Do you like your stable and your menagerie brimming with creatures and critters? These are the Best MMOs for Mount and Pet Collectors.
Not only do they offer a more than generous selection of pets and mounts, but various ways through which they can be obtained.
With each expansion, WoW’s collections are getting larger and larger. Maybe too large, one might argue. Without a doubt, World of Warcraft is the MMORPG with the most impressive mount and pet selection. From horses to bees to flying robots, the game has good diversity.
Pets and mounts come from achievements, rewards, rare drops, secret quest lines, the auction house, promotions, and the cash shop. The game makes it easier for players to farm mounts and pets from old expansions.
The collection system is simple to use, so you can easily keep track of owned/not owned items.
Just like WoW, Rift has a plethora of creatures you can use to travel the world. It even has a limited-edition spider mount. When it comes to pets, the fantasy MMO is no less.
Mounts and pets are obtained from practically any game activity. Some are available during events or from challenging achievements.
The cash shop has a nice selection too, but don’t worry as there are plenty that can be acquired from simply playing the game.
In ESO, mounts have extended functionality. Surely, they carry you across the world but they also serve as storage space. That’s only good news because we all know an MMORPG player’s passion for hoarding. Mounts have stats that determine their speed and resistance. The collection is impressive.
The Indrik is a special mount. The creature and its many skins come from engaging in activities during time-limited events.
Quests and achievements give mounts and pets too, so there is no need to visit the cash shop.
Riders of Icarus is a free MMORPG that integrates mounts as a core gameplay feature. The selection numbers more than 300 mighty beasts.
Players can tame their dragons of choice and train them for combat. They fight but they also give buffs. As you can see, Riders of Icarus mounts are part of your character. Mounts have the ability to fly and engage in aerial fights.
Pair that with the action combat system and you have a spectacular MMO experience.
What’s your favorite activity in Star Wars: The Old Republic? It doesn’t matter because you get mounts from it anyway. Whether you like to run operations (raids), flashpoints (dungeons), or just enjoy the story-driven questlines, you will obtain mounts and pets.
Some mounts come from PvP. You don’t want to do the work yourself? No problem, as long as you have the money for it. Players can trade mounts between themselves thanks to the auction house system.
One quick look at the Final Fantasy XIV mount selection and you’ll be left with nothing to say but Wowza! Honestly, this is probably the MMORPG with the most unique mounts.
Everyone gets an adorable Chocobo as part of the story, but the rabbit hole goes way deeper. From a giant gorilla that carries the player in its palm to a yellow flying nimbus, the diversity is mind-blowing. No party member left behind thanks to four-seat mounts.
The game has many premium mounts at reasonable prices. If you prefer to get them as rewards, there’s no shortage of mount and pet-rewarding activities.
Neverwinter Online mounts are not just for showing off as you make your way through the Forgotten Realms. Mounts have stats and equipment that boost the owner’s combat prowess. Getting mounts is more than giving that collector’s itch a good scratch. It’s part of the character upgrade system. This makes Neverwinter Online a perfect MMO for those who need a purpose to chase after mounts.
Vanity pets are not missing either. They don’t add any functionality to a character, they accompany their masters and silently observe their actions.
Atlantica Online is a fantasy MMO with a huge mount list. Players use mounts to get around and gain powers. Mounts come with stats such as defense, attack power, dexterity, vitality, and – don’t you dare underestimate a panda’s intellect! – intelligence.
You can buy mounts from the cash shop or in-game vendors using currency obtained by playing. Most of them can also be traded on the player auction house.
Atlantica Online is a 2008 game with a surprisingly complex strategy system, so there’s more to it than the mount collection.
Age of Conan mounts is part of the combat system. Not only that you can fight while mounted, the type of mount determines what abilities and weapons you can use in combat.
Age of Conan mount selection includes various types of horses, mammoths, camels, wolves, and more. Each type has strengths and weaknesses, so you’ll need to learn to match your mount with the challenge ahead. It’s a neat system that we don’t see in many MMOs.
Why would you want to collect different mounts when most of them do the same thing? Because it’s hard to say no to Princess Prancy Prance or Chocolate Chicanery. In Trove, you can ride a cake and everyone is cool with it.
Trove is a crazy MMORPG and its mounts are no less. A few mounts have the ability to destroy the blocks in front of them. Others give its rider wings. Players obtain mounts as drops, from loot boxes, special events, and crafting.
The action MMO everyone has been waiting for since 2011 has more than 100 unique mounts and the list is ever-growing.
Anything that you do in this game rewards some kind of mountable creature. Became reputed with a faction? You can buy their signature mount. Getting lucky with reward chests? There you have it, another mount. Completed a treasure map? We have a mount for you. Can you tame that wild beast? That’s your new mount. Don’t mind spending some real money? Cash shop mounts are waiting.