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Account-wide Mounts now on Beta
It was announced during the Mists of Pandaria Press Tour that mounts would become account-wide on release or in a patch shortly after. It looks like it will be release after all, and the feature is now available on beta (but heavily bugged).

I present to you, my mage riding my paladin's mount! (Obviously, we have no way to know if this is intended as part of the account-wide mounts)



Pandaren Voices now on Beta
Pandaren Voices are now also partially available on beta. For the moment only a few NPCs will talk to you but it should give you a good idea of where the game is headed for their voices.



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Teleporting to Mogu'shan Palace
There's an NPC in Dawnblossom (he's the Mogu who looks horribly out of place) that will teleport you to Mogu'shan Palace even if you are a ghost. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Scarlet Monastery Cathedral bug on Beta
Yep, the collision on the cathedral door is indeed totally broken and you can't get to the last boss. We'll fix this as soon as we can, but it might take a beta update or two for the fix to reach you all. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

PvP and bringing the "War" back in World of Warcraft
We're with you on the idea of getting people engaged in PvP again within the world. As I've said previously though, we have to be careful about how we do that. We'll hopefully have more information for you all on what we have planned that will assuage some fears of those who aren't very PvP passionate, while (hopefully) still making PvP compelling for those who do love taking part. (Raises her hand) While we have many players who enjoy PvP, we have a larger contingent that enjoys PvE more. That makes maintaining balance between the concepts a bit more challenging, but we love challenges.

As far as the story goes, we've talked a bit about that and what's coming is twofold. War is coming to Pandaria, which (while it's had its strife in the past) is largely a peaceful region of Azeroth. That's going to change as the Horde and Alliance start stirring up the dust of the past. Beyond what happens in Pandaria, the Horde and Alliance will be at each others' throats once more. We've mentioned it many times before, but we really do feel that the "war" of Warcraft is going to be featured a bit more prominently in the story. It may not necessarily translate to all out chaos in a direct PvP way, but it will definitely be seen playing out in the storyline itself.

Again, we'll try to bring you more information specifically about the PvP end of our plans (more detail of what was heard from the press event) and get everyone caught up to speed on what we hope this will mean going forward. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Account-wide Mounts on Beta, Pandaren Voices, Blue Posts started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 275 Comments
  1. Nyzzeh's Avatar
    Nice, s3 gladiator mount on all my characters, might even resub!
  1. deanmoney's Avatar
    Ok class specific will not be account wide and this is just a bug. If you remember class mounts are being learned via trainers. This is how people knew mounts will be account wide last month.

    But I do hope all classes get their own 2 mounts like lock/paladins. Like a human rouge will get a horse mount but with a rouge feel. Or a rouge Orc will get a wolf mount with a rouge feel. I am all for race specific class mounts. Then again knowing Blizzard and how lazy they are I dont think we will see that. Better chance of seeing Monk/DK tier sets (pve/pvp) all the way to Cata made before my idea.
  1. Holypowah's Avatar
    I really hope you're right about the class specific mounts being accessible is a bug. I don't think Paladins riding dreadsteeds would seem normal. I agree with you about the idea of adding class mounts to the other classes though. I've always wanted some kind of hunter mount that would be perfect for my alt
  1. DarkTZeratul's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pääsiäismuna View Post
    Wondering how this will work for unobtainable mounts like Amani War bear, Plagued Proto Drake & Black Qiraji Battle Tank.....
    Based on the way it works right now, if you have it on one character you'll have it on all of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shon237 View Post
    Wow this is bullcrap!!! Now every DK, mage, druid and all others going to be riding my dang Dreadsteed. Oh well its a good feature but I liked when I was a special flower.
    I can't imagine that class-specific mounts being usable by characters of other classes is intentional. I'm sure class restrictions will be properly applied well before release.
  1. Las Vegas's Avatar
    My dick just spilled a little cum by reading this. Thank you blizzard for this awesome change!
  1. TIMTIMf3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Blaschnack View Post
    Sweet, makes having obtained one of those ultra-rare mounts even better, since you don't have to grind it again on your alts... i wish i had even 1 of those Q_Q
    Atleast you can grind those "ultra-rare mounts" on all of your characters for a higher chance for them to drop
  1. Flimsy's Avatar
    Account wide mounts <3

