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April Fools Wrap-Up
It seems that most of the news posts posted yesterday were fake! What a surprise! See you in a year for more stupid stuff!




Winged Guardian Video Preview
It's time for the video of the Winged Guardian promised earlier this week! The mount will be available from the Blizzard store at some point after the release of Patch 4.1 and includes a very nice light effect on the wings, check out the video!






The Daily Blink - Warriors: Now With Healing Spec
TheDailyBlink finally found an use for all these warriors we have laying around ...


This article was originally published in forum thread: April Fools Wrap-Up, Winged Guardian Video Preview, The Daily Blink started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Spritely's Avatar
    Yes, everyone will have it and be using it the first week it comes out. Couple months down the road? That's when I'll get mine. Won't be used as much then. Players attention spans tend to be too short to use the same mount for long.
  1. autopsy's Avatar
    Too bad the blizzard store doesn't accept PayPal (in eu at least). Got some spare cash sitting in it and its the only way i'd be able to buy it because my bank sucks and wont give me a debit card because of an 'unsteady cahflow'..
  1. Designer's Avatar
    I would like to get some other mounts that are not buyable, but I don't like farming... Maybe I stick with my current mount or lets see how the lion appears, if it is worth it.
  1. WingsofLiberty's Avatar
    soon to be hated just like the celestial steed.
    a and yay april fool's over...
  1. Silhouette of Seraphim's Avatar
    I would almost consider buying it. I do like the black/gold color scheme.
  1. Kelzúl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by istheshiz View Post
    Oh god I really want that mount so bad. I vowed never to purchase a mount off of the Blizzard store..but....*drools*
    I vowed the same bro. However, this.. I MUST HAVE
  1. Chaoyll's Avatar
    That mount is simply stunning. I am really impressed. I assumed it's flying animations would be awkward to look at, but it turned out amazing. I really like the flying idle animation it has where it looks around at the ground. Whether or not everyone and their mum has this mount, I must have it. To me, if I like the mount, why not use it? I might love the thrill of hunting for rare mounts but this is only because rare mounts tend to be the best looking. I like mounts if they look good to me, not judging by how many people have them.

    Such a goddamn beautiful lion.
  1. zaraki's Avatar
    love that mount soooooo much definatly getting it
  1. Soady7133's Avatar
    LOL one of the best daly blink's ive seen
  1. Ovacor's Avatar
    I really hope it's just $25 >.>
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Spritely View Post
    Yes, everyone will have it and be using it the first week it comes out. Couple months down the road? That's when I'll get mine. Won't be used as much then. Players attention spans tend to be too short to use the same mount for long.
    Who knows? Thing with the Sparkle Pony was that soon after it became available it was the centre of attention in alot of Machinima's about it being made of the tears of noobs and shizzle, not to mention how barbie-like it looks. This, however, is a whole new level of extreme awesomeness. I doubt that we won't see many of these being ridden over time.
    And to the people that complain again about it being a store mount and it using existing models: DOUBLE FACEPALM. People are hard to satisfy these days. Just because it has a unique look doesn't mean it has to come from a top notch encounter. We raiders will be rewarded soon enough with the Beryl Firehawks. Let others have something cool to play with aswell.
  1. Fangore's Avatar
    I'm loving the idea of the triage stance. Absolutely beautiful mount too.
  1. Medivh's Avatar
    Horrible mount
  1. LolToon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Melilithia View Post
    See: Invincible.
    Actually it's mostly See: Hippogriff. That's where the two got most of their mount animation. IE the frame/flight animation and think the /mountspecial command animation. So Sparklepony took nothing away from Invincible.

    So hey, my griff was ripped off! QQQQQ.

    Sarcastic qq aside, that mount is god damn beautiful. And, it doesn't sparkle. Meaning my manly characters [mostly orcs lol] don't have to sit on a pos wyvern or a sparkle horse! And now my lowbie toons have two flying mounts to switch between now, huzzah.

