You can travel by selecting a direction on your map. The directions cover adjacent tiles, but you cannot travel to a mountain or an ocean tile. When selected, a menu will popup to give you various information about what you can expect when attempting to go there. Many things impact how long it takes to travel to another tile. If you are riding on a mount or in a vehicle, what type of mount or vehicle, how fast or slow it is, and whether or not you are in a group and the level of a character's dexterity are all factors.
If you are in a group, you will only go as fast as the slowest person in that group. You can work on projects while travelling, but only if travelling with a vehicle to work in. It is not possible to work on projects while riding a mount. The project will stay with the vehicle if left unfinished.
When on the road you can see how long you have left at the top of the screen. It will display a percentage showing how far you have travelled and the time remaining until you reach the next tile.
Vehicles and Mounts
If there are vehicles in the area you will see them in a dropdown by your mount. If you have a vehicle attached it will automatically have this vehicle shown in the selection. You can try to attach any vehicle in the area to your mount. To attach a vehicle to an animal, you must be dismounted, select the vehicle in the Animals section of the Area menu, then select the Attach button. You do the same for detaching. You can only attach one vehicle to one mount. When you attempt to do so, a project will be started that uses the ranching skill to determine how quickly it will be done. To use vehicles, you view the vehicles in the area. When you find the one you're looking for, click the Enter button, and your character will get into the vehicle.' You cannot ride in a vehicle as a form of travel if it doesn't have an animal attached, but you can go inside of it. If you are the owner of the mount, you can set the description of a vehicle which is attached to it. You can also set a new owner. Owner assignment is instant.
Vehicle Attachment - Total Required Effort Formula: 20 - (ranching skill * 3) = total
Note: Children under age 14 cannot turn a vehicle or mount around when an adult is present with them. They are too weak to overpower the adult for control of the vehicle or animal.
If you are riding a mount/vehicle (but not travelling): You won't see any buildings, and it will tell you that you are mounted. Your area screen will change - you will only see the location name and descripton. You will be able to tell who is outside, who is on a different mount, and who is on the same mount as you. You can craft and have projects on a vehicle, but NOT on a mount alone. You must have a vehicle to initiate projects while mounted or traveling and projects will not start if you're over the weight capacity of the vehicle. Animals attached to vehicles will refuse to move unless the person moving has ownership. People will get left behind if their group tries to move without the owner of the animal that is pulling their vehicle being in the group. The ground will have all of your cargo, if you have a vehicle which has room for cargo. You can only leave in a vehicle with an animal attached. You can trade on a road, but you must be within a range of 15% between positions on a given road. This includes any other character to character actions such as attacking and healing. You can turn around on a road if you need to, but only if your progress is not 0%.
Travel Hours Calculation Formula:
Walking: 24 hours
Mounted: 24 - (mount power * 3)
Vehicle: (24 * vehicle slowdown) - (mount power * 3)
|Type||Cargo Capacity||People Capacity||Slowdown||Requirements|
|Wagon||600||1||35%||300 wood, 10 metal|
|Carriage||15||8||15%||300 wood, 10 metal|