Mithrilos.8036 Posted April 1, 2022 Share Posted April 1, 2022 (edited) Well first Hello people, I've been thinking about a way to talk about this properly while keeping it constructive and interesting for people. So here we go : Mounts, now they are a proeminent part of the game since PoF. Anet has been searching for new ways of displacement and interaction in 3D with the appearance if glider first. Then mounts like Raptors, and later on Griphons and Skyscales for the flying part. And now we are lurking toward the Fighting role of mounts with Warclaw and Siege Turtle. As an old player, I've seen two majors changes in the player behaviors for clearing contents between 2012 and Today. And now I'm looking back trying to check if everything is fine or as intended, of if its me that doesn't "follow the wave". With all the progression we made and the new additions, I still believe that we lost a little something : At the beginning, because there was no mounts, everyone was on foot. Important zones as well as Events zone were more lively with people just roaming around, as you could cross people bunch of folks trying to explore or joining up the event. But things changed first with the appearance of huge trainfarms on some interesting meta maps that the community began to exploit. ( And still probably do from times to times, but I havn't see or be in one in a while ). For that part things were still quite lively, because, again. We were all on foot, together. Now, I've been back on the game for a month, with the new End of Dragons expension which brought me back to the game. It gave me the clear vision that things, once more has changed, and not really in the good way. I believe, people now, are more distant to each other. You don't really cross people around on foot because the speed of things has increased at alarming rate. Usually you don't see people taking their time enjoying the content, they are just farming it as fast as possible, and the mount help them greatly for this. I could resume this effect into one specific behavior : That one guy who kill a mob, and bring his Skyscale/Raptor everytime he need to move just for one meter and so on. This kind of things is the exact sign that things are speeding up, and I doubt its a good sign. I, on my part like to enjoy bashing just a group of classic mobs, and using a raptor just to go to the next blob nearby seems a bit too extreme, it makes you win like 2 sec maybe over the one that move on foot. I definetly know that some people would answer me and say, "this is for the specific skill". On my part I would say "tryhard" where it isn't really needed. EDIT : I always wanted some kind of serious combat mount ( the turtle is nowhere near that sadly ) but I think it will worsten this feel. And now we are onward for a 4th, and a new mount will probably be on his way too. So I made this topic, to test waters. Get your opinion, and realise that maybe I'm just too contemplative on this game. But I do believe that people are rushing too much, do they even enjoy the content ? Or is it because they don't have much playtime. Why is the community acting so fast now for farming content or just doing things ? Does having a bunch of Skyscales and Raptor jumping on your heads everytime you hit a mob annoys you too ? I tried to be clear and respectable as much as possible, sorry if you feel offended in any way. I'm not here to trashtalk on mount, as I enjoy the Raptor and the Skimmer specifically yet, I don't overuse them I believe. If we can even say that ?! Edited April 1, 2022 by Mithrilos.8036 Mistakes and stuff 1 6 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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