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Mounty uses one macro slot to operate 18 mounts.
That macro is a macro for mounting/dismounting and exiting vehicles.
The Macro Icon will be the in-game icon of the mount which will be (is being) used by the macro.
Do not name another macro with the name of ten (10) blank spaces. Mounty uses this name to identify the Mounty macro.
Why use Mounty? Quick History:
Mounty was originally created with the WotLK expansion. At the time, flying mounts could not be mounted in non-flying areas, and the mount icons were broken.
They would not "grey out" when they could not be used. You would try to mount a flying mount and be denied, then you would switch to a ground mount that you could ride and try to mount.
The Blizzard UI was broken badly concerning mounts after the expansion, so Mounty was created to overcome this difficulty.
It was a long hard labor finding every nook and cranny of Northrend and evaluating whether a flying mount could be used.
Eventually Blizzard fixed most of the issues (except Wintergrasp) and then there was Vashj'ir and a another set of problems.
Most all mounts can now be mounted anywhere, whether flight is enabled or not. Little thought needs to be given to whether we can even use a mount in a specific area.
Previously, the training, location and mount were all tied together to even get a mount to operate, and they operated at differing speeds.
Blizzard solved most of their problems by finally just making them all work everywhere at the same speed. Not something that was available to us in the past.
The original use for Mounty is now gone, but many folks (such as myself) still have use for it. We like to mount a flying mount when we can, and a riding mount when we can not.
The original utility is still there. Mounty creates a macro. When you are in an area where you cannot fly, then pressing the macro will give you a ground mount (or the mount you have chosen as a ground mount).
When you are in an area where you can fly, then the macro will operate your flying mount (or the mount you have chosen for flying areas).
When you are in an area where you can fly, and you Right-Click the macro, it will mount your selected ground mount.