I’ve had two issues with Dragonriding, beyond my own general learning curve getting used to it (I think I’m getting better!)
One is the mentioned water bug. I’ve had this with Soar on a Drac and with Dragonriding both – I believe I did report it for Soar and I tried for Dragonriding but the feedback form was a bit broken in the new build. When I hit water, after dragonriding and after soaring, I sometimes start uncontrollably bouncing as if I’m hammering on spacebar even though I’m not. It doesn’t stop until I find land. I also had, in dragonriding, it sort of go into a weird stuck gliding animation on water once – as if I could not ‘land’ on water and it didn’t know how so just kept gliding.
EDIT: Just recreated this by pressing spacebar to try and get out of the water, you don’t stop jumping once you hit it once. I’m sure it’s happened without me ever hitting spacebar, but I suppose I might have it it once instinctively when near the water to try and get myself more altitude? Could not say 100%.
The other is pets – this is BM Hunter on my part but not sure how it interacts for other pet classes. A few times after dragonriding, I’ve dismounted and my pets haven’t auto reappeared. Once, when I tried to summon them, it told me they were dead – as if they didn’t… despawn properly while i was riding? And somehow got killed between my taking off and landing? I couldn’t recreate that just now, and cannot remember the circumstances, so the death might have been a one-off – not sure.
I’ve found on a short flight, they reappear fine. On longer flights they do not reappear until summoned. Now, this is never something I have to worry about in regular flying, and therefore I can see this being a tipping point of frustration for someone if they don’t realise.
- You take off dragonriding
- You misjudge something, have to force land in an area with a lot of aggro things
- They swarm you, you hit some buttons. Oh wait, you have no active pet?
- You have to summon one while they are still hitting you
- Potentially, you die!
I haven’t died to this combination of issues yet, but I definitely didn’t expect to not get my pets back and did feel frustrated by this difference having to wait to re-summon them while things smacked me in the face.