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  Odysseyk

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OP  4/20/10 5:05:28 PM#1

So I've been looking through the forums and I haven't see much talk about whether or not SE will allow different mounts other then the beloved chocobo. I am a huge fan of mount collecting in any game I've played and would love to see other options. Am I the only one? If you do want to see other mounts, what would you like to see?
 

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  swalker23

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4/20/10 5:38:43 PM#2

Gamestop will give you a preorder code for a war mammoth and amazon will give you one for a rhino. Oh wait wrong game  

 

All jokes aside, their hasn't been a announcement even if chocobos will be used as mount. I would like to see chocos and chocos only but with the warp crystal thing(lol don't know how to spell it) you shouldn't really need mounts.

  Methos12

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4/20/10 5:46:50 PM#3

What's the deal with mount collecting (suddenly, I have a flashback of that $1000 woman mount advert from WoW)? They're just a gold sink for the ingame economy, nothing else and I don't really see them as a "must have" part of an MMO.

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  greekgeek

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4/20/10 5:48:25 PM#4

I think we probably will whave choco mounts, best I can expect is maybe diffrent colors

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  Vesavius

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4/20/10 6:04:34 PM#5
Originally posted by Methos12

What's the deal with mount collecting (suddenly, I have a flashback of that $1000 woman mount advert from WoW)? They're just a gold sink for the ingame economy, nothing else and I don't really see them as a "must have" part of an MMO.

  erm.. but what if, y'know, and this is a crazy idea I know, they were in the game to be quested (ie played) for?

I dont really need more then 1 flavour of mount at launch personally though tbh.

  lornphoenix

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4/20/10 6:12:27 PM#6

I was figuring it was going to just be Chocobos...

Sure having different colors

Having some with Tassel like things on the sides (like the ones in FFXIII), some without.

Maybe have where you get custom armor for them...

  VirgoThree

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4/20/10 7:45:45 PM#7

I'd be all for custom Chocobo mounts. Anything other then Chocobos just wouldnt seem right for FF mounts.

  Odysseyk

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OP  4/20/10 7:50:26 PM#8
When referring to mount collecting, I'm not trying to compare to wow but world of warcraft had a lot of different mounts that served specific purposes. Same as in ultimate online. Also i truly believe that if the summoner or beast master class returns they should be able to use the creatures that they have as mounts as well. At the very least the should have the ability to get different ones the other classes can not.

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  Alberel

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4/21/10 2:32:51 AM#9
Originally posted by swalker23

All jokes aside, their hasn't been a announcement even if chocobos will be used as mount. I would like to see chocos and chocos only but with the warp crystal thing(lol don't know how to spell it) you shouldn't really need mounts.

From what I understand of the teleporting system you can only teleport to a crystal in the same region as you so if you want to go further than that I expect some form of mount (or ship/airship) will be necessary. Like you say though we don't know what SE has planned... they did specifically say that the chocobo would be used for something other than a mount this time around, though whether that excludes them from being a mount entirely or simply means that they'll have additional functions is unclear.

  mrcalhou

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4/21/10 2:39:23 AM#10

It would be cool if we could raise Chocobos for racing. Maybe different training exercises to raise different stats and have different breeds that are inherently better at one thing but not so great in a different aspect.

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  KupoKupopo

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4/21/10 2:40:52 AM#11
Originally posted by Alberel
Originally posted by swalker23

All jokes aside, their hasn't been a announcement even if chocobos will be used as mount. I would like to see chocos and chocos only but with the warp crystal thing(lol don't know how to spell it) you shouldn't really need mounts.

From what I understand of the teleporting system you can only teleport to a crystal in the same region as you so if you want to go further than that I expect some form of mount (or ship/airship) will be necessary. Like you say though we don't know what SE has planned... they did specifically say that the chocobo would be used for something other than a mount this time around, though whether that excludes them from being a mount entirely or simply means that they'll have additional functions is unclear.

Hmmm, I thought for sure I read that you could teleport to any crystal you previously visited.  But maybe things have changed since I first read that.

  User Deleted
4/21/10 2:50:39 AM#12

I don't think you're going to see "mounts" as you do in other games.  If FFXIV is designed so that you can warp/return to any crystal you've alrady been too, what's the point of having mounts for traveling....

 

I think because so many mmo's use that as the "standard" method of travel, and WoW has expanded mounts from being transportation to a hobby or a status symbol, that people expect other games will have it as well.   Any game mechanic from one game to another doesn't always meen that ALL MMO's must also have the same mechanic.

 

In FFXI you didn't have mounts, you just had chocos that took you from location to location, like an airship, or flight path.  This was important because it was the primary method of traversing large areas of land.  If in FFXIV you can warp to different parts of a map depending on whether you've used the crystal before, what the point of having mounts other than for vanity or "for fun" purposes?

I believe that the chocos you see in FFXIV will be used as "bag" space.  Maybe you raise chocos, and the better job you do allows you to carry more items on them.  That means you can have equipment for 4-5 job classes to switch in and out of during your travels.

 

My 2 cents.

