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25,000 griffons!

I love to play a game and not know exactly where the journey is taking me or what I’ll find along the way. I think many of you feel the same way, and you’ve been great at spoiler-tagging your posts to preserve that sense of discovery for other players.

With Path of Fire we left griffons unannounced so that players could discover them. We watched with excitement this past weekend as the community pieced together the path and the first players unlocked their griffons.

Since Saturday night when the first 349 players acquired their griffons, the number of griffons in the world has grown exponentially with each passing day. We hit a milestone today: 25,000 of you now have your griffons. You’re out there in the skies over the major cities showing off your new mounts. With 25,000 griffons flying around, I think it’s safe to say that the griffon is no longer a spoiler.

It’s been fun to see your videos of griffon aerobatics in various places in the world. Now that the griffon is no longer a spoiler, unleash your creativity! Let’s see what you can do.

Mo

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  • Cyprien.4208Cyprien.4208 Member ✭✭
    edited September 29

    Nothing is really a secret by time something released or even before everyone already knows about it. It's the one good or bad thing about the internet.

  • Wooow...that's a lot of gold removed from the game. It was the perfect amount, hefty enough to take a nice chunk of gold out of players hands but not too hefty to push a lot of people away from getting it. I love my griffon and happily forked over the gold for him. Love the model and love the mechanics, you can use him simply as a expanded glider or you can try to be clever and really pull some neat things with his abilities.

  • Duelight.7198Duelight.7198 Member ✭✭

    Now we need wyvern. Tyrians the ultimate champions of the dragons.

  • Thank you devs for adding the Griffon. Looking forward to getting mine. Looking forward to more flying mounts in the coming expansions. Make it happen please:)

  • Crise.9401Crise.9401 Member ✭✭

    @etsubmariner.4690 said:
    How much did that make Anet in gem transactions, I wonder.

    If you are referring to the 250g price tag, that actually is not that much gold, especially when you can get it in 25g chunks over time.

    So only the most hasty people that didn't have any materials or laurels to liquidate (likely only brand new players) would have seen the need to resort to transferring gems to gold. Either way, it is probably literally impossible to tell, as expansion alone, coupled with recent gem store updates will make the exchange fluctuate, even a rough estimate would be useless.

    I know Anet likes to track a lot of things in their game, but I highly doubt even they know, it is unlikely that they would have flagged gold originating from the exchange at the level of individual purchases of random vendor items.

  • Crise.9401Crise.9401 Member ✭✭

    @Cyprien.4208 said:
    Nothing is really a secret by time something released or even before everyone already knows about it. It's the one good or bad thing about the internet.

    I think that is bit of an over generalization, f.ex., sure I knew about the griffon on a very superficial level (because leaks), however, I merely assumed it had been cut or held back because of one reason or another. Frankly I was too busy playing to even remember the thing until much later after release. When someone mentioned the griffon in our guild chat at first I was sure they were joking (the leaks weren't exactly at the forefront of my mind at that moment).

    There is a huge difference between it being officially announced pre-release and it just existing as a leak somewhere on the internet.

  • Wait... there are griffons?!

  • Just a flesh wound.3589Just a flesh wound.3589 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 29

    Well, now we know that at least 25,000 people are playing the game. ^^

    I wonder if you would tell us what % of PoF owners have a griffin. Inquiring minds need to know you know.

    Be careful what you ask for. ANet might give it to you

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭

    @pah.4931 said:
    SPOILER ALERT: I don't have a Griffon yet.

    Best quote of the day!

  • Game of Bones.8975Game of Bones.8975 Member ✭✭✭

    Next vid: D/E taking out a Griffon-rider from the next map.

  • Myrdreth.6829Myrdreth.6829 Member ✭✭✭

    Thank you so much for adding the griffon mount into the game. That really made me happy :D The design is beautiful and the animation is great! Love it!

  • VaaCrow.3076VaaCrow.3076 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 29

    @Endless Soul.5178 said:

    Since Saturday night when the first 349 players acquired their griffons raced through the content.

    > :)

    Sad that you had to take a jab at them.

    Madness Rises [Rise] Of Gunnar's Hold, represent.

  • UnbentMars.9126UnbentMars.9126 Member ✭✭✭

    @Endless Soul.5178 said:

    Since Saturday night when the first 349 players acquired their griffons raced through the content.

    :)

    Race through it on the first character to get masteries and griffon out of the way, then do it slow on alts to really enjoy it after you've gotten most of the necessary grind dealt with. Sounds good to me! As one of the 25,000 (as of last night), I'm excited to go back through everything so I can enjoy it without the frustration of not being able to make that one jump or not being able to take any of the sand portals.

