OK, the main reason we have mounts are to look cool and superior and to give us a boost in questing. But what if we had a competition of mount racing?
There could be practice and ranked mount racing and the ranks would be exactly the same as normal pvp and pet derby. There would be boosts along the tracks and you would be rewarded mount xp as you participate in each race win or lose. 1st would receive 10Xp, second 8Xp, third 6Xp and fourth would receive 3Xp. The maximum level for mounts would be 10 and from each level the cost would add on 100 each time to prevent people from levelling their mounts too quickly! For example level one to level two would be 50 Xp, then from level two to three would be 150Xp! The higher your mounts level, the faster it goes and the more power you gain ( applies to mount racing only though lol). At warlord and other ranks, you could learn unique spells to help you during your race ( treasure cards would be allowed as well ) or get really cool looking wands and gear with the rank. You would earn Racing derbies which act like arena tickets in pvp!
You get around 16 derbies per race win or lose and you can spend them on whatever there is to offer from the vendors not decided yet ;). You can buy cool clothing to match your mount or awesome wands and mount decorations! For example, The frost fang can have a frosty collar that lets off cool and windily chilling breezes as it moves! XD. So, what do you guys think? Professor Greyrose, i am all ears!
There would have to be two levels of racing because mounts are either +20% speed boost or +40% speed boost. This would make any kind of mount race basically a dash for the boosts on the track and whichever player gets the inside track at the start is going to have the advantage. Unless KI incorporates some sort of training regiment that gives racing talents, like what's currently in use for pet training, then the whole idea of mount races is sort of moot. Also, if they did add mount training and followed the current model for add-ons like gardening and fishing then it would just be another drain on energy.