I think getting pulled is just a part of the game, and it shouldn't be gotten rid of. Often, when I get pulled I do have to fight that mob just because I stack my quests. If you're getting pulled a lot consider getting a thinner mount (chestnut pony, broomstick, dreamfilly) or staying close to walls/sidewalks. If everyone had the chance to say "No I don't want to be pulled" it takes away the fun in the game sometimes. If you don't want to be pulled, the best thing to do is be precautious of where you're walking.
Tricks to help us avoid being pulled into street battles:
1) Patience. Don't rush ahead. Instead, stand and wait for a gap in the mobs. Quickly sneak past them once you get an opening.
2) Follow. Go behind the mobs instead of coming at them face-on. Some of them swerve around unexpectedly but if we're behind them, they can't catch us off-guard. Don't over-take them once you get behind them, just pause and wait if they stall, then move on ahead once they do.
3) Small. As previous poster advised, getting a smaller or more slender mount for tight areas can help you cling to the sides more easily. Wings, brooms, horses, cars, wolves, cats - all are small enough to help sneak you past grabby mobs.
4) Center. If they're creeping so close to the edge that we can't escape them, going down the middle might be our best choice.
I don't like being pulled, it's a waste of time, annoying, don't know anyone who likes or enjoys it, and when new it can be quite unsettling at times. I had a high level player ditch me in a dungeon because they had gotten pulled twice into street battles.
Some streets are dark with very narrow twisting sidewalks and they pull even experienced players in. You don't have to be rushing just badly timed.
I can't see the value in this being pulled into battle thing.
My questing partner used to laugh at me for always getting pulled into random battles. She got a duel skimmer to keep me safe. Low and behold they just pulled me off the back of it haha. They obviously just want to defeat me more than most wizards passing through
I don't think it should be taken out of the game but there are a few places they could make the pull zone a little smaller
I feel like it would start to get annoying that every time you want to battle you have to press x. Honestly, I like the game how it is and I wouldn't want to change that.
Is that what they meant? Or just when being pulled? I see what you mean but I think things shouldn't pull people from sidewalks or just near sidewalks. You should have to be crossing the street hastily or unwisely at least.