member ✭✭✭

    If so, it should be the other way around. Everone but the commander should get a mount. Or why should the commander outrun his own zerg/squad all the time?

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

    amount 100x movement speed woth all toon skills yeah. you aint getting away from me theif. surpruse theif in mount goes invis

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • Tajiseed.7831Tajiseed.7831 Member ✭✭✭

    @AllNightPlayer.1286 said:
    If so, it should be the other way around. Everone but the commander should get a mount. Or why should the commander outrun his own zerg/squad all the time?

    My suggestion is missing an important line (sorry) which was implied - the speed buff applies to the whole squad. Given the player map limit there would be a small number of commanders able to benefit.

    Could also function as a bubble (along the lines of dolyak)

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

    yes, i want my raptor chchar loves raptor

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

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