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Old 12-07-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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Everyone has eagerly been awaiting information about the Highland Stalker mount that will be available in-game if you purchase the Collector's Edition of Sentienl's Fate. Today we have a sneak peek at the mount and the figurine that will come in the box!

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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like you can't get the kitty anywhere in game? just in the collectors edition?

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:03 PM   #3
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like you can't get the kitty anywhere in game? just in the collectors edition?

Seems like it

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:08 PM   #4
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So far as the magic 8 ball told me SMILEY

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:12 PM   #5
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So the 50% increase to run speed means it's just a 50% mount, correct? Or will it apply in dungeons also, as run speed rather than simply mount speed?

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:13 PM   #6
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Outdoors only.

Too bad I'll never ride this; my mount from Zarrakon is 70% run speed. But it will make a nice addition to my house! And the figurine will go well with my collection.

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:16 PM   #7
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That thing is hideously ugly and in no way worth the money collector's edition costs (for me anyway since I get a digital copy via Fan Faire).

I would've bought the CE if the mount looked like the panther mounts the GMs used to have.

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:19 PM   #8
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An insult to Kerran everywhere! When do I get an Ogre to ride?

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Old 12-08-2009, 12:15 AM   #9
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I honestly think it is one of the better looking mounts they've made, and look forward to riding it, even just for fun.

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Old 12-08-2009, 01:23 AM   #10
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 Any word if this mount is one per account or per character?

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Old 12-08-2009, 01:45 AM   #11
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Looks really nice, grats to the artists.  Please make sure this one scales to the character models just like it appears in that picture.  The current bear mount is a bit too small for the Barbarian, looks like he's riding a chihuahua.

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Old 12-08-2009, 01:49 AM   #12
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This mount needs to be MUCH faster then 50%. It at least needs to be higher then the Mount given with TSO.

Reconsider to changing it to 60% and then people might consider forking out a bunch of cash for a otherwise useless collectors edition.

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Old 12-08-2009, 02:03 AM   #13
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*shrug*  I'm looking forward to mine -- it's an upgrade for Aure, who's been riding her blue Nightmare at 48% ever since she nabbed one.  I am a little sad that they stuck a helmet on there, since lynxy kitties have the cutest faces with those adorable eartufts...  but I'm gettin' one!

Heck, I'd love a choice between an armored and an unarmored one, but it's too late for that now, at this point in the game (pun not intended).  d:  Just look at their faces!  That is the face of a kitty that needs to be seen!  hehehe.

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Old 12-08-2009, 03:07 AM   #14
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Kiara wrote:

 

Everyone has eagerly been awaiting information about the Highland Stalker mount that will be available in-game if you are able to purchase the Collector's Edition of Sentienl's Fate in the country in which you happen to live. Today we have a sneak peek at the mount and the figurine that will come in the box!

Read more!

a few edits in red - so far not looking too hopeful here in Australia

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Old 12-08-2009, 03:09 AM   #15
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If it didnt have the helmet...and the giant jaw, I would've liked it...but...Giant Jaws scare me SMILEY

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:38 AM   #16
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I swear I have seen this mount before...

Oh yeah!

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:42 AM   #17
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It looks neat and all, and the idea of my Ratonga riding a cat really makes me laugh...

But...

50%?  O_o

IMHO, the run speed should be faster considering it's a collector's edition.

60% or 65% would be a decent speed.

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:48 AM   #18
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The writeup doesn't mention the mount speed scaling with level, so it might be 50% from lvl 1.  That would make it an upgrade of sorts over the TSO mount, which only reached 50% at lvl 80 (or was it just in T8? either way, same point).  Assuming it's 1-per-char, rather than 1-per-account, of course.

(While the TSO mount seemed invaluable, and mechanically speaking it is, I wound up finding the running animation too annoying, and disliked the art enough, that I almost never use it; leaves me a little gun-shy about expansion-purchase /claim mounts SMILEY )

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:16 AM   #19
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I'm a little disappointed that it's not even faster than the Rillissian Soldier's quested mount. I'm getting a little tired about riding around on a Rhino (wasn't thrilled about it in the first place).I'm hoping it's at least one per character, so I can still have one on my main in case they ever put in a mount appearance slot. Or that it scales. Or something.

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:43 AM   #20
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i have to say ima bit disappointed in the speed  and the look both.

personally i think it should be at least 65% speed if you want people to actually usse it hence advertise the collectors edition more in game and the helm on the cat really detracts from what it could look like

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Old 12-08-2009, 11:41 AM   #21
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Thanks Kiara for the sneaky peaky.....But as much as I think it really is one of the nicest looking mounts, I am a bit disappointed in the run speed and the fact there are no buffs. So I will have to pass on it. I run faster then 50% without a mount so it will only be for appearance if I was to get it. I cant justify the extra $30 dollars for that. But it really is the COOLEST looking mount that will be in game as of now. Thanks again Kiara for getting us the info.

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Old 12-08-2009, 12:26 PM   #22
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I just want to know where this game went when paying 30 dollars is ok for a vanity mount that isnt very fast or has anything special about it.  I came back briefly this month after almost a year off because of the whole 'buying everything cool with real money' stuff to find it worse than ever. Am I gonna come back in another year and see everyone wearing burlap rags that doesnt fork over tons of money to have things?

What ever happened to paying well for a game (50 bucks) and even paying well for expansions (40 or so bucks) and paying your monthly fee and knowing....and I mean KNOWING if you put in the time you get the cool things and if you dont  you dont.  This idea of shoving cash into a game to look/be good just leaves me feeling sad.

Where oh where did everyone get so numb that they think its normal to be charged 30 dollars for a VANITY mount? I think its taking its toll here though. I do notice when I came back NONE of the forums are as active as they used to be. I was quite shocked to see how little is posted these days compared to a year ago here and other places like flames.

At least I know by that I am not the only one who is mourning for a great game gone bad.

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Old 12-08-2009, 12:31 PM   #23
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I think it's the best-looking mount yet for EQ2. But saying "this is the only one" and there will not be other colors, other styles, and other runspeeds, I think is a non-starter. 50% is not an upgrade for a lot of people. And I was hoping for a minimalist one without the big helmet, armor, etc. for my mage.

Let us upgrade it by putting in a vendor who will let us trade in the basic 50% Whistle for a 70-80% one with some kind of dungeon or raid dropped component.

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Old 12-08-2009, 04:21 PM   #24
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apperance slots for mounts! SMILEY

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Old 12-08-2009, 04:25 PM   #25
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I hope they don't improve it, some of may want it but are unable to get it (within the time limit for 7 day sneak and in the bounds of decently priced).
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:31 PM   #26
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apperance slots for mounts!

I'll second that!

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Old 12-08-2009, 04:33 PM   #27
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It's like the Jaguar X-Type. It might be a cat, but there's just not enough pep. We need 70-80% runspeed plz. SMILEY
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #28
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A Jaguar that runs slower than a hippo? 

Your kidding right?

Don't care for the battlecat look myself and if there were an option to choose from that would allow to pick with or without adornments it would be cool.

Run speed is to slow to spend that kind of money on it imo.

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:24 PM   #29
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How many posts and no one has made this comment yet?  By the power of grayskull,  I HAVE THE POWERRRRRR.

Speed seems slow at 50% however.

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Old 12-08-2009, 05:33 PM   #30
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  I would imagine alot of ppl interested in the Collector's Edition are dedicated players and already have the 68% faction mount. Therefore the CE mount should have very good stats to offset the 50% speed to make it attractive. My only question is what is the mystery about letting us know if it is one per account or per character?

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