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Blizzard Store: Swift Windsteed Mount Now Available
The Swift Windsteed is now available for 25 USD on the US store and 20 EUR on the EU store.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Take the reins of one of Pandaria’s most majestic and rare beasts, the Swift Windsteed, and it is said that good fortune will follow. Dart across the heavens on a silver cloud as fast as your riding skill allows. Once purchased from the Blizzard Store, the mount will be available to all present and future World of Warcraft characters for a single Battle.net®account.



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  1. A Challenger!'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shmiles View Post
    I think I post this most times a new mount comes out. Are you seriously complaining about a business making a profit from something that is incredibly successful? Do you complain when you pay too much for drinks on a night out, for cigarettes, for dinner at a restaurant?
    HUEHUEHUEHUEH

    Horrible analogy that doesn't work, and do you know why? I'm not paying $25 extra for ice, when I already paid for my beverage.

    To clarify though so it just doesn't seem like I'm laughing at you and that alone, I'm not complaining at all. I don't care what some guy with disposable income, or some idiot with no grasp on his money, spends $25 on. I'm just musing on the fact a subscription MMO can run a cash shop with ludicrous prices, and the majority doesn't feel that such a thing is a little bit over the top for a game that already takes your $15 a month, and $25+ if you so choose to take a transfer/race change/etc.

    So again. Not complaining, just saying that this is extraordinarily greedy. Is it right or wrong? That is for the individual to judge, but it is greedy. Doesn't change how such avarice is a smart business maneuver.
  1. Tidders's Avatar
    "You thought the Celestial Steed was bad... BEHOLD!!!!!!!"

    I actually don't mind the Sparkle Pony, we were simply blinded by the sparkles. This on the other hand...
  1. notorious98's Avatar
    I hate it every time a subscription based game puts a new mount or pet in its cash shop. I hate it so much.
  1. Tastyfish's Avatar
    Wait so that is a Qilin, but the new hunter pets are Quilen? LOL wut?
  1. quikbunny's Avatar
    I have the mount and I like it. Funny how people shoot Blizzard down for reusing mount skins, as soon as they dare to do something different (this mount and the dinosaurs) they get even more QQ. Buy it, don;t buy it, just shut up nobody wants your hate fueled opinion
  1. videotape's Avatar
    It is silly to take a position of superiority for not being a "sucker" and buying this. It's a product. You want it or you don't. Your position on the matter is not a reflection of your intelligence or your value as a human being.

    From my own personal perspective though, this is one ugly mount!
  1. Zoibert's Avatar
    I find astonishing that so many people manage to get upset about this kind of thing.

    It makes me lose all faith in humankind.
  1. KoolKidKaos's Avatar
    Is this Rudolph on Crack!?! I like it, only to point and laugh at people who buy this. At least with Celestial Steed, the blizz store made it look so much more cooler than what it actually was lol. This though, hides NOTHING LOL
  1. Shalow's Avatar
    people actually pay 20 Euros for this, they say the detail is awesome...

    my favorite detail is when its running and the front leg pixels go through the front chest shield thingy majigy, i love that detail
  1. Crimsonfiend76's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vasconcellos View Post
    OMG so ugly, please someone kill it with fire!
    LOL! for what its worth, a truly fug mount... first one available from the blizz store i can honestly say i have no intention of ever buying (and ive bought all the other ones).
  1. Foxytrott's Avatar
    This mount is breathtakingly ugly, so I had to buy it
  1. Killala's Avatar
    Wow this thing is hideous.
  1. Ferrouswheel's Avatar
    I will continue to /lol at the ones dumb enough to buy it. And to those saying it's not paying for an advantage, you might want to check if there are any achievements or rewards for mount collecting. They should not allow these pay mounts to be counted. I wonder how long it will take for them to realize they can start charging extra for things like hiding your helmet. Swtor charges you so why not. The fanboys would come in here and defend it like always. So pathetic.
  1. Swineflew's Avatar
    I know the old saying is "Don't count other people's money" but what justifies a $25 price tag when there are hundreds of non-monetized mounts in the game?
  1. toliman's Avatar
    ...


    circular armor.

    Edit: Plus Spikes ! can't forge those spikes.

    on a mount.
  1. Melilithia's Avatar
    I think the details are nice, the model itself is nice... but it's kinda ugly, and I don't see myself riding around on it. Will pass on this mount, even if I did have the money for it.
  1. Spankje's Avatar
    Like many others it seems, I too am annoyed at having to pay real money for items when I already pay sub, especially for the price Blizzard changes! 20 Euro for a mount, 25 euro for a faction change, etc. I understand that Free to Play games need to do this stuff to make money, but for WoW we pay a subscription and all the mounts, pets etc should just be available in game I think.

    From Blizzard's perspective though, they just want more and more money, thats all they care about, so they will just milk this cashcow as long as people keep paying for these things. Thats the way the world is nowdays, most companies would screw you for every penny you have if they could, welcome to the money obsessed world.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    To anyone complaining about having to pay for this mount: Is it vital to have this mount in order to play the game?
  1. Redblade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    To anyone complaining about having to pay for this mount: Is it vital to have this mount in order to play the game?
    If one of their major enjoyments in game is mount collecting and not raiding then I'd say yes, who are you to decide what's important to other players and in extension to that who needs to pay extra for what they enjoy?

    If this instead had been an optional raid I'm quite sure we wouldn't have this argument.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
    If one of their major enjoyments in game is mount collecting and not raiding then I'd say yes, who are you to decide what's important to other players and in extension to that who needs to pay extra for what they enjoy?

    If this instead had been an optional raid I'm quite sure we wouldn't have this argument.
    My general problem is that some people act like this is somehow new for Blizzard to do. They've been doing this for the past 3 years.

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