It took some time, but we’ve finally gotten confirmation that flying will be disallowed in the World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor until patch 6.1. Bashiok, the harbinger of bad (or good, depending on your point of view) news had this to say: Bashiok There’s a lot of discussion about flying/not-flying and I’d like to try to sum things up and maybe realign the discussion a bit. Some of the other threads are near-cap, some have really gone down tangents, so I’m just picking this one to throw a reply into. Apologies to the other threads. We intend to disallow flying while leveling from 90 to 100, and have flying become available again in the first major patch for Warlords of Draenor. No flying while leveling has been the case during Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, and Mists of Pandaria. We allowed flying during Cataclysm because as
Mount collectors missing the Winged Guardian can rejoice: it is 33% off in the Blizzard store until October 22. That means the usually $US25 mount is able to be picked up for $US16.75. So if you fancy yourself flying around on a purple eagle-winged lion, there’s no reason to delay. Get yourself over to the store now! Don’t forget the mount is account-bound, so one purchase means you’ll be able to access the mount on all your characters that account. Find the Winged Guardian here.
Achievement Hunters everywhere really do revel in the rewards they obtain while racking up Achievement points. One of my favorite Achievement rewards is the mount, the Albino Drake. Now, some people will hardly call this a “reward” because it is given to a player when they’ve collected 50 mounts, and most Acheivement hunters will say that collecting 50 mounts is fairly easy. However, this mount is just too good to pass up as an everyday-use mount. “This is the mount I will ride everywhere!” The reasons I love this mount are numerous. First of all, it is a gorgeous looking mount. Its scales are white as snow, tinged with an icy blue hue on its back and wings. No other drakes are albino. Albino drakes are not really heard of in game lore, the novels, or anywhere really. In a world where the color of your scales determines what kind
Pet Battles were somewhat controversial when they were announced as one of the new features of Mists of Pandaria, but now a lot of people (Blizzard included) have been blown away by how popular they have become. The problem now is that every new patch also needs something new for pet battlers to do, and while the additions of dueling and elite pets were nice in previous patches, they felt like they probably should have been there from the start. In patch 5.4, pet battlers will be able to access the Celestial Tournament, which is one of the many new features accessible on the Timeless Isle. However, not just any tamer will be eligible to enter. The tournament has the steep entry condition of 15 max level pets (originally it required 25), but you will probably want more than 15. Why? Because this isn’t just a typical pet battle. Once
The official Blizzard store is giving players a chance to pick up the adorable Cinder Kitten pet this week for 25% off! Besides being too adorable for words, it’s also quite a formidable battle pet to add to your arsenal with its rare quality and Claw, Immolate, Leap, Prowl, Rend and Scorched Earth abilities. Around the time of its original release in 2012, Superstorm Sandy decimated countless homes and cities in the United States, leading Blizzard to announce that any Cinder Kittens sold by the end of that year would see 100% of their proceeds going to the American Red Cross to help the victims. The combined generosity of Blizzard and its player base resulted in a staggering $2.3 million in aid given to those whose lives had been turned upside down by the storm. Though the charity effort window has since closed, it still represents a great chapter in
Are you big on unnatural looking goat creatures? If so, you probably need to talk to someone about that, and by someone, I mean Blizzard. The purchasable Swift Windsteed mount will be available at the discounted price of $12.50 this week in the North American online store. European gamers need not fret though, as the mount is also discounted by 50% in their version of the Blizzard store. Here’s the official description of the Swift Windsteed: Charging from the heavens like a bolt from the blue, the Swift Windsteed gallops high over the battlefield, carrying you to the time and place of your next victory. Airborne cavalry, mount up! It doesn’t explain much about why this creature exists, but it does promise a lot of good times.
Blizzard announced that the premium Moonkin Hatchling pet is now 50% off through July 1 at 11:59 PM PDT. At the risk of rehashing the announcement verbatim, this plush, pint-sized Moonkin will follow you all over Azeroth and beyond, complete with its own /dance animation and flower-planting powers! Make sure you grab your Horde- or Alliance-specific version before the sale ends this Monday. And dance, baby, dance!
Hot off the heels of the release of the Armored Bloodwing mount, Blizzard’s released another purchasable creature to the public. The Blossoming Ancient is an in-game pet that will actually change appearance depending on the time of the year, according to the store description. This adorable little tree creature will run gamers $10.00. The Blizzard store offered this bit of background on the newest in-game pet: “Born from a seed of one of the Ancients, these spirited saplings are destined to regrow and heal Azeroth from the devastation caused by the Shattering. Adopt one, and you’ll be rewarded with joy throughout the year – as each new season begins, the Blossoming Ancient changes, bringing new life to its surroundings. Once activated, this in-game pet key applies to all present and future World of Warcraft characters on a single North American Battle.net account.”
If you have $25.00 you don’t want and crave exclusive mounts, the latest addition to the World of Warcraft store might just be for you. Blizzard has unveiled a new Armored Bloodwing flying mount to the populace, and it looks pretty awesome. Here’s Blizzard’s official description of it via the store: Soar into battle atop the undisputed ruler of the night skies—the all-new Armored Bloodwing mount. This monstrous, flesh-eating bat is the perfect companion for trips that call for death and destruction. As per the norm, purchasing this new mount will unlock it across all characters on a single North American Battle.net account. Hey, we all need giant flesh eating bats, right?