No. Just.... No.
There's a new Mount to buy in the Blizzard Store.
According to the official spiel, if I buy one of these, 'it is said that good fortune will follow.' Elune knows I could do with some of that at the moment, but even the sway of better luck is not going to be enough this time around. The thing is, I'm not getting one. At least, not right now.
This is something of a departure for me. I'm Mrs Mounts, after all. Any excuse for a new set of legs is often all it needs, except... I didn't know what the problem was last night, despite staring at the thing for a considerable amount of time. Some people say it looks like a goat, that its spacebar animation's too excessive. Others don't like the transition from riding to flying. Me? My initial thought was roughly equivalent to the reaction I had when Scully left the X Files (she came back, but that's not the point.) It's also akin to the feeling I got when it wasn't Aaron Sorkin writing The West Wing any more. You see... it looks like a Blizzard mount, has the same attention to detail that accompanies such a release, but something's just not the same.
20 Euros for this mount isn't even a real issue: I could afford it, but I didn't rush to purchase one last night when the news was all over Twitter. Looking with (relatively) fresh eyes this morning I still can't pin down why I still have no desire to part with my money to be riding around on this, but I won't. It could be a post-Christmas funk, possibly just a feeling that Blizzard don't really need any more of my cash at this moment. I severely doubt it's an indicator that I'm losing my interest in the game, so if anybody with a degree in Psychology could make a space on a couch for me at your convenience I'll be happy for you to deconstruct me in an attempt to fathom this one out.
I don't need any more flying mounts, I'm happy with my cloud disc, and there's no achievement to complete that requires some purchasable luck. I'm more excited about hitting Exalted with the Shieldwall Offensive and getting a choice of new mounts on both Factions than chucking the folding stuff at a goat with a cloud. That means, for now, we'll move on...