An Even Larger aMOUNT

A sequel to yesterday’s post about Tawyn’s mounts, here are Lunapike’s:


This was her first, your standard Gray Kodo. She got it at level 40– she would be my last character to get a mount at 40 because after that the level for mounts would change (my druid was 38 or something, though.) Anyways, Lunapike is one of my few characters who I didn’t strive for a cross-racial mount from the beginning with– I really liked Tauren and I liked Lunapike being a Taureny Tauren with a Kodo.

His name is Rocky. :3

Gotta admit though, the whole bulkiness of Kodos sorta bugged me, so I made a lot of effort throughout levels 51-60 so I could snag…


My Frostwolf Howler! (Named Snowball)

It actually wasn’t so bad to save up the Alterac Valley marks for him. See, back in those days, Horde on that battlegroup won 99.99% of 51-60 bracket AVs and it was epic and hilarious and there was actually TEAMWORK and people actually DEFENDED AND RECAPTURED TOWERS. An unheard of concept, I know.

I went back there the other day and it had completely changed for the worse, I was depressed. But meh. That’s another story. >.>

So anyways, I hit level 65ish and got to Nagrand. I gotta say, this is a zone that I much prefer on Horde than on Alliance. Better questlines, better rep factions (Mag’har for the WIN), the whole thing with Thrall, you name it.


So combine my love of the Mag’har with my newfound idea that Nagrand should be Lunapike’s home away from home, and my further desire to get the “Diplomat” title for her, and the Talbuk was a given. This didn’t happen until 70 but man, grinding on those ogres was a great way to level pets. I picked the White War Talbuk because it was the best-looking to me at first glance with those bright blue horns, but later I picked up two others…


Cobalt Riding Talbuk, and


Silver War Talbuk!

I have come to see both of these mounts as probably being better looking than my first one, and I gotta say, I think Silver War Talbuk is possibly my favorite of all of them. The colors are subtle, but absolutely gorgeous. <3 Now one of the great things about being Horde is that as a rule, the racial mounts are all Made of Win. Contrast this with Alliance where Mechanostriders and Horses are pretty much the only mounts that I like. Rams are meh, Elekks are awesome if you're a gnome but are otherwise meh, and the Cats are just No. Horde is a different story though, and I've spent the last month-ish working on getting exalted with all the home cities so I could obtain lots of different mounts... SwiftOliveRaptor

I. Love. Raptors. I’m sure most of you figured this out by now. So, the Raptor mount was a given. I allllmost got the teal-colored one but decided I liked the color scheme on this one instead. I’m glad I got him, I <3 him to death. He needs a good name, methinks. (Before you ask, I do kind of want the Ravasaur, but I’m in no rush… and half the Hordies on my server have it anyway. =P)


I used to be only a “semi-fan” of the Undead horse, as in, I thought they looked cool from a distance but I couldn’t envision myself with one. Then they started coming out with the new colors that have the stripes and everything on the skirt and I decided I needed one. Very happy with my decision thus far; he leaves a glowy trail behind him and Lunapike looks very good on him. (I have come to the decision that while the male tauren tend to look funny on smaller mounts, female tauren often look fantastic on them! <3) SwiftGreenHawkstrider

Hawkstriders are hilarious and remind me of Chocobos, so I snagged one, but since then I’ve wondered if it’s the right choice. Lunapike really does look silly on it, and it does this weird thing where it bounces up and down and your character just lurches up and down and up and down and up and down… oddly enough, I never felt that way with the raptor, perhaps because I’m so focused on watching the undulating tail, but yeah, this one is different.

I’m still using it for the time being though… >.> Cause it’s a chocobo.

Flying Mount the First:


And Flying Mount the Second:


I think Wind Riders are cute; I love the way their ears bounce up and down when they run. I also like the blue and violet color scheme on the Armored one, which is why I dumped 1800g on it instead of getting a normal swift mount for much cheaper. I actually bought it before I had the swift flight skill and it sat in my bags for a really long time.

All told, 5000g for flying + 1800g for the mount + 1000g for Northrend flight = Very broke Pike. Thank the Earthmother for the Argent Tournament and crossfaction minipets.

Welp, that’ll do it. You may be asking “WHAT ABOUT YOUR DRUID, ISN’T SHE LEVEL 80 TOO?” And she is, but she doesn’t have too many interesting mounts. Between Swift Flight Form and Travel Form, she isn’t mounted very often anyway. She just uses the Swift Gray Ram at the moment, primarily because it Isn’t A Cat. She may get my Recruit-a-Friend Zebra. We’ll see.

