Hi to all,
I have started playing the campaign in extreme mode. And I wanted to launch a suggestion. The realism improvements for the character are very noticeable but they have totally forgotten the horses.
I have seen video of people playing this game that directly trace a straight line to their target and gallop regardless of the obstacles.
Without wanting to enter into paranoia and sickly hyperrealism, have not you feel this a little unreal? I do not know if they have ridden a horse but riding a horse like that is crazy. People formerly rode on roads not to be more respectful, rode on roads because doing it in the middle of the field could be dangerous for the animal and injure, this could be very expensive. They did not do it in the same way that today nobody drives off the road if it is not strictly necessary. This could suppose to the horse wounded in hooves by nails, great stones between the undergrowth, etc … Besides that, to mount thus a horse between brambles and other leafy undergrowth could scratch and make to bleed all the body of the animal.
I think it would simply be a good idea to add a health penalty to the horse when riding off-road and depending on the terrain type when galloping off-roads, plus a remote random chance of damage to the horse by some nail or abandoned iron or similar and that the horse could not gallop until going to a blacksmith for example who would know how to heal it.
I think that would make people respect the way they move around the map on horseback. This would be done only in extreme mode, leaving normal mode as usual.
It’s just an idea to improve this magnificent game even more.