I know >.<
can't a man counter a joke with a smart ass remark. I thought it was funnier that way.
I thought black bears could outrun grizzlies. All the fact sites I see show grizzlies at about 30-35 mph. I can't find any as high as 50
Update: *punches self in face* you were talking about Km/h... I feel stupid. I better understand kmph, but I get so used to everybody using mph (I hate the US and our inability to get over our stupid "imperial" system) that I defaulted. 55, wow... that is still crazy fast for a grizzly
Dammit, I know I made a response to this, but the forums must've eaten it up. Less than two minutes lated I got an Egads!
on all my windows of the forum, and I guess it was a hungry programmer somewhere, or some kind of rollback.
Anyway, the gist is that horses (depending on breed and training, of course) supposedly have an average top speed of ~70km/h. I believe, however, that they can maintain this high speed for long durations - while a bear can only maintain 55km/h for short bursts, to chase down their prey and suprise maulings.
And yes, 55km/h isn't something you'd expect a bear to suddently pull off. Imagine 190-270kg of teeth, claws and rage coming at you at 55km/h. I'm not saying that we should aim for the grizzly though, I'd be much more inclined to aim for a generic "fantasy" 'bear'. Especially since I consider the Grizzly by far the least coolest of the bears, despite it's obvious advantages over it's brethren.
And that's why I think that Horses should all have +2 speed and charge, while bears should have only +1 speed, a hp bonus and MAUL instead.