Update: Zarhym has confirmed Running Wild as the worgen “mount” in Cataclysm.
There have been a lot of people anxiously awaiting the arrival of worgen mounts on the beta. Goblins have had their mounts for a little while now, and most people are still curious what the worgen mounts will even look like. With some of the information mined out of the most recent beta build, it looks like a worgen mount will end up being the worgen themselves.
A new racial ability called Running Wild has been added for worgen, with a 1.5-second cast time that adds the “mounted” aura to the player. The description says, “Drop to all fours to run as fast as a wild animal.” However, worgen already have their own version of Sprint called Darkflight, which gives them a temporary speed boost, but this new racial implies mounted speeds.
If this is true, then it will mean different things for different groups. For worgen druids, you never have a reason to buy a mount of any type now. For those Alliance players out there, this might mean a lack of worgen racial mounts, which will probably be compensated elsewhere to keep the number of mounts equal between Horde and Alliance. For tauren players, yes, someone else appears to be getting Plainsrunning before you.
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Wow. Tauren are going to be upset.