There was a time, long ago, when hunters could have a lot of fun coordinating their mounts with their pets. In some cases, you could even get non-combat pets into the mix, say with a Black War Wolf mount, a Blackrock Worg hunter pet, and a Worg Pup.
Alas, now that pets are automatically unsummoned when we mount up, that particular hunter mini-game is gone. But there is still a lot of thought that goes into choosing a mount. What does a hawkstrider say about you? Will a flamboyant Cenarion War Hippogryph clash with your favorite purple cloak? Is it better to show off your evil nature or your devotion to beer?
If those are the kinds of questions that keep you up at night, then have I got a site for you! Warcraft Mounts is a visual database of mounts in the World of Warcraft — very similar to Petopia in many ways, but focused on the mighty beasts available (as steeds, if not companions) to all the classes in WoW. In addition to a searchable database, you can also browse the library of mounts — or look at all 139 of them at once!
Warcraft Mounts is just getting started. It contains all the currently extant mounts that I know about, but there’s a good bit I’d like to add, including Druid flight forms, retired mounts, a FAQ, resources for mount-seekers, and a bunch of other features. I’ll also be adding a blog there for mount news so that Mania’s Arcania can stay focused on hunter pets and Petopia.
So go on — go check it out and let me know what you think!