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Legion - Arcane Hippogryph Mount
Legion adds a new hippogryph mount that goes nicely with Brightpaw and the Mystic Runesaber mount. There is no spell, item, or source yet, so we can't be sure if you will be able to obtain this mount.





Legion - Fel Core Hound Mount
The only existing Core Hound mount was a reward from the WoW 10th Anniversary celebration, but Legion adds a new Fel Core Hound. There is no spell, item, or source yet, so we can't be sure if you will be able to obtain this mount.





Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Character / Items
Can you guys please add Winter's Grasp and Flames to the Stolen Present? One chance a year is nuts!
.Feedback received, they will be account wide xmogs in Legion, should feel rare and special. (Muffinus)
No changes planned for this event? Gone through 7 characters and have neither, and never got Flames from Rag :-(
We will continue to monitor the feedback (Muffinus)

PvP
what's the purpose of making people start over with prestige levels? Why not just continue gaining xp/prest after 50?
We want the decision to Prestige to be optional, but not trivial. If everyone does it, it's not nearly as "Prestigious." (WarcraftDevs)

Stay true to the idea of a tank being hit; make Taunt give penalties for not hitting tank, such as reduced damage dealt.
We don't think the fantasy of "I get hit" works well in PvP. Prefer to work on the "I'm on the front line" fantasy instead. (WarcraftDevs)

Curious how you landed on 0.1%/ilvl. What was the target goal? Is 0.2% or 0.5%/ilvl too much?
It's based on the full spectrum of item levels in the tier. (WarcraftDevs)

Looks fun!Will stat nullification(reallocation) activate upon entering pvp combat in open world or only in instance pvp?
Only in instanced PvP. (WarcraftDevs)

Transmogrification
Will Winter's Grasp and Flames of Ragnaros be xmogable enchants in Legion if you have them?
Yep! (WarcraftDevs)

Garrisons
Anything that can be passed on about the 'Garrison Resources' that MMO-champion brought up?
What's been datamined for Class Order Missions is very early dev. Expect quite a few changes between Garrisons and Order Halls. (WarcraftDevs)

Are bodyguards going to be in Legion? Please tell me Illona is a follower, somehow, some way! I would follow HER if I could!!!
Some followers will have the ability to be bodyguards, but it may function differently to what you're used to in WoD. (WarcraftDevs)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Hi Greg, just wondering your thoughts; why do designers rarely make things "Nintendo Hard" nowadays? https://t.co/L1ILE4fcy9
1) Game budgets are 1000x what they were in the NES days, so it's a big risk to have players not like your game. (OccupyGStreet)
2) Many games are so story based that devs and players want you to reach the end of the story. (OccupyGStreet)
3) The devs forget that getting better at something and finally mastering it is immensely satisfying. (OccupyGStreet)



Heroes of the Storm - Greymane Ability Overview
Greymane is one of the heroes announced at Blizzcon this year, finally being added to the game this week. Also, if you haven't seen it already, be sure to check out the Heroes Winter Veil video!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Arcane Hippogryph Mount, Fel Core Hound Mount, Tweets, Greymane Overview started by chaud View original post
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  1. KrotosTheTank's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aeuhe4yxzhds View Post
    Mystic Runesaber, Grinning Reaver, Warforged Nightmare, Iron Skyreaver, Armored Bloodwing, Winged Guardian, Enchanted Fey Dragon, Heart of the Aspects, Celestial Steed, Swift Windsteed would like to have a fucking word with you
    I'm not going to waste too much time on this useless bitching from people who don't grasp the concept of a business, but that aside, just because a mount is unique does not mean it must be a store mount. Every time something new comes out you all run around bitching, "store mount" "WTF BLIZZ" blah blah. There are 10 mounts in the store...10. The celestial steed is a reskin of Invincible, and the Iron Skyreaver has a counterpart as well. That leaves 8 unqiue (loosely stated) mounts; shit, let's for fun add in the deluxe versions of the expacs, that gives us 11 (maybe 12, idk if cata had one). How many fucking unique mounts (using same level of loose distinction) are there outside of the store? Let's start with every single Gladiator mount ever (18 and counting), how about all of the end game boss mounts(you know, like Mim's head)? As others have said there's the moose, there's the strider (now 2), what about the grand yak, or the first mammoth, what about the core hound, sure it'll get a recolor now but it's still unique, what about the vicious mounts? Galakras mount? The sky golem? (sure the fel reaver mount is the same skeleton, but each very unique), profession mounts? specifically the carpet and all the unique engineering mounts (don't forget the love rocket), what about the black quiraji mount? how about the seahorse? Ji'kun mount?

