WoW Petopia Community

A fun place to chat about hunter pets in the World of Warcraft.
Visit the Petopia homepage Petopia Homepage
It is currently Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:15 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Forum Rules: Treat others with respect. Report, don't respond. Read the complete rules.




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 156 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
Author Message
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:01 pm 
Offline
Artisan Hunter
Artisan Hunter

Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:37 pm
Posts: 612
A lot of the updated textures are really washed out and flat looking. The old ones have a bunch of gradient detail but the new ones are just so dull, like they got the base flats on the color layer filled in and got bored with it.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:52 am
Posts: 23
Realm: Silvermoon
Gender: Male
Valnaaros wrote:
Slayer1737 wrote:
hey i just thought that i should let you know that there is a whole bunch more updated pet models here https://www.mmo-champion.com/content/


I don't see anything that wasn't there yesterday : o


there are models of a few more spiders, gorillas, bats, diemetradons which will most likely become tamable in BFA and a hyena. there may be a few odd extra ones like the hyena and spiders but thats all i can see that missing atm


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:40 pm 
Offline
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter

Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:16 pm
Posts: 3302
Realm: Shadow Council
Gender: Male
Are you sure? I saw those ones there yesterday.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:47 am 
Offline
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:00 pm
Posts: 11785
Location: New zealand, auckland
Realm: dath remar
Gender: female
I'm not a huge fan of the updated look of the vanilla vultures. I dunno what bugs me about em.

_________________
I am a professional 2D animator :3
Heres my DA page
My wow model sheets (NSFW) that anyone can use!
First 251 Pokemon in Adventure time style! By me XD
Cow's art thread!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:51 am 
Offline
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:07 pm
Posts: 15713
Location: Alberta, Canada
Realm: Wyrmrest Accord US
Gender: Female
cowmuflage wrote:
I'm not a huge fan of the updated look of the vanilla vultures. I dunno what bugs me about em.

I think it might be the new art style they've been leaning toward. The textures have something of a painted, softer quality that I imagine will incorporate well into the environments once everything's in game together, but I definitely notice it when we're just looking at the models themselves. Older models had bolder shading, sharper angles, and more pronounced shapes.

_________________

Image


signature artwork by d1eselx


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:58 am 
Offline
Grand Master Hunter
Grand Master Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:21 pm
Posts: 1674
Realm: Argent Dawn-EU
Gender: Male
Vephriel wrote:
cowmuflage wrote:
I'm not a huge fan of the updated look of the vanilla vultures. I dunno what bugs me about em.

I think it might be the new art style they've been leaning toward. The textures have something of a painted, softer quality that I imagine will incorporate well into the environments once everything's in game together, but I definitely notice it when we're just looking at the models themselves. Older models had bolder shading, sharper angles, and more pronounced shapes.

From an artistic perspective, it also had to do with limitations at the time, as well as their artistic direction.

I'm not saying WoW's style was ever really "realistic", but it was definitely about forcing in as much detail as they could into - what? 512x512 texturespace? And they did a phenomenal job at that, considering. It would have been a waste for them to not pump as much detail into it as they could. It was the most detailed they could do with what they had to work with at the time.

But technology has not only changed, but so has their artistic direction. It's no longer about painting in as many details as possible, but instead about making it stylistically appealing in a timeless way. You saw it with Overwatch. They're not so much going for the most HD look possible, but more so for the style that will look good even a decade from now.

And that's what I believe these new models are. So that 5 expansions down the line, the new hyenas can still fit into the world, so that it doesn't become a case of "the technology allows us to use more polygons and higher texture resolution now. These hyenas made in BfA are dated."

_________________
Image
Kunchong for hunter pets!


Thanks to Moonlost for the awesome avatar!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:18 am 
Offline
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter

Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:16 pm
Posts: 3302
Realm: Shadow Council
Gender: Male
That's pretty much the case, Qraljar, and it is understandable. I would rather have a model that still looks good several xpacs from now than one that looks dated in just a couple. It's just something we'll have to gradually get used to.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:24 am 
Offline
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:00 pm
Posts: 11785
Location: New zealand, auckland
Realm: dath remar
Gender: female
Vephriel wrote:
cowmuflage wrote:
I'm not a huge fan of the updated look of the vanilla vultures. I dunno what bugs me about em.