    "Beware those who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master."
    Tempest, Spellbreaker, Mirage, Scourge
    [AGNY] - Eternal Agony Guild, Sanctum of Rall

  • Opopanax.1803Opopanax.1803 Member ✭✭

    Sort of sad that they basically invalidated gliding.

  • ThomasC.1056ThomasC.1056 Member ✭✭✭

    I understand it's delightful to see so many people getting involved in the game, and I share the feeling.

    Now, I'm not really sure it's such a good thing to brag about 25000 people being able to get the endgame content in less than one week... :/

  • @etsubmariner.4690 said:
    How much did that make Anet in gem transactions, I wonder.

    Last time I checked, it would cost me $20 to exchange gems to 250g. Assuming that 25k purchased gems for exchange, that would have made ArenaNet $500k in just one week. However, that's a lot of assumptions.

  • So since we all know that Griffon mount was added to the game, can we get some Mount skins released ! i can't wait to ride on a dragon or a big dog, Or The unicorn finisher with rainbows lmao. Maybe even a giant snake , or riding on lord farens back. So many creative ideas. GG Programmers you have done an awesome job with the animations ! keep up the good work. Also i can NOT wait for Super Adventure Box Mounts. You know its coming! they made gliders ! So yea !

  • Crise.9401Crise.9401 Member ✭✭
    edited September 29

    @Sazukikrah.5036 said:
    So since we all know that Griffon mount was added to the game, can we get some Mount skins released ! -- Also i can NOT wait for Super Adventure Box Mounts. You know its coming! they made gliders ! So yea !

    If there will not be a beedog mount skin (or I guess shortcut eagle) at some point in the future we are definitely going to have a problem :)

  • kamykaze.5904kamykaze.5904 Member ✭✭

    So, can i have some of that gold as a donation, please? :)

    I'm even going to establish a charity for Choyas and fund some of it, i swear. I'm calling it the World Choya Initiative (WCI) The right for any Choya to be a Pinata!

  • Kaizoku.1298Kaizoku.1298 Member ✭✭

    The griffon mount is the best! Especially at mastery 3, it's so fun! Thanks for adding it!!!

  • Feothyr.6072Feothyr.6072 Member ✭✭

    Absolutely love the griffon! Soaring through the sky at Kormir's temple is so much fun :D Thanks for adding it and a special thanks for keeping it secret - made the discovery that much better! ^_^

    On a side note: Yay, I'm one of the 349! :3

  • Lusts.3890Lusts.3890 Member ✭✭

    That feel when you don't have the 250g to get the griffon. </3

  • Avelione.6075Avelione.6075 Member ✭✭

    @Lusts.3890 said:
    That feel when you don't have the 250g to get the griffon. </3

    It's quite "easy" to get 250 gold if you trade for a while.

    Also, I don't have a griffon yet, cause I'm taking the game easy (and I got stuck on the Soul Eater, thanks ANet ;p) but griffon seems to be super cool, but I dont wanna hurry... arghh, frustrating at times. Though I'll stay in my "delight with the game slowly" mode.

  • I'd like to thank David of qT for my griffon mount. Without the wonderful community of qT, there wouldn't have been a food spike in interest that I rode as long as I could (which was totaled 400g) for my mount! #4thDayGriffonPerson

  • LUST.7241LUST.7241 Member ✭✭✭

    @Duelight.7198 said:
    Now we need wyvern. Tyrians the ultimate champions of the dragons.

    We're gonna ride Aurene soon. :)

    All my alts are storage for my Engi main.

  • They look like a lot of fun and ive been making appreciative noises when ive seen them doing Bounties, I will be getting one for sure.

    The thing is - I love my raptor.

    We bonded, she has a name and I still like her despite her unceremoniously dumping me off cliffs when she slides to a halt too late. So although it will make my life easier retiring her when I get the Griffon because it does everything I think im still going to be flailing across ravines with my Raptor :3

  • @Ashen.2907 said:
    I just want to say thank you for including griffons. They are my favorite mythical creature. When the possibility of mounts coming to the game first came to my attention I assumed that a griffon would not be an option. Thank you for proving me wrong.

    Now I just need to get one.

    They're my fave too! I even named my guild, "The Gryphons Aerie". Finally got started working on mine. Can't wait to get her permanently.

    Guild Leader of The Gryphons Aerie [REST], a NA-based, PvE family.

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