- What are mounts like in Crowfall?
- How do I get a mount?
- What determines if I can tame a creature?
- Can you tame creatures other than mounts? What can you do with the tamed creature?
- Can mounts be attacked? Do they have health? Can they be killed?
- Will a mount defend himself, or you, if attacked?
- Can players use creatures higher than their riding skill allows?
- You said that mounts can die. Can figurine mounts die?
- Can someone else take my mount?
- What about the Kickstarter reward mounts? don’t they last forever?
- Can I get more figurines in the game? Or only through Kickstarter?
- Can my centaur character ride on a mount?
What are mounts like in Crowfall?
Mounts are creatures that have been tamed to act as both a companion and a steed. They provide players with a method of moving more quickly around the game, and sometimes giving them the ability to transport more items.
How do I get a mount?
Players with the right skill(s) will be able to tame certain creatures they find in the world, and some of these can be ridden as mounts. Additionally, some magic items will allow the player to manifest (summon) a mount from your inventory.
What determines if I can tame a creature?
All gameplay in Crowfall requires one or more skills; taming and riding mounts are no different! Certain creatures will require higher amounts of skill to tame than others. Skill will also be required in order to keep control of that creature once you have tamed it. Increasing your riding skill will help you tame more wild creatures, which in turns allows you to increase your movement speed while mounted.
Can you tame creatures other than mounts? What can you do with the tamed creature?
Yes. Some creatures are a pack animals. Taming them allows you to open up a separate inventory on that creature, to add and remove items from it, and to order that creature to take simple commands like “stay,” “come” and “follow me.” If the creature is a regular mount, you can ride it, have it follow you or release it back into the wild (i.e. un-tame it). With figurine mounts, you can also dismiss them (i.e. turn it back into a figurine in your inventory, for later use).
Can mounts be attacked? Do they have health? Can they be killed?
Yes, yes and yes. Mounts are creatures in the world, so they can take damage and be killed.
Will a mount defend himself, or you, if attacked?
Yes, when you are not riding on a mount, the mount will defend itself and/or its master.
Can players use creatures higher than their riding skill allows?
No. The riding skill determines which mounts you can ride, as well as mount speed.
You said that mounts can die. Can figurine mounts die?
Yes, but figurine mounts have multiple lives. When it dies, the item takes some decay, and there is a delay timer before the mount can be summoned again. Remember that these are items, so they follow the same design philosophy as everything else: nothing lasts forever.
Can someone else take my mount?
These are items, so they are subject to the Campaign loot rules. That means there is a risk/reward scenario whenever you decide to use a mount figurine. Be careful where you take them.
What about the Kickstarter reward mounts? don’t they last forever?
The Kickstarter mounts will be limited in use, like normal figurines – but we WILL give you a way to get the visual appearance back, if they are lost in gameplay. Our goal is not to make these “permanent”, but rather to make them temporary, but recoverable. We do want you to be able to continue to use them over the lifetime of the game, though, to show other players that you were an early backer.
Can I get more figurines in the game? Or only through Kickstarter?
There will be Disciplines that allow players to craft new figurines. However, the Kickstarter reward figurines have a unique appearance. Only Kickstarter backers (of the appropriate tiers) will have access to these mounts.
Can my centaur character ride on a mount?
No, centaurs already have a base movement speed increase and there will be some other mechanic that allows them to travel at mount speed.