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Blizzard will be creating a new mount for Shadowlands based on community feedback! You'll have to own Shadowlands to receive the mount once it's released somewhere in the first quarter of 2021, as well as participate in the voting. The poll lasts until September 18th and we get to choose between 5 options, from Nerubians, caterpillars, books and more!

Check out all the options and descriptions in the full post and make sure to participate in your correct region.

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This year we’ve been all called upon to overcome many things, and we’re ever grateful to you—our community—for being with us each step of the way during these uncertain times. In that spirit of unity, and as a token of our appreciation, we want to collaborate with everyone who owns Shadowlands to create a mount that you can ride across the realms of the afterlife.

Vote here by September 18 at 3:00 p.m. PDT to choose which mount you’d like for us to create. When the polls close, we’ll tally up each region’s results to determine which is the fan favorite. Please note that there are several polls from different regions, so make sure yours is counted in the correct region!

Making a Mount Together

Our artists have kicked things off by coming up with concepts for five unique mounts for you to choose between. Now it’s time for your part—pick your favorite from the poll linked above and below; the highest number of votes internationally will be crowned the winning choice and our artists will begin working on making your choice a reality.

Wandering Ancient – Not all ancients are interested in war or lore, some just want to travel the world! A large and leafy mount, the Wandering Ancient invites you to climb aboard and grab ahold of its branches as you embark on a lumbering expedition.

Soaring Spelltome – In the forgotten depths of the Dalaran library, this oversized tome was found flapping madly around the room. Open the pages of this arcane-infused book and hitch a ride to magical adventure.

Nerubian Swarmer – When the Helm of Domination shattered, the Nerubians under the control of the Lich King were unleashed. Some were captured by the Argent Crusade and turned by their allies in the Ebon Blade. Now their spidery claws are put to use as mounts, skittering through the frozen tundra of Icecrown in pursuit of the rampaging undead.

Curious Caterpillar – A curious caterpillar found its way to the Heartland in Valley of the Four Winds one night and gorged itself on the oversized vegetables. The Pandaren of Halfhill awoke the next morning to find the crops half-eaten and an enormous, slumbering caterpillar among them. Too large to become a butterfly, this friendly worm is just the right size to train as a mount.

Gooey Slimesaber – From the slime pools of Plaguefall emerged all manner of jellied creature, including this sticky kitty. A slimy saber cat that’s dripping with ooze, it’s the kind of mount that you’re going to want to wear gloves for.

Once our artists finish making the mount ready to ride, it will be added to the Mount Collection tab in Q1 2021 for every player with Shadowlands activated on their account. Polls will remain open for two weeks before we close them on September 18 at 3:00 p.m. PDT, so be sure to pick your favorite before then! Do take note that there are several polls from different regions to support our players around the world, and your region’s poll results will only reflect the votes counted in your region.

Mount names and descriptions are in development and subject to change.

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Someone pinch me. 

>Actually listening to customers

>Constantly updating and improving the game

And now this

Really looking forward to this expansion

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Just now, Mugendai said:

To vote you need to be able ton post of the forums. To post on the US forums you need an US account. Well thanks Blizzard

Do you have an EU account? I just voted on those forums

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Would have been nice if they provided some concept art, otherwise it's hard to pick not knowing how they might look. Based on descriptions, spelltome and ancient appear to be the most interesting ones for me. Depends how they are going to work, for example if ancient is a tree that our character rides on, or it's going to have a platform with character simply standing on it, like with some already existing mounts.

Edit: Their site is pretty slow atm, but it looks like wandering ancient is going to win anyway.

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Mounts with humanoid form are quite rare, so I voted for the Ancient. When I'm on a gronnling or infernal it feels like having a companion and bodyguard as well, not only a mount. I imagine it would be the same with the Ancient.

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2 hours ago, Mugendai said:

To vote you need to be able ton post of the forums. To post on the US forums you need an US account. Well thanks Blizzard

But that's why you should vote in your regions forum...

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13 minutes ago, BobTheHuman said:

Mounts with humanoid form are quite rare, so I voted for the Ancient. When I'm on a gronnling or infernal it feels like having a companion and bodyguard as well, not only a mount. I imagine it would be the same with the Ancient.

Butbut my neruuubiiiiaaaannn!!1 😄

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At first I thought why would they do extra work designing several mounts and then letting us choose only one, but then it turned out that there aren't even concept arts or sketches for them. Is the art department cutting corners so hard that they portion out mounts now? This is coming along pretty shady considering the recent news on the budget issues at blizzard + the similar event from WoD where the community was choosing one of the two bikes that were in fact fully designed already.

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9 minutes ago, tr111 said:

At first I thought why would they do extra work designing several mounts and then letting us choose only one, but then it turned out that there aren't even concept arts or sketches for them. Is the art department cutting corners so hard that they portion out mounts now? This is coming along pretty shady considering the recent news on the budget issues at blizzard + the similar event from WoD where the community was choosing one of the two bikes that were in fact fully designed already.

Speaking of Azeroth Choppers, what if the winner is free for everyone and then they put the rest in vendors for 2mil each lol.

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I saw that you need to have shadowlands already to vote and get the mount. What if you’ve pre-ordered the the CE? You don’t have shadowlands yet. Does that mean you can’t vote or get the mount?

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5 hours ago, snoopfrogg85 said:

I saw that you need to have shadowlands already to vote and get the mount. What if you’ve pre-ordered the the CE? You don’t have shadowlands yet. Does that mean you can’t vote or get the mount?

I'm not sure how blizz could know that you've preodered your physical copy so prolly not.

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1 hour ago, Arcling said:

It looks like Ancient Wanderer's victory is certain. Others didn't even come close.

Sad, I really wanted that book.

13 hours ago, Ovrdeath said:

I'm really hoping we'll get to ride on the ancient's shoulder like Mary and Pippin.

Tho the Ancient Wanderer it could be an amazing mount. 

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