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Fast And Furious

July 6, 2010

Another World of Warcraft post tonight, but just a quick one because I guess this is where I make my obligatory post about reaching level 40 and getting my epic mount. Or should I say, the used-to-be-so-much-more-epic mount? Nonetheless, it’s still a milestone.

Times really do change. I remember I didn’t get my epic mount on my first WoW character until Burning Crusade came out and I was already level 63 and somewhere in Zangarmarsh. Needless to say, I was pretty lousy at farming and saving gold back then. And I wonder if many new Paladins and Warlocks these days will still go on to do their mount quests at level 60? I mean, not that I can blame them if they don’t; I personally wouldn’t bother either, even if I hadn’t already done them in the past.

And speaking of farming gold and saving, my husband and I didn’t have much of a problem affording our riding training and mounts (even at its reduced price, it’s still relatively expensive for a couple of lowbies), because selling Uncommon green items have been so profitable. I’m not sure how it is on other servers, but on Silvermoon it’s very typical to see your level 20-35ish run-of-the-mill greens sell for 30 to 40 gold and up…and people will buy them. Seriously, what happened? Prices certainly weren’t this ridiculous last year before I took my break from WoW.

Anyway, I’ve always thought that the armored Kodos were the coolest of all the racial mounts, so I’m happy to have mine now even though it’s so bulky that getting through most doorways can be troublesome (thinking of filing a class-action lawsuit against the makers of the Undercity elevator doors, for instance). Also, can’t believe I’ve never noticed those cute little bongos ferocious war drums on the back of the Tauren mounts before!