A horse is a horse of course, of course unless of course that horse is a …. Guar?
As I fed my horsey some apples this morning I found myself thinking once again about how much more ZOS could do with mounts. I have mentioned before how wonderful some more customization for mounts would be but this centred more around things like costumes and such.
Today however I remembered reading about the horses in Skyrim back when it was released and about how the Nord mounts were a bit slower than others but much hardier and sturdier. This highlights one of my bigger disappointments upon reaching Vet level or more specifically other factions lands.
Think about it, how cool would it be to reach an Argonian swamp and find a Guar vendor? How about reaching a Khajiit village and finding a stable hocking big ol’ battle cats? Instead of just different skins to symbolize the different stats on current horses why not make them different breeds and change them up a bit?
Have the standard basic horses still but for those special ones like the Gaited Horse and the Light Horse make them a specific breed with race specific names. Take the Gaited horse for example with the stamina bonus, this could be the Nord breed with an appearance a bit shorter and stockier than the others whilst the light horse with the speed bonus could be say a Red Guard breed and appear a bit taller and leaner.
This combined with specific species being found only sold by specific races I feel would add a bit more fun, depth and anticipation to the world of mounts in ESO.
Would you like to see something like this? What else would you like to be added to mounts?