I can't remember anymore when or how I first heard of the Winterspring Frostsaber. It's the only epic mount in the game without any armor and that's exactly what I couldn't stand about them. I remember getting my first mount ever, a brown mare, on my PvE warrior. Gathering up 100g was such a daunting task back then, especially for my total newbie warrior, who had skinning & leatherworking as professions. (Yeah, I know! What was I thinking?) I managed though, and then I put them both on a shelf and rerolled on a PvP realm with my bestfriend, effectively starting all over again at those monumental 100g.
I arrived on this new realm equipped with the knowledge of the Wintersaber and as soon as my bestfriend heard about it, she decided she wanted it too. Knowing it'd take forever and a day before we were 60 and could even start, we set ourselves the smaller goal of dinging exalted with Darnassus for a standard, run-of-the-mill kitty at level 40. I was 42 when I got mine (by then I already had a black stallion) and she was 41 when she could get hers. We did not use any runecloth. If anyone ever tells you it's hard or expensive to get to exalted with one of the other factions on your side they don't know what they're talking about.
Then at 60, I chose the lesser of two evils and got my swift white kitty. At least it has less armor than the horses do. I promptly started the Wintersaber Trainer rep grind, but due to some
Not that it was such a bad thing, I am meant to be doing the rep grind together with the bestfriends Shammy but her laptop has longsince been diagnosed as insane and so we've both been waiting for her to afford a new PC. If there's one thing I can assure you about the Wintersaber grind, it's that a friend to grind next to you is worth more than anything. It gets lonely up there in the snow. In any case, I've been bored enough to spend this entire weekend grinding and I'm currently about halfway to Honored. I don't even wanna think about how many out of the 520 total quests needed that I've completed.
I'll be writing more about the Wintersaber later, I just got manhandled into a BM run. And I never say no to Medivh♥