Reining In The Deathcharger

That’s what I saw when I hopped on the Undermine Journal this morning.  Needless to say I darn near flew into Azeroth.  I was pleasantly surprised to see it still there (I credit time of day).  So needless to say, I snatched it up in a heartbeat.  Then the player I bought it from listed another one in trade, 22k or best offer.  Said he needed gold fast to level his professions.  I joked how fast because I would buy the second one for 10k.

Him: Best I could do is 19k, lol.
Me: How about 17k, then the two I bought from you would average out at 22k?
Him: Want to meet in the middle at 18?
Me: I sure hope my wife likes this.  lol.  I’m at the bank steps.

So I politely tell Mrs. Amateur to log on and she sees my Real ID message that I got the Reins of the Crimson Deathcharger and congratulates me (forgot I had sent that message out).  I tell her to come to Stormwind and she flips toons to do so.  So then I try to trade one to her.  She refuses.  Twice.

I have two of the god damn things!

Then she had no trouble accepting and was very excited.  I don’t know if she was as excited as she was about the three pets Arvash gave her (I’ll let her tell that story)…but she was excited just the same.  She immediately sent it to her Hunter, who is the basis for all pets and mounts that the rest of her characters will soon benefit from.  Me?  Yeah, mine is sitting in the bank.  I honestly don’t know whether to learn it or perhaps try and sell it Horde side or down the road.  Oh don’t act like you’re surprised by that…

25 thoughts on “Reining In The Deathcharger

  1. arvash29 August 22, 2012 / 6:55 am

    What a steal! I paid a pretty hefty sack of gold for mine, lol. It’s a really nice mount, except if you’re already a DK =P. But if you do learn it, at least all your toons will have it now.

    • JD Kenada August 22, 2012 / 7:16 am

      Exactly, which is part of the reason I’ve considered selling it next week…or buying up the other one on the Auction House for 35k.

      • arvash29 August 22, 2012 / 7:22 am

        If only a Spectral Tiger, Wooly Mammoth or any other TCG mount I don’t have dropped in our AH…sigh….I have some cash money, er, gold to spend!

        • arvash29 August 22, 2012 / 7:54 am

          Er, Wooly Rhino, not Mammoth

          • JD Kenada August 22, 2012 / 2:27 pm

            Yeah, I had someone asking me if I had connections to one last night. RANDOM.

        • JD Kenada August 22, 2012 / 2:26 pm

          I see the Spectral about twice a year. I’ve seen the Red Bearon once or twice as well.

  2. Cymre August 22, 2012 / 6:58 am

    Oh nice one (on both counts). I don’t know if I’d be able to hold onto something like that just to sell later though 😛

    • JD Kenada August 22, 2012 / 7:16 am

      You’d be surprised how many Winter Veil pets I sell in August. 🙂

  3. missescake August 22, 2012 / 10:06 am

    Learn it ASAP. At that price, it’s almost without a doubt a duplicate, and Blizzard may just delete it from your inventory. And there’s zero chance they’ll give you your gold back.

      • JD Kenada August 22, 2012 / 2:30 pm

        Hrm, I suppose learn it I shall. Provided it’s still there when I log in.

        • khizzara August 22, 2012 / 2:46 pm

          I’ve heard of people learning the mount, riding around on it, and then logging on one day to find that it’s no longer in their mount tab. Then, when they put in a ticket, they are told it’s been removed because it was a duped item and Blizzard refuses to replace the gold they spent on the item. I have no idea if the stories are accurate… but that’s what I’ve heard. 😦 Hopefully you’ll have better luck.

          • JD Kenada August 22, 2012 / 3:45 pm

            Sounds like an understandable scenario. Really, so long as my wife gets to keep hers, I won’t mind at all.

          • Töki August 23, 2012 / 3:38 am

            I’ve been very wary of the duped mounts, but when they suddenly dropped to 20-25k on my server as well (I’ve seen vial for as low as 21k), I went ahead and bought them. Didn’t think it’s possible they get removed from my inventory though.

            I opened a ticket about duped mounts back in April, and the GM back then said there are no repercussions for buying a possibly duped mount – so I expect he’d had mentioned that it could be removed i that is the policy. I also opened one yesterday, perhaps I should edit it to ask them about that.

            In any case, congrats with the mount.

          • JD Kenada August 23, 2012 / 7:19 am

            Thanks, I learned it as a precautionary measure anyway.

    • khizzara August 22, 2012 / 11:35 am

      This. There’s a huge problem with duping Crimson Deathchargers right now. If you see one on sale for cheep you can pretty much be sure that it was duped, and since you saw the SAME GUY posting two of them it was DEFINITELY a dup. If Blizz checks it out and sees that you have a duped mount they will remove it from your account and you will not get the gold back, so it’s definitely not worth taking the risk on. I’ve seen a few of them for sale, and while it’s tempting to get one I don’t want to a) lose my gold when Blizzard takes the mount back, or b) support cheating and gold selling.

      • khizzara August 22, 2012 / 11:40 am

        Also, holding on to it to sell it is probably a terrible idea, because I imagine the punishment for selling a duped item might be a lot worse than the punishment for unknowingly buying one…

        • Ishtla August 22, 2012 / 12:36 pm

          Sadly they probably are duped and Blizz is victimizing their players by a) not admitting there is a problem and fixing the issue, and b) not refunding the players who unknowingly bought a duped item since there have been some who bought the duped epic gems, knowing they were duped, for a profit.

        • JD Kenada August 22, 2012 / 2:31 pm

          Indeed, I realize that now.

    • JD Kenada August 22, 2012 / 2:27 pm


  4. Classy August 22, 2012 / 6:29 pm

    Ooooooo congrats on your new fly ride! 🙂

  5. Spencer Nozell August 22, 2012 / 6:53 pm

    Congrats on your new mount. I’ve been eyeing that mount but don’t know if it would be worth it. Is it?

    • JD Kenada August 23, 2012 / 7:20 am

      It’s basically a red bridled Death Knight mount…that anyone can ride.

      I think BoE mounts are about to become worth their money, and probably then some to a number of people because of the account-wide aspect. Before many shied away because it was only good for one toon. Now that any of your characters can use things like the Charger and the Chopper it becomes a better investment.

  6. Navimie August 22, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    Grats on your new sexy mount! or two! 😛

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