First of all i have to say, that i'm totally new to this forum. So please just tell me kindly if my question has already been answered/discussed in another thread.
So here is what it's about:
As you know, Blizzard confirmed, that "Loot is generated upon creation.
As soon as you step into an instance, or a mob is created in the world, the loot that's going to drop has already been determined.".
And as you know, too, with wotlk all Mounts were changed to use-items, which means they are gone once learned. This is useful, as the itemquery will still show "retrieving server information" until the "Reins" have been seen by the server again.
My question: Is it possible to use the itemlinking method by just spawning an instance (ZG, utgarde, stratholme) to check if the mount is going to drop or not? And if so, do we have to reset the instance everytime we walk out or is it enough to just walk in and out? And is it necessary to walk near the Boss for him to spawn, or does he spawn upon entering the instance?