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Calthine
11-13-2008, 03:01 AM
<p>That right, you wanna see 'em, we got 'em!  Since we're giving away ten retail keys in our <a href="http://eq2.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=19;mid=1226374013151233385;num=43 1;page=1" target="_blank">contest</a> (shameless self promotion!), I thought everyone would like to see what the fuss is about.</p><p>And I'd like to invite you to see my very first FRAPS video, made all pretty by the slick production of Sutures Woundmender of Antonia Bayle.  See the Ykeshan Warbear in action!  Laugh as I try to steer the darn thing from third person with no UI! </p><p>Seriously, these are very cool, you gotta look!</p><p><a href="http://www.allakhazam.com/story.html?story=15914" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here, Click Here!</strong></a></p><p><strong>UPDATE!</strong>  Always true to her word, Kiara has hooked us up with the mount we were after in the first place!  Please see that original link for the premium Dire Bear mount!</p>

Calain80
11-13-2008, 07:27 AM
I would love to get the silver look for a Melee Bear, but the gold isn't bad either. Let's hope that my Sarnark will look good on his bear, so I can stop buying Chokidai Totems or at least reduce the amount of needed Totems. <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> But my ugly Troll will remain true to is Worg. The Dire Bear would look to cute for him. <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

Chiyoiche
11-13-2008, 07:28 AM
<p>-squeels loudly- i cant wait!!! TY SO much for this preview!!</p>

Vulkan_NTooki
11-13-2008, 08:06 AM
<p>Is getting a retail box the only way of getting 65% run speed in expansion? Or are there other ways? Like the walking stick quest that adds 35% run speed.. does it stack with earring from ts epic?</p>

Lunah
11-13-2008, 09:40 AM
<p>Thanks for the video and pics...cant wait to get this now. One question though are we certain this is claimable by each toon on an account? I would hate for any of my 80s to not get one...and I can never seem to pick just one main.</p>

christmascracker
11-13-2008, 09:45 AM
<p>Wow, thanks for that - I've just cancelled my DD and ordered the retail from Amazon - thats one cool looking bear <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p><p>Lunah, I "think" I read thats it one per character, I'll try and find the link for you.</p><p>Yup, here we go <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?start=100&topic_id=432601�" target="_blank">http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/...432601�</a></p>

Lunah
11-13-2008, 10:05 AM
<p>Hooray...thanks for the link. Totally worth buying it retail now knowing all my toons will get their own bear. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" /></p>

liveja
11-13-2008, 01:23 PM
<p>Well, I guess I'm now glad I'm not getting the retail box. That bear is freekin' HIDEOUS, every bit as ugly as the Warg -- IMO it doesn't even LOOK like a bear -- & far too reminiscent of something I'd see in WoW.</p><p><img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Rijacki
11-13-2008, 01:25 PM
<p>I revise my original opinion of the bears.  They ARE too overpowered and gameplay effecting for a "free" item *sigh*.</p><p>Personally I think the bear looks pretty stupid, but that's just my opinion.  It's the effects, though, in addition to the runspeed (increased from the previously announced 58%) that will make it a required item. I guess the real Fan Faire in-game item is the caged void beast 'cause the cloak was given away to everyone and the FF attendees are only getting the digital download with its added items.. items no one else is going to want.</p><p>I really feel sorry for those who live in places where the retail box isn't even available.  Nice way to [Removed for Content] those who happen to not live in the "right" places.</p>

Virginie
11-13-2008, 01:36 PM
<p>So, what's the big deal about buying a retail box? I'm paying just as much for a DD. Why can't I have a fast mount???</p><p>That sux, Sony.</p><p>Virginie, Conjuror of the 77th level, Permafrost server</p>

Calthine
11-13-2008, 01:50 PM
<p><cite>Vulkan_NTooki wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Is getting a retail box the only way of getting 65% run speed in expansion?</p></blockquote><p>I just don't know!  We're collecting TSO information as fast as we can over at Zam, but I don't think anyone's run accross anything better yet.</p><p>And my toon with the Earring of the Solstice isn't the one that got to test these.  <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  Does it stack with other mounts?</p>

Gellawyn
11-13-2008, 02:00 PM
<p>The new bogstrutters walking stick charm item adds 35% runspeed that DOES stack with earring and bard selos...it does not stack with j-boots. Thats 80% before spending points in general tso AA to boost it even more</p>

Crymsyn
11-13-2008, 03:20 PM
<p>Those are gorgeous and I can't wait! Think I will get a retail box for my 3rd account too instead of a DD.. house item be damned! I'm just really upset about the fact that the gold and silver give different stats. WHY can't I choose by what I think looks prettier and suits my girls more? Of course my defiler wants the gold one to match her pretty hair clips... but the stats of the silver one. *grumble*</p>

