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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Zulmalakhan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:20 am

Is it just me, or do those mana rays look and awful lot like Coatl? also the hunter mythic set has a naga head and theme.... my money is that the azshara expansion leak is genuine :D, they may reuse the mana ray model/skeleton for a coatl, just remove the eyes on the back and add a forked tongue, either way it looks like a primal zerg now :D awesome.

Speaking of zerg, those hell bat things, beak with wings and a tail, anyone think the'll be tameable ?

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Inay » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:59 am

Well, we miss the most important point of these new models. Talbuks are back to be long-legged antelope instead of the.. weird-muscloid thing of WoD. :D

(Also, I don't remember it being added so : Argus-talbuks love cheese, bread, fungus and fruits.)
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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by SpiritBinder » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:51 am

Zulmalakhan wrote:Is it just me, or do those mana rays look and awful lot like Coatl?
That's what I thought when I saw them too :) Maybe almost a more Couatl/Nether Ray combo, but pretty dam similar :D

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As I've not seen these in action yet, I'm going to guess simply from the shots taken it could be using the Dragon Hawk skeleton, which is neat as not may other things use that rig yet. I'm still hanging for a Windserpent Mount, Oh lord that would make me happy.

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Zulmalakhan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:06 am

Amin to that brother :D , wind serpent mount ftw, also a new more HD model using that skeleton, that looks like a cross between Hakkar and a normal wind serpent wouldn't hurt either :D, wow needs more flying snakes :D :twisted: 8-) :D

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Valnaaros » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:46 am

Inay wrote:Well, we miss the most important point of these new models. Talbuks are back to be long-legged antelope instead of the.. weird-muscloid thing of WoD. :D

(Also, I don't remember it being added so : Argus-talbuks love cheese, bread, fungus and fruits.)
I believe I posted that earlier in the thread. If not, then thanks :). Currently, they share the same diet as other stags.

@Spiritbinder. They do use the Dragonhawk rig, and come in multiple colors. As of right now, the one with the grey back and pink belly (Arguun Darkray) is the only one found, since it is the only model available in the starting area.

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by PrimalTazza » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:31 pm

The little marsuuls look great, surprised that they have a diet. I thought they looked a little too cutesie and companion pet-like. I'm just kinda surprised in general that there's still some... "normal" and uncorrupted wildlife. Who knows what the hell's actually been happening on Argus?

EITHER WAY, happy we'll have access to things that aren't blasted with glowy-green stuff.

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Valnaaros » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:07 pm

The felscarred Marsuul is bigger than some wolves. The "uncorrupted" Marsuuls are rather small. About the size of a cat battle pet (maybe a little bit bigger). Most likely, if they are made tamable, they'll grow in size.

As for why there is uncorrupted wildlife, I do not know. We'll probably learn more as more is added.

I do know, however, that the Panthara are losing hunting grounds for some reason and are now preying on the Krokul's talbuk.

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Rubbybeanne » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:33 pm

I love all these oh my goodness! I better start leveling up some of my other hunters..

Those talbulks would fit perfectly in dwarf Rubys stables *w*

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by evil950510 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:25 am

SpiritBinder wrote:
Zulmalakhan wrote:Is it just me, or do those mana rays look and awful lot like Coatl?
That's what I thought when I saw them too :) Maybe almost a more Couatl/Nether Ray combo, but pretty dam similar :D

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As I've not seen these in action yet, I'm going to guess simply from the shots taken it could be using the Dragon Hawk skeleton, which is neat as not may other things use that rig yet. I'm still hanging for a Windserpent Mount, Oh lord that would make me happy.
This could be a early use of the model that maybe used for Couatl in the next expansion that is if, as its been hinted at, will be heavily focused on Azshara. Lore wise Couatl are used by the naga for aerial support, so it a possibility that blizzard has already created the model of them and is reusing it for Nether Rays.

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Wolvaren » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:03 am

To me the new manaray's look a lot like a transformation from a game i used to play called Scaler. It was called a Doozum, looked like this
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pretty uncanny dont you think?

