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Mounts now available on the Live game server (after R83 patches in)

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Ravalox, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Ravalox

    Ravalox Dev At Large Moderator SOTA Developer

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    The long awaited mount feature is now available in game. Below is an outline of how the feature is expected to work in it's current form. Additional behaviors will be added over time.

    I would like to give a special thanks to all of the players, and Bug Brigade members to spent significant time testing and providing detailed feedback on this new feature. We are looking forward to continuing to improve the testing process going forward, and the efforts on this feature helped us immensely!

    For details see the testing directives for the mount system here:
    https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/forum/index.php?threads/qa-testing-directive-horse-mounts.165683/

    - Ravalox

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    Mounts can be accessed by double clicking on their icon in Inventory, right clicking and selecting 'use item' or by dragging the mount onto the Utility bar and then clicking when ready to use.

    Commands:
    /walk (or walk/run keybind) - Mount will walk
    /run (or walk/run keybind) - Mount will gallop
    double tap W - Mount will hard gallop

    Mounts will be available in the Crown Store, as well as tamable in game. If a horse is tamed in game, the default behavior will be that of a pet, the player may bring the horse to a specified NPC to trade it in for a mount of the same type.
    NOTE: NPC for mount trade-ins will be in game shortly if not on release day

    Stretch goal foals can optionally be traded in for full grown mounts via the same NPC noted above.

    COMBAT: Combat is not supported while mounted. If a player is attacked while mounted, they will drop to the ground and combat can continue as usual.

    USING ITEMS, SKILLS or EMOTES: These actions are not supported while mounted.

    MOUNTS ARE TALL. You should not expect to be able to enter a building while mounted.

    CLOAKS get in the way. Cloaks are automatically hidden when using a mount.

    Known Issues:

    A. Under certain circumstances, other players may be seen to be standing inside of the mount
    B. Under certain circumstances, other players may see the incorrect mount (and/or VFX) *applies to all mounts
    C. Minor clipping of rein through the mount's neck under certain circumstances
    D. Players are not placed into combat when attack on a mount
    E. If a player equips a cloak while on a mount, the cloak will display and clip through the horse
     
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    Updated information regarding cloaks.