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In this article, we're looking at the price of riding and you'll find out how much gold you need to gather to be able to afford a mount in WoW Classic.
Did You Know?
Flying mounts were only added to the game in the Burning Crusade. In Classic, all you get is a 60% ground mount at level 40 and a 100% ground mount at level 60.
In Vanilla, there were no world quests, so the amount of gold generated from questing was limited to leveling, and that barely covered your training expenses. Professions and the Auction House were your best friends if you wanted to unlock your mount as fast as possible.
Riding in Classic WoW
We checked out the Orgrimmar Wolf Raider on Classic Beta first and it turns out as an Undead, you will need to reach Exalted with Orgrimmar to be able to learn Wolf Riding, even though WoWWiki claims that Riding has changed in Patch 1.12 to a new system, where each race no longer had their own riding skill (Wolf Riding [Orcs], Ram Riding [Dwarves], Tiger Riding [Night Elves], etc.) and mounts became BoP, which does not appear to be the case on Beta. Confusing, right?
Next, we went to Brill to check out the cost of riding, because we're playing an Undead and the reputation requirement is ignored for your own race.
We found out that Skeletal Horse Riding costs 20 gold (without reputation discounts).
Now comes the fun part. Rare mounts, which increase your ground speed by 60% cost 80 gold each (undiscounted) and an epic 100% mount will cost you a whopping 1,000 gold (900 gold mount + 100 gold riding skill).
You will need to pay 100 gold for the 60% mount and 1,000 gold for the 100% mount in WoW Classic (before reputation discounts)
In Classic, the amount of gold you pay for the mount can decrease by up to a total of 20%.
At Honored reputation standing with a faction, the mount price is decreased by 10%. At PvP rank 3, the mount price is decreased by 10%.
Racial mounts in Classic are BoE, so a friend can eventually purchase the mount 20% cheaper and trade it with you.
The epic mount in Classic WoW will cost you a whopping 1,000 Gold.
Blizzard made the stress test install appear on the game screen of the launcher for everyone who installed it to ensure a smooth uninstall process earlier today, leaving stress test participants confused.
Later, they clarified that only Classic Beta players were able to participate in the focused testing of Alterac Valley.
i did the first 2 stress tests so far and i heard about the AV test starting today and i noticed the beta and stress test server came back up on the drop down menu on the battle.net desktop app and it really has my hopes up, does this mean i will soon be able to help test AV?
Earlier today, we made the stress test install appear on the game screen of the launcher for all players who have installed it. This is to make it possible to uninstall easily.
We have a stress test scheduled for tomorrow on WoW Classic Beta and this post highlights some addons which have been found working with the Classic version of the game right now.
Popular Resources for Classic Addons
The sites listed below contain a list of addons working with Classic Beta.
Spreadsheet with Working Classic Addons -- periodically updated with new addons as they become available. Will It Classic? -- another great site with updated information regarding Classic Addons. Questie SVN (GitHub) -- a popular addon for Questing still in Alpha/Beta. WoWInterface -- Classic section of the popular site for addons. Recommended Addons
Even though the stress test is limited to level 5, you may want to install at least some addons to help you during that time. The addons we're using currently on Beta include:
Map Coords Classic - Adds coordinates to the minimap and the world map, vital for navigating quest objectives. Dominos Classic - A main actionbar replacement. Alternatively, you can use TukUI, which has been ported to Classic. Vendor Price - Displays the vendor price of items. Questie v4 Alpha - A standalone Classic QuestHelper. While the addon is still early in development and some features may not work as intended, the latest version comes with objectives tracking, for some quests at least! How to Install Addons for Classic
Download the addon you want to install. Navigate to your WoW installation folder, extract the addon and move it to the Interface/Addons folder. Start the game and on the bottom left, make sure that your addons are enabled.
You no longer need to rename the Questie folder.
Questie is a little different. You must first visit GitHub, and click on the green "Clone or download" button. Extract the folder, rename "QuestieDev-QuestieClassic" to just "Questie" and move it to Interface/Addons.
Vanilla Friends is a new website which offers a convenient way to track down your old friends from Vanilla just in time before Classic launch.
Vanilla Friends launched to help you reconnect with old friends and enemies from Vanilla WoW in advance of the Classic launch on August 27th.
The site serves as a player database. You can add yourself by selecting your region and filling out various details about your character, including realm, faction, contact method, and contact info. You can search the database of players and apply various filters to narrow down your search results.
Click here to visit the website or join their Discord.
TukUI has been ported over to Classic Beta and looks gorgeous! If you're looking for a simple lightweight and sleek UI to get you started in August, definitely check it out!
TukUI makes Classic WoW look really good and comes with pretty much everything you'd expect from a modern user interface.
It is easy to install and fully customizable, just type: /tukui c in the chat to open up "Settings".
If you're playing Beta, download TukUI from here, extract the folder and move both Tukui and Tukui_Config to your Interface/Addons folder (both folders must be present in the same directory). Make sure to check if you're addons are enabled upon logging in to the game.
If you're willing to go the extra mile, download ImmersionClassic. It replaces the dated quest and gossip frames.
Note that TukUI currently has some issues with Questie when both addons run in parallel.
If you're looking for more Classic Addons, we compiled a list of useful resources:
Spreadsheet with Working Classic Addons -- periodically updated with new addons as they become available. Will It Classic? -- another great site with updated information regarding Classic Addons. Questie SVN (GitHub) -- a popular addon for questing, still in early stages of testing. WoWInterface -- Classic section of the popular site for addons.