    It's almost as if you have no history to validate your baseless cynical opinion that the store is the only way to get the "special super awesome mounts". I personally own most of the store mounts, I buy them on sale, I get them to collect mounts, that's it. (btw you can get the 300 mount achieve without these mounts) I don't even use them because they aren't all that amazing imo and maybe they have special effects but they are far from unique. You want unique? Go be a Gladiator, go be Fragnance and get the world's first Felsteel Annihilator, hell, just raid in general, go farm gold and buy mounts you can't get anymore from the BMAH. Damn, seems I did take time on this post anyways.

    Also, before you start bitching about reskins in general, and how blizz is "lazy now and just wants money". There's been reskins since vanilla. Welcome to game (digital) design dipshits, you reuse basic structures and elements to allow you to actually FINISH what you're working on and to allow a base level of variety without blowing 10x your budget.
  1. Ehuehuecopter's Avatar
    LoL @ all those "booo booo me wanna a new shiny exclusive mount in-game because my mommy didnt love me "


    There are countless unique mount in game, go get them!...too hard? ohh poor sweetie whiny baby



    Also this madness for the store mounts is getting retarded, expect for the runic saber the store mount are fugly.
  1. Daan's Avatar
    The Fel Core Hound could be the reward for raid meta achievement I think.
  1. itssomething's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daan View Post
    The Fel Core Hound could be the reward for raid meta achievement I think.
    More likely the Legion event like WOD.
  1. Ehuehuecopter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daan View Post
    The Fel Core Hound could be the reward for raid meta achievement I think.
    It doesnt really fit with the legion theme, i mean the "fel" isnt enough also for HFC the mount was, even if a reskin, themed because it was a standard horde wolf corrupted.

    But a Fel Core Hound is more a unicum event, like the MC 10th wow or invasion event
  1. Aelric70's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NigelGurney View Post
    They are ingame mounts, they cant exist any where else.

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    The poster could say the same to you.
    Of course. I care less about his issue than poking fun at these repetitive posts and counterposts about GC tweets. Apologies if my sarcasm didnt come through.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Wouldn't surprise me if the Hippogryph is a Store Mount. Why? Because the other Hippogryph mount using that same updated model is from RAF, and they didn't get to release a store mount due to the lashback spurring them to add the Moose in-game instead.

    Not that I'd mine, I much prefer it if the store mounts are recolors of mounts you can actually get in-game instead of mounts that SHOULD be in-game but are only on the store.
  1. derpkitteh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mukor View Post
    corehound legion invasion event mount.
    omfg, that should totally be it.

    i gotta get this corehound to match my normal corehound.
  1. oldgeezer's Avatar
    What's with the fashion for hard glowy outlines on models? It started with the Sha iirc, and looks plain weird on the hippogryph.
  1. deathslover's Avatar
    class mount?
  1. mmoceb1073a651's Avatar
    I don't get the people who have problems with store mounts, either. These things are cosmetic. And there are plenty of unique mounts in the game. Invincible, Mimiron's Head (still eluding me), not longer available Naxxramas proto drakes, original Amani Bear and Zul Gurub Mounts (did not win the rolls on either of them) etc. I would love to see some of them in the shop, just like the mounts from the trading cards game - because I will surely never buy the trading cards. But are they on the shop? No they are not.

