|WoW: Winged Guardian Available in Blizzard Pet Store|
My name is Stan, I am 19 years old. Currently I am studying at a University. I am the founder of the FB group which posted Cataclysm news since 8/23/09. I am playing WoW since the release of Burning Crusade. I like writing articles regarding Cataclysm. The most time I enjoyed playing was high-end TBC - Sunwell Plateau.
It has been a while, since Blizzard has released a purchasable mount.
The first attempt has been more than successful. Celestial Steed was the first mount to be introduced to the Blizzard Store. The price at which you could purchase the mount was 20EUR /25 USD.
Some players have been complaining since nearly everyone had purchased the mount bragging and showing off in major cities across Azeroth. Blizzard is the master of marketing. Thus far, the queue for the mount was big and they couldn't even suffice the digital purchase for not having enough promotion codes for the mount. In total, this mount has made at least $20,000,000 and that's just the United States we're counting.
The Celestial Steed of Cataclysm
Is on sale from this day. The price remains unchanged. US Price is $25, EU Price 20EUR and the UK Price is 17GBP. The mount looks like a Winged Lion and carries the name Winged Guardian.
This mount is both, ground and a flying mount, scaling with your riding speed.
What to make after the purchase?
Upon purchase, you are granted a promotion code (via mail), which you enter into your Battle.Net account and next the mount will be sent to all your existing characters as well as future ones.
Blizzard's Description of the mount:
The majestic Winged Guardian flying mount, a titan creation designed to protect Azeroth's most ancient secrets. The mount shall carry you across Azeroth as fast as your riding will take you (meaning it scales with your riding speed).
This is the model of the mount, . You can clearly see a lion body, with hippogryph wings and a burning mane. (picture taken from the front)
This is the flying animation of the mount, taken from the left-back side (model viewer). Here you can see the saddle and the mount back.
I kind of like the idea to sell mounts, but only if a part and/or whole is donated to something with intention and purpose. What is your idea regarding the mount? Do you like it, or do you think it is just a waste of money?