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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. Jarlathe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Styleen View Post
    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.
    If this is anything like Wrath, you will always get the retards that show up to raid with no repair money, no pots/flasks, cheep enchants/gems and no buff food complaining how broke they are while whipping this bad boy out during the raid.
  1. Lumineus's Avatar
    All this talk about the Yak being too expensive, but...

    I dearly hope that's not the final price for the dragon turtles. I can just imagine someone dropping $170 on WoW, all three expansions, and a time card and getting to level 20 on their brand new Pandaren monk and trying to pay for a three thousand gold mount with the 30g in their pocket.
  1. good diu bro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ibbi View Post
    Anybody notice the umbrella on the mount is stationary, while the rest of the mount goes up and down while moving? That looks retarded and needs to be fixed.
    That is because the animations are not complete.
    Thankyou very much for your contribution, captain obvious.

    If I am the developer, I would like to see that kind of feedback than other random bitching (eg:too expensive, too ugly), so I know what exactly I need to fix!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nagassh View Post

    I'm on probably 250kish, give or take - I don't really do anything but log in and raid these days and still make money.
    Guild repair + guild flask + boss drop+ selling epic gems to AH?

    People dont give a damn about epic gems here, so no profit to me from raiding.
  1. Neonic's Avatar
    60k is nothing, should be easier with all the quest money from mop quests/dailies
  1. Lemons's Avatar
    I don't care how much that Yak costs...I...am...getting...it! RAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH.
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by good diu bro View Post
    Thankyou very much for your contribution, captain obvious.

    If I am the developer, I would like to see that kind of feedback than other random bitching (eg:too expensive, too ugly), so I know what exactly I need to fix!
    The preview was obtained by unofficial means. This is an unofficial site. Do you seriously think developers get their information on what to fix from us here? The guy who you called Captain Obvious gave the only proper response.

    Prices too high? Traveller mammoth was sth like 16k. Sandstone Drake around 30k. Makes sense the Yak is 60k - it allso kinda scales with the gold I keep ending up with from expansion to expansion. 5000 in Classic, 40 000 in TBC, 120 000 in Wrath, 250 000 now
  1. wanax's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lumineus View Post
    All this talk about the Yak being too expensive, but...

    I dearly hope that's not the final price for the dragon turtles. I can just imagine someone dropping $170 on WoW, all three expansions, and a time card and getting to level 20 on their brand new Pandaren monk and trying to pay for a three thousand gold mount with the 30g in their pocket.
    I'm sure its just a place holder. I'd imagine you could expect it to be roughly the same price as the other racial mounts. Also, where are you getting this $170 figure from? Right now. Battle chest (vanilla+bc+game card) $20. Wrath $20. Cata. $40. MoP should be around $50-60. Right now thatd be roughly $140. If you assume that Wrath will be added to the battle chest and Cata gets another price drop it'll put the price around $120.
  1. good diu bro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    The preview was obtained by unofficial means. This is an unofficial site. Do you seriously think developers get their information on what to fix from us here? The guy who you called Captain Obvious gave the only proper response.
    They might not respond here, but I will be surprised they wouldn't consider watching a major fansite forum for feedback.
  1. Jonas's Avatar
    60k is fine, gold is not hard to get.
  1. Hysteria's Avatar
    60k isn't even a lot however to some of the majority it can be ''expensive'' however this is what we call a ''Gold sink'' so therefor It's s price is considered fine in most cases
  1. Direknyte's Avatar
    Hopefully we can get the expedition yak WITHOUT the stupid parasol on top... it looks ridiculous up there. Regardless if it is moving with the rest of the mount or stationary I wouldn't want one on the mount.
  1. Owlman's Avatar
    I'm looking forward to getting this yak.
  1. gregogary's Avatar
    Made an account just to say the Water Striders look like the Arachnids from Starship Troopers. I'm going to make it my utmost priority to obtain that mount.

    "COME ON YOU APES! YOU WANNA LIVE FOREVER?
  1. Mairin's Avatar
    If things stay as they are on beta right now, you can ride there and buy it as a fresh 85 (lower might get a bit dicey with aggressive mobs) without doing a single quest in Pandaland but of course beta is only beta so we'll see.
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Currently the cost of the Grand Expedition Yak with the guild perk is 54k.. Decided to have a look while at the Bazaar..
  1. hardtofin's Avatar
    If you were to buy this with a goblin, and were in a lvl 25 guild, would you get 30% off immediately, regardless of any rep? So it would be 42k?
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mairin View Post
    If things stay as they are on beta right now, you can ride there and buy it as a fresh 85 (lower might get a bit dicey with aggressive mobs) without doing a single quest in Pandaland but of course beta is only beta so we'll see.
    If you can survive the journey to the Bazaar as it is quite a fair way into Northeastern Kun Lai Summit it is a nasty but fun level 87+ area. Unless you have a warlock friend to get you there.


    Quote Originally Posted by hardtofin View Post
    If you were to buy this with a goblin, and were in a lvl 25 guild, would you get 30% off immediately, regardless of any rep? So it would be 42k?
    I would suppose so but since I don't have a goblin I can not say.
  1. hardtofin's Avatar
    I just bought it on a goblin. No discount and it's not account wide. Does anyone know if it will be account wide?
  1. Lolkafck's Avatar
    60k gold? oh god, why!
  1. Ripcoin's Avatar
    Silly question - is that mount will be available on every character after purchase (account wide mounts) ?

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