"I would like to raise discussion concerning the making of mount gears. As
mounts are becoming more and more common among several warrior classes, the
need for mount gear has increased remarkable. However, in my opinion the code
for make mount gear is too harsh for merchants and should be looked into. I'm
not talking about making saddlebags or bridles but about bardling. It's pretty
reasnoable that a warrior wants his beloved companion in battle to be
protected as well.
Of course everyone wants to have their mount barding of the best possible
material, diamond for example. Moreover, bardings made of wood or some other
crappy material break in few days. I think it's acceptable that more material
is needed when working with materials that are difficult to mould, in other
words materials that are extremely hard or fragile. But I don't understand why
the material has to be a single chunk. Doesn't a barding consists of many
different pieces of armour?
The second thing that's a mystery to me is why can't the skill tell you
approximately how much do you need the material. I'm asking for this because
the 'refit mount gear' already gives that information with 1 gram accuracy.
Furthermore, there's tons of different size of mounts so it makes the job even
Although I must give thanks to the feature that the skill doesn't take all the
material but the amount that's needed for the job. Now someone might tell me
that buy proforge, get 200kg chunk of diamond and you don't have to worry
about if it's enough or not, but it isn't really practical and I'm asking
someone to make the skill more user friendly."
This is a reply to Turmino post from Merchant. Barding was crap for quite some
time. I did some testing with it. This was done before mounts where consider
uber. At that time you could not even target a forge to use material out of
the forge, Yes you had to carry the whole 200kg of freaking diamond in your
inventory. Diamond broke like wood in littarly 3 days of use, before repated
whines to shinarae fixed this. Dukonium works great for durability too, but
try lifting 250kg of finished barding made out dukonium. The reson its like
this: according to shinarae, Barding is one piece of armor. Covers all slot on
mount, and top end mounts tend to be the size of a house. How much metal or
gemstone would u need to cover a elephant in battle type armor? A fuck load.
Barding was out tune now its not. Do the ammount needed to make barding would
be a nice addition to the skill.
Sorry for insane long post. Most of you wont even read it.
In theory, theory and practice are the same, but in practice, theyre not.