I popped onto MMO-Champion and saw that a guild has the Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher. First off, I'll offer my congrats. Next, I'll whine like a little girl.
I'm not really against hard-to-get mounts like I used to be (back when I wanted a Zul'Aman teddy-bear), but this news made me wonder.
Is Blizz getting in the habit of giving out too many rare mounts?
Think about it. Only certain guilds will ever get the achievements for the rare mounts before new content comes out and the mounts disappear.
The same guilds. Every time. Occasionally an up-and-comer will manage to wrangle the necessary achievements, and it'll be awesome, but for the most part you can rely on X guild to sport the new shinies within X amount of weeks.
But how long are these mounts going to be used by those guilds? I'm thinking they'll be seen for as long as they're the latest thing.
Sure, it helps with mount collecting achievements, but in the end . . . what's the use of mounts that won't be seen again after the next big mount-droppin' challenge comes out?
What's the use of mounts that keep accumulating on just a few people?
I think I prefer super-rare drops like the Love Rocket, and not just because it's pink. With the Love Rocket, even though it's a tough grind, it's available to anyone who gets lucky. Unlike the raiding mounts, you won't see it on the same people over and over and over again with no shot at it for yourself.
So while, yeah, I get that Blizz wants to give fun novelty prizes to people who do well . . . the practical side of me wonders if they're giving out too many mounts.
And I really never thought I'd say that.