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#1 Mar 23 2009 at 8:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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* Turtles All the Way Down - Fish up a Sea Turtle mount from any fishing pool in Northrend. (Video, this is recorded in WALKING speed, the running speed is 60% just like any lvl 40 mount, swimming speed is 133%)

Pretty sweet idea imo. I wonder how hard it will be to get.

Edited, Mar 23rd 2009 10:51pm by Kyrin
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#2 Mar 24 2009 at 4:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Looks like Blizz finally decided that the turtle mount model was going to waste. Nobody seems to use it anymore.
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#3 Mar 24 2009 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
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I love that idea. I will have to dust off my fishing pole when those Northrend fishing daily's hit.

\On a side note, I love your Avatar Kyrin, even though it gives me FFXI flashbacks =P
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Princess Kyrin wrote:
this is recorded in WALKING speed, the running speed is 60% just like any lvl 40 mount, swimming speed is 133%)


Regular mounts are available at level 30 :)

Awesome info, thanks for clearing it up! I thought it was a manta ray mount myself, but a turtle is MUCH cooler!
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#5 Mar 24 2009 at 8:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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I just copied and pasted from MMO-Champion and re added the video link. I agree with pretty much all the comments of the video. The maker SHOULD have had it swimming because it just looks like the normal turtle mount imo.
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Yeah, according to El's forums, there are some doubts about the authenticity of this "new" mount. If it runs at 60%, why make it walk? If it swims in water, why be in Dalaran? Some people are saying it's a hoax since the turtle in the video looks and moves the exact same as the TCG turtle.

I'm staying neutral and withholding judgment for now :-P
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#7 Mar 24 2009 at 1:04 PM Rating: Default
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Eh - its an excuse to go fishing and restock my stat foods.
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Update: Sea Turtle has officially been caught on the PTR and got a skin color change to differentiate it from the loot card. It runs on land at normal run speed (no speed boost), but swims at 60% speed boost (a bit over the trinket from the STV tourny, but far less than my glyphed swim form). Mount speed boosts effect the mounted speed; not sure about in water, but definitely on land. Catching it gives the achievement "Turtles all the way down."
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Damn you and your luck! I heard reports last night of people already catching it. Bah, rare my tush. It's only going to be rare for me :-(

(Congo-rats!)
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#11 Apr 15 2009 at 1:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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A guildie got this 15 minutes into the servers opening back up.
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#13 Apr 18 2009 at 5:03 AM Rating: Excellent
I fished up the mats to make about 150 fish feasts last night and no turtle Smiley: cry the RNG hates me.
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#14 Apr 20 2009 at 2:07 PM Rating: Excellent
Got my turtle today Smiley: grin was fishing the fangtooth herring schools north of skorn (got dark herringx2 in the process).
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#15 Apr 24 2009 at 8:17 AM Rating: Good
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This topic...now depresses me greatly...

i have a turtle toy that i always have on my computer desk...its always gonna remind me...

as will my eventual turtle mount...
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#16 Apr 25 2009 at 7:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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i have a turtle toy that i always have on my computer desk...its always gonna remind me...

My turtle mount will forever remind me of Kyrin but it is better to remember the life that was lived then the life that was lost.
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So far 4 dark herrings, a sh*t ton of cheap fish and pygmys... no turtle, I'll keep on fishing!
Any other interesting spots for fishing aside for these?
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#19 May 02 2009 at 1:55 PM Rating: Good
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I really need to get on the ball and get this thing.


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#20 May 04 2009 at 10:54 AM Rating: Excellent
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Was not a fan of fishing before the updates - just felt too dang slow accomplishing anything to me. I definitely give credit to those who toughed it out to 450 before the ezmode changes.

That being said, I'm now 450 and already finished the Dalaran fountain so I decided to knock out some more achievements. Went to do the Outland Angler and Northrend Angler. Northrend Angler requires 10 different kinds of schools. I completed it and while on my way back to town I stopped and fished in 5 other schools. Got the turtle. Pleasantly surprised the RNG actually was kind too me for a change. Oh and kind of dreading logging in tonight to tell a guildee who's been a fishing diehard since the release of WoW as she still has no turtle lol.

Good luck to those looking for the turtle :)
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I recently started doing the fishing daily out of Dalaran, seems to make fishing just a little more fun. Well fishing up ghost fish in Shoalzar basin, and got my turtle mount! Now to finish the childrens week quest for the pet speedy.
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Got my turtle like two days after 3.1.