    I am happy about my Ashes of Al'ar, Headless Horse Mount, and many more mounts that did finally drop for me. And I am not that broke that I cannot spend some Euros on a shop mount. In fact, my time is more precious.
  1. lockybalboa's Avatar
    Hell yeah more recolored mounts! Cheapo Blizzard
  1. mmoc18f7b69303's Avatar
    yey another new Legion THING with LAZER EDGES!!!!! (tle) /hype
    ...
    already overused visual candy, and legion is not out yet!!! pls reconsider making these neon lazor lines on everything randomly...
  1. Vzz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scubistacy View Post
    I don't get the people who have problems with store mounts, either. These things are cosmetic. And there are plenty of unique mounts in the game. Invincible, Mimiron's Head (still eluding me), not longer available Naxxramas proto drakes, original Amani Bear and Zul Gurub Mounts (did not win the rolls on either of them) etc. I would love to see some of them in the shop, just like the mounts from the trading cards game - because I will surely never buy the trading cards. But are they on the shop? No they are not.

    I am happy about my Ashes of Al'ar, Headless Horse Mount, and many more mounts that did finally drop for me. And I am not that broke that I cannot spend some Euros on a shop mount. In fact, my time is more precious.
    Hi wise dude, which of those mounts is a new one? Which unique mount was created while Blizzard Store was already up and running? Got it now?
  1. Nak123's Avatar
    Hmm I wonder if there will be some timewalking thing or something similar to the MC raid we had last expansion for Black temple to obtain the corehound :/
  1. KrotosTheTank's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vzz View Post
    Hi wise dude, which of those mounts is a new one? Which unique mount was created while Blizzard Store was already up and running? Got it now?
    Gladiator mounts since, the moose, the yetis, the felsteel annihilator, korkron juggernaut, ji-kun mount, both deluxe edition mounts, the gronn mounts, the newer bird mount from Rukhmar, i believe the pvp mounts have been expanded....etc. I'm sure there are others. Stop your bitching.
  1. Whitehatter's Avatar
    Arcane Hippogryph Mount - sooooo want! .. please dont make mythic or insanely hard to achieve ... kudos blizz you finally made a mount that will even make men wet

    also i love the colour purple and have a few mogs for it.. pity there arent a lot of purple mounts and when u do find one it doesnt go with the theme u are wearing.

    this!? ... goes with everything
  1. mmoceb1073a651's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vzz View Post
    Hi wise dude, which of those mounts is a new one? Which unique mount was created while Blizzard Store was already up and running? Got it now?
    Why should I care which one is new and which one is recoloured? I am a roleplayer and I love recolours, because some of my characters use special colours and if I want to fit a special mount into the look, a recolour comes in handy. I liked having more than one option of Nether Rays or Netherwing Drakes, for example. And while I am not into boar mounts, I will be able to decide which one would fit best to the look of my Orc rogue (who is an Outlaw), and not be restricted to the one in the game.

    Of course, new mounts are better than recolours in the great scheme. But you can only go so far with the approach. Riding snails would be very innovative, but kinda stupid. They could of course introduce some obscure mythical beasts from cultures not widely known to the public (how many people know the chicken-legged hut of Baba Yaga from the Russian fairy tales?), but not all of them make sense as well, or could be too ridiculous. And many of these attempts would boil down to reskinning an existing mount, because even mythological beasts either use a bird-like or a mammal-like creature or something like a dragon/wind serpent. Creating more machinery does not fit Legion, and rideable demons... idk if this would be that great.
  1. mmocd8b7f80d95's Avatar
    Hippogryph = propably a store mount?
    Fel corehound = pre expansion event? Preorder gift that will be granted upon release? Something akin to Azeroth Choppers rewarding players that stayed subbed during a long no-content period? IDK.

    Why they still post GC tweets tho? This guy doesnt work for Blizzard for over a year now. Just stahp.
  1. Redmage's Avatar
    That Greymane hero video is the most unintentionally funny thing i've seen in a long time.

    Skill a: Turn Greymane into a worgen and sprint at the target!

    Skill b: Turn Greymane into a worgen and leap at the target!

    Skill c: Turn Greymane into a worgen and jump at the target!

    LEGENDARY SKILL!: Turn Greyman into a worgen and jump at the target! LEGENDARY!!!

    They put like no effort into that what so ever, hilarious.

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