|This has happened to me a few times - I've mounted but |
not transformed into the drake and end up floating!
I've already mentioned this moment several times throughout the 20 Days of Gold Making but nevermind.
The first time I saw the Sandstone Drake (from the Vial of the Sands) I knew I had to have one for myself. I loved how it looked - especially the spikey/jagged yellow gem-like bits. At this point I didn't even realise that you turned into the drake and that someone could ride on you. So, I asked the boyfriend and he explained this to me and that the drake comes from a combination of alchemy and archaeology - at the time my alchemist was no where near high enough and had no archaeology skill. I had no choice but to start saving for the mount and acquiring it soon became an in-game goal of mine.
I did acquire the Sandstone Drake and this is the real yay! moment. I spoke about achieveing my goal in my Day 8 post but I'll recall it again here. The boyfriend was browsing the AH and saw two Vial of the Sands for around 17k gold. I can't remember the exact amount but it was a real bargain! I quickly logged my banking-alt to find I only had 15k. By this point my boyf had got his Vial of the Sands and very kindly gave me the extra gold to buy mine. I was so happy when I got it and continue to use it just as a single-person flying mount today.