The Daily Grind: Does Guild Wars 2 need mounts?


Let me stop you right there: Yes, I know that Guild Wars 2 kinda has mounts. It has a ridable broom and a flying carpet. Pretty soon, we’ll even have gliders.

But when people say they want mounts in Guild Wars 2, a magic carpet ride is not what they have in mind. They want mighty steeds with cool animations, which is a fair request since MMOs as far back as Ultima Online had them. They want horses and dragons and saber cats. It’s Guild Wars 2, so they probably want dolyaks and llamas too.

I’ve never really felt much need for mounts in GW2, though, because of the game’s waypoint system. I’d ride them if we had them, but I wouldn’t want to give up my waypoints to get them, and really I’d much rather the team work on other types of content anyway.

What about you? Do you think Guild Wars 2 needs mounts?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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