I mentioned before that when I saw the dragon mounts for Outland, I said to myself, "I must have one". Well, when I got to Northrend, I saw something that gave me that same feeling; the Mammoth Mount. The first one I saw, of course, was the Wooly Mammoth that you can buy in Dalaran along with the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth. The Wooly requires a ton of Heroic Instance runs and the Traveler's 20,000 gold. Neither are really optimal for my poor and lazy ass. Then I got to Storm Peaks and found The Sons of Hodir.
At Revered, the generous giants offer up an awesome looking Ice Mammoth and guess who hit Revered, this week? My wife. Nope, just kidding, it was me. The Ice Mammoth is neither 20k gold nor does it require a bunch Heroic Dungeon runs. Just a wee bit of faction grinding and 850 gold is all it takes to have an elephant that is much cooler than the fairly underwhelming Elekks the Draenei get. Not only that, but at Exalted, if I so choose, and I will so choose, I can get a Grand Ice Mammoth. While it isn't as awesome as the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth due to it's lack of vendors, it does share that mounts ability to carry two other passengers. That will be freaking awesome for helping friends level alts. It is also half the price at 8k gold at Exalted. I can't help it, I love huge, redonkulous mounts. Wow should have more of them.