I met a player in the beta a few nights ago riding one of the brand-new Engineering ground mounts
, and he was kind enough to pose for a few pictures and chat with me about it. At the time he confirmed that the mount was being sold in Dalaran
for a fraction of its actual value, presumably for the sake of testing its passenger function (which unfortunately still seems to be bugged, so don't count on hauling a buddy along if you run out and buy one right now). He also said the mount was BoE, which both I and Alex had a hard time believing
would remain a permanent feature. Blizzard seems to keep most engineering gewgaws in the family, as it were.
Well, it looks like we were wrong; CM Valnoth has confirmed that the new Engineering-made ground mount
is going to be Bind on Equip, so I'd advise making friends with a good Engineer sometime soon (by the way, don't miss Jaylynn's #68 comment on the next page of the thread). We're not sure how expensive the mats are going to be once Wrath
goes live, although the player I spoke to estimated it would be less than the current cost of a Turbo-Charged Flying Machine
(though quite likely to be more expensive before the Northrend-fueled economy settles somewhat). Daniel Whitcomb's
also observed it's likely to remain BoE as having one of these babies is linked to the achievement Get to the Choppa!
, so with any luck Engineering is going to be a somewhat more lucrative profession in the expansion.
Filed under: Engineering, News items, Economy, Expansions, Making money, Mounts, Wrath of the Lich King, Achievements