As soon as I logged in today, Coolidge asked to confirm my Battlenet email so at first I thought the Blossoming Ancient had been added to the Pet Store. When I saw the email though, I was surprised to see the name of a mount and one that I didn’t know about.
He told me not to look at the icon when I redeemed the code but it’s a bit hard not to and then when I logged into the game to retrieve it from the mail, I started reading the letter aloud but he told me to stop to avoid spoiling the surprise but it was too late. Ooh, a bat!
The letter left me quite intrigued:
The monstrous, flesh-eating bloodwing bat hails from the misty jungle islands of the South Seas, where it is the undisputed ruler of the night sky.
This particular specimen has been trained as a mount and girded for battle in armor fashioned from a rare ore known only as “heavy metal.”
The South Seas? How exciting but now the only thing left to do was to see how it looked in action.
The /mountspecial animation includes a barrel roll and just look at those eyes and teeth!
Funnily enough, I thought my shadow mog went pretty well with it already but I couldn’t help thinking of the vampire inspired mog I created as part of Mog Madness. I foresee some trips into ICC in the near future.
This makes mount 190 (according to my paladin)… which is one more towards Mount Parade.
Thx again Coolidge. She’s spectacular!
Yay! I saw that when I logged on this morning. It’s a very nice mount!
It was such a nice surprise.
What a great gift! I saw that this morning and Sasche really wants one, she might buy one while I’m walking the dogs!
Especially unique for Alliance players :)
I saw it on the store yesterday but wasn’t sure how it would actually look in game (the animation wasn’t that brilliant looking). But having seen your pics it reall is as bad-ass as I hoped!!
I didn’t know what the special animation was until I saw it in-game. Maybe you just have to see it in person. Thx for the compliment :D
I have been wanting a bat mount in game forever! Gonna have to drops hint to the hubby just how bad I really, really want this mount. She is spectacular!
Sounds like you weren’t alone in wanting a bat to ride. :)