|The subject of this article could only be obtained prior to patch 8.2.5.
Swift Zhevra was originally the first special mount that players could earn only through the Recruit-A-Friend program. Prior to April 27, 2010, it was possible to earn this mount as a reward bonus of the Recruit-A-Friend system, once the recruit had bought World of Warcraft and 60 days of playtime. This reward bonus was then replaced by the .
The mount was mailed in-game to the selected character by Master Handler Sylvester. With the item is a rather unique letter:
FROM: Nesingwary Exotic Mount Supply Co. LLC
CONTENTS OF CRATE:
- One (1) Zhevra
- One (1) Zhevra Saddle
- Four (4) Zhevra Hooves
- Two (2) Spare Zhevra Hooves
- DO NOT OBSTRUCT AIR HOLES -
Patches and hotfixes
- Patch 8.2.5 (2019-09-24): No longer obtainable with the new Recruit-A-Friend system.
- Patch 5.4.1 (2013-10-29): Available once again.
- Hotfix (2010-04-27): "Time is running out for those who wish to claim their Zhevra, as the launch of the X-53 Touring Rocket is now scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 27! If you’ve fulfilled all of the Recruit-A-Friend requirements necessary to claim a mount now but choose not to claim the Zhevra, you will be able to claim the X-53 Touring Rocket instead once it launches. Sounds like they’re firing it up for a final test run now..."
- Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): Added.