Celestial Steed and Lil’ XT Available to Purchase!


Remember when I stumbled on the above video of the Celestial Steed? At the time we had no idea where it would come from, but now we know all too well – we got the word from Wow.com today that the Celestial Steed and Lil’ XT are both available to purchase in the Blizzard Store.

The Celestial Steed mount is available to purchase for $25.00 US, and the Lil XT pet is available for $10.00 US. Both of them will work at whatever riding level you have, so you don’t have to wait until you level up your riding skill to even use the Celestial Steed, for example.

This will likely re-inflame debate over micro-payments and pay-to-play items in a game like World of Warcraft; but for those of us who really don’t care all that much, we can just sit back, drop the cash if we have it, and enjoy the pretty.

7 Comments so far

  1. Deinera (unregistered) on April 15th, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

    And it is, indeed, pretty. Why am I such a sucker for things like this? I’d pay for it… if I had extra money. I won’t lie.

  2. transrelativity (unregistered) on April 16th, 2010 @ 12:45 am

    I would be more enthusiastic about this mount if I liked the model better. Am I the only one who thinks the horse looks fat, and extremely out of place when ridden by tauren/orcs/draenei? If only my Twilight Drake would scale to 310% :(

  3. Alan Henry (phoenix) on April 16th, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    Hah – if only! I wish my netherdrake (or my cenarion hippogryph) would scale to 310%!

    That being said though, I really do like the look too Deinera, I think it’s gorgeous! I think $25 might be a little high for it though, but it’s clearly not too high for a lot of people – Blizzard is raking in the cash if the queues for the Celestial Steed are to be believed!

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  5. transrelativity (unregistered) on April 20th, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

    I read somewhere that in Cataclysm there’ll be a 310% riding skill, and once you have it all your mounts will scale to it. Now there is something I am looking forward to.

  6. Alan Henry (phoenix) on April 20th, 2010 @ 11:49 pm

    Hah – totally agreed. Then that random mount macro I’ve got will really get a workout!

  7. Deinera (unregistered) on April 28th, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

    Oh, Blizzard made a crapton of money on this mount no joke! And I agree, I wish my Netherdrake(s) (which took a helluva lot of work, tyvfm) would scale to 310%. Blah.

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