About a week ago I had “earned” 150 Curious Coins, so I could buy the Arcadian War Turtle. Hurray!
The acquiring of coins was very slow early in Legion, but it has picked up speed. Sometimes I’ve gotten two. As far as I remember I got them from emissary and paragon quests. Maybe the odd one from pvp or a weekly.
I am a bit of a mount collector, but I am not manic about it. But I often get a new mount, I try it, and then forget about it. I probably have some I never summoned, which happens when you get 4 or 6 or so from getting exalted with some faction. The only turtles I had before were from the Panda faction. I really never used them. The Arcadian one is different! It is smaller, more like the rare Sea and Riding Turtles, but more armoured. With this you ride a little tank. I love it! It also gives a certain silliness. I haven’t seen anyone with it before, but then most people are on their flying mounts. Or maybe don’t want to look silly. It’s my new favourite ground mount. If I could equip it with rockets and fly I would. But maybe it would injure it. After all I am not a gnome engineer!
Oh well, some times …
The Arcadian War Turtle is made for war. I guess… It has thick armour, so I, as I sometimes do, try to make a transmog that fits. As a clothie, I figured the Stormwind Set from Dwarven Bunker in our garrison would be a good start for some plate-looking appearance. The whole set look odd on a warlock, though it may fool the Horde in pvp 😉
I changed pants, and headpiece, and removed shoulders. The tabard that look best, imho, for this is the Shattered Sun one. Adding to the warlike (oh well…) look, I transmogrified my weapon into the vanilla (Replica) Grand Marshal Stave. I reached rank 12 in vanilla, which wasn’t bad. But I do feel a little like a cheat. On the other hand, the stave is awesome, so my ethics are a little flexible ho ho.
I give you: The Flea Market Super Hero!
From behind, as that is how we usually see our chars, the turtle waddles slightly when running, adding to the do-not-take-the-game-so-serious feeling. I would guess the effect would be best on large races, such as tauren. Or moonkin 🙂
I use it every time I go into a battleground. It surely does not scare the horde, but it makes it more fun for me! 😀