I'm not really sure why people are still disputing that there is an issue if the World of Warcraft twitter account responded to an inquiry with the stock "We're looking into it" response before something like this typically gets hotfixed.
The player who had submitted the pictures of the Heavenly Cloud Serpent had also submitted pictures of himself riding Son of Galleon. Clearly unlikely that a player would have obtained one mount, let alone both of them.
The pictures featured no one else in them. It was essentially a sandbox picture similar to the way Boubouille takes his screenshots for MMO Front page datamining pictures.
I have seen the Sha mount in person on my realm, sadly I don't know the name of every single person on my realm and thus I can't provide evidence, so take it as you will, I know I saw it, and you're free to search all of Tarren Mill-EU for it. As for the Galleon mount, no way, that guy is already rarer than a Turkey with spatulas for feet, his mount is merely a myth.
Or it could be that wowhead have decided until further clarification they would be best to remove them for now.
It is amazing that we haven't had a single armory as proof that these mounts do actually drop. And that its taken 5 months for me to even notice myself. Hopefulyl we will get some info from Blizz on this soon
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It is possible that armories dont show those mounts on anyone because those who have had that mount drop, dont have riding skill to learn it so it has just been left in the bag.
Btw the sha mount has distinctive color so it cannot be mistaken to other mount
Last edited by Cle; 2013-02-08 at 10:40 PM.
Easy to take screens on a live realm with a certain morphing program that is free, SO so easy to use and widely done over the WoW community. You can ride any mount, be any NPC, use what ever armor or weapons you'd like with a press of a button and typing in simple number sequences. Like right now I'm riding a Sha mount with my fem tauren in t15 and tomorrow I might be a pandaren male in hunter t3 riding my Galleon mount. It's so easy to alter your character and mounts now that any screenshot you see could be altered. I doubt there is a single Sha mount out there right now.
Palmz - Warlock
I could be wrong but all morphers are client side which means yes on your computer you may look like you are riding a Sha mount but to everyone else you're probably riding your flying disc, proto drake, wyvern, or whatever. So I'm sorry but your comment just comes off as uninformed and instead of making anyone else look bad it really back fired.
Sorry man just reread your post and I see where you state 'take screens', my bad for not reading it more thoroughly.
Last edited by Xeraxis; 2013-02-08 at 11:10 PM.
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7810522218 (3 threads filled to 26 page post cap so far).