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Grand Expedition Yak Mount Preview
The Reins of the Grand Expedition Yak are sold for 60,000 gold before any discounts in a small village called The Grummle Bazaar, just outside of One Keg in Kun-Lai Summit. The mount is similar to the Reins of the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth in that it can hold up to three people, but has two vendors when you summon it.

The Traveling Trader vendor will repair your gear and sell you food, water, a 14 slot bag, and campfire materials. The other vendor is an Arcane Reforger, which allows you to reforge your gear wherever you can mount! The animations aren't done yet, as there is no mountspecial or jumping animation, but you can get a general idea of how it moves in the video below.





Dragon Turtle Mount Preview
Beta has had several different types of mounts added since we last previewed the models, so tonight we will start with the Dragon Turtle mounts. These are the Pandaren mounts and will be sold by the vendors at the Pandaren camps in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.




Water Strider Mount Preview
Moving on, we take a look at the Water Strider color variations. Currently, only the Reins of the Azure Water Strider is sold in game by the Anglers faction. It requires Exalted reputation and costs 5,000 gold before discounts.




Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Arthas Fighting Guards in Orgrimmar?
Thanks for the report! We’re aware of this issue and are in the process of applying a hotflix so that Arthas and company remain back where they belong. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Compromised Battle.net Accounts and the RMAH
Take note of this if you ever plan to use the Diablo III Real Money Auction House!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Real Money Auction House
After the first compromise occurs on a Battle.net account, that account’s access to the Diablo III Real Money Auction House will be restricted until an authenticator is attached. If the account is compromised a second time, access to the Diablo III Real Money Auction House will be permanently revoked.

Arena Junkies Invitational Tournament Finals
Arena Junkies, together with help from Curse and Alienware, is running the first ever Arena Junkies Invitational Tournament, featuring eight of the best 3v3 teams. These players will battle it out for glory and a chance at $5,000!

The eight teams were broken into two groups of four and will play in a Round Robin format. The top two teams from each group have advanced to face each other and vie for the spot in the Finals. The Finals will take place on Saturday May 26th at 3 PM EST.



Fan Art Update
The World of Warcraft Fan Art Section has been updated with three new pieces of fan artwork.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Grand Expedition Yak, Mount Previews, Blue Posts, Arena Tournament Finals, Fan Art started by chaud View original post
Comments 85 Comments
  1. Alixie's Avatar
    Blizz likes patching out fun dont they? This late in the expansion with nothing new to do, let them have fun glitching Arthas.
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    Love this mount I would like to have it but I can't give all my life saving for this mount.
  1. lustyevilgnome's Avatar
    What would really be cool is if they would allow you to choose from an assortment of vendors with different goods/services for the 3-person mounts, and if you wanted to switch them out for whatever reason you could go back and do that at the vendor.
  1. Moonraker's Avatar
    You can see the Water Strider being ridden by the NPCs to the north east of Binan Village in the Kun-Lai Summit zone. They move very fast (the animated movement that is not the forward speed) although there is no way to know if this is the same as mount versions.

    They also make a lot of noise which might be pretty distracting, though perhaps forgiveable for the utility of a water walking mount.
  1. Phurionz's Avatar
    I would have really expected to see a much higher price for the Yak, considering the amounts of gold people have these days
  1. Lily Crowley's Avatar
    Buggy Arthas was fun. My server had Arthas and Orno Grimtotem in Orgirimmar. All the guards were ganging up on Orno, while being TOTALLY oblivious to Arthas that was standing just inside the Inn! Was a sight to behold.
  1. SoulForge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phurionz View Post
    I would have really expected to see a much higher price for the Yak, considering the amounts of gold people have these days
    Not everyone does. I know I don't have that kind of money.
  1. Fummockelchen's Avatar
    Anyone can explain me whats so special about a 14(!!!) slot bag 7 years into the game?.... my chars have - apart from the default 16er wich you cant change - only 20 slot bags and bigger....
  1. Styleen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    Hopefully that cleared it up. I assumed everyone has the 10% discount from the guild perk.
    You only get the guild perk if you're in a guild with said discount I have no guild, and saw the mount yesterday, and yes, it's 6000 gold.

    ---------- Post added 2012-05-26 at 07:39 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by SoulForge View Post
    Not everyone does. I know I don't have that kind of money.
    I agree with you. I don't have that kind of money either. That's the reason I can't afford the Mammoth mount. Prices are too expensive.
  1. Fummockelchen's Avatar
    Anyone can explain me whats so special about a 14(!!!) slot bag 7 years into the game?.... my chars have - apart from the default 16er wich you cant change - only 20 slot bags and bigger....
  1. Levia86's Avatar
    I think the 14 slot bag isn't bigger because they don't want to steal too much thunder from the professions, especially tailors.
    What's the point in having someone that can tailor big bags if you can buy them cheap from a vendor?
  1. Melilithia's Avatar
    60,000 gold...

    *Looks at 3k on 1 85, 5k on other 85.*

    *sighs*
  1. SunbakedDuck's Avatar
    60k an overkill imo...im pretty sure that only 1% of wow population or even less then 1% is very rich and has +100k gold
  1. yazu777's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Melilithia View Post
    60,000 gold...

    *Looks at 3k on 1 85, 5k on other 85.*

    *sighs*
    its a little easier to make money on 10 85s. 36k in a month and all i did was run dungeons and lfr and do dailies while in the queue. took a break for tera and d3.
  1. Thundermoose's Avatar
    To all the people complaining they can't afford the Yak, it's not supposed to be fore everyone. It's not supposed to be something most people just buy, take a small hit and farm the cash quickly again.
  1. Well's Avatar
    Did I read this right? 60k gold? WTF
  1. Omnipotato's Avatar
    60k is a pretty reasonable gold sink--I'll definitely be buying it (with my guild perk discount!) as soon as I come across the vendor.

    Somewhat related: with the addition of these dragon turtles, getting 150 mount (without TCG mounts) will be relatively easy. Hurray! =D
  1. Godavari's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Omnipotato View Post
    60k is a pretty reasonable gold sink--I'll definitely be buying it (with my guild perk discount!) as soon as I come across the vendor.

    Somewhat related: with the addition of these dragon turtles, getting 150 mount (without TCG mounts) will be relatively easy. Hurray! =D
    even more hurray that the mount is account wide. i have a mix of chars with different mounts, which is so annoying when u are passively aiming for the achieve as its shared around.
  1. Jasper Kazai's Avatar
    I haven't played WoW in awhile, but I take it that Arthas isn't supposed to be in Orgrimmar at all. Right? How the hell did that happen?
  1. Tikaru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SunbakedDuck View Post
    60k an overkill imo...im pretty sure that only 1% of wow population or even less then 1% is very rich and has +100k gold
    I'm pretty sure you have no idea what you're talking about.

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