Take the reins of one of Pandaria’s most majestic and rare beasts, the Swift Windsteed, and it is said that good fortune will follow. Dart across the heavens on a silver cloud as fast as your riding skill allows. Once purchased from the Blizzard Store, the mount will be available to all present and future characters for a single Battle.net® account.
I own this mount. I love it. It might be my favorite mount. First of all its not huge. I hate mounts with huge wingspans where you can't see the ground because your mount fills your screen. This is a nice slender mount in the vein of the Headless Horseman mount. Second is I just really enjoy the look and detail of it. Even if you hate this mount you must admit the detail on it is really high.This is now the main mount on my bar.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Goat has now arrived at the Blizzard Store......Thanks, I'll pass.
The mount is modeled after the Qilin or Kirin. Please look it up, you know they are basing a lot of the creatures and whatnot after most Asian mythology.That being said, this is one of their best mounts to date! I have all of the Blizzard mounts save for the RAF-rocket one (missed that one due to funds). It twirls in a circle on it's hind legs if you do /mountspecial on the ground, and a cloud appears under it's hooves when you fly!
I for one like the mount. But paying extra for something that should be in the game is insane, let alone 25 freaking dollars!
So much hate for this mount. I think it's adorable <3
people keep QQing over mounts with the same skins and shapes but just different colors and so blizzard listens and dose something different and people still QQ, go figure. and i like its uniqueness its face reminds me of gizmo just a little elongated and with horns. :P
Well, that's not ugly, is it?*gah*
I'm very disapointed that this mount is only at blizz store. :S
I just got this mount and I think I'm in love. It is the most ridiculous, awkward, kinda fugly mount I've ever seen and it is hilarious with it. It gallops gracefully enough in the air but runs along the ground like it's not quite sure what legs are for - and then its mountspecial move looks like a dancing Lipizzaner stallion! This thing seriously made me chortle out loud.
The designer team really needs a revamp.
I bought this mount... And I'm sorry I did. Sure it's quiet while airborne, but it's wholly goof-tarded on land... The land-based gallop is sad, as though the beast was afflicted with some sort of Palsey.
remove the spike/armor/nail or whatever that thing is, and i would consider liking it.
Wingsteed.Take the sting out.W.....eed.And now you know where they got their design from.
why does it always have to mounts you buy for real money instead of making it a achiment reward or something? but hey, blizzard havent enought money, nor does the guys who originally did wow either...allthought, i don't like the mount, even if i recognise its feature from a mystical beign from chinese lore.
Of all the things to put forth as a mount, you give us a flying goatdeer/reingoat? On a cloud? Seriously? Winter's Veil is over - I do not want a red-nosed reingoat. Or any other reingoat for that matter. Now if you could come up with a sleek mount that allows me to stay on it while in battle and perhaps even learns to battle as it levels up with me - that's something I would buy.
I personally like this one, myself. A lot of people don't seem to and that's fine, but I think he's adorable. -shrug-
This animal appears to be Blizzard's take on a qilin! The qilin is a weird half-dragon-half goat-type-thing hybrid mythical creature. See the wikipedia link to understand why this is not a completely stupid mount.
@Auroth- It's the Kirin or Qilin. Which is funny, because they used a derivation of the word for the Quilien, which are actually really close to the Shishi, and bear very little resemblance to the actual Qilin. It's supposed to be a hoofed creature with either one or two horns, and various cultures in Asia have different variations with varying degrees of scales or other dragon-like features. In reality, they think the myth was inspired by giraffes. It's actually a fair representation of a Kirin, since there is so much variation in the descriptions. It's an ok-looking mount, too. It just isn't a $25 mount.