Today marks the introduction of Pegasus as the first premium flying mount available for purchase for StationCash. A bit of miscommunication led some to believe that purchasers of the mount would need to have completed the Gryphon Flying Mount 5-day quest in order to fly their Pegasus.
We look no further than the press notice released by Amnerys, and confirmed by sources, clearly indicating that purchasers of the Pegasus and Dark Pegasus flying mounts can IMMEDIATELY fly with them provided they are level 85+, and do not need to do the Flying Mount quest timeline.
Pegasus and Dark Pegasus mounts are now available on the Marketplace! These mounts are available to adventurers who are level 85 adventurer or crafter and higher. (Any shoppers who are below these levels will not find them available on the Marketplace, unless they uncheck the Hide Unusable filter. However, you can still use it in your appearance slot if you’re under level 85; you just can’t fly with it.) These steeds increase Ranged, Aggression, Crushing, Piercing, Slashing, Ordination, Focus, Disruption, Ministration, and Subjugation by 5.0. They also increase ground speed by 75% and air speed by 150%.
However, the Pegasus mount does not require the approval of the goahmari and can be used immediately by any adventurer level 85+ adventure or tradeskill level.
Players who wish to fly their Adventure, Tradeskill, and Collector’s Edition flying gryphons will still need to do the 5-day quest, as do Freebloods who wish to use the Cloud of Bats ability.
Note also that characters under 85 who bypass the “Show Usable Items” filter will see the mount and be able to buy it, but it will only be usable as a ground mount until the player reaches level 85.
While I wish that my $14.99/month paid to SOE was all they needed to provide me with the full experience of EQ2, I think they would experience a major backlash if customers purchased an item for $19.50 that they essentially could not use for 5 days. If I dropped $19.50 (or $6.50 if I stockpiled StationCash at triple value), I’d expect to fly immediately.