I haven't seen much about people speculating on how the mount system will work or what they'd like to see, so I figured I'd just start a thread about it!
Here's what we know so far:
* War-steeds (for mounted combat) will have some kind of traits and leveling associated with them
* Your current mounts won't be available for mounted combat, and neither will their "skins" because the mounted combat only happens on bigger horses
* War-steeds will be significantly faster than any other mounts
Since I've been a horse collector for years, I'm quite unhappy with the thought that my 80 horses will all suddenly be worthless because the war-steeds will be so much better. However, that doesn't HAVE to be the case. Here are some options for how my paranoia might not be true (I'd love to see option 1, personally):
1. Your war-steed for mounted combat is separate from your other mount skills (as expected), but the morale, speed, crit defense, etc. from them is carried over to any mount that you use.
2. They could relax the whole "war-steeds are bigger, deal with it!" idea and convert all mount skills to mount skins instead (problem: what to do about goats?)
3. They could make war-steeds no better than any other horses outside the mounted combat area (example: it drops to 250 morale/+68% speed everywhere else)
4. They could go back and retroactively boost all the other mounts to be as awesome as the war-steeds
So what do you think? Which option do you like? Or is there another option that didn't occur to me? And what do you predict they will do? Do you predict doom and gloom or rainbows and sunny skies on this topic?
From what I read ir sounds like a skirmish solider system. You can change color, gear, manes, etc. If that is the case i think it will work very well. If there are enough versions, skins and other options then you may have a mount that is different from all other mounts, or at least i will not see everyone riding the same mount all the time.
It really sounds like they are try to meet our expectations and suggestions concerning mounts for the last couple of years.