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. The Ogdru Jahad's Avatar
    Is it me or is that a tauntaun?
  1. Pud'n's Avatar
    Woohoo! More store-bought mounts:/.
  1. Sargerus's Avatar
    Across the land or sky, for only $25
  1. Thunderaan the Windseeker's Avatar
    Holy crap that's ugly
  1. Higgit's Avatar
    Sparkle pony; retarded lion mount; now this?

    Why do they all look like something Dr Frankenfurter would dream up?
  1. Hippodotimus's Avatar
    do not want.....but for the fire kitten they can take my money
  1. Firminator's Avatar
    meh is all i can use to describe it
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    I knew it, a Kirin.

    edit: Yeah, Quilin is probably more accurate, as this is all supposed to be based more on Chinese culture than Japanese.
  1. bejii's Avatar
    Seems to be based on the qilin statue shown here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qilin
  1. Emberess's Avatar
    average, its cute but the cloud serpents looks better imo
  1. Dakia's Avatar
    Wow. That thing is pretty damn ugly.
  1. Zephre's Avatar
    Doesn't make me think SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY like the cinder kitten does. Just another boring mount from the Blizzard store.
  1. Yakuchin's Avatar
    I like it, the cloud is a nice touch. Wouldn't pay 25 bucks though.
  1. Dynamik's Avatar
    Damn, that's an ugly mount. If people buy that, I shall laugh at them.
  1. Uleyethis's Avatar
    Its an Longma. I can't link yet so check out google and wikipedia.
  1. Snorri's Avatar
    I bought the Celestial Steed and Winged Guardian, but this time I will keep my money.
  1. MrHappy's Avatar
    i dont know what it is...but I can't stop looking at it...its ugly...and awesome at the same time....i want it....damn it
  1. Promethieus's Avatar
    It looks like a pony! And ponies are gross.
  1. Avhri's Avatar
    Looks to me as if the thing from Never ending story mated with a goat and this is the result.

    I'll give it a 5/10.
  1. Inexistent's Avatar
    Looks like another $25 coming out of my account

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