    I'm so glad this as been added, one of my favourite features to this expansion tbh.
  1. Hunterpower's Avatar
    What is this, an incentive to do mount runs on all my characters? i'll finally have the horseman mount for my main? (it dropped on my pally >_>) HURRAY! THANK YOU BLIZZARD
    Side note: anyone know if sandstone drake is given to all characters, and the bike? i imagine so, but considering those and the mammoths are expensive mounts, (i.e gold dumps) i was curious.
  1. 93sika's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunterpower View Post
    What is this, an incentive to do mount runs on all my characters? i'll finally have the horseman mount for my main? (it dropped on my pally >_>) HURRAY! THANK YOU BLIZZARD
    Side note: anyone know if sandstone drake is given to all characters, and the bike? i imagine so, but considering those and the mammoths are expensive mounts, (i.e gold dumps) i was curious.
    A valid point indeed! - It'll probably kill the Alchemy guys out there if the Sandstone Drake, as well as the Engineering Choppa' is going to be all shared!
  1. Tooldealer's Avatar
    Excellent.
  1. Noctim's Avatar
    nice feature. i think the class and profession related mounts will only be usable by the specific class (paladin, warlock, deathknight) and crafter.

    i bet you will see them in your list, but there will be some sort of side-note: "only usable by paladins/alchemists (skill level 350)/alliance/horde/trolls".
  1. Exuja's Avatar
    A dream come true, I say, Fuck Yeah! I can finally play some of my alts now without feeling stripped!
  1. Taranee's Avatar
    Yes! Account wide mounts! Win!!!
  1. Brytryne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by 93sika View Post
    A valid point indeed! - It'll probably kill the Alchemy guys out there if the Sandstone Drake, as well as the Engineering Choppa' is going to be all shared!
    I'd rather have account wide mounts than niche sales, but that's just me. Also who buys choppers on two toons? Not me that's for sure.
  1. buggerlugs's Avatar
    i truly hope blizzard will be sensible enough to make class mounts stay as class only mounts. It would be ridiculous to allow warriors on dreadsteeds or mages on paladin chargers.

    ---------- Post added 2012-05-04 at 10:22 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by theralie View Post
    So this means Account wide mounts so can now Horde use Alliance mounts and Alliance use Horde mounts ?
    that would also be ridiculous - faction mounts should stay as faction mounts
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by 93sika View Post
    A valid point indeed! - It'll probably kill the Alchemy guys out there if the Sandstone Drake, as well as the Engineering Choppa' is going to be all shared!
    There are a couple of ways it'll turn out..

    1) Profession-made (and BoE mount drop) mounts will skyrocket in price, because the sellers think "Since each account only needs one mount instead of each character, less will be sold, thus I should make it more expensive".

    2) The mounts remain at the same price, because sellers think "Since mounts are account-wide, more people are likely to buy the mount at this price because it benefits all of their characters".

    I'm hoping the latter. I'm more likely to buy the Vial at 40k-45k gold when mounts are account wide, than at that price right now, or at triple that price later.
  1. Alianthos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by 93sika View Post
    A valid point indeed! - It'll probably kill the Alchemy guys out there if the Sandstone Drake, as well as the Engineering Choppa' is going to be all shared!
    Honestly, I dont think so. How many people would buy 2 Sandstone Drake ? If anything I will boost the Alchemy guy because you can know have this mount on all your characters, so it doesnt matter if you want to change your main !
  1. bigmac's Avatar
    Yeah, I hope the only ones that aren't account wide are just the class specific ones.
  1. Kolymos's Avatar
    I am loving this so much. So, SO much. I can actually play an alt now without feeling like a swag-traitor.
  1. Andra-Arts's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cernunnos View Post
    Class mounts should have a class requirement on them! Just like the Tailoring mounts require tailoring.

    Paladin mounts should require being a paladin.
    I don't think the profession mounts will require you to have the profession, since if you level tailoring up get the mounts learn it, then drop it you can still use them.

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