Finally, I had all my ducks in a row and I flew down to Shadowmoon to visit the trainer. I hand over my 12g and get ready to craft. But what's this? My flying machine recipe doesn't say (1). Apparently they changed the mats on it at some point. Unfortunately for me I had already made the fel iron toolbox weeks ago - what am I going to do with it now??? So I had to send Krystella back to the Auction House to buy some adamantite bars. Very annoying!!
At any rate, I finally got my flyer put together and set out to explore. I donned by ultra-spectroscopic goggles and toodled around looking for gas clouds. I managed to find a few and collect a primal's worth of shadow motes, here is me looking for shadow motes in my new flyer:
Then I decided to move on to Nagrand. It was early in the evening (for me) so there wasn't much in the way of windy clouds. I did manage to find a couple though, here's a shot of me hunting for windy clouds:
After that I went to Zangarmarsh to farm water motes, but I won't bore you guys with another screen shot =)
I have to say that I really enjoyed this flyer vs. the other flying mounts in WoW. It sounds like a clunky old engine, sputtering and chugging when you fly around. Every time you land or change altitude it makes appropriate grinding or crashing noises, it's very cute. I think they did a great job with the animations and the audio effects. For those engineers out there who somehow didn't make a flying machine yet, I highly recommend it!