A faster ride in a quicker time

inv_offhand_stratholme_a_02According to this post at mmo-champion, we can look forward to another change in the mount system when the next major content patch hits; in short: we get them earlier, and cheaper. That is always a good idea, to me. The latest changes to mana regeneration, for instance, have really bummed down leveling speed – an example is my girlfriend’s Shaman, who is leveling at almost half the speed her previous Shaman did.

At least when you get your mount at level 20, this speeds up questing, and reducing the cast time means less time between (for instance) mining and herb nodes. The faction discounts means you can actually make it worth your while to get some rep before buying the mount. Also, as explained by Zahrym, when you get Expert riding, a flying mount moves at 60% on land; a normal epic runner will still move at 100%.

Without further ado, the notification (Source here)

In the next major content patch, we intend to adjust mount requirements to further improve the leveling experience in World of Warcraft. In addition, cast times for summoning all mounts will be reduced to 1.5 seconds, down from 3 seconds. The following is a breakdown of the upcoming cost and level requirement changes we are making for each riding skill.

Apprentice Riding (Skill 75)

  • 60% land mount speed
  • Requires level 20
  • Cost: 4 gold
  • Mount cost: 1 gold
  • Mail will be sent to players at level 20 guiding them to the riding trainer

Journeyman Riding (Skill 150)

  • 100% land mount speed
  • Requires level 40
  • Cost: 50 gold
  • Mount cost: 10 gold
  • Mail will be sent to players at level 40 guiding them back to the riding trainer

Expert Riding (Skill 225)

  • 150% flying mount speed; 60% land mount speed
  • Requires level 60
  • Cost: 600 gold (faction discounts now apply)
  • Mount Cost: 50 gold
  • Can now be learned in Honor Hold (Alliance) or Thrallmar (Horde)

Artisan Riding (Skill 300)

  • 280% flying mount speed; 100% land mount speed
  • Requires level 70
  • Cost: 5,000 gold (faction discounts now apply)
  • Mount Cost: 100 gold
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