After getting my feet warn out on the first day, I decided to look into getting a better mode of transportation.
The first mode was easy. I had a preorder key for an ATV. Typed it in and a key appears in my inventory. Use the key and an ATV appears before me. Click on that and away I go. Level 2, right out of the tutorial and I have a mount. Excellent. I checked the cost of gas and… ouch. I found the garage/stable just outside of town and parked it for later. Special note: mounts have extra storage!
I decided I better get a horse since feed looks cheaper than gas by a long shot. I found the horse seller in town and decided to save up to buy an untrained horse since it was affordable. Time to go scavenging for scrap metals, woods and other items to sell. I also needed to gather some leather to make a bridle to train my horse when I buy it.
I spent a few hours gathering and hunting near town. I found a hole in the scrap yard fence and crawled in to grab some parts from an old computer in there. I even found scrap on the roof tops in town. My love of virtual Parkour comes in handy. Trying to find various ways up to the roof tops afforded me the opportunity to discover kitchens, beds, bathtubs and toilets. Guess we don’t have it so rough out here after all.
Tip for the lady running the armor shop on the roof, provide easier access and you might get a sale.
I gathered enough scrap to sell that I bought my horse and the needed items to train it. Among those items are: one basic animal training kit, several sacks of horse feed, one basic veterinary kit and five pieces of ragged leather to make a bridle. After creating the bridle I would be able to summon the horse, however I noticed an advanced riding horse bridle that would only require one extra sack of food and it seemed like I would have a better trained horse. I decided to go for it and after a short while, I had my horse. Nice to know, crafting goes on in the background and you can do anything else you want, even logging out.
I also figured out how to rotate the camera (alt + right mouse button) so now you can finally see my character from the front. Yes, the first bit of clothing I found that I could equip was a pair of 3D glasses. One final note for now, I have seen quest givers but have yet to actually accept one. There is plenty to do that keeps my interest.