I think it might be the new art style they've been leaning toward. The textures have something of a painted, softer quality that I imagine will incorporate well into the environments once everything's in game together, but I definitely notice it when we're just looking at the models themselves. Older models had bolder shading, sharper angles, and more pronounced shapes.


No I've come to realise it's the head and feet. The feet seem very oversized even comically so and the beak looks ugly, I think it's mainly the head that's putting me off and it's a shame as the classic black/orange vanilla skin is the one I use for one of the few pets I use (i've only got like 5 pets)

_________________
I am a professional 2D animator :3
Heres my DA page
My wow model sheets (NSFW) that anyone can use!
First 251 Pokemon in Adventure time style! By me XD
Cow's art thread!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:16 pm 
Offline
 Community Resource
 Community Resource
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:25 pm
Posts: 1763
Location: IL
Realm: Silver Hand (H) Scarlet Crusade (A)
Gender: Female OOC - Plays Both IC
I'm incredibly hyped that hyenas and wind serpents are FINALLY getting updates! They look amazing too! I'm very much looking forward to the Xpac.

_________________

Image
Ashaine Silverfel - <Dreadblade Assassins> - Silver Hand US - Faileas#1676
Deviantart | Facebook | Signature Shop | Flight Rising
"Not all who wander are lost."

Guildmaster • Hunter-Friendly RP Guild • Always Recruiting! • PM me!



Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:51 pm
Posts: 10
Realm: Wyrmrest Accord
For the most part, these look great to me and I'm excited! Especially the spiders oh goodness. I'm so happy tarantulas are getting proper spider fangs. Hyenas were far too long overdue as well!

I do have to echo the sentiments about preferring the darker black from the older models in most cases though... and that "white" wind serpent. Oh no. :( My main has one that's pretty important to her, and it needs to be actually white - both because I love the white in the original model and because it's important to the story I have going with my character! I hope they adjust it, or add in another, whiter version. The other colors of new model are stunning, so if we get a proper white I'll be in love! (I admit that I'll miss the scalier wings though; I really liked that look. Never realized they were supposed to be feathery.)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:58 pm 
Offline
Grand Master Hunter
Grand Master Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:10 am
Posts: 2733
Location: Québec, Canada
Realm: The Scryers (Horde side), Aman'Thul (Alliance side
Gender: male
I'm a bit late to the game, but when I saw those wind serpent updates on Wowhead... like WOW!
They've always bee my favourite pets in the game, but they were so low res and dated that I could never really justify having one now.
With these updates I am CERTAIN to have a few hunters with wind serpents now.

_________________

A bit of palindromic wisdom:
"Step on no pets!"
Casual player.. don't raid, don't PvP. Suffer from extreme altitis
I love pets - combat or non.
<That Kind of Orc> guild on The Scryers, small, casual LGBT and friends guild, join us Horde-side.



Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:01 am 
Offline
Journeyman Hunter
Journeyman Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:31 am
Posts: 129
Location: Switzerland
Realm: Argent Dawn EU
Gender: Male
Can't decide if I like the new hyenas or not...the colours are a bit...too saturated?

Anyway I'm glad that they are updating so many wow beasts and critters! I hope that they will update tallstriders too, as a tauren hunter I demand that! ;)

_________________

Image
Cloudstrider - Highmountain Tauren Hunter
Argent Dawn EU



Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:15 pm 
Offline
Grand Master Hunter
Grand Master Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:21 pm
Posts: 1674
Realm: Argent Dawn-EU
Gender: Male
Doc Privas wrote:
Can't decide if I like the new hyenas or not...the colours are a bit...too saturated?

Anyway I'm glad that they are updating so many wow beasts and critters! I hope that they will update tallstriders too, as a tauren hunter I demand that! ;)

I kinda agree. The colors, to me, are a bit over the top.

