GREY2K Promotion: Greathound Mount

Trion has started a promotion in RIFT that introduces a brand new mount, the Greathound. The promotion is in partnership with GREY2k USA Worldwide, the largest greyhound protection and adoption organization in the United States.

The idea for the mount comes from Lead Concept Artist Sven Bybee who adopted his black greyhound, Fenrir about three years ago. You can check up his story here!

Promotion Details

Between Sept 1st through to 11:59PM PDT on September 30th 2015, you can purchase Limited Edition: Greathound Troves from the RIFT Store front page. The Troves contain the usual chance at various currency, lock box gear, runes, costume bundles and other service items. There’s also a rare chance at Tier 1 accessories or the Heart of the Frozen.

They also have a rare chance of dropping the new Greathound mount.

Trion will donate 10% from the sale of each Limited Edition: Greathound Trove to GREY2k USA Worldwide. This applies worldwide, with the exclusion of the US States: Alabama, Hawaii, Massachusetts and South Carolina. You can check out full details in Trion’s article here.

Greathound Mount

Below you can see the Greathound Mount in all its glory:

RIFT Greathound Mount 1

RIFT Greathound Mount. Model: Slipmat

The mount is purple with black stripes and is modeled after the greyhound. It also has elongated ‘ear whiskers’ and a long tail.

Greathound Mount Tooltip

The Greathound mount has 155% mount speed or matches your fastest mount. It is also applied to all existing and future characters on your account once the item is consumed.

Note: It is not Amphibious.

RIFT Greathound Mount 2

RIFT Greathound Mount – Idle Animation. Model: Slipmat

When idle, the Greathound will occasionally lower itself and stretch forward. Its tail and ‘ear-whiskers’ will sway depending on its posture.

(Thanks to Slipmat for modelling!)

Check out the GREY2K USA Worldwide Promotion article here and best of luck on the Greathound mount!

Want to do more for greyhounds? Check out GREY2K USA Worldwide’s “Take Action” page!

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9 Comments on “GREY2K Promotion: Greathound Mount”

  1. gizmovision
    September 1, 2015 at 3:59 am #

    looks like a good cause, shame they had to make it a gambling affair rather than a straight mount buy in. I will not spend money for in-game gambling…

    Gambling problem call 1-800-GAMBLER

    (You buy credits with real life cash you then buy caches with those in-game credits. The Cache has an RNG [Random Number Generated) to have a mount in it, so you are gambling with real money.)

  2. NW
    September 1, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    Wow that is beautiful and I would love to purchase one… “you can purchase Limited Edition: Greathound Troves” oh… the stupid RNG boxes that target gambling to kids? Nevermind.

  3. Chickie
    September 1, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    Do you know if you can train it to swim?

    • gizmovision
      September 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

      Note: It is not Amphibious. /

      So I would guess that would be an option seeing they didn’t give it to you for nothing…

    • September 1, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

      Can’t right now. Or at least the manual doesn’t mention it in the tooltips. That said, past config file on the PTS had swimming animations listed, so it might be possible to become amphibious in the future through the swimming manual (or with a different Greathound). It’s also possible that due to time/resource constraints, they might have removed the swimming animations .kf because they might not have had time/resources to animate them.

  4. September 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    I am all for charities and such, but wouldn’t it have been better that everyone who donated $25 for example, got a mount? WIth this horrible RNG, I know many better causes to donate my money too.

  5. September 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    I absolutely agree about the ‘gambling for charity’ issues people have voiced in game and elsewhere.

    Their post talks a big game about how they ‘love canines’ and feature them in all their games, and they’re all over their office… I get wanting to make it ‘exclusive’, but I don’t think they should have intertwined gambling and charity.

    There are numerous other ways they could have raised money for this charity and rewarded players.

    Yes, everyone and their mother may have been able to get a Greathound mount with a direct payment, reducing the ‘exclusivity’, but it would have made Trion look a lot less like a pile of wet puppy poops.

    • September 9, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

      Oh, also, I went back and read through GREY2K’s website because I had an itch in the back of my mind about dog racing and gambling…

      While it does say that gambling on dogs is decreasing, it is gambling that brought these practices upon these animals, including greyhounds, horses, and even pigs.

      Gambling to raise money for a protection organization that is aiming to end an industry based and formed around gambling to the detriment of these innocent animals is…well, pretty f’d up.


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