Into the 24th June patch they added new donkey gear (at least!). But... it's useful? It's what we needed? I will try to expose my point of view (ofc, somebody can think different about it. Please, leave your comments ). The pros/cons of a donkey Before we talk about the gear, we must know which are the strong and weak points of having a donkey (compared with the star of all mounts, a horse). Obviously i will take the shai donkey as reference, since idk why the other donkeys exist in this game. And since other donkeys dont have any sense in this game, this new gear is, to all effects, to shai players (unless u are masochistic). I will list all the pros and cons, with those that could be affected by gear in color. Pros: - Greater weight limit (+800lt easily reachable) - Very high hp (u can reach +11k easily) - Bigger inventory space - Enemies don't attack the donkey never (paired with the high hp, makes donkeys very survivables) - Cutesy/lore friendly (maybe not for all people, but for some this is a pro) Cons: - Less speed (T3 - T4 speed) - Less turn (to the point that just stops in near all curves when u use autopath) - Less brake (painfully hard to stop) - You cannot buy them (if your donkey is bad, u are stuck with him) - Not breedable - You cannot fight from the donkey (since donkeys aren't combat mounts, its normal up to some point) - Less skills (they should add more, but thats another topic) Which gear would be desirable At the end, donkeys are an ideal to bring it to farm spots, since no monsters will attack them and can carry a LOT of weight in his ample inventory. So, ideally a hypothetic new gear would need to upgrade those points even more (+weight, maybe +inventory space). On the other hand, donkeys have a very bad movement stats compared to horses, so a very good gear would address that part too (+speed, +turn, etc). What we dont need is a new combat gear that just upgrades combat and movement stats, since donkeys aren't combat mounts. Right? Which gear we got Reescaled combat horse gear (even with the same names and manufactured into the same places). Not just in appearance (its sad to see the same gear models into a donkey) but into stats. The new gear increases: - Lots of hp (donkeys doesn't need more, thanks) - Lots of stamina (eh... thanks? donkeys doesn't need lots of stamina since they dont have skills) - Lots of DP (why? they aren't attacked) - Lots of speed, turn, brake... (maybe the only good part, but since riding crops still dont work with donkeys, not very exciting) So, we got horse gear that covers horse needs, but NOT donkey needs. Even worse, since the new gear doesn't come with +weight increases, you actually are weakening the purpose of donkeys (gathering/farming mount) using it. "But but... the new gear comes with the new donkey roar". Yeah sure. +3-10% life skill exp. Just what we need it, another meagre little bonus. How do you get it Just like the horse gear that they copied. They use THE SAME materials as the horse gear, but in smaller quantities. Thats a good thing, since very few persons are interested anyway into donkeys, it will be hard to get from market, and doing it easier to get will be great and maybe will attract some users to donkeys and... Oh wait! The new gear need the same materials EXCEPT a new little one brilliant and colorful pebble. Well... surely it will be easy to obtain, or u can get it from different sources, or... Oh wait! You can ONLY obtain those pebbles exchanging a new coin obtained from the new dailies at Papua Crimea... that little island where u need to go to the other part of the world just to do like 10 dailies. Oh wait! You just obtain 1 of these new "coins" in each daily, and you need 100 for each little pebble. What the f**k? You need like 3 months for each donkey part, needing to sail to the island into the butt-f***ing Egypt to do all the dailies. Conclusion We got a new gear that doesn't understant what donkeys needs and ofc doesn't cover those needs... well... actually... that new gear worsen your donkey needs. And to add more salt to the injury... its nearly impossible to obtain unless you devote yourself too many time to get a bad donkey gear. And to be clear, it's not a bad thing that the new gear increases a lot the mobility and health and stamina and.... But horses will always be better in those fields. And if i have a f**king horse, i will just pick a f**king horse. I don't need a wannabe, i need good donkey gear. What do you think?