Though I’m excited about the new jewelcrafting panther mounts, particularly for a guild mate of mine who’s a collector, I have to admit that the recent comment from Wryxian made my blood run cold. Specifically this little gem (gem? Get it?):
”These will be Jewelcrafter recipes and we're not actually completely decided on whether there will be a recipe for each colour, or whether the creation of one will produce one of the four colours at random.”
Please, please, please do NOT make these random. I understand why you might take that route, but it would be monumentally stupid to make a hugely expensive mount and then see someone spend a fortune getting three yellow ones in their aim for the black.
Seriously. Don’t do it. It’s not compelling, interesting, or fun to throw gold away, particularly when (like me) you can’t generally be arsed farming it.
Separate patterns only. You know it’s the right thing to do.