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    Default Pointless Mounts

    I was just playing around when a guy just comes up to me on a mount and says wanna race? And then I say sure, then he says get your mount out, then I say I don't have one. Then he says Hm...he said I could use my pet. And guess what the out come of the race was? Me winning! Now I'm saying that mounts are pointless! I can go faster with my pet and postman combined!

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    Default Re: Pointless Mounts

    Not everyone has postman gear, nor can they get the improved kicks... (unless you do have the new ones). Not only that, but I believe it's not fair since you used 2 items and he used 1. If you used just postmen shoes, or just a pet... there would be obvious differences.

    Mainly, a ride is vanity. Just like any other clothing piece, pet, pet pal, etc... so what if it's less speed then getting pet boost and postmen gear? It sure looks cool, I don't have to feed it (groom/pet/make happy/etc), and not to mention I don't even need to go out of my way to collect a bunch of rare stamps.

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    Sometimes it looks like you win on your computer, but on the other person's computer it may have looked like they won.

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    Default Re: Pointless Mounts

    As Monkies said, mounts are not bought only for their advantages. There as many reasons to buy a mount as there are people playing Free Realms. (Whether you do a personal census or not, that's still a lot.) What reason is there to purchase or aim for the Level 20 armor or clothing for each job when Level 16 armor or even Level 1 clothing, in the case of non-combat Jobs, is just as effective, if not more cost/time-effective?

    As for the speed of each mentioned buff, a mount's speed buff is not coupled with the Pet Happiness speed buff. The latter buff is ignored, leaving the player with 150% speed, or a 50% buff. The Postman's Rudolfo's Speedy Kicks can be coupled with a Pet Happiness speed buff, which I would estimate to be 25%, perhaps 30%, whereas the Rudolfo's Speedy Kicks are a 10% buff (50%, equal to a mount, if you received your Kicks before a November update).
    Most players today were not around or had troubles with Postman back in November, so there are very few players that would have the pre-update RSK.

    There's also the little fact that Rosie mentioned: What you see is not what happened. Each player will move immediately once the command is given, but that character will only move on that player's screen immediately. On others' screens, it takes about a second for the action to get through to the server and update your screen. Such lag can cause great problems when it comes to races.
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    Default Re: Pointless Mounts

    I was with you originally. With postman gear, you do go faster than with a "ride".

    But with so many teleporters in the game, you are rarely running large distances. So the slightly difference in speed is barely noticeable.

    What IS noticeable is you riding around on a wicked look dinosaur.

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    Mounts can also be fun.
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    If you'd get my opinion, rides are purely for vanity. That's the only reason I bought my rides, because they look cool on you, and I like it. I think its awesome. I think it's the same for pets too. They look cute, and people like that. That's why I got my pets too. Besides that, they don't have much use.. But people, like me, like them anyway. Of course, the postman's shoes aren't the same. They're free, and not really for looks. (or they used to be free. ) they're for use. My whole point is, rides are useful, for vanity purposes, mostly.


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    Interesting tough I lose using a mount with a pet.
    Oh I lose to newbie that have nothing equipped.
    Weird..

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    Try a ride on a launch pad!!!

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    Default Re: Pointless Mounts

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosierulez View Post
    Sometimes it looks like you win on your computer, but on the other person's computer it may have looked like they won.
    Yep... I've noticed this several times... no point in racing, unless there's a third person judging who really wins...

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