New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Slapperfish » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:58 am

...Oh wow. They actually went out of their way to make a whole new model for once instead of another model rehash.

Now watch as Blizzard MAGICALLY turns it into 15 other mobs and 7 bosses!

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by dragonaa » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:17 am

:lol: i agree but it is very nice

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Wain » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:38 am

Slapperfish wrote:...Oh wow. They actually went out of their way to make a whole new model for once instead of another model rehash.

Now watch as Blizzard MAGICALLY turns it into 15 other mobs and 7 bosses!
Why wouldn't they? That's a freaking huge amount of work to develop a brand new model to be thrown away after the first use.
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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Kalliope » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:45 am

Wain wrote:
Slapperfish wrote:...Oh wow. They actually went out of their way to make a whole new model for once instead of another model rehash.

Now watch as Blizzard MAGICALLY turns it into 15 other mobs and 7 bosses!
Why wouldn't they? That's a freaking huge amount of work to develop a brand new model to be thrown away after the first use.
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What Wain said. Seriously, it takes a lot of time and effort to create these gorgeous models; why shouldn't Blizzard get extra mileage out of them?

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Lisaara » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:08 am

Wain wrote:
Slapperfish wrote:...Oh wow. They actually went out of their way to make a whole new model for once instead of another model rehash.

Now watch as Blizzard MAGICALLY turns it into 15 other mobs and 7 bosses!
Why wouldn't they? That's a freaking huge amount of work to develop a brand new model to be thrown away after the first use.
QFT, Wain. Mount rehashes arent bad. Most of them you'd never notice unless you were really looking for it or are very pessimistic. XD

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by dragonaa » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:10 am

i dont mind rehashs i think alot of them are quite nice but this mount is awesome and my new goal in life is to get it :D

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by SpiritBinder » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:53 am

Here a "rehash" for you.... Did you ever notice that a Nether Ray and a Dragonhawk have the exact same core skeleton and animations..? yet they are so very very different. If you give blizzard a chance, you will be surprised at what they can do with a few clever changes. ;)

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Kalliope » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:03 am

Spiritbinder wrote:Here a "rehash" for you.... Did you ever notice that a Nether Ray and a Dragonhawk have the exact same core skeleton and animations..? yet they are so very very different. If you give blizzard a chance, you will be surprised at what they can do with a few clever changes. ;)
It's true! They've gotten a lot of mileage from that skeleton.

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Lisaara » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:18 pm

Kalliope wrote:
Spiritbinder wrote:Here a "rehash" for you.... Did you ever notice that a Nether Ray and a Dragonhawk have the exact same core skeleton and animations..? yet they are so very very different. If you give blizzard a chance, you will be surprised at what they can do with a few clever changes. ;)
It's true! They've gotten a lot of mileage from that skeleton.
Indeed! So rehashes arent bad in the slightest.

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Schwert » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:55 pm

I just swapped between a dragonhawk and a Nether Ray and my mind was blown.

Wouldn't mind more mounts with this skeleton.
It looks cool. Wouldn't be surprised if we got basic colours in MoP of this beast.

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Miacoda » Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:52 am

God... I finally got WMV working right again and after looking at all of the animations... I SERIOUSLY NEED this mount. I have just absolutely fallen in love. I'd trade Ashes of Al'ar for this any day if I could.

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Vephriel » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:28 am

Ooh, Mia's right. The actual flight animation has proper wing propulsion, in the video they only showed the idle one which has that odd backwards motion.

It has a swim animation too that's really neat, it's a side meander similar to serpents. :D

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Miacoda » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:30 am

And did you see the mount special?? IT DOES A BACK FLIP!!!! Gimme! /beg

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Seilahyn » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:53 am

How and/or where did you find it in the WMV? I must know.

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Vephriel » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:56 am

If you have the PTR downloaded and updated, just make sure WMV is set to read the PTR files rather than your actualy WoW folder. It's in there under chromaticdragon and such. :)

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Seilahyn » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:58 am

Vephriel wrote:If you have the PTR downloaded and updated, just make sure WMV is set to read the PTR files rather than your actualy WoW folder. It's in there under chromaticdragon and such. :)
Ah, no wonder I couldn't find it then. I haven't updated the PTR in a while. Thanks, I'll have to do that now.

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Reimmi » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:20 am

I really hope this isn't the rogue legendary mount, this is unlike the staff legendary in that it's a unique model, i really don't want to see rogues on it knowing i'll never get one. :(

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Unread post by Seilahyn » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:16 am

Wow.. that looks like a very spastic mount to ride. His flight animation is very fast and even the back flip /mountspecial. It looks like a sped up Dragonhawk the way he "swims" through the air. I could totally see people getting "sea sick" while riding it. No ground animations yet, I see.

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Lisaara » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:11 am

Reimmi wrote:I really hope this isn't the rogue legendary mount, this is unlike the staff legendary in that it's a unique model, i really don't want to see rogues on it knowing i'll never get one. :(
Nah it's not. Rogue's dont get a mount -per se. They just get wings.

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Re: New Models - Chromatic Dragon and Chromatic Dragon Mount

Unread post by Nubhorns » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:13 am

Jessibelle wrote:
Reimmi wrote:I really hope this isn't the rogue legendary mount, this is unlike the staff legendary in that it's a unique model, i really don't want to see rogues on it knowing i'll never get one. :(
Nah it's not. Rogue's dont get a mount -per se. They just get wings.
Which, to clarify last I heard, aren't even a mount at all, but rather a slowfall:
Blizzard wrote:In addition, the wings which can be spread on command (with no combat benefit) to slow a rapid descent, allowing the rogue to slowly fall to the ground... or enact a little death from above! [source]
The wings also appear on the combat proc as well, but unless it's been changed rogues do not get a legendary mount, wings or dragon or otherwise. :P

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