IN A NUTSHELL:
- A player is working on a mod for M&B2, which allows for riding on hens, dogs, cats, cows, boars and sheep;
- The list of available animals may be expanded to include geese and rabbits;
- The mod has not yet been released.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord player TigerNW is working on an interesting mod that will introduce the option of riding on... giant chickens to the game. The mod looks hilarious - hero rushing on a bird makes like something pulled from a forgotten part of Final Fantasy (Chocobos, anyone?).
"This started simply as a way to learn how to modify mount animations, meshes, and behaviors so that if/when we can import custom skeletons, animations, and meshes, I will already have at least some understanding of how to implement new animals, but some of this turned out to not look too bad, so I'll release it after I take care of some issues with it," wrote the creator.
Interestingly, chickens are not the only unusual creatures we can ride thanks to the mod - dogs, cats, cows, boars and sheep are also available. In the future, the modification may be enriched with other types of animals - its creator is looking at geese and rabbits. Unfortunately, in the case of the former, placing the ride on the animal proved to be problematic, and in the case of the latter, the problem is that they have not been fully implemented in the game.
"I currently have dogs, cats, cows, hogs, chickens, and sheep mounts working, but it's still a work in progress, and there are some issues. I can't get a convincing goose mount as they don't really have a decent bone in their skeleton to attach the rider to.
I also plan to check the rabbits, but given that they're not really available in the basic game and the references to them are off, they may be too incomplete to add," we read.
This mod is not available for download for the time being, but all indications are that it is only a matter of time.
- Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord - official website
- Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord - game guide