Disclaimer: New to the forums and not informed or up to date on any existing discussions so far.
They (the mounts) ((hopefully)) could attack anyone tryiing to force move them or even come close.
Generally, they could try to resist and then run away or fight up to a certain point (depending on training and character).
Let's say you bind them to a tree (loosely) and go cave hunting. After some time a player comes along and wants to approach the mounts. The horses see the stranger and start to get nervous. The player decides to steal one of the horses and tries to interact with the rope. The horse turns aggressive and kicks the player and if not left alone, starts to run off for a while.
After 30 min. you emerge and see the empty spot. Now it depends on traiing (maybe) as to how the mount may behave:
- it could have run back to your house
- it could have run away a certain distance and was taught to wait until you call for it
- It could return after x time and wait for you near the spot you left it
- it could be a total airhead and got lost in nature, never to be found without you looking for it...
I hope there is some deep thought model put into work as to how these situations might turn out.
On another note: Is there any information on "mounts bought from the store Vs. Life span"?
If you buy one to support the project, will it die with your first SoL or will it stay with your account for x SoLs? Can you breed them or will they become souls upon death and be available after a certain time? (Like: it died and will come back in 48h real time with all stats reversed to beginner level)