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9-23-2007 @ 9:05AM
What I'd like to see is slightly different. I'd like to see "Rental Mounts".This would primarily be for lower level characters (sub 40), although could be used for flying mounts too (possibly with zone limits set to ensure people don't "miss the story" - ie rent a flying mount in Hellfire Peninsula and thats the only place you can fly it).The idea is that at certain townships you can go to a stable and "rent" a mount for a period of time. The cost should be enough so that people don't use them all the time, but affordable enough so that you use them when you need to (in a real world example: more expensive than the bus, but less expensive than owning a car).The period of time you have the mount should be for an amount of rideable time, so for example you rent a mount for 1 hour, this means it stays in your bag for say 168 hours (7 days), or until you have ridden it for an hour. Once you have ridden it for an hour you can't rent another one for a 3 hour cooldown (to protect against misuse by twinks).The speed of the rental mount should be as fast as a standard mount (60%), however actual time to mount should be 20-30% slower than an "owned" mount. The first time you rent a mount there should also be a training fee, but nowhere near the cost of the full mount training fee (and should be differentiated for that reason, ie rental training vs mount training - & you can't use rental training to buy a mount).As there is a cost to using it, a cooldown between use, a set maximum amount of riding time as well as the limitations of mounts (ie can't mount in battle), it shouldn't negatively effect things like aspect of the cheetah, blinking or druid travel form.What do you think?Regards,Shane.
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