As for my lower-level characters who are primarily working on getting cross-racial mounts… well… perhaps a post about that one in the future. *nods*

But yus, there ya have it. Okay, back in the bus, field trip’s over~!

10 thoughts on “An Even Larger aMOUNT”

  1. Awwww, she looks so cute on that chicken. My male Tauren has the recruit-your-pocket-tank zebra mount and I deliberately chose to give it to him rather than Tam because I thought “cow on a zebra, how can you do go wrong.” Unfortunately he looks so incredibly uncomfortable on it, I feel guilty as anything. His big cow feet are kind of dangling over nothing and he’s all hunched over, clinging anxiously to the reigns like he’s terrified he’s going to get bucked off. Poor Comfrey. That’s the problem with male Tauren, they look so big they seem to be miserable on anything except a good old fashioned kodo (or, y’know, a mammoth) Girl cows look like quite at ease though.

    Also how much do I love kodos. My first kodo was called Ethel.

  2. Speaking of collecting… I thought you’d like to know this…

    I finally got my Rhok’Delar and Lok’Delar! Which means, I now have 8/8 Beastmaster (Did the upgrade quest chain), 4/8 Giantstalker, The bow and staff aforementioned, and Zin’Rokh.

    Old school gear collecting FTW! Rhok’Delar was my unicorn though… Ran MC looking for it. It sucked.

    Anyways, heres a pic of my hunter decked out in the old gear…

  3. Nice posts, Pike.

    My hunter, Magli, is a dwarf, and through BC I didn’t give a whole lot of thought to her mounts. She had a white ram and the Engineering ROFLcopter, and they got her places.

    But then I got to Northrend, and fell in love with the swift white flyer. And I ran the dailies to get the polar bear mount. And I picked up a Frostsaber Huntress for instance running when cats were stupidly overpowered.

    And at some point I realized I was starting to accumulate a lot of white animals.

    So I decided to go all-in. Traded my black bear tank in for a polar bear; ground Darnassus rep for a Swift Frostsaber; camped Stormwind for the white kitten minipet. Added a white wolf (Timber) to my stable now that wolves are stupidly overpowered. Passed on the CoS bronze drake–several times!–because it just doesn’t fit the theme.

    I guess my latent roleplaying genes come out every now and again.

  4. As much as I wanted the NElf Tiger Mount for my Dwarf Hunter, it was my Gnome Rogue who scored one first. I don’t know if it’s still the same but back then the Mount’s size scaled according to the rider, but not how you might think. A Gnome’s Tiger didn’t shrink to fit the smaller Gnome, for some reason it actually got bigger. A Gnome’s Elekk was bigger than a regular Elekk, too. A LOT bigger.

    Funny was my Gnome sitting on her Tiger on the Darkshore pier waiting for the boat when a Nelf rode up and pranced around me…then stopped prancing…then slooowly edged his Tiger up alongside mine as if he couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Nope, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, buddy. My Tiger’s bigger than yours 😉

  5. Why do you no likey the kitty mount? Don’t be hating on the fuzzy wuzzy Kitties. They like you, go ahead and like them back…

    My character, Zwingli on BWR, has the Wintersaber Mount. It looks great, and I’m really proud of the achievement. I got him when it was still a hellacious grind.


  6. I named my Grey Kodo (whom I got waaaay back in 2005 as level 40) and named her Bessie. I got an Armored White Kodo and named her Marie. (Notice the theme? Cow names? Okay, okay, I’ll shut up.)

    I switch around on my mounts, too, between my Kodos and Talbuks (I started with the Cobalt one – named her Saphira – and now my main Talbuk is the White War one, named Ivory). I haven’t started to work on the Horde rep for the rest of the mounts, though I already got ’em all on my mage! 😀

    (I seriously gotta do that one day for Watermist. Ever since 2005, I’ve wanted a riding Raptor for her – hey, at least I’ll have the 20 teeth needed for Venomhide Raptor tomorrow! Woot! For some reason, those Raptors are kinda rare on my realm.)

    I started with the Green Windrider, too. XD I named her Donna, and my first epic flyer was Green Armored Windrider, whom I named Angela. (My Azure Nether Drake? Jewel, and my Green Nether Ray? Azura. You already know Ebony, my Hippogriff.)

    (…I like green…)

    I like seeing all your screenshots – you always take such great screenshots! 😀

  7. I haven’t even thought of naming my mounts. Hmm, I’ll have to think about that, but it would be difficult, I’m going for the mount of mounts achievement, but i’m still 26 shy.

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