Corehounds, Devilsaurs, and Mammoth? Oh My!!

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Corehounds, Devilsaurs, and Mammoth? Oh My!!

#1 Unread post by malikith » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:54 am

OK I know that many have and are looking for new versions of these. I want applaud the effort and hope some success is actually achieved. Both of these are exotic (which in general i cant use as it is my secondary spec. SV being my primary) Corehounds are a MUST have for Raids (in case of no shaman/mage) and Devilsaurs are the boosted BM version of a wolf. The problem is that there are only 3 skins for corehounds and 4 for devilsaurs, as such it severely limits the... personalizing... that pet choices (especially with so many available and becoming available) allow a hunter.

Any of you in Beta that can poke and prod a little to increase the awareness of this please do so.

Also wanted to throw in something I haven't seen mentioned. Mammoths. They would fit perfectly in with Rhinos, Clefthoofs and Kodos. This would actually round the family out pretty in my opinion (The current Rhino model is well...fugly imo) and add a lot of interest in BM tank pets.

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#2 Unread post by Lisaara » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:13 am

I think a mammoth would be WAY too big and I think Blizzard pretty much said they aren't going to allow us to tame bigger pets. We have a lot of issues with Devilsaur and Chimaera sizes as is. A mammoth would be 10x worse....

As for Corehounds, there were two other models but they're considered demons so are untameable. Personally, the other two models seemed too demonic to be considered beasts, as cool looking as they are.

Devilsaurs, I've never seen any others yet but I'm pretty content with what we got.

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#3 Unread post by malikith » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:23 am

Many pets shrink down so yes of course mammoth would as well. Make them the same size as Rhinos are now. And as far as Corehounds and Devilsaur...they have White models now so its pretty easy to overlay a colour over them and add several other varieties. Add a yellow overlay over a white devilsaur and BAM a gold TREX. Add a grey overlay over a white corehound and BAM...a Black Corehound.Just makes more sense that if certain pets are an absolute for a Raid then there should be a larger variety of colours available.

Variety is key to a large hunter community so it would be nice to see BM pets get some love as well. (IM SV as I said but nearly all of the hunters I know are BM and I often see the same exact models of pets around me in Raids)

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#4 Unread post by Lisaara » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:32 am

Bestial wrath makes your pets grow HUGE. That's the problem and even with the natural shrinkage, the mammoth, i feel, would still be too big. I think they're too big as mounts too. Rhinos are smaller than Mammoths so I doubt they'd shrink to the size of a rhino.

I don't think coloring overlays are a simple as just slapping on a color.

Besides, we have a TON of new pets. We've got more than enough variety for cata's release. In the future, perhaps in a year, maybe I'd like to see these pet types(except mammoth) looked at. :) I'd really wish they'd make more sporebat colors. they're even more neglected.

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#5 Unread post by Kitairra » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:42 am

And besides,Rhino's WERE considered large before...but seriously...have you ever seen the Hive Queen? Now that's large...lol! And she gets humongo(meaning HUGE!) under BW. And as far as I know,she stays her large size even after taming...unless they changed her recently,which would stink. I like big pets that make tanks sweat... :lol:

As far as Mammoths go,I'd take one in a heartbeat...even with a crappy special ability. I love tusks,what can I say? ;)



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#6 Unread post by Vephriel » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:44 am

Though mammoths aren't something I'd personally see as a pet or have any desire to tame, what's the harm in dreaming? :D We all have some special pets we'd love to see tameable. Not everyone agrees on species, but I think everything's moot in terms of what would be feasible. There are so many strange/huge/bizarre pets in game I don't think anything's truly out of the scope of possibility.

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#7 Unread post by malikith » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:46 am

Sporebats also only have 3, so I agree with you there, but sporebats are essentially PvP pets so I dont see them around often. (Id still like to see some more colours though). And actually "slapping on a colour IS quite simple i you have a white template (which both i've mentioned do). Just seems a tad off that if 3 hunters are in a raid and eahc pull out a corehound (only one will stay out for the long haul of course, that all 3 CHs are the same)

Yes mammoths are inherently larger than rhinos but to be truthful...Devilsaurs pre-Tame are...ungodly sized, so shrinkage shouldn't be much of an issue. Giant sized pets are an issue in certain old dungeons but in northrend and from what ive seen of cata..it too..is designed for large pets.

