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Flying Changes

Post by Doulmagnus » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:52 am

A very big announcement this evening from Zarhym. In the "next major content patch" (which means Patch 3.2) the mount system in WoW will be having some significant changes to it. The highlights are as follows:

Regular land mounts trainable at level 20 (was 30)

Epic land mounts trainable at level 40 (was 60)

Regular flying mounts trainable at level 60 (was 70)

Regular flying mounts speed increased to a 150% gain (was 60%)

The costs for all the training and mount purchases has been decreased outright, with the exception of the artisan riding skill (epic flying mounts). For all mount costs, faction discounts now apply.

This means that when you hit 60 you'll be able to fly around Hellfire and finish all those quests. Leveling from 60 to 68 is going to become easier and more relaxed. You'll hit Northrend much sooner with this change.

The full details after the break.



Apprentice Riding (Skill 75)

60% land mount speed
Requires level 20
Cost: 4 gold
Mount cost: 1 gold
Mail will be sent to players at level 20 guiding them to the riding trainer
Journeyman Riding (Skill 150)

100% land mount speed
Requires level 40
Cost: 50 gold
Mount cost: 10 gold
Mail will be sent to players at level 40 guiding them back to the riding trainer
Expert Riding (Skill 225)

150% flying mount speed; 60% land mount speed
Requires level 60
Cost: 600 gold (faction discounts now apply)
Mount Cost: 50 gold
Can now be learned in Honor Hold (Alliance) or Thrallmar (Horde)
Artisan Riding (Skill 300)

280% flying mount speed; 100% land mount speed
Requires level 70
Cost: 5,000 gold (faction discounts now apply)
Mount Cost: 100 gold
Updated note: Cold Weather Flying will remain unchanged.
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Post by Lealla » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:22 am

Let the begging for refunds from the millions of players who already bought their mounts and training commence.
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Post by Gnomerman » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:52 am

wtb refund
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Post by Polarside » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:27 pm

Son of a... I want my refund. I finally get my artisan riding skill and now they wanna increase the speed on the regular flying mount. SCREW YOU BLIZZ!!! SCREW YOU!!!

Just kidding... I had nothing better to finally spend my gold on atm.
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Post by Lealla » Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:05 pm

Damn, now I can't remember what the current mount/training prices for the land mounts are. Can anyone post it?

It's 1K/100 for normal flight, 5K/200 for epic flight.

Edit: On a rough estimate, I figure that I'd be owed back between 4K and 4.5K gold. /sigh
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Post by Lealla » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:17 pm

For my reference later...
75 skill = 35g, mounts 10g
150 skill = 600g, mounts 100g
225 skill = 800g, mounts 100g
300 skill = 5000g, mounts 200g
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Post by Ecnailla » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:55 am

/resist urge to edit lealla's post simply to confuse him later....

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Post by Lealla » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:15 am

I dare you.

Anyway, accumulating a respectable stable of 60 or so mounts in the new pricing system would save the average character just over 5,000 gold.
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Post by Doulmagnus » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:49 am

yeah.... too bad Im at 88 already...
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Post by Kalianna » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:07 am

lol I have less then 10
Please someone, give me the knowledge to only Blink when I should.

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