Swift Zhevra retiring; Recruit-A-Friend Rocket [Updated]

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Swift Zhevra retiring; Recruit-A-Friend Rocket [Updated]

Unread post by Mania » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:27 am

Someone at Blizzard has insomnia, I think! In addition to announcing upcoming Cataclysm class previews, they've also announced that the current Recruit-A-Friend mount reward, the Swift Zhevra, is gouing to be retired in just a few days and replaced by a two-seater flying mount.

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Beginning in just a few days, players who participate in the Recruit-A-Friend program will receive a whole new reward for showing a friend the ropes in Azeroth: the X-53 Touring Rocket, a two-seater flying mount that automatically increases its speed as your mount skill improves (up to 310% speed if you already have a 310% mount). The X-53 will be replacing the current Zhevra mount reward, which is retiring from the Recruit-A-Friend business after a good run. If you've already claimed a Zhevra (or claim one prior to the change), you’ll be able to hang on to it, of course. We’ll have more details on the new Recruit-A-Friend mount once it becomes available.


I think a two-seater mount for friend-recruiters is wonderful, and letting it scale up to a full 310% (if you have a 310% mount) is a great way to get people to want to use it.

I'm sad to see the Swift Zhevra retire, however. I think I still have one unclaimed, and now I have to decide who gets it. (*grumble* ... silly thing should be account bound ... *grumble)

[Update]

The X-53 Touring Rocket is temporarily delayed:
While we had originally announced the new Recruit-A-Friend X-53 Touring Rocket reward would be coming in just a few short days, it turns out there are still a few bolts to tighten, some loose wires to tuck inconspicuously under the upholstery, and a handful of parts leftover that we’re going to ponder and then assume we can safely throw away. As a result, we’ll be releasing this beauty a bit later than we’d first anticipated. This will also give anyone interested in the current Zhevra mount reward some extra time to claim one. While we don’t have an exact release date nailed down yet, we’ll make an announcement once the new mount becomes available.

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Re: Swift Zhevra to be retired; new Recruit-A-Friend Rocket

Unread post by Golden » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:54 am

What? No! I have a friend that I'll be able to recruit in a couple of months, but I really wouldn't want to miss the Zhevra. :/ I need to figure out a way to get the mount fast without having to spend 50 euros on a second account + 2 months of playtime... Would hate to postpone buying a new computer because of something like this.
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Unread post by Saturo » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:28 am

Too bad they won't let me change my ugly Zhevra into an awesome rocket... I really dislike the model, it's a unicorn, not a Zebra. I dislike unicorns.

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Unread post by Ryai » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:28 am

Oh yay.

Another mount I won't be able to get- it's denying me the recruit-a-friend Zhevra, and now I get denied this.

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Unread post by Bulletdance » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:28 am

Just another new form of micro transaction. Its great for the recruit a friend thing,but seems a dirty trick to me. Wow is starting to feel more and more like perfect world :cry: :evil:

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Unread post by Teigan » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:41 am

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Unread post by Dragonpuff » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:49 am

...I'm not sure if I can find another friend willing to play! T-T That twoseater would be awesome!
Maybe if I just push my soon-to-be-roomate a little more?...

Edit: good lord, Saturo quoting me made me notice how many typos got into my post! Jeez, I need to remember to look over everything I type, I go too fast...
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Unread post by Saturo » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:52 am

Dragonpuff wrote:...I'm note sure if I can find another firend willing to play! T-T
Just punch random people. It tends to work. Sometimes.

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Unread post by Sphax » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:59 am

I have recruited last year on my pala. Have zevrah there ^^ did last summer same with my hunter and have to say

Zevrah is my favourite mount

got my chopper though and have a passenger mount :p

Imagine this :

Since in Azeroth Flying mounts will be avaiable a lvl 1 char can easily travel with 310% speed. Kinda cool xD
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Unread post by Adam-Savage » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:38 pm

Sphax wrote:I have recruited last year on my pala. Have zevrah there ^^ did last summer same with my hunter and have to say

Zevrah is my favorite mount

got my chopper though and have a passenger mount :p

Imagine this :

Since in Azeroth Flying mounts will be available a lvl 1 char can easily travel with 310% speed. Kinda cool xD
You would have to have some basic ridding skills to be able to use it and even then it scales up with your riding skills. Either way when it comes out I'm gonna probably make another account just to get that mount. haha

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Unread post by cowmuflage » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:09 am

wait I have the zebra mount the only way i can get that one is if i do it again?

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Unread post by Saturo » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:20 am

It seems so, headhumper. I too would rather have the rocket...

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Unread post by Adam-Savage » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:26 am

Saturo wrote:It seems so, headhumper. I too would rather have the rocket...

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well.. You would only have to pay for one month really. When your "friend" pays for 2 months you get a free month. So less then $20 USD for a nice mount. Sounds ok to me.

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Unread post by Saturo » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:28 am

Yah. But I can barely afford two accounts. I had to "suspend" my mains account just because I simply couldn't afford it. I'm camping on Gran Canaria. Because I could not afford a hotel.

20$ would be more than my economy can handle.

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Unread post by cowmuflage » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:30 am

Dude its $45 for a game card here ok thats too much too do that.

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Unread post by Bulletdance » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:48 am

Do you have to buy a whole another game for the recruit a friend second account thing? That would be 50 bucks for a mount. I'm kinda worried if Blizz realizes people are paying that much then when they go to sell mounts in the pet store those will cost 50 or more.

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Unread post by Saturo » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:18 am

I'm hoping they don't sell mounts in the petstore at all. Sure, a 280% mount would be ok, I guess. But it's far more likely that the buyable mounts will be 310%. And a 310% mount is supposed to be hard to get. Mini-pets are OK for me, they don't offer any form of advantage in-game. Mounts however...

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Unread post by Sphax » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:42 am

i dont think that u need to pay again. For those who have zevrah already they more likely will get the new one

i mean we got to keep Zevrah + get the rocket without recruiting again.
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Unread post by Aleu » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:58 pm

I have a friend who wants to play... She just doesn't have the current money too. D8 I'm thinking of buying her the game and a time card...

I guess I'll wait until this rocket is released. >_>

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Unread post by BooBoo » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:39 pm

lol I swear I made this happen. I have been longing for a Zhevra FOREVER, and just today... TODAY, I found someone to accept my referral. It's just my luck that by the time he gets his account going, no Zhevra for me. *grumbles* Dangit!
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