The desire to add these mechanical mounts isn't even about the need for speed; folks already have various speed boosts, and the world doesn't need to get smaller by our traveling each zone at an even quicker pace. It not about getting somewhere more quickly; it's about the feel of a living, immersive world. How many of you have come upon a bicycle or a scooter in TSW and had the instant urge to hop on? Or what about the slick motorcycle, sitting there, begging for a rider? I'm certainly not one to say, "Pfft, forget those sweet wheels; I prefer hoofing it when evading zombies." Having to walk on by is an immersion-breaker in a game where ambiance and immersion are two of the defining features.
So if the goal is to enhance immersion without making the zones seem even smaller, how would mounts work? I'm glad you asked!
Chaos Theory: Mounting a campaign for vehicles in The Secret World originally appeared on Massively on Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.