Mists of Pandaria Beta: New mounts video shows off your awesome new rides

Mathew McCurley
M. McCurley|04.17.12

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Mists of Pandaria Beta: New mounts video shows off your awesome new rides
Honestly, mounts are my favorite thing in World of Warcraft. It pains me every day of my life that I will never get those damn Naxx meta-drakes. Whatever. I'll learn to deal with this pain one day. In the meantime, check out this video from WazVids showing off the new mounts coming in Mists of Pandaria.

You'll immediately notice that the Dragon Turtle mounts have a much-expected kodo feel to them, mixed in with some raised-platform, elekk-style riding. There is even a keg on top and pandaren emblems on the turtle knee pads, signifying that these will more than likely be the racial mount of the pandaren.

Crane birds look spectacular. Honestly, I didn't know what else Blizzard could do with the tallstrider/hawkstrider skeleton -- but lo and behold, I have been surprised. And they look gorgeous. (Poor crane bird that has to seat a tauren, though. Might need a different type of crane, if you get my drift.)

The jeweled panthers have this interesting, matte feel to them, with bright colors that look more like bright stone or metal than shiny gems, which I really enjoy. They look more and more like the Voltron lions every iteration.

What do you guys think about the new mounts coming in Mists of Pandaria? What other types of mounts would you like to see?

It's open warfare between Alliance and Horde in Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft's next expansion. Jump into five new levels with new talents and class mechanics, try the new monk class, and create a pandaren character to ally with either Horde or Alliance. Look for expansion basics in our Mists FAQ, or dig into our spring press event coverage for more details!

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