By The Bar Brawl ~ 28th April 2011
Best don the plate, grab a lance and a find a noble steed cos this week’s bar brawl is all about mounts. Thanks to the game-that-shall-not-be-named (amongst others), a lot of migrants to Tyria will be expecting to see pretty ponies, trikes and maybe an eagle that can be used to navigate the world quicker. And who knows, maybe ArenaNet think they may be able to generate a nice wadge of cash by charging for a sparkly horse.
Of course, this kind of thinking goes against what we already know about Guild Wars where instant map travel and an instanced world made mounts more than pointless. ArenaNet have already has confirmed Asura Gates and waypoints for Guild Wars 2 to help players navigate the world quickly and stated it is unlikely there will be player mounts at release, but there’s an ever growing argument on fansites regarding the inclusion of mounts.
So we want to know which side of the fence you’re on. Are you disappointed that the game will release without your sparkly pony of awesomeness and hopeful it will be granted to you at the first expansion? What would the norn ride into battle?! Do you find the idea of mounts in a map travel game ridiculous? Would they be something you’d pay a micro-transaction for? Let us know your opinions below.