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Better Wings for Roleplaying
I had the idea to sync gliding mounts with skins that have wings. If you have a gliding mount and a proper skin you can summon the mount but it wont be visible and it will appear as if the player is gliding. You won't gain any extra abilities. 2 health bars could be used to show other players they can attack you or your wings(mount). When you are not 'mounted' the wings could be closer to your body but when 'mounted' they could be spread. If you don't have a skin and a proper mount for gliding you won't be able to use the ability to glide. If your mount is not summoned or not with you you can't use the glide ability. This could support roleplayers that wouldn't want to use a skin with wings unless functional (only with mount).
If you are going to use RP as a vehicle to ask for this, I can use RP as a vehicle to ask for laser swords and mind tricks to I can RP as a Jedi.
We don't know if it is lore or not, but if it is this functionality would fit. I actually like this, I can get more behind the idea that you somehow use a creature that would not be able to support your weight and take it's wings to support your gliding capabilities for the convienience of gliding than have a creature that can barely keep you afloat. <shrug> I guess it won't be a thing, but I like the idea.
Right now, that is all it is. Function-less wings that people can chose to use as an appearance option.
Just cause the gameplay dictates that they can't fly since it shouldn't be possible to fly/glide this early in the game doesn't mean that in the lore they can't.
They still have the same as before, they just look different. That is what a costume does.
Until we know the games lore, we have to assume we don't know the games lore. The presence or absence of a given cosmetic character skin has no bearing on the games lore, until we have been given the actual lore about said skin.
@nagash If the games lore allows you to become a lich, then cool.
If it doesn't and you pretend to be one, that simply means you are [insert your race here] pretending to be a lich.
You may have a costume, you may have people that go along with your assertion that you are a lich, but if you are not *actually* a lich, then you are not actually a lich.
It seems to me that it would be the Verra equivalent of Otherkin.
That doesn't break the immersion of the world though, in fact it kind of enhances it - as every world needs it's verge personalities.
Just reminds me of the typical lore discussion, "hey those gnomes have a flying city powered by huge magical crystals and Golems tall has 3 story houses as well as small versions proven to exist through lore stories, but anything more than a flintlock gun is impossible cause there has not been a mention anywhere so those energy guns can't exist." lel
I started this just to show the posibility that it might be possible, but talking with someone who is so set in his narrow ways leads nowhere so w/e.
It's funny since you don't have any evidence for it to be just a costume either, but they must be cause it takes you out of your comfort zone. Right?
How do you explain the SKIN Stuffertoon in your mind? (edit for clarification) game play =/= lore just cause it's called skin for game play reasons doesn't make it a costume for the lore. Stuffertoon is proof for that very simple and logical practice.
Winged races have the exact same criteria applied to them as I applied to liches, as far as I am concerned.
If the games lore allows you to become a winged race, then cool.
If it doesn't and you pretend to be one, that simply means you are [insert your race here] pretending to be a member of a winged race.
You may have a costume, you may have people that go along with your assertion that you are a member of a winged race, but if you are not *actually* a member of a winged race, then you are not actually a member of a winged race.
Ease of RP is not, has never been and hopefully never will be a valid reason to ask for added functionality to a costume.
As for Stufferton, I don't explain it - Steven did.
Putting the Stufferton skin on a mount is no different to putting a skin on your character. It is the in game equivalent of someone in the real world putting a horn on a horses head and telling everyone how cool the are because they have a unicorn.
We don't know if flapping gorilla moths, cats,falcons, phoenixes, Raptors or Griffons exist in the game as anything other than costumes, and until we get in to the game properly, we won't know.
However, none of that has much at all to do with the OP of this thread asking for added functionality to a store item.