Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

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Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by azurelith » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:28 am

I remember noticing this once before but I forgot to post it. I got bored enough to go on a random taming spree and tamed this weird little bat again.
Originally this bat is carrying around npcs on its back and in its's claws. These drop off after taming but for some reason this bat seems to fly a lot lower than other bats. It flies like a normal bat until you start walking or running where it flies so low as to sink partially into the ground. It has this problem even on flat surfaces. This behavior continues after resummoning and death.

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Slapperfish » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:46 am

Finally, a Bat that isn't vision-obscuring! :lol:

But in all seriousness, I actually knew about this myself for some time. I was eventually going to post about it on the forums, but somehow I ended up forgetting about it. :P

I believe it's actually using the "riding bat" model (the same one used for Undead flight paths) instead of the "normal" model. The profile picture is different as well.

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by ashdawn » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:57 am

where can i tame this bat! :O

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Qinni » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:13 am

Okay I have to admit. This is pretty damn cool and funny.

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Slapperfish » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:34 am

ashdawn wrote:where can i tame this bat! :O
Kun-Lai Summit.

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Tsuki » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:15 pm

Must tame
Must name Groundskimmer

... or perhaps Fidget?
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Unread post by Slapperfish » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:52 pm

I nerfed named mine ToTheGround! :lol:

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Tahlian » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:35 pm

I'm toying with the idea of naming Tahl's after some sort of vacuum cleaner, since it likes to ground-surf all the time. :lol:

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Wain » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:25 am

Roomba? :)

I hadn't realized this one was bugged. I'll let Noah know, since it's obviously a bit weird ;)
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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by pop » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:17 am

Landbat

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Tahlian » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:32 am

Awww...Wain! I find the little guy's odd habit endearing. Could he still please hang out - kinda low? It seems like some folks don't like bats always up in their faces, and I'm one of them. It'd be nice to have the option of a lower-sitting version of the pet.

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Celibie » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:27 am

also, is it just me or are the bats ears extremely floppy

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Slapperfish » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:09 am

Celibie wrote:also, is it just me or are the bats ears extremely floppy
Nope, you're right. The "riding bat" model's ears sway around when it's standing still, whereas the the normal bat model's ears are a little more static.


Here's the Trained Jibberwing's model (ignore the fact that it's missing its wings, the model viewer couldn't render the wing textures normally for the regular bat model so I removed the wing geosets for both models):
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And, by comparison, here's a normal bat:
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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Wain » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:58 am

OK, the floppy-eared thing is cute :)
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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by pop » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:44 am

Yes, please don't take away my floppy eared landbat. I finally have the perfect pet for my undead.

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Boven » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:02 pm

Slapperfish wrote:
ashdawn wrote:where can i tame this bat! :O
Kun-Lai Summit.
Huh. I don't remember ever coming across those when my chars went through Kun Lai. Are they easily accessible or do you have to wait on a hillside for some to fly nearby?

I'm gonna have to tame one of them. It'll be either Hoover or Electrolux.

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Slapperfish » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:28 pm

Boven wrote:
Slapperfish wrote:
ashdawn wrote:where can i tame this bat! :O
Kun-Lai Summit.
Huh. I don't remember ever coming across those when my chars went through Kun Lai. Are they easily accessible or do you have to wait on a hillside for some to fly nearby?

I'm gonna have to tame one of them. It'll be either Hoover or Electrolux.
There seem to only be a few that fly about at a given time. They're pretty darn fast, so you may miss several opportunities to tame one. I suggest observing where their path travels through on the minimap and waiting right under it in preparation.

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Tahlian » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:02 pm

I got mine by writing a macro to target the bat, then cast distracting shot to bring it to land. Then I hung out over the highest bit of land I could find that was on their route, to minimize the falling damage, flew around till the bat came by, popped the macro to auto-dismount mid-air, and hit tame as soon as I hit the ground and he got close enough. It hurt some, but I got my bat. And for his name, Dyson is currently the front-runner...that, or Landshark. :lol:

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Kalliope » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:46 pm

Aww, I remember these guys from beta! I didn't realize the model was different, though. :)

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Re: Unusual Bat- Trained Jibberwing

Unread post by Ariamodasu » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:36 am

Just grabbed one and named him Downunder. I'm not a bat fan but definitely want this bit of silliness for however long it lasts!
My main's a Druid so I of course love critters. That counts for something right? Right?

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