Go turtle!

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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚


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! πŸ˜€


4 thoughts on “Go turtle!

  1. Haha it looks so cool, congrats!
    What is the /mountspecial on such a thing, what does it do? Hides under it’s shield? πŸ˜€

    Neat transmog you put together there πŸ™‚

    About making it more fun for you; I read a great comment over at Coffee, Cakes and Crits; a friendly reminder to use toys and what not when we quest. It tells everyone that you are having more fun than they are πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

    What is that black dot on the first screenshot? :O

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    1. The black dot is a gnome void! Remember where you heard it first!
      Thanks for the praise of the mog. I feel it is a bit unusual πŸ˜€
      Toys, I should remember using them more. “Toys I like” – should be a post on any wow blog!
      The turtle indeed hides when hitting spacebar (i.e. /mountspecial).
      Addendum: I made a new post, it just disappeared. :/ I’ll make it another time.
      Addendum 2: Inserted image in comment. Squished. Are they ok?

      1. It jumps up and draws in head, legs and tail

      2. Lands on ground like a little can.

      3. After about 3 seconds, it jumps up and head, legs and tail pop out.

      4. Lands safely on legs.

      5. Bonus: there are funny sounds during the process!

      6. If you have World Enlarger or some other shrinkage tool, the turtle’s legs move soo fast when running. Cute πŸ™‚

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      1. Oooh, nice, how does one add pictures to comment? Sometimes it has worked for me, othertimes it has not.

        Yes toys I like, please make such a post πŸ˜€ I should look into maintenance on mine…

        Haha, so cool, that mountspecial. Love when its different. Cute πŸ™‚

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