Ashenvale's Ghostpaw Runner... spirit wolf ability....

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Ashenvale's Ghostpaw Runner... spirit wolf ability....

#1 Unread post by Pent » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:29 pm

I am not sure if this is on the live servers or not, but I could not find anythig about it anywhere so I'll ask (or inform) people here.

I was playing the beta and I was flying around Southern Darkshore just looking to see if I saw any striders (or the Strider Clutchmother) around.... I didn't find any striders anywhere I looked in Darkshore but as I was flying back to Zoram'gar Outpost I noticed something very strange...

I am sure most of you know about the Ghostpaw Runner wolf model in Ashenvale and how it is REALLY white... well... what I saw was a Ghostpaw Runner fighting a Wild Buck and when the Runner started to lose health it morphed in a Spirit Wolf. I noticed the skill, "Ghostform", it used and it said, "Additional Abilities Unlocked".

So I did what any normal hunter would do... I jumped off of my mount and knew I had no time (or the hate I needed) to tame, so I threw a Beast Lore at it... tameable. As soon as the NPC fight was over the wolf turned back into the regular Runner skin.

So I waited...

Finally after 15min or so I saw another fight going on and as soon as the wolf changed I threw a Tame Beast at it to get some hate (I couldn't hit it or it would probably die from one hit), cancelled the Tame, shot the Buck, and then put Tame Beast back on the spirit wolf... ...now my heart was racing.

Well... as soon as it was tamed it reverted back to its original skin... :cry:

So I abandoned it and went on my way...

I am only posting here about it to let people know about the morphing and to see if anyone else has heard of that.

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Re: Ashenvale's Ghostpaw Runner... spirit wolf ability....

#2 Unread post by Ebonrook » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:31 pm

Oh man... Blizzard seems pretty intent to flaunt all these ghost wolf mobs in front of us. Good try though, Pen, and thanks for sharing.

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#3 Unread post by Teigan » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:49 pm

Why do they insist on doing that? /sigh

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#4 Unread post by Vephriel » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:52 pm

Wow, great find! Even if it didn't turn out to be a tameable ghost wolf, I still commend you on testing that out. :) I think the fact that they have such a transformation is very interesting and worth keeping tabs on regardless.

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#5 Unread post by Hawkshadow » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:26 pm

did you by chance try the trick that was used when the worgen tameable? have to be surv spec for the sleep shot. figure out what % health he morphs at, put him to sleep then time your tame so the second he is tamed is when he morphs into ghost wolf. not sure if it will work and you will prob have to use low level spells.....and prob a low level bow >.>


test it out and see tho =D
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#6 Unread post by Siliverin » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:37 pm

ive never seen it... something to look into for sure!
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#7 Unread post by mpd_84 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:49 pm

i wonder if they did that to see if anyone would notice and find a way to tame it with that skin?

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#8 Unread post by Pent » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:04 pm

Hawkshadow wrote:did you by chance try the trick that was used when the worgen tameable? have to be surv spec for the sleep shot. figure out what % health he morphs at, put him to sleep then time your tame so the second he is tamed is when he morphs into ghost wolf. not sure if it will work and you will prob have to use low level spells.....and prob a low level bow >.>


test it out and see tho =D

I'll leave that up to someone else. I did tame the worgen back then and it was a pain.

My hunter is L.80 so even if I threw pebbles at it it would probably die in two hits, but I am sure a L.20 hunter could mess with it and figure it out.

Here is something to think about... if it does work Blizzard would probably let you keep it considering I don't foresee the Spirit Wolf becoming a playable race in the near future.
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#9 Unread post by Ryai » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:05 pm

Or easier way; Hibernate-damage-hibernate-damage-hibernate. Sleeping an animal afik produces no further threat or pulls the mob off the hunter, aslong asd the hunter whacks away.

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#10 Unread post by Bulletdance » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:18 pm

I wonder if they are place holders and the wolves in live will eventually be the ghost wolves... But it seems unlikely.

