Duck Mount Review/Request

Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by straynge, Nov 29, 2022.

  1. straynge Journeyman

    First off thanks for the incentives for doing extra life, it's a great charity and cause. Just got the duck Mount and it's great except for one problem - the rider (and camera) moves side to side when the mount is running. It's not a big deal but it gets amplified with shrink, and given how big the mount is shrink is almost a necessity. Even without shrink it's noticeable enough to be unpleasant

    I only play on Agnarr so I don't know of any other mounts that are like this (we mostly have horses, dogs, pigs). Any chance the side to side effect can be minimized to help with the motion sensitivity? Thanks either way
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  2. demi Augur

    is that in first person view or 3rd person view (ie scrolled back) ..
  3. Ythera Augur

    It seems to be with both first person and 3rd person view. Going to have to stock up on Dramamine for when riding this thing around.
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  4. Rolaque Ancient

    You won't even notice it after a while, because you'll be focused on where you're going and not on your immediate surroundings.
  5. Tatanka Joe Schmo

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  6. Rolaque Ancient

    Ahhhhh.. Jake and Elwood :cool:
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  7. crakbone New Member

    The fact that it is a duck and can't fly wasn't at that top of your list? That bugged me the most.
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  8. rahzel44 Journeyman

    It's long past time they get rid of the different camera movements based on the mount model. I had to ask for a refund for a mount I bought from the DB store because the motion was like being on a trampoline in ultra high speed. I literally choose mounts now based on how little camera bounce they have. I'd use the overseer achievement hoverboard if it didn't sound like a lawnmower (muting mount sounds is another option they need to introduce).
  9. ttobey Developer

    I adjusted the animation so it won't be so crazy a ride.
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  10. ttobey Developer

    There's no full on flying in EQ1 like there is in EQ2.
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  11. Valcron Elder

    And adding to this - I actually think Flying Mounts are terrible for games. Skipping content and zones is questionably a bad practice.
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  12. ttobey Developer

    Well besides the fact that every single zone has to be revisited to make them flyable. Most zones weren't built thinking you would see them from the air. It was an enormous task in EQ2 to fix the zones.
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  13. Tucoh Augur

    EQ is an especially poor choice for flying because historically travelling was as important to the adventure as it was to Lord of the Rings.
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  14. Wyre Wintermute I'm just a butterly dreaming I'm a man

    Flying mounts are awesome.

    Games that weren't designed with flying mounts in mind, and added them later.. not so much.

    Vanguard even fell prey to the latter.

    The access to flying mounts needs some restriction. The distance traveled and height obtained needs to be factored in.

    Hazards while flying should be a consideration (not just empty skies).

    No game company has fully embraced the concept.. it's always an afterthought (even VG which promoted it pre-launch)

    It needs to be done right, it's just that no one has put in the money and effort (and it is expensive and time consuming to address).
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  15. adetia Monkess Wonder, Ruler of All

    My only wish for this, that could have taken implementation of these bonuses from good to stellar would have been to use the Game Day itself as the cutoff for the first wave, not the seemingly arbitrary day of Halloween.
  16. Ythera Augur

    Looks like you still need dramamine for this one.
  17. ttobey Developer

    it wouldn't be in yet. Just tweaked it yesterday.
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  18. Deux Corpse Connoisseur

    I would suggest you taking a peek at Drakkin running animation if you ever get bored. Also the Iksar swimming animation (pre-Luclin) is 100% superior to the Luclin era Iksar swimming animation. No clue if that can be tweaked but you would be a god among devs if you could!
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  19. ttobey Developer

    Old player animations are really problematic to work with now. We are working on a way to do it but it's not fully streamlined yet.
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  20. Ythera Augur

    Thank you! I'll try again after next patch.