Sunday, January 13, 2013

Walk the Dinosaur

Oh no, not again ^^

5.2 looks like it's going to be all about the Mounts.

I've always had a soft spot for Raptors, one of the main reasons I levelled an alt on the Dark Side to get a swing at the Venomhide Ravasaur. 5.2 doesn't just have the Direhorns to sit on, as a Hunter I'll be able to tame them as well (but with no stable space left and no desire to lose any of the skins I currently own, that point's fairly moot) but that's not really what I'm interested in. This is what got me all excited:

Art from Wowhead. Nods of approval from me.

White mounts are rare enough to catch the eye, and this one uses a skin that used to munch me on a regular basis in Un'Goro, enough of a reminder to have more than a passing interest in its acquisition. How hard can it be? Well, as it happens, pretty bad. The Shieldwall Offensive 'commendation drop' model has been applied here, and I need to collect Giant Dinosaur Bones from the Isle of Giants to own one. 9999 bones, to be exact. I gotta hope that number drops before 5.2 goes live, otherwise this is going to make the Golden Lotus grind look like a month in the Bahamas.

Ironically there's also a pet on offer for 1000 Bones, and I find myself thinking there could be the first genuine conflict of interest since Battle Pets went live: do I get the transport or the companion first? I hope I can get a chance next week to finally hop onto the PTR and familiarise myself on exactly how many bones drop per kill, and (most importantly) whether I'll be able to solo-kill these fellas in order to own one...


Aygaren said...

This is an interesting and desirable mount, one I'll be spending some time at aquiring :s

I do imagine that it will be a grind as you say and from what I've been reading about it.

Nikola Aleksandrov said...

WOW :O OMG this mount looks better than I thought....Unique !

Navimie said...

Oh, that is one awesome mount!