The best part of patch 8.3 releasing last week is the availability of three alpaca mounts! I obtained my first last night, the Elusive Quickhoof alpaca. Look how cute it is when it does its /mountspecial animation, bouncing in a little a circle. I’m pretty happy with it! Now I’m still farming the second one :)
I’ve been wanting one for a while, and I finally purchased a Spectral Tiger on the Auction House. I’m pretty broke now with a total of 8873 gold across all my characters, but the only thing for which I really needed gold was this, and it’s mine now!
My druid was actually the first to mount it. Looking good there, little feral druid.
The Spectral Tiger is still significantly cheaper than the Swift Spectral Tiger. I wonder if there’s some ingrained sense that epic versions are better even though they’re the same speed now. I actually prefer the Spectral Tiger because it has less armor, so yay for me.
Hm… what gold sink is next?
MMO-Champion user Mojo Risin posted a pretty neat idea that I had to mention here. He proposes a Mount 2.0 system with three things:
- mount names
- mount traits
- new riding skills
I’m sure you can guess what mount names are. Mount traits are special abilities that each mount has such as providing a temporary crit bonus when the player dismounts or healing the player while riding. Each mount has one specific major trait and two empty minor trait slots. Once you have a mount, you’ve unlocked that trait. You can use unlocked traits in a lesser form in minor trait slots. In other words, you can’t change a mount’s major trait, but you can equip a mount with two minor traits, which are lesser forms of other traits you’ve unlocked. It’s an interesting idea, but there’d be balance issues. I’m not saying it couldn’t be done, but it would be a decent chunk of work.
How about new riding skills? His proposed Mount 2.0 system would allow you to train a new riding skill that increases land mount bonus speed to 125% as well as giving your mounts an additional 25% movement speed bonus when riding on roads and 10% on paths. I think these are fantastic ideas!
The system offers a number of interesting improvements. The traits sound fun, but there could be ramifications. The road and path system, however, should be implemented immediately!
The other day I hadn’t really intended on playing WoW much. I got online to do something really quick, and my friend and guildmate Zetzu announced that Oondasta was up, and that people were about to engage him. Within minutes, Devee and Mooglegem were standing on the beach of the Isle of Giants.
No one was attacking him. Minutes passed, and people were still arguing and trying to group up. I got distracted and ended up downstairs talking to my roommate. About twenty minutes later, I walked into my room. On Mooglegem’s screen, I see that Oondasta is almost dead. Mooglegem casts one spell, and the spell hits just before Oondasta dies. I didn’t even get to enter combat with Devee.
Of course, Mooglegem gets some loot. I forget what it was now, but after looking at the loot, she used a Mogu Rune of Fate.
Reins of the Cobalt Primordial Direhorn.
Too awesome! I think she looks good on it though, don’t you?
A few months ago, Devee surprised me with my very own Heart of the Aspects! I named her Sunshine, after my first dog. Sunshine the Dog was a beautiful and rambunctious rottweiler! We were BFFs until he ran away and never came home [true story]. Sunshine the Dragon is also kind of unruly, so I like to take her on long trips in the open air.
We were questing in Uldum when she told me her deepest desire. She loved being gold and shiny, but at the same time, she wished she could identify with one of the dragonflights – the brilliant Reds, the intelligent blues, the thoughtful greens…
Anyway, I came up with the greatest idea! I had some extra dye in my bags, so we painted her scales. The red dye I had on hand was acrylic, so she found it kind uncomfortable to move when it dried. I couldn’t get a good photo because she kept holding her wings awkwardly. The green was our favorite. It was an oil-based paint so it took a while to dry, but she said it was quite comfortable. The color was just gorgeous! The final skin we tried out was this blue Sharpie I found in the bottom of my purse. The problem with color Sharpie is when you try to do one even coat, you inevitably go over one part a second time, and that part gets darker! Then, you do another coat just to even it out again and again. In the photo, you can tell that some spots are darker, but I just gave up.
Now you guys know how to paint your dragon! What color will you try?