Dare to Rein

It was very unusual to see a BE on an undead horse (during BC) but it was an idea that Coolidge came up with when I wanted to ride something more unusual than a hawkstrider. He knew how much I liked riding my human’s racial mount back in vanilla so it turned out to be a great idea. In fact, it took me quite a while to choose which horse I wanted to buy back then – I ended up buying one in Wetlands after an hour or so :P

As a Horde player, this was the next best thing as I worked on my rep with Undercity.

Çymre & Çoolidge before our name changes

Çymre & Çoolidge before our name changes

Here we are in Blades Edge Mountains on a rather sad day. We had to change our names due to a character violation so this was the last pic I took of us before we were forced to change them for good.

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time in Strat, first on my hunter farming a couple of bone slicing hatchets (since I loved duel-wielding) and then later doing those timed runs for our dungeon upgrade chains. Now and then I would farm the place for Rivendare’s mount but that became boring pretty quickly for the effort it took.

It’s now been a while since I stepped into Stratholme but today I had the urge to try again for Rivendare’s mount. As I reached the end of the forth reset of the day, an epic drop stood out. EEE! It was the mount earning me the Feat of Strength – Deathcharger’s Reins.

Rivendare's Reins Rivendare's Reins - special

I’m still a fair way off from 200 mounts but it feels great to get another one out of the way.

16 Comments

  1. Congratulations! That is one very cool mount, and one that I have known many people have farmed forever to never see! (Except my husband who was only in there for Argent Dawn rep one day, but that’s a story for another time!)

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    • Wow, talk about luck and thx!

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  2. Grats, that is a very cool looking mount. One day I’d love it for my alliance toons so they can ride around pretending to be horde in disguise :)

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    • Hehe sounds good. GL with it!

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  3. OMG! Another thing in common! I did exactly the same thing on my BE rogue in BC! I have never really liked the BE mounts.

    Congratz on Deathcharger!

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    • I guess we were destined to meet, esp after I found out you were the IF toon I could hear at a lot of battles :P

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  4. OMG! Big grats! And that’s so funny, I did the same thing and I finally picked one from the Wetlands too.

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    • I can’t remember which one it was but it looked the nicest to me – chestnut I think? It was such a lot of gold so it had to be a good choice!

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  5. Grat on your Deathcharger!
    We have farmed this beauty many many times and still haven’t see it.

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    • Thank you! Good luck to you both.

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  6. Wow Cym, Grats! I feel the same way about those hawkstrider mounts. Back in BC when I played my BE mage I couldn’t stand riding around on a big chicken. Not having enough rep to buy any of the other horde mounts I actually gave the RAF zhevra mount to her even though she wasn’t my main heh.

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    • They have kind of grown on me now, esp when the white one dropped in Magister’s. Ooh, nice mount for an alt :)

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  7. Grats! Horses look great on BE’s I think. They look very stupid on Tauren but that mount is awesome :D

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  8. Grats on the mount! I finally caved in and just bought mine from the BMAH instead lol.

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    • Should I be afraid to ask how much this one was? Grats though on yours although I probably read about it and then forgot!

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