While the official 15th anniversary celebrations for World of Warcraft are still a few months off, Blizzard is getting the party going in its cash shop. The studio announced yesterday that it is now selling a pair of “majestic alabaster mounts” for $25 that will be applied across a player’s entire account.
The two mounts — a Horde Wyvern and an Alliance Griffyn — look as though they have been carved out of stone, giving them a fancy appearance.
“The Alabaster Stormtalon (Alliance) and Alabaster Thunderwing (Horde) automatically scale to the fastest riding skill known by each character,” Blizzard noted. “If characters aren’t high enough level to use a flying mount, they will still be useable as ground mounts.”
The community, or at least the Reddit and YouTube communities for WoW, aren’t exactly enthused about being asked to pay real money for an anniversary mount, presumably spurred on by a “/spit” tweet from a popular streamer that’s claimed over 6000 likes.
Celebrate 15 years of World of #Warcraft by taking to the skies in style with a pair of majestic alabaster mounts—now available on the Blizzard Shop.
— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) August 6, 2019