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. hiragana's Avatar
    Christ thats ugly, first store mount i havent wanted.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Its look cool, May have to put 25 bucks to side for this.
  1. Biske's Avatar
    I cannot stop farting. Also, doesn't really look store-worthy.
  1. Sting's Avatar
    damn that looks bad.
  1. miguelcrespo85's Avatar
    im getting this mount, looks cool
  1. Rigrot's Avatar
    It's a Kirin!
  1. Larwood's Avatar
    Blizzard always put the ugliest mounts on the store. It's like they hate money.
  1. bklutz's Avatar
    it looks like a retarded albino reindeer...yet i want it.....
  1. Xerra's Avatar
    Yes... moar fire kittens less Gokugoats!
  1. Alopex Major's Avatar
    I'd love a kirin in concept but that one is just... not done well I'm afraid. Google Windstone Editions kirin, those are more how I like them to look.
  1. Bamahut's Avatar
    What the .... are those spikes things coming out of the nostrils supposed to be? This one on damn ugly mount. I'll gladly pass on that one.
  1. Editos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Travonus View Post
    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.
    got suspended from a class for laughing so hard to this
  1. Seref's Avatar
    Store mounts need to be rarer, I remember when Celestial Steed came out. Literally everyone on the server was riding one!
  1. Nexsa's Avatar
    At least it's different. If it were a 1% drop mount it would be all the crave.

    ---------- Post added 2012-10-23 at 11:16 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Seref View Post
    Store mounts need to be rarer, I remember when Celestial Steed came out. Literally everyone on the server was riding one!

    It's about what you like, not what other people look at you and see.
  1. Athinah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by greyghost View Post
    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.
    God thank you! that was bugging the crap out of me.
  1. mserica's Avatar
    Well that's just unfortunate looking.
  1. Fendel's Avatar
    I will never ride a Digimon.
  1. Glerimos's Avatar
    Wind"steed"? I thought that is a goat.
  1. TOM_RUS's Avatar
    Why fix something that isn't broken?
  1. gameleon's Avatar
    Seems like a weird mix of a flying reindeer and the ugly twin brother of Discord. :S

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