Zuilu wrote:I'm actually surprised that so many seem to hate this mount, I for one was so excited when I heard there would be a pretty green kite for me! I think the kite is a fabulous mount, and aren't there only 2 kites in the game, one of which comes from being exalted with everyone in Pandaria? I think it's still a relatively exclusive mount for us collectors. It reminds me of the dragonhawk, really- you could get it for 100, or get a different one from Argent dailies. Why is the kite so different and hated? :S It's working the same as the Dragonhawk did.
To be fair, I don't think many people *hate* the mount. Some have technical issues with kites in general, such as clipping, or the way players are mounted on them, but there hasn't been a lot of hate.
The main focus of the negative discussion has been that people feel it's not quite so monumental for a 150 mount achievement. There may only be two available in the game as player mounts, but they're also every taxi in Pandaria. We see and experience them all the time. And I guess for many people, myself included I admit, kites are interesting and pretty but just not all that sexy. Both the albino drake and the dragonhawk mounts were quite remarkable for the times they released. Those were hard benchmarks to reach again, but there are other weird and wonderful mounts that are already functional, but unavailable to players that could probably have met the expectation (such as the pterrordax).
It's probably just another case of our imaginations, and hence expectations, getting ahead of things