Those Celestial Steeds are all over the place.
Bloggers everywhere are gushing about their pretty ponies.
Armies of these things are surrounding Dalaran banks and ICC summoning stones.
Am I the only one that thinks that its not worth almost two month’s of subscription fees to get something that you barely use in the game?
I’ll admit that I’ve never been a mount collector. In BC, once I got my flying I bought a single gryphon, and then when I got epic flying I picked up one Nether Ray, and that was it. To me, the flying mount was a means of getting from place to place. The vast majority of my game time is not mounted, so it didn’t seem like a worthwhile pursuit.
At least in BC the epic flying mount got you places faster than the taxis, so there was a purpose. In Wrath the taxis are generally faster. The only time I use a flying mount is to go to ICC or fly up to Ulduar.
As an aside, my utter lack of interest in mounts has made for a funny situation in my guild. We have two hardcore mount collectors – going for the Mountain o’ Mounts achievement. They are both pretty close, but missing the rarer ones.
So when we are in a group, I invariably jump onto my Black Drake from Sartharion 3D. Or my Blue Proto-Drake from Skadi in Utgarde Pinnacle. Or, the worst, my Blue Drake from Oculus. I have gotten that Blue Drake in my bag six times after finishing random heroics in Oculus. My two friends have yet to see it.
I don’t go out of my way to get mounts, so I won’t be getting a sparkly pony. I’m not criticizing those who have the disposable income to get the RMT mounts and pets, but its not for me. With three WoW accounts in my house, Blizzard already gets enough of my money.