I'm pretty much right in the same boat with Derscha on this one.
...Completely, actually. Damn near word for word. A little creepy, actually.
DERSCHA GET OUT OF MY HEAD. It's not safe in there D:
But yeah, another example of the in-character mount thing: Jonathan, I figure, as a quiet, not-actively-mentioned part of his RP, has had difficulties with actual animal mounts ever since he was turned. It wasn't until Pandaria that I actually considered him to have a real form of aerial transport. For a ground "mount", he just ran everywhere with Running Wild. But his great grandfather, the eternal wanderer that the old mage is, hit it off pretty well with the Lorewalkers, and was given one of those fascinating flying discs. The old man just couldn't help himself, and sent one to Jon as well. The fascinating thing even shrinks down to fit in the palm of one's hand, so it can even be stored in a belt pouch when not in use. Sharanka, my orc shaman, loves the goblins' style of engineering, and is quite skilled with such designs and creations herself. Even built herself a bike. Stole the plans for her Gyrocopter off a gnome she killed once. Snazzed it up a little, paintjob, a few touches. Couldn't get it to fly and keep the payload of explosives, though, so it's sadly *just* transportation.
And yeah, I don't do IC Pet battles on any of my characters. Maybe on the one or two characters it might be appropriate to have a pet like my Clock 'Em, but even then it's iffy.
And yeah, again, exact same thing with the dungeons. They won't be part of their actual canon, but I'll react in-character. More than one of my characters have said something along the lines of "You have GOT to be kidding me" upon first encountering the Wailing Caverns' final boss.
Edited by Harmarth on 4/30/2013 9:00 AM PDT