Funny thing is,
I actually have a pet squirrel. His name is Adhuil, (it means "lucky" in Irish. Considering that he lived through being chased and attacked by our cat, it's a fitting name) and even though I absolutely adore this animal, I would think it a bit campy to add a " battle squirrel."
I like Rift BECAUSE it is not a cartoon. Please let's not turn it into one so quickly.
Why don't I hate this idea?
If at first you don't succeed, threaten to quit unless it's nerfed.
Requesting more squirrel love in this thread!
For those who think that it might be too silly (and I could understand why), I honestly think that they could make them look ferocious with plate armor, etc, so they're less of a "joke" and more of an actual war mount. Who's to say that these rodents couldn't grow to an unnatural size?!
If you're still not convinced, do you think new mounts should be added? If so, what kind? Personally, aside from the guardians lion mount thing and the Namjoks, or whatever they're called, I'm a bit underwhelmed by the options and think there's room for more. Battle squirrels just seemed the obvious choice
Haha yes excellent idea.
Mage - steel cannon
Rogue - tin pistol
Warrior - glass machine gun
Cleric - adamantium machine gun
Once you acquire all of the elemental squirrels for each planar faction, you can access... Swift Mega Squirrel Mount. Complete with snazzy squirrel Power Ranger/Voltron/Captain Planet combiner animation. Bonus points if the feet and tail have squirrel heads on the ends each matching the elemental squirrels.
Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and discipline...
You're all a bunch of furries! /Run
Instead of theory crafting, reading raid strategies or arguing in the mage forums about how to better the class, I'm here in General chat campaigning for "moar skwerrels!!"
Guess it's clear what my priorities are (I'm at work... on a conference call... go figure)