Once again we're treated to an insightful AoC
"Ask a Dev" Q&A, courtesy of Ten Ton Hammer
. In this week's installment, we get a look into some of the smaller details on the minds of players as we get closer to retail release. This includes everything from hardware requirements to accounting details.
One of the most interesting features of this article is the mention of mount speed as it relates to travel and mounted combat
. Apparently, there will be three speeds: walk, trot and gallop. Galloping will be achieved by holding down the shift key, yet it prevents mounted combat and actually drains the horse's stamina. This seems to be a higher level of mount usage that has not only been overlooked in current MMOs, but may be a sign of things to come with future MMOs, if it goes over well with AoC