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Marching Towards Mountacular

As of my previous post, I had obtained 8 mounts of the 250 necessary to earn the Mountacular Achievement. As of this evening, I have 36. Woot!

Since then, I became exalted with Stormwind, the Anglers, and the Order of the Cloud Serpent. Those reputations allowed for the purchase of 7 mounts from Stormwind, one from the Anglers (it is cool and walks on water and stuffs), and two from OotCS, plus the one I grew from an egg while questing OotCS rep. That's an additional 11 mounts from reputation. I was also able to purchase 5 additional mounts from my home city, the Exodar.

I completed all of the Stable Master quests at my garrison, garnering an additional 8 ground mounts. My husband and friend are willing participants in my quest for Mountacular, and they have been instrumental in helping me with some of the Raid achievements that award mounts. We've earned the Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher from Glory of the Icecrown Raider (10 man) and the Rusted Proto-Drake from Glory of the Ulduar Raider (10 man).

Joel won the need roll for an Azure Proto-Drake off of a boss drop, but he assures me that he just needed an awesome-looking mount that few others have to ride around on. Not that I would blame him for rolling on future ones. As such, when he, Zach, and I go out to Netherstorm to make a run at the Ashes of Al'ar mount, we de-group before we enter the raid instance so that we each have a shot at the prize.

Anyway, back to my tally. I believe that accounts for 34 of my mounts. The other two are the Golden King lion (purchased through Guild perks) and the Black War Tiger, purchased with Honor Points from PVPing in Ashran.

Needless to say, I have a long way to go, but Blizzard perks it up by awarding a free mount for every 50 that I collect. I should have earned the Albino Drake in no time. My current efforts are going towards increasing reputation with the Golden Lotus and the Tillers, as well as Darnassus.

And, of course, saving up so I can craft the Ruby Panther. She's gorgeous. Unfortunately, the Orb of Mystery that I need costs a whopping 20k gold. I've managed to make it to 10k once or twice, but then I end up spending it on additional mounts (or crafting supplies), which range in price from 8 gold to 5k gold.

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