I was not fortunate enough to get the Swift Razzashi Raptor before its removal in Cataclysm but I did manage to see it drop just once in that time – that was back in 2008 during BC. Wow, wasn’t that a long time ago! Since then, Cool and I had tried to farm another one (as well as the tiger) but it wasn’t meant to be. Back then, I wasn’t that fussed about the raptor but the Swift Zulian Tiger was another story. Thankfully my luck with the tiger had a happier ending. I loved the fact that we both had these rare mounts and by the end, Cool was even lucky enough to get both!
When the raid was due to be reintroduced as a dungeon as well as the addition of two new mounts, I was hoping they wouldn’t be exact replicas of the originals and was glad to see they weren’t. Around the time I was short a few mounts for my 200 achievement, we started farming the place on and off but it finally paid off today with another drop from the Bloodlord.
Here they are side by side:
Now the picture wouldn’t have been complete without the Razzashi Hatchling. After all, this is where I saved him from the Bloodlord so long ago.
It seems fitting that the first BMAH purchase I made would be either a mount or a pet, especially when I’ve been that close to getting Mount Parade but when I noticed the Drake of the North Wind in there, I knew I would have to keep a watchful eye on this auction. With this in mind, I wanted to take a pic of Altarius in Vortex Pinnacle just in case I won. I figured either way if he dropped the mount, it would save me X amount of gold for another pet or something just as good.
There were only a couple of mounts I had in mind for my 200th – Ony being the other as I wanted something special and not just a filler so I’m happy to say this was the case.
As the auction neared its end, I placed my first (and hopefully only) bid while I kept a watchful eye on the chat. Several minutes passed and nothing, so far, so good. I decided to fill in the time by doing a PVP pet battle and mining until I saw the following…
You won an auction for Reins of the Drake of the North Wind
Whoo hoo! Time for a test drive.
But let’s not forget the Armoured Red Dragonhawk you get as a reward.
Now to start doing dailies again :)
Anzu is one of several bosses I’ve been killing every day for his mount. First on Tals when he could only be summoned by a druid and then later on my priest, pali and a couple of others from time to time.
It was always a quick and easy run, unless you happened to make it to his room and wonder where he was. These days you get a nice little reminder for whether the instance is set to heroic
Hawk Spirit returns to stone
Falcon Spirit returns to stone
Eagle Spirit returns to stone
But today there was a difference. He dropped the Reins of the Raven Lord.
The last time I rode one was during the beta but this is so much sweeter.
As Cool and I were collecting the two new achievements for Midsummer Fire Festival, I suggested we do a Warbringer circuit. This turned out to be a great idea as most of them were up but not only that, another mount dropped – Jade. It may be my least favourite of the three but hey, it’s still a mount.
Reins of the Jade Primordial Direhorn
As you can see, Cool could hardly contain himself since I have two of the three Direhorns right now. However, it’s still a little off-putting when you consider how many Warbringers we’ve killed, we’ve still only seen two.
Two mounts to go…
While doing my Darkspear Revolutionary chain earlier, Navi tried to invite to group so I asked her “what’s up?” At first I thought she wanted to see me as a tauren again since I changed my race back yesterday but when she was invited to group, she was phased. However, a couple of minutes later I finished my quest and could see her so she cheered and opened trade with me.
The item she placed in the trade window was accompanied by: “I am not a jc or and engineer but I wanted to help!” Surely this was in relation to a comment I made on Arv‘s blog recently.
OMG! A Big Battle Bear which is one of the TCG mounts and totally unexpected to say the least.
Doesn’t he look great on my hunter? So much so I thought I was only fitting that I change my ground mount to this menacing looking bear although I was a little curious to see how he would look on a blood elf. Short of switching to my main, I did the next best thing.
Thx so much Navi. :D
This afternoon I participated in Luxy’s Hai-Clue Hunt and was excited to be the second one to find her, although she wasn’t in the first spot I checked. I won a Flawless Battle-Stone which will probably come in handy towards the end of the month but I may just end up using it on one of my uncommons since I still have a lot to upgrade.
Cool and I also headed into Wintergrasp to try Earth, Wind and Fire but I wasn’t sure how hard it would be so seeing we needed it on 10 and 25, I set it to 10 first. Turns out it was pretty quick so we’ll have to go back in there to collect it on 25 as well.
We then headed to Obsidian Sanctum to meet up with Luxy so we could get my Twilight Drake from Sartharion +3. As expected, it was very quick and easy making this mount no. 189 right now.
After that we completed a couple of heroic scenarios including Crypt of the Forgotten Kings which we all needed for the achievement. I then suggested ICC where I managed to get three of my vampire mog pieces including my Cowl of Malefic Repose which made me ecstatic.
Hopefully it won’t take too long to get the dress from Sindy but we’ll have to head back there at some stage to start Cool’s legendary chain. Thanks for the help (and hunt) today Lux. It was fun!