So I’ve been in love with Heart of the Nightwing ever since it was announced. As far as functionality goes, its a completely unique mount and there’s no other ‘available’ mount like it. Its a passenger mount, of which, there’s only a handful in WoW…here’s a breakdown:
Ground Passenger Mounts – These are ALL faction specific. If your main is Alliance (as is my case), my Horde alts can’t get to them. They require Journeyman riding, but f2p’s can use them anyway.
Flying Passenger Mounts
- Vial of the Sands – This requires Expert riding and can’t be used by F2P.
- X-53 Touring Rocket – This was the old Recruit-A-Friend mount and is no longer available. This requires Apprentice riding and could be used by F2P, assuming you already have it.
- Heart of the Nightwing – This requires Apprentice riding.
Here’s the cheapest way to do it:
Free-On my moth-balled main, wait until I get another free 10-day re-try so I can use the recruit-a-friend feature (you have to have an active account to recruit someone). Create a new email address and send the recruit-a-friend invite to the new email address.
$5-Wait for a 75% discount for the Battlechest and buy it on your new account. This gives you 30 days a free playtime as well. This is a waste of money as I already have the Battlechest on my moth-balled main.
$16-After the 30 days has expired, you purchase your first month of game-time on your new account. I don’t really consider this a waste of money as this purchase also gives you 30 free days on your main so, IMO, its not really a waste of money.
$16-You purchase the 2nd 30 days of game time on your new account. This is a bit of a waste as I don’t really want to play on this account as its going to moth-ball as soon as I get the mount. This event is what triggers the mount reward.
Free-wait until I get another 10-day free retry on my main and claim the mount. (not sure about the time-limit on the mount, so I may have to pay $16 for another 30-days on my main.
So IMO, the cheapest way to do will cost $37 and it takes at least 2 months…BUT that would also give my main a month of play time, which I don’t consider a waste of money. Backing that out, I’d waste $21 to get the mount.