The Daily Grind: Which MMO has the best mount selection?

Lately my attention has been arrested by all of the news coming out about Battle for Azeroth’s mounts. I know it’s totally dorky, but I’m really intrigued by the notion of riding a giant bee. Seriously, I want that bee mount yesterday. Yes, it’s completely impractical and bordering on farce, but it’s right down my alley.

There have been many opinions over the years about mount selections and varieties in MMORPGs. Some people enjoy the diversity and creativity that these exude while others find them annoying and immersion-breaking. I can appreciate how LOTRO keeps its mounts somewhat more practical while still having a blast with RIFT’s eclectic array (racing snail, awayyyy!).

Which MMO has the best mount selection — and why?

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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Zen Dadaist

Well, I guess Rift for sheer quantity. That said a lot of them are recolours/retextures of the same model. Still, there’s a lot of variety from plain ‘ol brown horse to basket carried by an ethereal harpy woman to giant racing snails to thundering powered armour.

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ultorius

neverwinter online, swtor, and wow. Also although the secret world doesnt have too many mounts, those that it has are beautiful.

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Tamanous

My guess would be the one with the biggest cash shop.

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Hirku

The Secret World / Legends, not because of the selection but because it had/has the Orochi Stealth Hoverboard and with a single mount that perfect you didn’t need any selection to choose from.

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John Mynard

Secret World Legends.

Magically running fast? Check!
Horses? Check!
Motorcycles? Check-o-rama!
Motherfracking Hoverboards? You bet!
and my personal favorite, though you had to complete an event on TSW before they switched
Gravity Skates!

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NeoWolf

Plenty of mentions of him on Twitch and youtube from what I’ve been seeing, no real need for it here too mind as he wasn’t really MMO news relevant however other than having played and reviewed a bunch. I will miss his podcast and twitch streams though he had an easy to listen to voice.

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Bryan Turner

Am I the only one that thinks this is thoughtless?

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kofteburger

No, absolutely not. The man ran wow radio for what 6 years?

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Doubleplusgood

oh no its the bee mount with the rider holding on to nothing again!

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Castagere Shaikura

Riders of Icarus is all about mounts and pets. Then i would say Rift comes in second.

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Bhagpuss Bhagpuss

Wizard 101 has the best I’ve seen. GW2 certainly has the worst.`