MMO-Champion just announced that Patch 4.3 will be going live this coming Tuesday, and along with this bit of news...images of the new 4.3 mounts were posted as well. Among the various Patch 4.3 mounts...the Swift Shorestrider! It look as if my second guess was correct -- the Swift Shorestrider is the turquoise skin, rather than the ivory model I'd thought it was going to be.
I'd thought that the Swift Springstrider (supposed Noblegarden mount) was going to use the turquoise model, but alas...I was wrong. That said, I'm pleased to see that Blizz is using this skin for the TCG mount. The ivory tallstrider would have been a little blah for a WoW TCG Loot mount.
With Patch 4.3 hitting live servers this Tuesday, the Patch 4.3 TCG loot will finally be redeemable. Those of you that have been waiting to redeem your Wasteland Tallstrider loot cards...Tuesday you'll be able to cash in on this amazing new Swift Shorestrider mount. Grats!
Wasteland Tallstrider loot card prices are really low right now. I expect prices will rise now that we know the mount is going to be using the unusual turquoise skin, as opposed to the much less exciting white model. Right now on eBay you can pick up the Wasteland Tallstrider loot card for under $100, but I suspect that prices will be closer to $150 by the end of next week. Better get it now if you want it! 😉
Visit the Wasteland Talstrider Loot Card page for current listings.