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The OverAchiever: Mountain O' Mounts from professions

Every Thursday, The Overachiever shows you how to work toward those sweet achievement points. Today, we are convinced that archaeology's RNG won't apply to us.

There are a number of interesting (and by interesting, perhaps I mean "occasionally very expensive and likely to drive you insane via RNG-laden accessibility") mounts available from professions, though for some of them, you'll have to be a practitioner in good standing before you'll ever be able to learn them.

Regrettably, I am the bearer of some very bad news this week concerning the Vial of the Sands for all those of you who like circumventing the highest costs in the game.

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Filed under: Achievements, The Overachiever

Cataclysm Beta: Patch notes, build 13117

We just received notification that a new patch is coming for the the Cataclysm beta. Build 13117 has just been datamined over at MMO-Champion. There are plenty of changes in store for almost every class. Among those changes are pretty nice buffs to combat rogues who get to look forward to the following changes
  • Backstab now deals 200% weapon damage, up from 175%. Additional base damage increased by 33%.
  • Revealing Strike now causes 125% of your normal weapon damage, up from 100%.
  • Improved Sinister Strike now increases damage dealt by your Sinister Strike ability by 10/20/30%, up from 2/4/6%.
  • Vitality (Passive) now also increases Attack Power by 15%.
Protection warriors also get a nice buff to threat as Defensive Stance will now generate 125 percent threat, up from 100 percent. Pretty significant buff and one that will help keep up with the additional damage being dealt in the instances now. All of the hunter Masteries also saw some significant changes with what looks like a big decrease in bonuses across the board. Restoration shaman can look forward to Mana Tide Totem being changed to increase spirit by 350 percent, up from 200 percent. All around there are some big changes for just about everyone this time around.

With all the class changes also comes some more news about professions. A slew of new enchants have been uncovered as well as a new recipe that I think every alchemist will be interested in. The recipe for Vial of the Sands has been uncovered, and if you're wondering what it is, this little potion will transform you into a Sandstone Drake! Not only do you get to become a really awesome looking dragon and fly very fast, but a friend can hop on your back and go for a ride. It is one of the more interesting concepts as far as mounts go, and I for one am looking forward to making and downing a Vial of the Sands as soon as I can. Keep in mind that all of these changes are based on the data uncovered from the Cataclysm beta, and can change at any time. Be sure to check back often for all the latest Cataclysm news.


World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will destroy Azeroth as we know it; nothing will be the same! In WoW Insider's Guide to Cataclysm, you can find out everything you need to know about WoW's third expansion, from brand new races to revamped quests and zones. Visit our Cataclysm news category for the most recent posts having to do with the Cataclysm expansion.

Filed under: Cataclysm

Cataclysm Beta: New mounts and companion pets in build 12984

Meet Deathy. He's one of the new companion pets that will be joining us in Cataclysm. He won't be the only one, though, as the latest build added a host of new mounts and pets.


Mounts & Pets

Mounts
  • Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank Summons and dismisses a rideable Ultramarine Qiraji Battle Tank. This is a very fast mount.
  • Sandstone Drake Transforms you into a Sandstone Drake, allowing you to fly very fast and carry an ally on your back.
  • Mottled Drake Summons and dismisses a rideable Mottled Drake. This is a very fast mount.
  • Kron'Kar Annihilator Summons and dismisses the Kron'Kar Annihilator. This is a very fast mount. cast
Companion Pets
  • Deathy Right Click to summon and dismiss Deathy. / Instant
  • Guild Herald Right Click to summon your guild's Herald for up to 5 min.
  • Guild Page Right Click to summon your guild's Page for up to 5 min.
  • Gold Mini Jouster Right Click to summon and dismiss a Gold Mini Jouster.
  • Blue Mini Jouster Right Click to summon and dismiss a Blue Mini Jouster.
  • Tiny Shale Spider Right Click to summon and dismiss the Tiny Shale Spider.
  • Pebble Right Click to summon and dismiss Pebble. / Instant
  • Landro's Lil' XT Right Click to set down or pick up your Landro's Lil' XT action figure.
  • Enchanted Lantern Right Click to summon and dismiss your Enchanted Lantern.
  • Magic Lamp Right Click to summon and dismiss your Magic Lamp. / Instant
  • Elementium Geode Right Click to summon and dismiss your Elementium Geode.
  • Mr. Grubbs Right Click to summon and dismiss Mr. Grubbs.
  • Brazie's Sunflower Right Click to summon and dismiss Brazie's Sunflower.

I wonder if the Gold and Blue Mini Jousters will interact with each other in some fashion. That'll be somewhat entertaining during downtime in raids. The Sandstone Drake is a mount I'd be interested in grabbing, as well, due to its shapeshifting and passenger capability.

I know there isn't a whole lot of information yet on the mounts or pets, but what are you looking forward to picking up?

[via MMO Champion]

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will destroy Azeroth as we know it; nothing will be the same! In WoW Insider's Guide to Cataclysm, you can find out everything you need to know about WoW's third expansion, from brand new races to revamped quests and zones. Visit our Cataclysm news category for the most recent posts having to do with the Cataclysm expansion.

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