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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


Asked about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on March 29, 2012, 8:13 p.m. by smartiemcfly.88

Do you agree that horses would be less of a liability to own if mounted combat was integrated? The current system of riding leaves you two options if you get attacked while exploring: 1) Run away as your attacker is chasing you 2) Slowly dismount while having your health drained (dismounting seems painfully slow) and hoping that your horse isn't stupid enough to fight and get itself killed/runs away leaving you stranded Thanks!

5 answers to this The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim question

  • Answer by TataRanitilor

    Yes but if the mounted combat would be like that in Mount & Blade game I preffer leaving it like it is.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by Drago

    @TataRanitilor Well, the "Mount & Blade" mounted combat imho is the most realistic combat system while riding a mount, for some reasons, first you can use the agility of the horse to avoid the attacks, second you can use the "mass" of the horse to charge multilpe npcs with the heavy weapons, or simply use one hand weapons with the shield for a mounted duel;
    I think that will be amazing if something just like that system will be put in to the game, ofc with a good bonus/malus stats, for example malus on defence against heavy weapons while you're riding and a bouns on damage that you can do on the npc, only this imho give to the horse a sense if it die during the combat, it's just an example.
    In the end, it's just an opinion, horse for me now it's useless without a mounted combat system in this game, sorry for my bad english, have a nice day all.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by GarretConnell

    i dont see them as a liability. just a fun alternative for exploring. mounted combat would make horses more useful, esp for lower level characters i guess. if you have trouble with em just put a decent stamina bonus in your boots and run/shout.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by ClarktheNichols

    Horses die way too easy to think of using anywhere near battle. Even Shadowmere becomes a dragon snack eventually. I wish they would just run away. I think there should be a whistle button that calls your horse/follower, instead of them getting stuck somewhere forever.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by Drago

    @ ClarktheNichols All the thinks that you'll need are already created by the modders on the pc, example "Better Horses" "Horse armor" etc.. a good thinks will be to bring that mod on the consoles, so you can enjoy a better mount system, again sorry for my bad english.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.