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#11 Unread post by Sarayana » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:00 am

mpd_84 wrote:i wonder if they did that to see if anyone would notice and find a way to tame it with that skin?
Hah! I wouldn't be surprised... >.>

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#12 Unread post by Kalliope » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:18 am

I'm still curious about the ghost wolf that was spotted in the worgen starting zone...if it's like a Tauren spirit guide or if it's a tameable pet. Seeing these wolves take on a ghost wolf form really makes me wonder if Blizzard is toying with us...

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#13 Unread post by Pent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:47 am

Kalliope wrote:I'm still curious about the ghost wolf that was spotted in the worgen starting zone...if it's like a Tauren spirit guide or if it's a tameable pet. Seeing these wolves take on a ghost wolf form really makes me wonder if Blizzard is toying with us...
Hmm... I have been through the Worgen zone twice almost.

Worgen Rogue all the way through til it warps me out, and Worgen Hunter to about half way through...

I have never seen the ghost wolf there unless I am just not remembering it... which is a good possibility considering what else I have been doing on the beta.
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#14 Unread post by Kalliope » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:15 am

pentupanger wrote:
Kalliope wrote:I'm still curious about the ghost wolf that was spotted in the worgen starting zone...if it's like a Tauren spirit guide or if it's a tameable pet. Seeing these wolves take on a ghost wolf form really makes me wonder if Blizzard is toying with us...
Hmm... I have been through the Worgen zone twice almost.

Worgen Rogue all the way through til it warps me out, and Worgen Hunter to about half way through...

I have never seen the ghost wolf there unless I am just not remembering it... which is a good possibility considering what else I have been doing on the beta.
There was a brief video link posted in the foxes thread that does indeed appear to have a ghost wolf tossed into the background of it.

It could just be part of a quest or something.

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#15 Unread post by Victorelle » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:20 am

maybe you have to punch it and when it changes when you have agro tame it :P

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#16 Unread post by Pent » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:54 am

Kalliope wrote:
pentupanger wrote:
Kalliope wrote:I'm still curious about the ghost wolf that was spotted in the worgen starting zone...if it's like a Tauren spirit guide or if it's a tameable pet. Seeing these wolves take on a ghost wolf form really makes me wonder if Blizzard is toying with us...
Hmm... I have been through the Worgen zone twice almost.

Worgen Rogue all the way through til it warps me out, and Worgen Hunter to about half way through...

I have never seen the ghost wolf there unless I am just not remembering it... which is a good possibility considering what else I have been doing on the beta.
There was a brief video link posted in the foxes thread that does indeed appear to have a ghost wolf tossed into the background of it.

It could just be part of a quest or something.
Ahh, I just watched the video and I remember it now. Sadly it isn't tameable... especially since the area it is in is an instance (not dungeon... think DK starting area).

It is a NPC that you talk to in order to complete a quest and start a new quest.
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#17 Unread post by Kalliope » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:14 am

pentupanger wrote:Ahh, I just watched the video and I remember it now. Sadly it isn't tameable... especially since the area it is in is an instance (not dungeon... think DK starting area).

It is a NPC that you talk to in order to complete a quest and start a new quest.
Thanks for confirming that - and bummer. -_-

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#18 Unread post by Makoes » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:22 am

Did you happen to notice whether or not this wolf had an ability in its spell book to reflect it turning into a ghost wolf? Cold it be a new wolf ability?

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#19 Unread post by FuzzyDolly » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:05 am

Makoes wrote:Did you happen to notice whether or not this wolf had an ability in its spell book to reflect it turning into a ghost wolf? Cold it be a new wolf ability?
^^^ This. Maybe it's an ability when it's in battle like furious howl, spirit strike, etc.

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#20 Unread post by Kalliope » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:11 am

http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=78837 and http://cata.wowhead.com/spell=78703 seem to indicate that it's a cosmetic change only at this time.

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