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Shelassa » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:06 am

Sorry if it was mentioned before, but this model also seems interesting, but something nags me that they're going to be classified as Aberrations.

I didn't see them in game or on WoWHead (although the picture is clearly from there), but Kiraser says that it is for Warp Stalkers brought from Outland by Void-touched Ethereals.

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Valnaaros » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:56 am

I agree. Their appearance doesn't seem natural at all. It is quite possible that they aren't even true Warp Stalkers, but are instead created entirely from the Void and take on the form of one. But even if they are classified as Beasts, they probably won't be tamable, seeing as they are adds for a boss encounter.

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Shelassa » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:12 am

No wonder, then, I didn't see them in the game yet :D

Yeah, being adds of encounter is like 100% "Not tameable" mark on the forehead of this beasie / Aberration x)

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Maizou » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:00 am

Shelassa wrote:Sorry if it was mentioned before, but this model also seems interesting, but something nags me that they're going to be classified as Aberrations.

I didn't see them in game or on WoWHead (although the picture is clearly from there), but Kiraser says that it is for Warp Stalkers brought from Outland by Void-touched Ethereals.
I posted about them earlier. I'm 99% certain they're in the new 5 man dungeon.

The final boss is a void naaru, and Alleria has a void model as well.

I'm assuming the naaru infects alleria, and that's why she's there, and the warpstalker will either be Alleria's pet, or a trash mob in the dungeon.

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Wain » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:08 pm

Ah well, even if the "void stalker" isn't tameable, or even a beast, for now, I'll still include it in our database since it's possible they'll add one as a future special tame, as they did Gara.

The feasels / marsuuls still seem to be one of those "maybe/maybe not" tames. Their skins are only 256x256 px, which is the same as most modern critters. Beasts are usually (but not always) 4x the size. But that doesn't preclude them from being tameable - we do have a number of pets with skins of that size, like mana wyrms, silkworms, and other crittery things.

I wish I could add official shots of all the colours of things, but there's been a chain of setbacks in getting WoW Model Viewer to work with 7.3. As soon as we get one thing working we find out something else needs updating as well. :P

The one thing I can say is that there's no new family in the database at this point, so nothing special added for marsuuls or anything. That doesn't mean one isn't coming, just that there's no framework for one yet.
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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Shelassa » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:26 pm

Hopefully, there will be another NPC using the same skin or, as Wain said, a Gara-like way to get 'em. They're seriously cool looking, even without the moving liquid Void-like effect that Gara has.

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Valnaaros » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:00 pm

Most of the Marsuuls are very small, but the Felscarred Marsuul is rather big in size. But as you said, it is hard to say which way it'll go. Just having one member of the species being big enough to be a pet is not necessarily enough to make it into a family.

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Unread post by Maizou » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:53 pm

Well, the fact the marsuuls have a diet coded in says there's a good chance they'll be tameable *eventually*.

If they were only added for critters, they wouldn't have a diet.

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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Wain » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:20 pm

Myzou wrote:Well, the fact the marsuuls have a diet coded in says there's a good chance they'll be tameable *eventually*.

If they were only added for critters, they wouldn't have a diet.
Quite possibly. But there's always a chance it's a copy artifact. Often new things have diets / wrong creature type / wrongly tameable because (I think) someone created them by copying the data from some existing beast and modifying it. But hopefully they're tameable :)
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Re: Possible Argus Pets?

Unread post by Shade » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:39 am

Wain wrote:
Myzou wrote:Well, the fact the marsuuls have a diet coded in says there's a good chance they'll be tameable *eventually*.

If they were only added for critters, they wouldn't have a diet.
Quite possibly. But there's always a chance it's a copy artifact. Often new things have diets / wrong creature type / wrongly tameable because (I think) someone created them by copying the data from some existing beast and modifying it. But hopefully they're tameable :)
Seeing as they gave us the porcupines, I would hope we get these little critters. They are so adorable, I would love to have one as a pet. And even if they are small, would it really matter? The mechanical chicken and the mechanical squirrel are tiny and it hasn't upset PVP as far as I've heard.
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wild talbuk spotted in the background of this screenshot!
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