Fun and interesting news coming to us from the SWTOR community forums- we’re getting animal mounts. It’s been talked about since SWTOR launched (and actually some before it launched) and now we finally have some official word on the topic.

SWTOR Systems Designer NathanEmmott posts:

Howdy everyone!I wanted to pop in here and let everyone know that we are very much reading y’all’s suggestions (and the ensuing debates ). I figured the Animal Mounts discussion would be a good one to jump in and let you know that creature mounts are something we have wanted for quite some time now. Now, obviously I can’t tell you anything concrete yet – mostly because there isn’t anything concrete yet – but I can tell you that Hoth doesn’t feel right without being able to ride a tauntaun.

Awesome! So there’s nothing “concrete” as he said but we know they are on the way. This is where the real fun comes in. Other than the obvious choice of tauntauns, what other animal mounts do you want to see added to SWTOR?

The basilisk war droid has been recommended, along with other personal walkers. Or what about a veractyl or a dewback?

Some players want Hutt mounts.

One creative idea is to have an animal mount for each planet (or at least the major ones). You might see K’lor’slugs for Korriban and Manka cats on Tython. There could be chem-lizards for Hutta and vine cats for Kaas. Can you think of some more for the other planets?

While it’s exciting to see a dev post on this thread about animal mounts, don’t get yourself too excited just yet. Unfortunately, this is something BioWare has been saying they wanted to do since last year and it still hasn’t happened yet. So while we want to think the latest mention means it’s coming soon, I’m not placing any bets on when.

One thing I personally feel might cause them to hurry this new feature along is the Cartel Market. If SWTOR had cool animal mounts in the Market, you can guarantee BioWare/EA could make some extra cash selling those.

There should also be rare animal mounts that drop from certain bosses and Flashpoints and that cannot be “bought”.

What do you think about SWTOR animal mounts?

 

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Just like the old SWG days.