Shared Topic – Mountain of Mounts

Shared Topic – Mountain of Mounts

This week’s Blog Azeroth Shared Topic comes from Dragonray who asks:

What are your top 5 mounts or just the ones you go to all the time because you like the way they ride? What are the ones you really dislike and can never bring yourself to use – does it rub against your collecting nature (if you have one) to buy all the mounts even though you know you will never use them?

Cymre has always loved her Red Flying Cloud as a discipline priest so you’d be hard pressed to see her on anything other than that. It’s so compact I never get stuck in doorways or overshadow quest npcs, etc. and it just looks cool so what else do you need really?

Red Flying Cloud

On the other hand, I tend to spend a lot of my time as shadow these days, particularly on the Timeless Isle so her mount has changed a few times recently. I was having a great time in my Sky Golem, Enchanted Fey Dragon (a gift from Cool) and my Winged Guardian from Tome.

Like many, I fell in love with the Enchanted Fey Dragon as soon as I saw it but I still wish you could auto equip a pair of googles (like a spell) whenever you mount her since it almost looks like she’s wearing goggles herself.

More recently, I’ve been riding the Jewelled Onyx Panther - my latest acquisition.

Jewelled Onyx Panther and Mai

My other toons have their favourites too.

Tallys has been using her Headless Horseman Reins for years but on occasion you’ll see her riding a bear (a gift from Navi).

Headless Horseman mount

Astril on the other hand loves her spectral steed and iceberg when she’s spending time on the water.

Spectral SteedBipsi Bobbing Berg

Of course my Pali engineer loves her Thalassian Charger and Sky Golem…

while my druid remains content with flight form.

Flight form

One day I’ll even buy that yak I found way back on the beta.

Giants and Goblins

Giants and Goblins

Tonight I had a random tweet from Joe asking if I had a picture of Golganarr yet. Until today he was the only rare I needed on the Timeless Isle and it’s been bugging me for quite some time. I would log in and camp his spot just in the hope of seeing him once. The only thing was, the rare was on another PTR server so I initially selected a premade toon to fly out and get a shot. I was just hoping he’d still be alive by the time I got there.

It took some time to redo my bars/talents and spec as well as flying out there but MAN, I still had to turn off my UI so I had the default portrait for rares. When I raced over there, I was excited to see he was upright and not engaged, albeit not in the exact spot I had expected =/

OMG, was I really camping the wrong bridge all this time? Unless he can spawn under either…


As I started heading out, Joe mentioned that he needed some footage of the kill for his video so I was happy to offer my help. While I went to copy my main priest over, he did the same with his shaman meeting up soon after.

I admit I haven’t killed many of the group rares on the Isle yet. In fact, I had not killed any of the rock giants at all since I was more interested in exploring and documenting what I’d found.

Golganarr in combat

So here were are, three people attempting the kill. I wasn’t sure what their abilities were except for boulder throwing but for ranged it was pretty easy. I didn’t envy the melee, they died A LOT and with the fast spawning mobs around the place, we eventually got him down with a few more people.


Thanks again Joe for the tweet. Remind me not to tweet so much on my phone, damn autocorrect!

If you haven’t seen much of the Isle yet, here’s my initial exploration video:

Screenshot a Day – 31

Screenshot a Day – 31

As part of Tycertank’s screenshot challenge, we’ve been tasked with posting a screenshot a day based on a series of predefined topics spanning the entire month of August.

Day 31: Dangerous


I was almost attacked by Jaws once. It was 1988 at Universal Studios where I experienced some of the movie magic that makes Star Trek, ET, Superman and space walking possible. I even had my pic taken with Frankenstein, among other things.

This shark doesn’t seem as menacing as the one depicted in the movie but I’m sure you’d think differently if you were in the same stretch of water. Now imagine if you saw this instead.

This concludes my 31 days of Tycertank’s #wowscreenshotaday challenge.

Screenshot a Day – 29

Screenshot a Day – 29

As part of Tycertank’s screenshot challenge, we’ve been tasked with posting a screenshot a day based on a series of predefined topics spanning the entire month of August.

Day 29: Lucky

Owen's Wishing Well

Rumour has it if you throw a coin over your shoulder with your back turned to the Trevi Fountain in Rome, you are sure to return. I did this back in 1997 and still hope to revisit the city one day.

Owen’s Wishing Well was added as a memorial to Brian “Owen” Wicks after a visit to Blizzard Entertainment through the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2012. You can read about his visit in a very touching piece written by his mother called A boy and his wish. It was hard to not feel emotional when I read about his story and I really praise Blizzard for these in-game tributes since they mean so much to the individual and their loved ones.

Clicking on the Lucky Golden Coin above will give you a 10min Made-a-Wish buff. On occasion you may also find Wodin’s Mantid Shanker, a rare BoA dagger located at the bottom of the well and counts towards the Lost and Found achievement.

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