    Things lose the ability to "look awesome" when they are very commonplace
    Lemme guess. You don't use nether drakes anymore because everyone has them? You don't use Protos anymore because everyone has atleast one version? You don't use Nether rays anymore because everyone has them? You don't use a dragonhawk/hppogriff because everyone has one? You don't use land mounts because my god, everyone has one! And oh, you can't use frostwyrms because everyone has those! I bet you don't use the festival mounts because again my god, everyone has them!!! So what must you ride? The pimp rocket from Love is in the air!

    But oh I forget, that rocket only exists like about 1/2 a server!

    So what do you ride sir that 'looks awesome' yet, is not commonplace?

    flying solo through SW, but if that video was the thing flying through SW and passing by about 30-40 other people on identical mounts it would suddenly look a bit ridiculous.
    Look, here, have this violin. That's so small it fits between my fingers and thumb. Skeeekeeek eeeeeekeeeek.

    I don't care if you feel deprived of awesomesauce. Because -I- am not.
  1. Solfire's Avatar
    It's head is so bleeping BIG.... it's just too bulky.
  1. Jyuceboks's Avatar
    I bought that stupid Celestial Shart and regretted it entirely but THIS .............. good lord. I must have that mount in my collection, I don't care if 90% of the community will have it. That mount is absolutely stunning.
  1. Jokerpoker's Avatar
    Ah, <3 the daily blink
  1. Chikko's Avatar
    Its going to be the exact same as the steed, however I really enjoy its graphics and Im to buy it (like the steed) lol.
    everyone may get it but now a days how many mounts do you see doubles, even triples of on your server?
    mimi's head and invincible are the only exceptions, EVERY other mount you see all over.
  1. Nexsa's Avatar
    I don't spend much time in the main cities. So, when I buy one of these, chances of seeing another person on one is lower. Gonna love it no matter how many people have it. People love gear, guess how many people get that. :\
  1. Literaltruth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LolToon View Post
    Lemme guess. You don't use nether drakes anymore because everyone has them? You don't use Protos anymore because everyone has atleast one version? You don't use Nether rays anymore because everyone has them? You don't use a dragonhawk/hppogriff because everyone has one? You don't use land mounts because my god, everyone has one! And oh, you can't use frostwyrms because everyone has those! I bet you don't use the festival mounts because again my god, everyone has them!!! So what must you ride? The pimp rocket from Love is in the air!

    But oh I forget, that rocket only exists like about 1/2 a server!

    So what do you ride sir that 'looks awesome' yet, is not commonplace?

    Look, here, have this violin. That's so small it fits between my fingers and thumb. Skeeekeeek eeeeeekeeeek.

    I don't care if you feel deprived of awesomesauce. Because -I- am not.
    If you had read my post properly rather than just seeing something that might disagree with your views and then spewing off on a semi-rant that made very little sense, you would have seen that I said at the end that I'm getting bored of my netherdrakes . Meaning I mainly ride those (also you would have seen that I wasn't QQing as you seem to imply with the tone of your post - I have no objection to the mount, or it's presence on the Blizzard store, I was just expressing my view on it and why I wouldn't be getting it). Fyi, other characters either ride class-based mounts (eg. DK, druid flight form), profession mounts (flying carpets, gyrocopters) or the standard faction mounts - although I've grinded up Netherwing on two different toons now.

    I didn't say anywhere that I needed to have some kind of completely rare and almost unatttainable mount to enjoy it - just that the sheer volume of the Celestial Steeds that appeared made it seem ridiculous to me to be riding one. Nowhere near as many people ride any of the mounts you mentioned as there were people with the celestial steed when it came out. I think that these mounts also suffer from their "awesome factor" - that seeing so many people riding around on horses or even griffons / windriders doesn't seem so bad because it's kind of believable in the context of the world. But these very flashy mounts suddenly popping up everywhere does seem a bit silly and they really stand out because of their lighting effects and glows etc.

    I have no objection to Blizzard releasing mounts in the store. Although I think that they are going about it the wrong way. Rather than drip-feeding us one or two mounts that are, admittedly, very pretty they should release a whole lot more of them - even just re-colours of existing mounts or expensive vendor mounts such as the Mammoth. That way there would be more diversity of mounts maintained in the game and people could have more of a choice.

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