Pwncess wrote:They might look the same, as someone had made an example of Humar and Pitch, but they're not.
I know there is a huge difference.
With both examples of Humar/Pitch and Rak/Shy, one is so flippin easy to get (and with the looks of the next patch, will be even easier to get Shy.)
and the other is a rare elite.
So while they may share a skin, it's the fact that you know you sat and camped the rare spawn for the very reason that you are a hunter and you camp the rare, hard-to-find pets, regardless of the fact they share a skin with a common.
THIS is exactly why I was so upset when they took away the (Elite) in my Humar's name after the tame. People would comment about it since they knew he wasn't Pitch because of the elite by his name. I want that back more than anything, so people can see that we don't just always take the easy way out when camping a rare; that we actually did the hard work that requires patience that most don't have....which is why not everyone plays hunters. (:
So yeah, like I said before, I am glad that people who understand where I'm coming from in this post that having Rak back to his aqua skin makes a huge difference to a lot of people. While I'm personally saddened to learn the "rare to me" white tiger model that I fell in love with will be made common, I can still get it if I really decide to have one around. (I've already abandoned mine since I already have Shy in my stable.) While the white tiger model will become common, at least we know it won't be gone. Just because it's not Rak anymore doesn't mean it can't be special to you. You can love having a pet that is a common model if you really love that model. They don't all have to be rares. ^_^
Most of the older rares aren't rare elites anymore anyway so the chances of your rare pet saying elite are slim to none.
And Wain: Understandable. As I've said before, I'm happy for the people getting their old pet back; like you said, a LOT more people would have had Rak's old skin and not the new one. My gripe is with the people who are treating those of us who liked the white skin like we don't matter. They didn't like being treated like crap when their Rak skinned changed and we feel the same.
Getting rid of my white Rak was the second hardest pet I've ever gotten rid of (my troll's Loque being the first, but now she has him back <3). It makes me really happy that Sambas and I were able to hit it off; if we weren't, I wasn't sure what I was going to do for a cat pet. It took me forever to find one I clicked with the first time.