Lilj
11-13-2008, 03:27 PM
<p>Nice preview <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Calthine, do you have any info on the change on the bears stats? I mean, we got information earlier from Ilucide about the speed of the bear and now we see new stats in your preview.</p><p>I don't doubt you, and this is absolutely not your fault. But I find it confusing the stats have been changed. Because I don't know what to trust now, or if the new stats are the the staying stats or....arghh....</p><p>But logic would say the bear stats Calthine has reported are the staying ones, since they are the latest.</p><p>Any chance you, Calthine, know anything that can help out?</p>

Gaige
11-13-2008, 03:57 PM
<p>That bear is amazingly overpowered.  65% runspeed, 3% reuse... for buying something I was going to buy anyway?  Amazing.  80%+ mountspeed np with that mount and a guildhall and other stuff like AA.</p><p>I bet that walking stick charm that offers the 35% that stacks with the ts earring gets nerfed quickly after launch.</p>

Kiara
11-13-2008, 04:21 PM
<p>Hey guys.</p><p>I need to make sure that everyone knows this.  The bears that are featured in this article are the ones purchased with void shards.  Not the ones that come with the retail box. </p><p>I'm getting this correction to Zam right now.</p><p>Sorry about the mix up folks!</p>

Calthine
11-13-2008, 04:34 PM
<p>Fixed.  I'm tremendously sorry.  I'll try and make it up to y'all <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Kiara
11-13-2008, 04:40 PM
<p>This was my bad folks <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  When I got the okay to let them run this I was so excited to get it out, I didn't realize I was giving them the uber bears.  I'm sorry for the confusion!</p>

kreepr
11-13-2008, 04:45 PM
<p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>This was my bad folks <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" />  When I got the okay to let them run this I was so excited to get it out, I didn't realize I was giving them the uber bears.  I'm sorry for the confusion!</p></blockquote><p><span style="color: #ff0000;">It's all good<img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> You cant be a perfect little Dark Elf all the time.</span></p>

feldon30
11-13-2008, 04:54 PM
<p>Posted the updated info at my blog:</p>

Calthine
11-13-2008, 05:43 PM
<p><cite>Liljna wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Nice preview <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p><p>Calthine, do you have any info on the change on the bears stats? I mean, we got information earlier from Ilucide about the speed of the bear and now we see new stats in your preview.</p><p>I don't doubt you, and this is absolutely not your fault. But I find it confusing the stats have been changed. Because I don't know what to trust now, or if the new stats are the the staying stats or....arghh....</p><p>But logic would say the bear stats Calthine has reported are the staying ones, since they are the latest.</p><p>Any chance you, Calthine, know anything that can help out?</p></blockquote><p>Yep.  The bears I was given are NOT the premium bear.  The retail premium dire bear scales as Ilucide stated previosuly.  The ones I posted are the Void Shard purchasable bears, hence the different stats.</p><p>Hang in there, folks, we may see that premium dire bear yet!</p>

Frijoles
11-13-2008, 05:56 PM
<p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>This was my bad folks <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" />  When I got the okay to let them run this I was so excited to get it out, I didn't realize I was giving them the uber bears.  I'm sorry for the confusion!</p></blockquote><p>I want an uber bear too-oo!</p><p>Thanks, Calthine, for posting the correction.</p>

PRALL
11-13-2008, 05:57 PM
<p><cite>Kiara wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>This was my bad folks <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" />  When I got the okay to let them run this I was so excited to get it out, I didn't realize I was giving them the uber bears.  I'm sorry for the confusion!</p></blockquote><p><span style="font-size: small; color: #ffcc00;"><strong>ACK!</strong></span></p><p><span style="color: #ffff00;">I worked so hard on assembling, exporting and converting that video! I am <strong>SO</strong> sending you a bill... LOL!</span></p>

TwistedFaith
11-13-2008, 08:00 PM
<p>I think they look great, doesnt matter so much about the runspeed etc. Honestly though I wish SOE would add a bunch more fluff items like this into the expansion. They should have added 10 new mounts with varying stats, now that would have been cool</p>

Calthine
11-13-2008, 08:22 PM
<p>Okay!  Kiara, always true to her word, hooked us up with the right mount! </p><p>Here we go again!!</p>

Lilj
11-14-2008, 02:38 AM
<p>Thanks Calthine and Kiara for the corrections <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> Good to know what is what *grin*</p><p>Then it all fits again, the retail box bear is still a nice free item, and the void-bought one is still amazingly cool, but requires work and is available for all.</p><p>Very nice <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Calthine
11-14-2008, 03:58 PM
<p><cite>Liljna wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Thanks Calthine and Kiara for the corrections <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /> Good to know what is what *grin*</p><p>Then it all fits again, the retail box bear is still a nice free item, and the void-bought one is still amazingly cool, but requires work and is available for all.</p><p>Very nice <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Makes a lot more sense this way, eh?</p>

Eldcen
11-16-2008, 11:07 AM
<p>Wow. That is by far the ugliest mount I've seen in EQ2 yet. I'm so glad I cancelled my retail order and went DD instead. Flaye's right:  that looks like something right out of WoW.</p><p>I thought wargs were bad...</p><p>Could we get a /hidemount command, in case I decide to go for the 65% model? (kidding...mostly. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" />)</p>

