Earlier this year, Blizzard Entertainment paired up with Paul Jr. and his team from the television show American Choppers. The purpose was to have two choppers created – one based on the Horde and one based on the Alliance. This mini-version of the regular show was called Azeroth Choppers.
As you may recall, a vote was taken after both the choppers had been completed. Players of World of Warcraft were asked to vote for the chopper that they most wanted to see in-game. When the voting was over, it was clear that the Horde had won. Here is how to get your own, in-game version, of that chopper.
Step 1: Log into World of Warcraft between now and September 30, 2014. (That means the actual World of Warcraft game, and not the beta for the Warlords of Draenor expansion.) Doing so will cause your World of Warcraft account to be flagged to receive the Horde Chopper.
Step 2: Wait.
Step 3: Purchase the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion after it has been released.
Step 4: Load the expansion and log into the game. Your Horde Chopper will be waiting for you!
The screenshot you see above was taken on July 29, 2014. That’s Nazuga, my Orc Mage. My account has now been flagged to receive the Horde Chopper. I will receive it after I purchase and load the Warlords of Draenor expansion.
It does not matter if you actually voted for the Horde Chopper, or if you voted for the Alliance Chopper, or if you didn’t cast any vote at all. The votes are not tied to the ability to receive the Horde Chopper. Honestly, I think it would be extremely difficult and tedious for them to track the votes and then try and match the votes to each, individual player.
You do not have to log into World of Warcraft on a Horde character in order to receive the Horde Chopper. If you only play Horde, then it is pretty obvious that you are going to log in and play one of your Horde characters, though.
If you only play Alliance, your World of Warcraft account can still receive the Horde Chopper. Go ahead and log into WoW on one of your Alliance characters. Just keep in mind that the Horde Chopper can only be used by Horde characters. If you want to use the Horde Chopper, you are going to have to roll a Horde character.
I’m not sure that you actually have to play the game after you log in. It is the logging in that flags your account to receive the Horde Chopper.
For the record: I play both Horde and Alliance. I logged in and played one of my Horde characters so that I could receive the Horde Chopper. I voted for the Alliance Chopper (because I appreciated the metalworking that was required on the shield and the “carapace” part of that chopper).
UPDATE: Shortly before the deadline for obtaining the Horde Chopper, I learned that my World of Warcraft account had lapsed. Long story short, my husband and I went into Battle.Net and fixed that problem. That made me wonder if the log in I did on my Orc, Nazuga, counted anymore. So, just to be safe, I made sure that I logged in on a Horde character, again, before September 30, 2014.
The screenshot you see above was taken on September 19, 2014. It is of my Tauren Warrior, Bessimu.
UPDATE: I have now received my very own Warlord’s Deathwheel! Did you get yours? The easiest way to find out is to take a look at your Mounts. The Horde Chopper is called “Warlord’s Deathwheel”. Alliance characters cannot use this mount (but it will show up in the Mount list).
This screenshot was taken on November 23, 2014, a few weeks after the Warlords of Draenor expansion was released. I thought you had to purchase the expansion to get the mount, but no. I got it and have not yet purchased the expansion.
Not all of your Horde characters will be able to use this mount. Just like with any other mount, your character has to be a high enough level to get the Riding Profession.
Right now, my only Horde character who is big enough to use the Warlord’s Deathwheel is my Undead character. Looks like Vivisade won’t have to “share” this mount with my other Horde characters (until they get bigger).