Servers went up a little early, so I hopped on to get my thoroughbred and shire. First thing I noticed was that Nexon NA decided to charge even more than I expected. Then again, I can’t blame them since it’s been well known everyone wants one, so it’s a sure profit even if people have to grudgingly buy them. The prices are: Haflinger (9.5k NX), Shire (9.9k NX), Thoroughbred (10.9k NX). That’s almost CDN$14 for a thoroughbred. OTL
The latest additions to my pets are Caprisse (thoroughbred) and Halcyone (shire). As usual, I spent some time thinking of their names. Caprisse is wild and unpredictable, while Halcyone is calm and steady.
To mount a horse, right click on it and select mount. A faster way is to set a hotkey for mount/dismount in your options. I set mine to R for easy access.
Testing out their speeds by riding from Tir to Ciar and back, I was quite impressed with the thoroughbred’s speed. To have two people ride the shire, they must be in the same party and then the other person needs to request to mount. If you have multiple people in party and they all request to mount, only the last one to request will be able to mount, if accepted. That is, each mount request nullifies the one before it. Thanks Skyth for spamming. =w= Another thing to remember when taking another player along on a dual-seater is to make sure your companion is on the horse after map changes. If you gallop off before they have loaded, you will have ditched them! Sorry Chimie!
So what can you do on a horse? Other than riding, not much. The rider(s) and mount are treated as one entity and cannot attack. Horseback archery is only for elves which are in G5. Horses are awesome for completing delivery part-time jobs though. <3
On a somewhat related note, I love Ciar Adv. Mimi talked me out of being lazy and actually leveling for once, so I snagged a pass from her and did some soloing. I ended up getting over 1.5m exp in a day. Crazy stuff. I got really annoyed at the long corridors though, but now that horses are out, it should be a lot faster.
Also, if you haven’t noticed already, there’s a new page at the top. This is my buying and selling list, as well as free services that I offer. I look forward to your patronage.