I almost stand up against Bear cavalry in this game. Personaly, I have no dissafection for anyone that want it but I have for the way that was used to propose it. When I saw this suggestion for the first time it seemed to me one like many others like it should be; or should it be better called just a wish since it does not aim for the game desenvolment? But anyway, I thought that was just ok.
It's ok that someone create a topic and puts on the title: "Please, have chocobos in this game ". He is probably personaly fisured by chocobos and would like that in the game, then he makes a topic to tell it and see other people reactions and if they would also like Chocobos. He say how he feels that is cool, players give theirs and that should be the end of it. At least he is sincere, direct and isn't manipulative.
But that is not what a couple of guys that want Bear cavalry in this game choosed to do. They have been trying to disseminate it throughout the forum in a political way. It have gone so far has to make public Avatars editing the official image of a mounted soldier, to mount a Bear instead. That could be ok if it was edited to mount other more creatures, but it was only the Bear and variations of Bears, because the motive of that is to promote more the Bear mount image and they are still doing that(and trying to convince others to want it). It's being boring to even read 'Bear' around here.
I'll be short about this. My protest is that because someone or a couple or whatever "loudly" asks for what they want, especially regarding something that has nothing to do with the game desenvolment, they should not be overheared if not even heared at all.
It should be the contrary even, has the Chocobo player was much more polite in trying to have what he wants. Its a huge mistake to support the "loud" over the more polite. Actualy many people are yet more polite to never or continualy propose particular issues like this, has obvious, you can find people fond of Linch Kings, Hydras, Mounted Dragons, Pegasi, Elves, Orcs, Unicorns, Hobbits and they will not stress it since they know probably more than a million other players that also disire things will be playing the same game and because there is no place for this.
[I beg developers if they ever think to listen about objects that players want, to please make a offical section, or even a topic or even yet a poll with many creatures so everyone can participate. Just please don't hear those and think the others don't have particular wishes they would want, because many have; Its just that they understand how trivial it is for the conjuncture, but would gladly say so if it was asked or if they had a specific place for it.]
Now pretentious assumed discussion topics get opened because of this:
(Why pretentious? Because I and most that could, didn't participate on this for it to ever be thought this way. But is what a couple of guys are making to sound like)
"Bear Calvary is to EoM as Pink Space Ponies is to SoaSE?"
And the guys that scream what they want, create this illusion:
Thankfully, the Pink Space Ponies "thing" from Sins of a Solar Empire hasn't carried over to Elemental. However, as I've been reading through the forums, I see more and more references to bear cavalry (and not just from one person). So, at least for now it seems like the Bear Cavalry is the new, official mascot of Elemental. Granted, the Beta hasn't even begun yet, but that's only a matter of time.
It was first brought up as a random suggestion in a "what units do you want to see in elemental" thread.
It stayed because I think everobody deep inside just wants to ride a bear. Just like everybody wants to be an astronaught, they also want to ride a bear.
More very pretentious stuff. No, it stayed, because of what I said in "" above and not everybody have the time or the will to keep spreading what they want over and over.
To the guy that wrote that: That is so false, that many games like MMORPG's mounts for exemple do not feature Bears (and have many types) and there even isn't a sighlty strong wish for it, it is just happening in this forum. Why exacly so? That's the motive I did this. That might be what you and a few strongly like, and probably you and a couple more are just the kind of 'blind follower' type. It came just random, It stayed on you because you gave to much attention to what some people - that want it so much - said a lot, has they wanted to.
There never happened a democratic evaluation has of what creature (mount or not) or unit is prefered within players, not to count many others are still to come.
I even feel against Bear cavalry in this game, not because I don't like bears, but because of the atittude they took towards it; how loudly have some been proposing it. I just beg developers to make it democratic (like when what extra mount to add or something) if you ever want to listen to something like that, don't take this couple of guys attitude has speaking for the utmost wish of many, thats not the case.