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    Just noticed - the fact the blizzcon mount isnt a dragon riding mount is such a miss opportunity. If the next xpack continues dynamic flying when will I use this mount? It would have been epic to gotten a blizzcon dragon saddle!!

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    If the next expansion has Stormriding as the feature to replace Dragonriding, it better bring something new to the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flan1337 View Post
    Just noticed - the fact the blizzcon mount isnt a dragon riding mount is such a miss opportunity. If the next xpack continues dynamic flying when will I use this mount? It would have been epic to gotten a blizzcon dragon saddle!!
    Dragonriding didn't exist when this mount was initially added so I'm not too surprised there. I'm expecting they'll add dynamic/advanced flying capable animations to existing mounts at some point in the future, hopefully this one is included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    Dragonriding didn't exist when this mount was initially added so I'm not too surprised there. I'm expecting they'll add dynamic/advanced flying capable animations to existing mounts at some point in the future, hopefully this one is included.
    oh snap - how old is this mount then? I guess it was left over from the canceled 2022 blizzcon? Which is probably why we are getting a pet + mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flan1337 View Post
    oh snap - how old is this mount then? I guess it was left over from the canceled 2022 blizzcon? Which is probably why we are getting a pet + mount.
    9.2 PTR, so not too old but still pre-Dragonriding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkmustache View Post
    I thought that was the Algarian Stormrider /s
    No one else said anything but I laughed pretty hard at this. Can’t believe the infallible one was wrong….

    OT: this bundle sucks. I buy probably like 70% of what they put out as promotional mounts and packs etc. but this one stinks. The mount is nowhere near worth that, it’s not that exciting. Ysergl is a beaut and I WANT HER! But no way I’ll be shelling out that much money for her and some other crappy crap.

    I don’t play Diablo anymore but the lapisvein horse actually does look pretty dope.

    I will say although I think elemental themes are strong, I don’t think this mount being an elemental has anything to do with what’s going on in the game or story or what’s coming next - it’s just a Blizzard for Blizzard. Same as Snowstorm last time. But I could def be wrong considering there’s an icy world breaker coming too.
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    I think the bundle is definitely worth it in monetary value if you play 2 or more of the games there's rewards for, but not if you e.g. just play WoW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    Excellent, looks like everything is going per expectations as far as what we expected in regards to the encrypted content being BlizzCon stuff.
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    The last few seconds sounds like the new login screen music with a new reverb rapid clashing sound at the peak of the motif. Very storm like, like rolling thunder. ~1:00

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkmustache View Post
    I thought that was the Algarian Stormrider /s
    To be fair to him, he eventually dropped the claim that the Blizzcon elemental was the Stormrider in favour of the theory that the frost elemental mount was an obvious hint that the Stormrider would be a matching wind elemental. Though when someone else much later brought up his theory that the frost mount was the Stormrider he didn't correct them with his new theory, so yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    I think the bundle is definitely worth it in monetary value if you play 2 or more of the games there's rewards for, but not if you e.g. just play WoW.
    If you play all those games and want the currency or whatever, sure it’s worth it. I was just saying subjectively, even if I still played all of them, the cosmetic/fun items are a bit of a miss for me, and I’m usually the sucker that buys anything haha.

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    To be fair to him-
    That’s generous of you considering the rest of us peasants don’t usually get the same from that person hahaha

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    At least the mount special is kinda cute, I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebonn View Post
    If you play all those games and want the currency or whatever, sure it’s worth it. I was just saying subjectively, even if I still played all of them, the cosmetic/fun items are a bit of a miss for me, and I’m usually the sucker that buys anything haha.
    Yeah, that's absolutely fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    I think the bundle is definitely worth it in monetary value if you play 2 or more of the games there's rewards for, but not if you e.g. just play WoW.
    Something about blizzcon being 1 stage and free to watch is it kinda makes the blizzcon bundle feel less special? Not that blizzcon shouldnt be free but now I would assume a large amount of people will probably buy this and not even watch a minute of blizzcon.

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    inbe4 Squally is related to nightsquall

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    Well the Blizzcon mount isn't the Algarian Stormrider after all. So much for assumptions!

    Looks like the Dwarf expansion is back on the menu, boys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flan1337 View Post
    Something about blizzcon being 1 stage and free to watch is it kinda makes the blizzcon bundle feel less special? Not that blizzcon shouldnt be free but now I would assume a large amount of people will probably buy this and not even watch a minute of blizzcon.
    Oh, definitely, there's a good reason they named it something as literal and boring as the BlizzCon Collection. There's no inherent rewards to it outside of the games with the exception of getting a 10% discount in the shop (on some items :/). I assume most people will tune into BlizzCon regardless of buying this, though. At least the announcements parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FossilFree View Post
    Well the Blizzcon mount isn't the Algarian Stormrider after all. So much for assumptions!

    Looks like the Dwarf expansion is back on the menu, boys!
    Who could've seen that coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebir95 View Post
    2 out of 3 suggest it's going to be cold next expansion ahah
    Nothing to do with Expac, this is the general "Blizzard" theme that almost every other Blizzcon reward uses. Just like the polar bear mount (both of them actually) and the Yeti Costume. When it was first teased it was pretty obvious this was a "Blizzard" elemental for that base Blizzard Blizzcon theme.

    The only time a Blizzcon reward ended up being a teaser was the Gunship/Zeppelin mounts in 2017, the same Blizzcon BfA was revealed. Even then, I think that more just happened to work out, as the year prior they had done Horde/Alliance Murlocs, and the year after was the infamous Faction capes, so they were already on a Horde/Alliance streak.

    Every other time it's been a reference to an expansion/patch already announced, or the "Blizzard" theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FossilFree View Post
    Well the Blizzcon mount isn't the Algarian Stormrider after all. So much for assumptions!

    Looks like the Dwarf expansion is back on the menu, boys!
    It was never supposed to be from Blizzcon but from the expansion itself. We've known that from the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro9ue View Post


    The last few seconds sounds like the new login screen music with a new reverb rapid clashing sound at the peak of the motif. Very storm like, like rolling thunder. ~1:00
    So I guess that storm mount isnt the Algarian Stormrider mount
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