Wait, does that mean my frost/fire mage gets its Arcane Explosion back? w00t
Woo! Thank you blizz for bring us the awesome mount, bit of effort but at least players can go and earn it instead of paying for it.
And the sole reason why I bought Iron Skyreaver went out through the window. Iron Skyreaver officially doesn't have a unique animation/model among the other mounts. They give out as an achievement a better colored version of a paid mount and it has a way better tail (I always found Skyreaver's tail a bit clunky and weird). All paid mounts are either copy from existing models or their unique model became available with other means. First time I bought a paid mount and the last. I don't think I am the only one that got the Skyreaver cause it was "unique" and they give us a nice slap in the face. If we decide to spend at least once money on something can you at least keep it unique. I really don't find a reason paying for an overcharged altered, "fancier" version of existing, ancient models.
"First time I bought a paid mount and the last. I don't think I am the only one that got the Skyreaver cause it was "unique" and they give us a nice slap in the face." Oh no. You did not just say what basically means "wha! I'm not special anymore!" Lets talk about the mounts that should have been tied to Draenor rep or boss drops, but were made into oh so "special" store mounts. First we have the the Grinning Reaver which should have been the Laughing Skull mount. Instead they have a wolf, a wolf that can't compare to the Alliance equivalent Blackrock styled Elekk. Then we have your Iron Skyreaver. Let me ask how many bosses drop mounts this expac? 2? Blackhand and Ruhkmar. No dungeon bosses do. No other raid or world bosses. The Iron Skyreaver should have been a Beastlord Darmac rare drop mount. Now lets see..... between rep, rares, and achievements how many recolors of Boars, Wolves, Elekks, Talbulks, Clefthooves, and Riverbeasts do we have? What about Draenor Raptors? Draenor Chimeras? Rylaks? I know, recolors have been a part of rep, rares, and achievements. However, until the announcement of this Rylak mount, if you wanted one you had to buy it on the store. Ravager? Same. I can even talk about the collector's edition Dread Raven mount. I have it and I think that fits a Collector's Edition mount, but that doesn't mean I think the Arakkoa rep shouldn't have a Raven mount. Instead they have a Talbuk.
Warlords of Reskins
That's a pretty cute mount--I like the colours even if I'm not a huge fan of their flying animation--but I was kind of hoping (I can't be the only one?) the reward would be a ground mount. I don't mean that in a mean way (no schadenfreude here and I'm definitely pro-flying), but it would have been kind of funny :)Also, how grand would it be if the achievement granted a Pathfinder title?
Clearly the Iron Skyreaver was originally designed as a WoD Gorgon drop and this is just a rushed re-skin. Same applies to the Enchanted Fey Dragon (as a Shadowmoon Valley drop). What a shame...
I don't mind the re-colours, gives us more options to match each model with our favourite transmogs, thanks to the re-colours there's actually a mount or two from Draenor that I can consider using, and I'm glad this previously store-only mount is getting one that's tied to something in-game rather than a real money purchase.
yeah i would have loved a mount that was very distinctively unique to this achievement, however, i get to FLY FLY FLY .. so whatever on their choice of mount. I get to FLY .. Did i mention i get to fly ?
I dislike the color of the mount. Not a big fan of red in general tbh.
When shop mounts are so expensive, Blizz should actually pay respect to those who bought them
Grand Armored Gryphon
still nothing about survival balance... Q&A was pointless as ever. "we're nerfing demo bcus there isn't another option to play" meanwhile beast mastery is the only thing hunters have played for the last 2 ^&*!ing years!
Excited for the patch.