Themaginator
11-16-2008, 02:12 PM
<p>neeevermind =)</p>

Lethe5683
11-16-2008, 06:20 PM
<p><cite>Eldcen wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Wow. That is by far the ugliest mount I've seen in EQ2 yet. I'm so glad I cancelled my retail order and went DD instead. Flaye's right:  that looks like something right out of WoW.</p><p>I thought wargs were bad...</p><p>Could we get a /hidemount command, in case I decide to go for the 65% model? (kidding...mostly. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" />)</p></blockquote><p>Yeah... what is up with these ugly-as-anything WoW mounts?</p>

Calthine
11-17-2008, 04:48 AM
<p><cite>Lethe5683 wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Yeah... what is up with these ugly-as-anything WoW mounts?</p></blockquote><p>Nah. Wargs, now THAT was ugly.  The bears are nice, and they don't drool!</p>

Zorastiz
11-17-2008, 09:48 AM
<p>I think they look great, so much so I am for the first time going retail. Currently I am playing a Barbarian Guardian and I htink a bear mount fits the Barbarian to a T!</p>

SantiagoDraco
12-02-2008, 02:32 AM
<p>So, according to the article there's two types of mounts, the pre-order and the Warbear.... does anyone know where the 65% run speed mounts are?  I have yet to find a merchant for them in game nor does anyone seem to know where to pick them up.</p>

Spyderbite
12-02-2008, 09:05 AM
<p><cite>SantiagoDraco wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>So, according to the article there's two types of mounts, the pre-order and the Warbear.... does anyone know where the 65% run speed mounts are?  I have yet to find a merchant for them in game nor does anyone seem to know where to pick them up.</p></blockquote><p>I don't recall where the merchant is exactly.. But, from what I understand about them so far is that they aren't purchasable like the traditional mounts sold in the cities. Instead, you collect faction coins from the quests and loot drops and turn them in for the mounts from a faction merchant.</p>

LadyGalasya
12-02-2008, 10:10 AM
<p>So no one has even found the merchant? Is the 50 shard price one of the devs casually mentioned the actual price? need the infoz here...cant save for something I dont know the price of <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Elendhelie
12-02-2008, 11:54 AM
<p>I like the bear mounts, I just wish I could keep them at the level 20 look. I dont like the way they get heavily armoured by level cap.</p>

JerronBlacksilver
12-02-2008, 12:47 PM
<p><cite>Allakhazam.com wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><span style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #ffcc99;">The void shard Ykeshan Warbears, purchasable with void shards earned in the TSO instances, have 65% run speed, </span></span><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 12px;"><span style="color: #ffcc99;">which stacks with the Selo's lines and the Troubador AA runspeed lines.</span></span></span></p></blockquote><p>Is this right? This can't possibly be right! (Or can it?)</p>

Calthine
12-03-2008, 12:41 AM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bayle wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Allakhazam.com wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><span style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; color: #000000;"><span style="color: #ffcc99;">The void shard Ykeshan Warbears, purchasable with void shards earned in the TSO instances, have 65% run speed, </span></span><span style="font-size: 12px; color: #000000;"><span style="color: #ffcc99;">which stacks with the Selo's lines and the Troubador AA runspeed lines.</span></span></span></p></blockquote><p>Is this right? This can't possibly be right! (Or can it?)</p></blockquote><p>It did when I sat on one in Beta.  Not a <em>full</em> stack, but more than the mount and AA could account for.  (Sorry, I can't tell you how much atm!)</p>

Keilyn
12-07-2008, 09:28 AM
<p>So does anybody know where to buy this Warbear ? Maybe it isn't added in the game staff yet ? It's weird...Nobody has found merchant ...in none of the servers...Nobody knows how much it costs, where and how to buy... Meanwhile TSO has installed almost 20 days ago...</p>

LadyGalasya
12-07-2008, 09:56 AM
<p><cite>Keilyn wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>So does anybody know where to buy this Warbear ? Maybe it isn't added in the game staff yet ? It's weird...Nobody has found merchant ...in none of the servers...Nobody knows how much it costs, where and how to buy... Meanwhile TSO has installed almost 20 days ago...</p></blockquote><p>There was a vague mention on the beta forums to the price being 50 shards</p>

Chiyoiche
12-07-2008, 12:17 PM
<p>hi there! this was posted by Fireflyte!</p><p>Quote:</p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;"><span >I did a bit of digging and discovered that the bears should be available from the Shard Miscellania merchant. The items are actually set on the merchant, but due to a small error they weren't showing up. I've fixed this, and they should be available for purchase in a hotfix or two.</span></span></strong></p><p>Sooo...start saving those shards! oh yea heres the link : <a href="http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/posts/list.m?topic_id=437322" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://forums.station.sony.com/eq2/...topic_id=437322</a></p>