Essence Swapper undo?

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Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by HunterFTW » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:35 am

So I want to change my essence swapped Haiti back to the normal wolf look. How do I take off the Essence Swapper from him? Or is he stuck like this until I change him to another pet look?

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Xella » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:12 am

I haven't personally tried it, but:
Rarehunter1 wrote:So if anyone wants to force reset Hati into his original skin permanently after they've changed it into another creature, you can do as follows:

Go to Skull Rock cave outside of Orgrimmar.

Get 4 stacks of Felblood from the NPC's there.

Get in melee range of the last NPC and spam this macro:

/cast Cobra Shot
/tar [insert pet's name here]
/cast Essence Swapper

And Voila! After channeling your Hati will reset to good old normal sized and normal skinned Hati.

Found it out after trying to get Demon Hati back. XD
I tested all of the other ones too. As long as you can start the channel of Essence Swapper BEFORE your pet transforms, you are guaranteed that model. d=(^_-)z ...Except the Demon Skin. Then you get good old original Hati.

Super shady how it works, but as far as I know, that is the only way to currently reset Hati back to true form after swapping it out.
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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by HunterFTW » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:20 am

From what I heard that way only lasts until you dismiss your pet. So I will see if it works. if not I'm gona be ticked. I WANT HAITI BACK!!!!!!

Unfortunitly me and my pet are to high to even get hit by anything. So I'll be there for hours trying to fix something that should have come with a warning. Again I WANT HAITI BACK!!!!

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Arthur » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:44 am

Yeah try dismissing. If not, perhaps try to get them killed.

It's a known bug you can't change him back, which I find incredibly irritating they didn't bother to fix it before launch.

Glad I found out before trying it out lol.

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by HunterFTW » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:51 am

I killed him and dismissed. NOTHING worked. I even had him change to a pet then abandonded the pet. NOTHING! I might not play for awhile till this gets sorted. Its seriously upsetting me to no end. I run around seeing hunters with Haiti and his colors only upsets me. even when I am on my main druid I see that I can't help but cry knowing that this can't be revirsed. and no warning on that dame swapper.

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Rarehunter1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:14 pm

Hey, to get the felblood stacks you just gotta kill the NPC's in Melee range. Not get hit. That's why you aren't getting stacks. XD You are making it way more difficult than it is.

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by HunterFTW » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:27 pm

While I am waiting for my loading screen and my rage is just getting poked at. Does this REALLY work? I heard that someone tried it and it worked but once he summoned his pet again it went back to the essence swap appearance.

Also I am not amused cause this should have never been.

(PS I throw out that cursed swapper. I never want to see it again)

Edit: ok so this does work thank Celestia. However I'm never touching the swapper again. I shale be avoiding that thing like a cursed item.

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Aweena » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:31 pm

Lately they have blanket changed Hati back to original last night i was out questing and when i used the flight masters whistle Hati was back to normal this may have been what happened but i have left Hati as he is now the dark blue from having the bow on my titanstrike

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Pepsi Jedi » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:53 am

Tried the 'skull rock' trick. It works.. for a few seconds. As in, don't mount up and fly anywhere as when you land, hati will switch back to the essense swapped appearance.

This is a rather interesting and.. strange bug.

I'd rather Hati be stuck as 'non hait' than not have the essence swapper at all. (( I'm not going to lie, I swapped mine the second I got the essense swapper and had been waiting from launch to do so.)

That said, never getting Hati back seems a bit weird. There should be an ability to get him back, even if it's something like flying up to the temple in Northrend and essence swapping with a Hati there or something. You shouldn't lose Hati's skin forever the first time you essence swap.

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Rarehunter1 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:18 pm

You have to let the essence swapper channel the entire way whilst Hati is still in Demon form to get the permanent normal looking Hati. If you just let the buff wear off naturally, it only gives you a temporary normal Hati that reverts when dismissed.

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Pepsi Jedi » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:57 am

Ahh thank you. That took a few tries to get to work right but I appreciate it. Good to know!

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Bluefire » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:59 pm

Well it worked... in a way.
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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Rhyela » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:27 pm

D'awwww! That's so weird that you have to go through such a complicated process to get the normal Hati back. And then he's not even normal. I don't understand why there isn't some way to reverse the process. But, your tiny Hati is super cute!

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Pepsi Jedi » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:26 pm

Oh the process works if you do it right. You just have to do it all the way. took me a number of tries but I got hati back.

Thing is.. with it as it is... I'm not sure they won't 'change it' so that 'Fix" doesn't work.. which makes me hesitant to Essence swap Hati. least I lose it forever... which wouldn't be the worst thing in the world but one I kinda wonder about.

Why WOULDN'T"T they have a switch back mechanic? Seems like a pretty big bug for a class defining thing.

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Pepsi Jedi » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:30 pm

Bluefire wrote:Well it worked... in a way.

I imagine if you take a flight point or something he'll pop back normal.

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Shelassa » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:01 pm

Hmn, I've used the "Skull Rock" trick to swap Hati's appearance back to default multiple times in the past, but today for some reason I can't make it work. The "Stormbound" buff won't fall off from the wolf and he'd switch back to Essence Swapped appearance at any action (mounting, flying, teleporting, re-summoning, etc.).

Can anyone please check it out whether something has changed and it stopped working or if I hit a stupid moment today? :D

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Wain » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:03 am

I saw a post (about a week ago?) that they're looking at addressing a lot of the complaints about hunters. I know most of those things are about balance and enjoyment of the class, but hopefully they'll also address oversights like this. It was something pointed out by early Beta but they clearly didn't have time to look at by release. It's something that is pretty essential and highly unlikely to be intended the way it is.
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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by Teigan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:40 pm

It's bizarre to me that they would create the essence swapper and not have a way to change back. At the very, very least the swapper should have a warning that it is permanent. It just seems careless and sloppy to me. It also makes me think of that old show Quantum Leap :lol: "hoping each time that the next leap would be the leap home" Poor Hati. Him and Scott Bakula's character could bond. Anyway, I'm dying to use it but I won't until I know I can get old Hati back. And to think I utterly loathed that wolf at one point...

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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by GormanGhaste » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:33 am

The way I would do it would be to have it revert if you target Hati while using it.
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Re: Essence Swapper undo?

Unread post by zedxrgal » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:37 pm

Dumb idea here. (I'm full of these today :roll: ) If trying to turn him back doesn't work why not just tame a Bloodstalker Alpha real quick, swap Hati with that then release the tamed wolf? I know it's not exactly Hati but it's close. Hati's natural lightning effect would lighten it up too.
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