We finally found out where we get those datamined gryphons from. You buy them for 50k from the rep vendors for each zone…
The Alliance gets recoloured gryphons which you buy for 50k, let that sink in for a moment.
At least the Horde get recolours of a better looking mount, pterrordaxes. Which also cost 50k.
But it’s not the cost that rustles my jimmies, no, it’s how blank and uncreative they really are.
1 horse was one horse too many, 3 way quite insulting. They could have done so much more. But if they had to stick with horses, they could have given them so much flavour, but no.
What they could have done.
Stormsong Valley - A literal waterhorse that the tide sages use to cross the vast oceans.
Drustvar - A wicker horse that they had manage to tame.
Tguard Sound - A pirate horse with one eye and 3 legs accompanied by 1 peg leg.
But not, instead, we got three different shade of horse.
It’s almost like if all the Horde rep mounts were only raptor recolours, it wouldn’t be fun, instead they got a host of creative and good mounts.
Then there is Ku’fon and Child of Tocali, both are ground mounts which had questing and daily quests behind them, actually giving you connect to these mounts as you previously bonded with them.
There are zero mounts or quests of this sort over on KT, not even a giant bee.
I normally wouldn’t have a problem with mount discrepancies, but we already have enough gryphons so giving us three recolours feel very lazy and very cheap.
You can’t even say “But they’re new and HD only for BFA”.
HD gryphon models were added in MoP as part of Krasarang Wilds rep mounts.