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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. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hardtofin View Post
    I just bought it on a goblin. No discount and it's not account wide. Does anyone know if it will be account wide?
    Interesting on that part but the guild perk does work for it. Hopefully it will be acc wide though.
  1. Tybudd33's Avatar
    Water Walking Mounts?

    If you are one to use conditionals in macros to create a multi-purpose random mount macro, what kind of conditional can you use for these mounts?

    it wouldn't be swimming because this isn't a water mount, so how would that work?
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ripcoin View Post
    Silly question - is that mount will be available on every character after purchase (account wide mounts) ?
    As of right now, it is not account wide.
  1. cnome's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tuesday the paladin View Post
    You can click on the link in to the mount tooltip in the article. It requires level 40 to ride.
    That was not really the question. When can my level 85 buy it? In LK you had to get to Dal to buy the mammoth. In Cata, there were a number of vendors that you had to be 84 and unlock the TH zone to get there. Can a max riding level 85 buy it immediately or are there zones to unlock? And if there are zones, is there a level requirement to them?

    grexly75 has the most info - best case you will need to be lock summoned to an 87+ zone.

    Nothing definitive re: if phasing will prevent the summons from working or if the vendor will be phased in once you get there. Is there vendor rep/friendship status to get before you can purchase it? Nor if the mount is account-wide or per-toon?
  1. Imhullu's Avatar
    Yeah my account was compromised on Diablo 3.
    Same day i was playing, happened like an hour after I logged off.
    They banned me completely and I had to go through a ton of junk just to get it fixed and then had to reattach a diff authenticator.

    Ridiculous.

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