BTW. i DO love all of the pets (i could love the monkeys and foxes a bit more...)we are getting so its not me Naysaying. I just would hope that the families with small varieties (such as the sporebat you mentioned) get a tad more love.

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#8 Unread post by Kalliope » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:03 am

Sporebats are sadly not PvP pets. Dumping their AoE in one spot isn't effective unless you have a bunch of grouped casters in a battleground, which doesn't happen too often. I'm hanging onto mine for PvE, but am torn. :/

They aren't seen around often because their debuff is even more situational now than it was before. I still like 'em, but I honestly couldn't tell you when it would be practical to actually bring one. It'd have to be a pretty specific fight.

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#9 Unread post by Lisaara » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:00 am

Mali: It's cool. :3 I just personally don't see mammoths being a pet, nor would I want one and I personally don't think it fits with the rhino. i just think it'd be a whole can of problem worms ready to be opened. I do agree some families need a little more love, though! :3

Kali: you're right. I've been wanting to tame one but I've been....unsure. /cry

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#10 Unread post by Kalliope » Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:11 am

@Taluwen: They're lovable lil' critters and if you have a free stable slot to test drive one, by all means, do. They're more pretty and less practical pets, but if that's fine by the hunter, then more power to ya. :D Am still holding onto mine at this point regardless, and my stable slots are at a premium, between PvE and PvP commitments. ;)

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#11 Unread post by Raydex-of-the-dawn » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:24 am

Taluwen wrote:I think a mammoth would be WAY too big and I think Blizzard pretty much said they aren't going to allow us to tame bigger pets. We have a lot of issues with Devilsaur and Chimaera sizes as is. A mammoth would be 10x worse....

As for Corehounds, there were two other models but they're considered demons so are untameable. Personally, the other two models seemed too demonic to be considered beasts, as cool looking as they are.

Devilsaurs, I've never seen any others yet but I'm pretty content with what we got.


The two in question are the Void Hound and Chromatic Hound. The former is a demon that's based off the model, the latter is a magically altered core hound dragonkin. Probably. We're still not quite sure.

That said, I'm happy with the offerings, if only because The Beast and co are just that awesome.

Also, I think I still have an open slot. Sporebat time?

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#12 Unread post by Acherontia » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:28 pm

This post's title gave me false hope :(

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#13 Unread post by Wassa » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:48 pm

malikith wrote:And as far as Corehounds and Devilsaur...they have White models now so its pretty easy to overlay a colour over them and add several other varieties. Add a yellow overlay over a white devilsaur and BAM a gold TREX.


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#14 Unread post by Gimlion » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:18 pm

I can only think of one name for a TRex like that... LSU

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#15 Unread post by Protego » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:47 pm

There really, really should be more color choices for the current Exotic pets, yeah. I don't consider Devilsaurs very "big". They were big back in the Burning Crusade beta I'll tell ya that! lol Now wasps, now that's a big pet! Nothing's gonna surprise me nowadays with all-new tameables that Blizzard's gonna allow. Examples: Spiders made outta rocks, runed "dogs" and demonic "boars" (ect.).
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#16 Unread post by Zangor » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:55 pm

yea silithids get double the skins with the addition of the colossus models....i think every exotic should get some new skins

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#17 Unread post by Bellatryx » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:45 pm

Devilsaur with rune overlays would be AWESOME.
(why does Devilsaur feel like the singular and plural to me?)

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#18 Unread post by Gimlion » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:49 pm

Bellatryx wrote:Devilsaur with rune overlays would be AWESOME.
(why does Devilsaur feel like the singular and plural to me?)

I think thats how several 'dinosaurs' are called, even for plural. Like i think that Plesiousaur is singular and plural.

Note I could be very far from the truth, just guessing. :D

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#19 Unread post by Lisaara » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:18 pm

Kalliope wrote:@Taluwen: They're lovable lil' critters and if you have a free stable slot to test drive one, by all means, do. They're more pretty and less practical pets, but if that's fine by the hunter, then more power to ya. :D Am still holding onto mine at this point regardless, and my stable slots are at a premium, between PvE and PvP commitments. ;)

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#20 Unread post by Darkcrow » Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:42 pm

Wassa, what program did you use to do that to the Devilsaur? And where do i download it?

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