But I like these ones:

Image
Image
The second one is likely to be found on new hyena mobs in Vol'dun.

_________________
Image
Kunchong for hunter pets!


Thanks to Moonlost for the awesome avatar!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:34 pm 
Offline
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:07 pm
Posts: 15713
Location: Alberta, Canada
Realm: Wyrmrest Accord US
Gender: Female
Yeah, the hyenas look great with the natural colours, but ones like the red/purple/yellow seem a bit too saturated (which is ironic because in other cases it seems like the art team is moving away from saturated colours??). Mostly it's the lack of shading and gradient detail which gives them that play-doh sort of look. I feel like the fur needs more detailing, like the original models had (in terms of the spotting and colouration) and then it wouldn't look like such a big blank canvas.

_________________

Image


signature artwork by d1eselx


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:43 pm 
Offline
Apprentice Hunter
Apprentice Hunter

Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:00 am
Posts: 89
Realm: Azjol-Nerub
Holy cow those updated crabs, wind serpents, and tarantulas are awesome! Currently camping for Karkin again haha.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:49 pm 
Online
 Community Resource
 Community Resource
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:19 am
Posts: 13533
Location: Copenhagen- Denmark
Realm: Not playing WoW anymore :)
Gender: Female
Im not playing wow anymore but I still like to look at pets. While the new hyena and windserpents are nice, I don't feel they got the same personality as the old ones. .I dead to see what they will do to my belowed snow leopards....
Imo they should add the new but still keep the old. ..well atleast the hyena and windserpents. .they new ones just doenst look right. ...

_________________

Image


HUGE thanks to Makoes, Syleye, FeralClaw, Pingupuff, Karin,Bowno, Varethyn, Ashaine, Kishay, Aki (Täräin13), my friend Marie and some lovely ppl on Fligth Rising for my lovely sig


Flight Rising Lair


Image



Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:05 pm 
Offline
Apprentice Hunter
Apprentice Hunter

Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:00 am
Posts: 89
Realm: Azjol-Nerub
Tårnfalk wrote:
Im not playing wow anymore but I still like to look at pets. While the new hyena and windserpents are nice, I don't feel they got the same personality as the old ones. .I dead to see what they will do to my belowed snow leopards....
Imo they should add the new but still keep the old. ..well atleast the hyena and windserpents. .they new ones just doenst look right. ...


It could end up being something similar to the new bear models where there's a rare spawn using the older model for those who enjoy it. Nothing confirmed yet, but I wouldn't put something like that past them.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:35 pm 
Offline
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:43 pm
Posts: 10699
Location: In Queue.
Realm: Wyrmrest Accord, Moon Guard
Gender: Doubtful
Please excuse my terribly fast editing, my photoshop is glitching out so I had to use a program without all the features I wanted :x but-

Image

...it REALLY wouldn't take much to get a bit closer to the old skin. Yellow up the spots, turn the body a touch more orange (adding purple helps too but let's be simple about this), and turn the black a little more purple- it's not a perfect fix, but I'd really love to at least see the return of the striking yellow spots. ;_; They were the defining trait of the skin, for me, and what made it one of my favorite looks in the game.

_________________

Tumblr ~ Flight Rising
Signature by Crookfish, thank you so much!


Image



Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:36 pm 
Offline
Grand Master Hunter
Grand Master Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:21 am
Posts: 2002
Realm: Moon Guard
Gender: Female
Love that edit. I'd personally go for a bit more darker, burnt looking areas on the main coat. But I'm loving your edit so far! That would be a HUGE improvement to what blizzard gave them.

_________________

Siggy under construction!



Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Unread postPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:38 pm 
Offline
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:43 pm
Posts: 10699
Location: In Queue.
Realm: Wyrmrest Accord, Moon Guard
Gender: Doubtful
Yeah, I considered editing in the dark belly and throat the old one had, but I wanted to be minimal with the edits this time :,D That said, yeah- Ideally, I'd really, really love to see the old dark belly and face. They added a ton of character!

_________________

Tumblr ~ Flight Rising
Signature by Crookfish, thank you so much!


Image



Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 156 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group