One of the most anticipated features of Mists of Pandaria
is the fact that many things are going account-wide, including mounts. But this change will not affect all mounts, as Mike Sacco clarified recently in The Queue
. "Gold sink" mounts, so called because of the large amount of gold needed to acquire them, were included on the list of mounts not going account-wide.
Blizzard changed their stance on this today, as Game Designer Mumper explains below.
We have been discussing this issue the last couple of days and we made the call to make the following mounts account-wide:
Traveler's Tundra Mammoth
Grand Expedition Yak
Grand Ice Mammoth
Jeweled Onyx Panther (all color variants)
Cloud Serpents (all color variants)
At this point, the only mounts that are not account-wide are either class specific or rewarded from PVP. We feel like both these types of mounts should still be character specific.
Thanks for your feedback on this issue!
This is in response to a post in the Mists of Pandaria beta feedback forum
. Blizzard is listening to your suggestions -- keep it up!
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]
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