I fished up to cook 80 fish feasts and eventually I got lucky or whatever and got it.

Truth is ... it's pointless. It's slow and for me, useless. Some people do seem to like it a lot, but a slower land mount doesn't do anything for me ... If I could've AH it for anything over 100g, I would have.

Hopefully, I'll get luckier and finally get the ZG tiger at some stage, THAT'D make me happy.
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Fished my funky new friend up last night. I was feeling quite lethargic, and only did my cooking daily, and the "terrorfish" fishing daily, then flew off to the icebergs south of Kaskala to hit up all the pools there.
After an hour or 2, the wife came home from work, and as I was pretending to listen to her while still fishing, thought to myself "a couple more pools then off to bed". Suddenly my Cartier rod bent violently towards the frigid water, smoke starting to come from the reel as the eternium line diminished rapidly. But a few successfull plays and my new friend was beside me, with my wife looking weirdly at me with my hands raised high in the air.
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Caught early this morning while killing the last 10 minutes of my shift at work. There doesn't seem a whole lot of use for it at the moment except as a vanity mount. I like it though, it's kinda cute Smiley: grin
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144 Fish Feasts, A few hundred Glassfin Minnows, 180 Fangtooth Herring, and various other assorted fish.

Still no turtle. I have the turtle pet and Polymorph: Turtle. I need the mount to be the turtle king!
#27 May 21 2009 at 3:59 AM Rating: Excellent
Just an update for anyone who hasnt noticed the turtle mount has a new animation as of 3.1.2, whenever you press jump while sitting still on the turtle it will hide in its shell for a few seconds then pop back out.
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Just an update for anyone who hasnt noticed the turtle mount has a new animation as of 3.1.2, whenever you press jump while sitting still on the turtle it will hide in its shell for a few seconds then pop back out.


I noticed that last night when i was sitting in Dal. Freaking hillarious. I called several guildies over to see my turtle hide in his shell!
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#29 May 22 2009 at 3:00 PM Rating: Default
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Ah crap - now I ***HAVE*** to spend the time fishing for the @#$% thing. >_<

BTW - anyone catch the dagger fish while fishing for the turtle - was wondering how rare they are?
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Nice.

But what caught my eye was the UI.

As Kyrin is, sadly, no longer with us, perhaps someone else who knows add-ons well can tell me what that UI is?
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As Kyrin is, sadly, no longer with us, perhaps someone else who knows add-ons well can tell me what that UI is?


Ooh, yes, please. I'm always on the lookout for low-profile UI options, since I hate having a cluttered screen.
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Anyone have a percentage drop rate on the turtle. It seems as though its fairly low as I still haven't been able to get one even after a couple of days of straight fishing.
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#33 Jun 30 2009 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
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According to most people it only can be fished up in pools (the nodes or schools of fish) in Northrend and the droprate is somewhere lower than .1% so unless you are really lucky the random number generator is going to bend you over. I have a buttload of casts (200 levels of fishing in pools in Northrend) and still no turtle. I'll get it someday.
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Would it be possible to lock this thread?

Kind of sad/depressing when it comes back up.
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azwing wrote:
Would it be possible to lock this thread?

Kind of sad/depressing when it comes back up.


Ya I rarely check trade and I got shivers when I saw this at the top.
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azwing wrote:
Would it be possible to lock this thread?

Kind of sad/depressing when it comes back up.

I don't mind one way or the other, if it depresses you then sure, maybe it should be locked. When I see it come up I always think it's kind of nice, kind of like a memorial of sorts.

And I'm sorry for bumping it again.


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#37 Jul 22 2009 at 12:03 AM Rating: Decent
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Found mine the other day while trying to fish up the Dark Herring for the "One that didn't get away" achievement...still haven't found one of those yet after many many a cast
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Would it be possible to lock this thread?

Kind of sad/depressing when it comes back up.

I don't mind one way or the other, if it depresses you then sure, maybe it should be locked. When I see it come up I always think it's kind of nice, kind of like a memorial of sorts.

And I'm sorry for bumping it again.




/this

Reminds me that Kyrin was around and was a very pleasant member of this community, who will be missed.
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Reminds me that Kyrin was around and was a very pleasant member of this community, who will be missed.

If you don't mind my asking, what happened?
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She died in a car crash a few months back. I think someone got a hold of her family somehow and that's how we found out.
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