Tuesday, November 16, 2010

310% Flight Speed

I have been looking into this 310% flight speed you can now purchase. Previously the only way to get 310% flight speed was to have a 310% mount. Now anyone can purchase 310% for a mere 5,000 gold. Yeah.... It just keeps getting better.

According to MMO-Champion, people that already have a 310% flying mount will not be required to pay for this new skill. So if you don’t have a 310% mount, there's still time to get one. Here are some of the mounts available:
  • Reins of the Onyxian Drake — About a 1% drop rate off 10/25 man Onyxia – if you can get the groups together, that means you have two shots per week. It’s the rarest item yours truly has ever won in a roll, and I can testify to her beauty.
  • Ashes of Al’ar — Another rare mount, but perhaps THE coolest looking one currently in-game. About a 1.7% drop rate of Kael’thas Sunstrider in The Eye of Tempest Keep, and you can only farm once per week. Good luck on this one, it’ll be a tough ride.
  • Invincible’s Reins — For the hardcore raiders, get your 25M heroic Lich King on. Defeat him, and get a guaranteed mount drop per week.
  • Mimiron’s Head — Not quite up for LK? Go for Yogg-Saron on 25M, with no keepers, for a shot at a flying head, instead.
This list doesn’t include mounts that scale to 310% — since you already have to have a 310% mount for it to scale that high. If you already have a 310% mount that isn’t listed, you’re still ok.

There is still time, about 3 weeks, to get out there and get a 310% mount and save yourself 5,000 gold. Another option is to just stay with the 280% flight speed that already cost you 5,000 gold. I think that is what I am going to do, the extra 30% speed while flying just doesn't mean that much to me, certainly not enough to pay 5,000 gold for it.

I have a poll going in the right hand column of this blog where you can vote on whether or not you will be anteing up 5,000 gold to fly at 310% speed. I know I won't, at least not now. Maybe in the future if I have a lot of gold lying around I might think about it, but how often does that happen?

I will be coughing up the 250 gold for a Flight Masters License so I can fly in Azeroth. I have been waiting a long time to be able to fly in Azeroth and there are a lot of places I want to check out that you can only get to with a flying mount.


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