Since news of Armored Netherdrakes being available to members of the top team of the Arena season, players have been questioning Blizzard on where the normal Netherdrake mounts are from. Well now Drysc has given a bit of information to help cement the rumors, in this post.
Drysc writes: "Weird, I know I posted about this last Thursday. Well anyway, the armored Netherdrake will be available through the arenas as a reward, and a Netherdrake that has a distinctly different appearance from the armored Netherdrake will be available through a quest line which has not yet been implemented. It's likely that it will be implemented with the next major content patch.
They're both epic flying mounts, just to clear up any confusion on their speed."
So where will the soon-to-be implemented quest start? Well, rumors have been going about that the Netherwing reputation will be involved - and with the quest chain to improve yourself to Neutral with this reputation - found in Shadowmoon Valley, there's a good chance this is true. Only time will tell, but players can now rest easy, knowing that there will indeed be an alternative way to obtain a Netherdrake mount, other than through the Arena system.
Drysc goes on to add: "As far as I'm aware the current plan is to make them both the same speed, which I believe is planned for 310%, a bit faster than the purchasable epic flying mounts. That's of course subject to change."
At 310% speed, this places them 30% faster than the Armored Gryphon and Wyvern variants available to players currently, and at about the same speed as a flight path gryphon or wyvern, which is certainly exciting information for players looking to obtain this mount.