MMO-Champion - Swift Windsteed Mount, Challenge Mode Gear Procs, Conquest Point Cap Clarification
Swift Windsteed Mount
Blizzard released a picture of the new Swift Windsteed Mount on via Facebook, likely from the Blizzard Store.



Unique Challenge Mode Gear Effects
You can find in game videos of all of the sets (except for Monk) on our Challenge Mode Armor Sets page.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Challenge Modes are a new feature in Mists of Pandaria that allows coordinated 5-player groups to jump into Heroic dungeons and attempt to set time-trial records. These blindingly fast times are displayed for all to see, but if being famous on the interwebz wasn't enough, the groups who can achieve gold medals are also awarded with unique gear looks for use in Transmogrification-with a twist. These gear sets behave like nothing you've seen in the game before, activating and reacting to their wearer's combat actions.

Check out the unique armor effects below-we think you'll want to grab some friends and give Challenge Modes a shot.






Conquest Point Cap Clarification
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
There has been some confusion lately regarding how Conquest Points are intended to be capped by the way that they’re earned. Conquest Point caps are divided into three categories.

  • Rated Battlegrounds – The default Conquest Point cap for Rated Battlegrounds is set at 1650, and this can be raised with an increased Rated Battlegrounds rating. This cap is higher by default to reflect the greater challenges presented by organizing and participating in Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Arenas – The default Conquest Point cap for Arenas is 1350, and this can be increased by earning a higher Arena Team rating.
  • Random Battlegrounds – The default Conquest Point cap for points earned from doing Random Battlegrounds is actually dependent on the other two. It will rise to match whichever of the other two Conquest Point caps is lower. For example: if a player does no Rated Battlegrounds, but has raised their weekly Conquest Point cap to 2000 via a high Arena Team Rating, then the Random Battlegrounds cap will be 1650 to match the cap provided by Rated Battlegrounds.

It’s important to note that this is not a recent change. This capping system has been in place since World of Warcraft: Cataclysm patch 4.2. A recent hotfix resolved an issue that allowed players to gain Conquest Points via random Battlegrounds up to the higher of the two point caps, which was not intended.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Swift Windsteed Mount started by chaud View original post
Comments 83 Comments
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderaan the Windseeker View Post
    Holy crap that's ugly
    While I liked the Celestial Steed and didn't care one way or the other about the Guardian mount... I find myself agreeing with your sentiment.
  1. Jas0n's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    In the large video with a human wearing monk armor under the blue post?
    I'm an idiot, haha. I expected that to just be an armor video because of the "except for monk" text.
  1. Descense's Avatar
    New TRG--- also known as That retarded goat

    (insert trollface)
  1. Xalzel's Avatar
    The mount is Discord
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    One two three,
    what do i see before me,
    lots of people quacking like ducks,
    what a set of ungrateful fucks.

    A poem from the mouth.
  1. shimargh's Avatar
    Holy crap thats fugly
  1. nelf's Avatar
    I stopped collecting mounts and pets after they started selling them for real money, because I dont think the competition is fair if some rich kid can just buy everything he wants and someone dosnt just have the extra money to spend on stuff like this. Think it would be better if the stuff bought with real money would not count for the ingame achievements.
  1. Jaarh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Ogdru Jahad View Post
    Is it me or is that a tauntaun?
    And I thought they smelled bad on the outside!
  1. homerunhomer's Avatar
    It's a flying goat from hell :/

    I didn't like those Quilen mounts from the CE of WoW either (hence why I just bought normal). Going to pass on this one, it's just really... ugly. In all honesty I can't see them making a great deal of sales on this.
  1. Saerlaith's Avatar
    I don't buy store mounts anymore. To me it's just embarrassing to ride one because of how much they cost. At least with the Celestial Steed (my only store mount) it was one of the few bind-on-account mounts out there, but now with shared mounts...it seems like an utter waste of money. To each their own of course, but those are my feelings.
  1. derpkitteh's Avatar
    it's kinda cool looking, if i played wow more than i do i would buy it. $25 is chump change anyway.
  1. Killmaim Deathbringer's Avatar
    I like the goat, think it looks cool.
  1. Qly's Avatar
    That's actually pretty nice for a dragon/goat cross-breed abortion
  1. giovannileanza's Avatar
    I find it amusing people (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ over store mounts, just because you have to pay for it.

    Oddly, i have never seen a single person complain about the pets.
  1. Yriel's Avatar
    So they have to advertise challenge modes ? Are not enough people doing them ?
  1. zaxlor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RevanSparda View Post
    Across the land or sky, for only $25
    At least make it rhyme! - "Across the land or sky, for only twenty dollars and five!"
  1. Ardourdan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yriel View Post
    So they have to advertise challenge modes ? Are not enough people doing them ?
    this... why are challenge modes being advertised?
  1. Zizonyx's Avatar
    It took them since 4.2 to fix this "conquest bug"? I don't mind too much, just what annoys me is that they hotfixed it halfway during the week, so people who got points earlier were able to fully cap, while others were not. And yet they wait til the end of the week for PvE adjustments to be fair. Oh well.
  1. ColbaneX's Avatar
    Uh...do you guys not realize....THIS MOUNT IS AN EFFING KIRIN!
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nelf View Post
    I stopped collecting mounts and pets after they started selling them for real money, because I dont think the competition is fair if some rich kid can just buy everything he wants and someone dosnt just have the extra money to spend on stuff like this. Think it would be better if the stuff bought with real money would not count for the ingame achievements.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

    ingame mounts = around 200

    blizzstore mounts = 4

    ingame pets = around 500

    blizzstore pets = around 10

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