Celestial Steed GET!
Yes, I have to share it with you. I read it on MMO Champion this morning and figured that it would be a while before we saw it, then later this morning there was a tweet that said they were in the store RIGHT NAO.
Who was I to say no? I had thought they looked pretty awesome in the morning when I was bleary eyed and they looked even better once I was fully awake and functional. I hadn’t been one of the people who bought any/all of the vanity pets that Blizz threw up in the store, so I figured that I could treat myself to this pretty, glowy, heavenly mount. (c wut i did thar?)
Anea on her Celestial Steed. (I apologize for the poor quality. It’s all I have to work with right now.)
Luckily, I was one of the first to get into the store and get payment processed (I see that some people have queues estimated in multiple hours) and (probably for this reason) I only saw four of the new mounts in Dalaran when I logged in quickly to get screenshots.
I’m sure later tonight you won’t be able to turn around without seeing one or bumping into one, but I’m pretty sure that after the craze dies down, there will only be a few of these out and active so it will feel more “special” – perhaps. Or maybe there are tons of people out there, thinking like I am, haha.
Will you be planning to get this mount? Have you already? Thoughts?
ETA: There is quite a lot of dissent about this mount, which I should have expected. There is a quiet undertone of “you shouldn’t spend real money for in-game items” combined with a louder “everyone will have it so it isn’t special”.
I already addressed the “dying excitement” angle, but Miyari from Wowhead says it nicely too:
…The mount IS accessible to anyone, so if it isn’t cool enough for some people’s e-peens, oh well – don’t use it. Nobody’s forcing anyone to buy it, and ultimately the decision to use a mount should be based on what YOU think of it, not what anyone else does. ;)
I bought one, and I’m using it because it’s pretty and I like it. And that’s good enough for me.