Let me start out by saying that I LOVE that this is something to even begin discussing; mounts! Never thought that it would make it into this game but really love that it is. Now from my testing at TwitchCon I had a really immediate concern that I just wanted to put out there both for RP and PvP issues that it would bring to the table.
The current build of mount treats them as essentially some cross between a thrall and a tamed pet, so they can be given the saddle and armor (along with a weapon slot? I imagine we’ll get explained closer to release date) but they also can hold some items in I believe about 5 slots max. My issue is with that in mind there is no weight limit system to make the horse encumbered which means that if I’m over encumbered and am not buffed to perk that allows me to run, all I have to do is hop a horse and be solid… Which is not very balanced to have a get out of jail free high point perk stat essentially.
I’d really like to see weight get addressed for horses whether it acts off a player’s encumbrance stat or if the horses have their own weight limit that grows higher with leveling. Even just making them walk if the horse/player is encumbered would balance this out enough to not be abused.