3 reasons why this should have more uses like being rideable:
Should be able to be picked up by argentavis. It’s litterally the same size of a dire wolf, which can be picked up by argentavis.
If this think got a new TLC or something, I recommend they should be rideable ( looking at you Wildcard! ) and the saddle should be unlocked at level 51, ( same level as a very dangerous redwoods creature, thylaceo ) or 64. These also should be like moving while digging ( like the basilisk ) but can’t be unmounted when underground.
👆 if you thought this was reasonable and should be added!
I love Purlovia even if I play single player mode and here is why:
I like to role play as an always ready to anything nomad hunter. Even if I have a fixed base, I like to be able to spend as much time as I want out in the wild without the need to go back home. To achieve this I carry with me many cryopods of all special saddle tames (like castoride, equus, hyaenodon, magmasaur), travel mounts for air, land and water, combat mounts, shoulder pets and special ability mounts for hunting. I also have many tools and different armor sets with me thanks to the help of Seven, my little sinomacrops/backpack. When I need to repair or craft gear I usually rest and work with my tames on my megachelon's shell in the middle of the ocean or on the top of a mountain on my quetzal.
To be ready for anything means sometimes I cannot risk to loose everything (like when I go to the pit of Dreen (Ragnarok) for alpha tuso hunting). Here is when my purlovia comes in handy, as I give everything I don't need to him and leave him burrowed in a safe spot knowing my gear is well defended!
Everyone talking about how they need to be ridable, actually read the dossiers and find out why they can't be ridden, especially this line "not suited to the life of a mount", also look at them, they have a far too slim build and skinny legs to be ridden, and for the in-game reason, firstly it would be kind-of OP to have a mount that can lie in wait invisibly for an enemy player or creature to walk over then stun them and do huge amounts of damage before they can fight back, secondly, they'd probably need some sort of special gear like a really long snorkel to stay under permanently with a rider, thirdly, the saddle would look ridiculous since you'd probably have to have a lot of straps and lie down on your stomach on its back. But still, one can't help but imagine the possibilities for say, surviving raids on your tribe's base by hiding underground or placing C4 in strategic positions around the underside of your enemies floors... But let's just say riding purlovias is better in mods.