The Daily Grind: What is your favorite MMO mount?

    
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Mounts might have once been a practical mode of transportation and a not-so-transparent speed buff for slow-moving MMO characters. Nowadays it’s more about personal expression and customization. What mount you use is an expression of status and preference, showing the world what you’ve attained and what you think is wicked awesome.

Do you have a favorite MMO mount? Sure you do. Probably my all-time favorite was the wacky engineering helicopter in World of Warcraft that I crafted on my own. I’m also oddly fond of the two-headed turtle mount in RIFT that came with my pre-order package.

What’s yours? Sound off in the comments and bonus points if you include a screenshot!

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Apollymi Gonna have to agree with you there. Not only is it my favorite mount, there’s an entirely different sensation you get when you ride one of these (the little helicopter too) when you think about the effort it took to craft the thing. It’s not just a mount it’s YOUR mount that YOU MADE! I love that.

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

An Overabundance of Cats Zulika_Mi_Nam I have fought it off and on since I was 20 (over 25 years now).  First in my left wrist due to playing guitar way too much.  A few years later my right wrist got the sting from too much mousing at work and my left got it worse than before from my quick-key keyboarding commands -Excel spreadsheets at work.  This was 5 years before my first MMO and PC game – Asheron’s Call, so I cannot blame that.
I have played with a multitude of setups, from using photo albums with mouse pads on them to get a comfortable wrist angle, to using mice left handed instead of right, and using arrow keys for movement instead of mice <-friggn non-tab combat makes that harder though.  Even now with a pretty adjustable desk setup, right & lefthanded MMO mice and an Orbweaver, I still find myself constantly adjusting.
For a long time I used those wrist splints 24/7 and sometimes I still do when I sleep – as I found tend to sleep with my hand in goofy positions.  I am sure mine will never go away completely and will be something I have to deal with moreso when/if I make it to my elder years.
I hope yours is bearable and will fully heal, or at least at a minimum you can find a way to do the things that bring you joy without the after effects.

FlyinDutchman
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FlyinDutchman

I acutely love the hover-boards in wild-star Alot. They just FEEL really awesome to ride around on. I catch myself jumping off things and doing 360, and pretending to grind down rails with it. 

It’s silly, but for some reason it really FEELS like your flying around on a hover board while using it. They did a great job of matching up the animation and responsiveness of it.

Apollymi
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Apollymi

My Mekgineer’s Chopper.  This is the way special mounts should be acquired.  Through in-game effort not cash shop!

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

Damonvile In my memory the Av-21 was the best looking speeder ever.. in reality..it didn’t age well lol.  Ahhh memories.

vicariousfan
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vicariousfan

hardy83 vicariousfan Draugris yeah its pretty good, its still in ALpha

Gunthalis
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Gunthalis

Absolutely loved this mount from EQ2…  yes it was cash shop… but it’s the only cash shop mount i have ever purchased.  It was too awesome not to.

EpicViking
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EpicViking

Tauntaun in SWTOR. I try to grab it for all my characters.

Veldan
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Veldan

RIFT squirrels. Especially the planar ones, until Trino decided to do random giveaways and give away thousands of these prestigious mounts to whoever grabbed a code off a website (yes, I am still mad about that!). I got mine the proper way, by gathering unstable artifacts, and chose the pink one because it was rarest :D I had never seen one on my server before I got mine.

Dope_Danny
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Dope_Danny

Theres quite a few i love in WoW but my FFXIV is the ebst no contest. I named him, i raised him, i stated him into a certain role, i have multiple sets of armour for him to wear and i can toss a gyshal green his way to have him be something more like a WoW style hunter pet that fights fight me as well as just a mount.
That and all the training, feeding and so on minigames that can change their colours and stuff? now thats a mount.