  Alberel

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4/21/10 2:53:05 AM#13
Originally posted by KupoKupopo
Originally posted by Alberel
Originally posted by swalker23

All jokes aside, their hasn't been a announcement even if chocobos will be used as mount. I would like to see chocos and chocos only but with the warp crystal thing(lol don't know how to spell it) you shouldn't really need mounts.

From what I understand of the teleporting system you can only teleport to a crystal in the same region as you so if you want to go further than that I expect some form of mount (or ship/airship) will be necessary. Like you say though we don't know what SE has planned... they did specifically say that the chocobo would be used for something other than a mount this time around, though whether that excludes them from being a mount entirely or simply means that they'll have additional functions is unclear.

Hmmm, I thought for sure I read that you could teleport to any crystal you previously visited.  But maybe things have changed since I first read that.

Hehe you're probably right, I can't remember where I read it but for some reason it seems I believed it, lol.

To be honest I hope there are some substantial restrictions on the teleporting... there's nothing worse to ruin the atmosphere of a vast virtual world than being able to ignore most of it and teleport straight to your destination. Something simpler and faster than FFXI would be fine, but I hope we don't see something as overdone as Oblivion's teleporting feature.

  KupoKupopo

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4/21/10 3:13:53 AM#14
Originally posted by Alberel
Originally posted by KupoKupopo
Originally posted by Alberel
Originally posted by swalker23

All jokes aside, their hasn't been a announcement even if chocobos will be used as mount. I would like to see chocos and chocos only but with the warp crystal thing(lol don't know how to spell it) you shouldn't really need mounts.

From what I understand of the teleporting system you can only teleport to a crystal in the same region as you so if you want to go further than that I expect some form of mount (or ship/airship) will be necessary. Like you say though we don't know what SE has planned... they did specifically say that the chocobo would be used for something other than a mount this time around, though whether that excludes them from being a mount entirely or simply means that they'll have additional functions is unclear.

Hmmm, I thought for sure I read that you could teleport to any crystal you previously visited.  But maybe things have changed since I first read that.

Hehe you're probably right, I can't remember where I read it but for some reason it seems I believed it, lol.

To be honest I hope there are some substantial restrictions on the teleporting... there's nothing worse to ruin the atmosphere of a vast virtual world than being able to ignore most of it and teleport straight to your destination. Something simpler and faster than FFXI would be fine, but I hope we don't see something as overdone as Oblivion's teleporting feature.

I totally know what you mean.  I think a good balance is best.  I'm guessing that even after you teleport, you will still usually need to head to a location on foot.  So hopefully that will still provide a nice travelling atmosphere without it taking an hour to meet up with friends =)

  Vesavius

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4/21/10 4:41:55 AM#15
Originally posted by Hrayr2148

I don't think you're going to see "mounts" as you do in other games.  If FFXIV is designed so that you can warp/return to any crystal you've alrady been too, what's the point of having mounts for traveling....

 

I think because so many mmo's use that as the "standard" method of travel, and WoW has expanded mounts from being transportation to a hobby or a status symbol, that people expect other games will have it as well.   Any game mechanic from one game to another doesn't always meen that ALL MMO's must also have the same mechanic.

 

In FFXI you didn't have mounts, you just had chocos that took you from location to location, like an airship, or flight path.  This was important because it was the primary method of traversing large areas of land.  If in FFXIV you can warp to different parts of a map depending on whether you've used the crystal before, what the point of having mounts other than for vanity or "for fun" purposes?

I believe that the chocos you see in FFXIV will be used as "bag" space.  Maybe you raise chocos, and the better job you do allows you to carry more items on them.  That means you can have equipment for 4-5 job classes to switch in and out of during your travels.

 

My 2 cents.

 I think your about right.

Personally tho, I actually prefer 'flight paths' to straight out teleporting.... they just give me a more sense of space and 'world'.

On the point of 'what would be the point', well.. that all depends on how big the world is and how common the TPs points are... Perosnally I hope there arnt crystals all over the place and an appreciable amount of over land travel is still reuired in the local area.

It will be interesting to see how it's handled.

  Larry2298

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4/21/10 5:50:56 AM#16

 

Most of the small/medium games only able to use mass transportation system, other games with large/huge maps have both.

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4/22/10 8:01:16 PM#17

I'm gonna miss the White Mage Tele-taxi's...but maybe not all the gil they cost me!

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  User Deleted
4/22/10 8:07:15 PM#18


Originally posted by swalker23
Gamestop will give you a preorder code for a war mammoth and amazon will give you one for a rhino. Oh wait wrong game  
 
All jokes aside, their hasn't been a announcement even if chocobos will be used as mount. I would like to see chocos and chocos only but with the warp crystal thing(lol don't know how to spell it) you shouldn't really need mounts.


HHAHAHA IM gonna pee myself that was hilarious. < current owner of war mammoth >

  Stellos

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4/23/10 10:37:00 PM#19

I enjoy mounts, but I just want it to be somewhat under control if that makes any sense.  I don't want to see them get carried away with them.  I don't mind seeing them used as money sinks though.

  SoulSurfer

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4/24/10 12:37:02 AM#20

Battle Action Chocobo goz!