They were stress testing the Beta 1 server tonight and gave away free temporary flying mounts to anyone that wanted one. And I got to say they were awesome. I was even attacked in flight by some wyvern NPC's. You can definetly fight off the back of these babies. The world of Telon is magnificent.
Also, a patch is incoming tonight. 140 MB client side. They are patching in a lot of art and graphics. So you haters might want to take a look and see if they add in any animations you've been complaining about.
After the patch tonight free griffons will still be available in the newb towns for those that want to fly for free. Its very epic and I highly recommend you give it a try.
Servers came down at 8:15 PST and there is no ETA on when they come back up. Usually its a couple of hours though.