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#1 Unread post by Wain » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:14 am

A number of cloud serpents have been switched from dragonkin to beasts in this last build.

I say "switched" because these are pre-existing mobs, not new ones that have been accidentally set that way. What the developers' intention is in doing so, I don't know yet, but I wanted to set up a thread to track them.

All except a few special ones do seem more like wild beasts than sapient beings, and they're not like real dragons at all. I suspect that protodrakes in Northrend could easily have gone the same way.

Anyway, here's a list of the ones that are now beasts (and no, none are tameable. You wish! :D )

Image Wild Onyx Serpent, Level 90 Elite, Mount Neverest, KLS - regular, black
Image Subjugated Serpent, Level 90 Elite, The Golden Stair, VEB (only on certain days) - regular, black
Image Alani <the Stormborn>, Level 92 Rare, VEB - lighting, red
Image Onyx Stormclaw, Level 90, Shan'ze Dao, TLS - regular, black
The Shan'ze Cloudrunners on Shan'ze Dao, Townlong Steppes. What happens on the island is the Mogu capture the Wild Cloudrunners (still dragonkin, four colours, different id for each) and convert them to Shan'ze Cloudrunners, which are beasts, still have four colours, but all are covered by a blackening aura, making them look a lot like the black cloud serpent, with a slight coloured sheen. As they fly up the mountain, they retain the id of their original Wild Cloudrunner (just with a new name and classification), which then despawns. The proper Shan'ze Cloudrunners circle the top of the island. Each colour has its own NPC id:
Image Shan'ze Cloudrunner, Level 90, Shan'ze Dao, TLS - regular, blue
Image Shan'ze Cloudrunner, Level 90, Shan'ze Dao, TLS - regular, green
Image Shan'ze Cloudrunner, Level 90, Shan'ze Dao, TLS - regular, red
Image Shan'ze Cloudrunner, Level 90, Shan'ze Dao, TLS - regular, yellow


Some of the (non-mount) cloud serpents that are still dragonkin or other classifications:

Image Hei Feng, Level 93 Elite, Shan'ze Dao, TLS - god model, black
ImageImage Windward Viper, Level 90 Friendly, Windward Isle, JF - regular, green, red (maybe also blue and yellow?)
Image Young Cloud Serpent, Level 90 Friendly, The Arboretum, JF - regular, red (maybe also blue, green and yellow?) - actually currently classed as humanoid
ImageImageImageImageWindward Matriarch, Level 90 Friendly, Windward Isle, JF - regular, blue, green, red, yellow
The four Wild Cloudrunners, which for a short time are beasts renamed "Shan'ze Cloudrunner":
Image Wild Cloudrunner, Level 90 Friendly, Shan'ze Dao, TLS - regular, blue
Image Wild Cloudrunner, Level 90 Friendly, Shan'ze Dao, TLS - regular, green
Image Wild Cloudrunner, Level 90 Friendly, Shan'ze Dao, TLS - regular, red
Image Wild Cloudrunner, Level 90 Friendly, Shan'ze Dao, TLS - regular, yellow
Image Milau <Child of Alani>, Level xx?, VEB - lighting, red (currently classed as humanoid, in Guo-Lai Halls, not sure if appears every day)

And, as a reference, the other colours are:

Image PandarenSerpent_Black Lightning
Image PandarenSerpent_Blue Lightning
Image PandarenSerpent_Green Lightning
Image PandarenSerpent_Yellow Lightning
Image PandarenSerpentGod_Blue
Image PandarenSerpentGod_Green
Image PandarenSerpentGod_Red
Image PandarenSerpentGod_Yellow
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#2 Unread post by Kalliope » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:19 am

Not gonna lie, I'm rather glad to see them flaged as beasts just so there was an excuse for this to be a thread. Because holy eye candy, Batman!. xD

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#3 Unread post by Arwyn » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:41 am

Interesting change. And maybe just maybe a one time glitch will happen in Beta that will allow them to be tamed because I really would like to have one following me around like the red cloud serpent follows that trainer in the Arboretum. :lol:

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#4 Unread post by Miacoda » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:59 am

Oh, right, I just have to put this here. ;)
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#5 Unread post by Ziarre » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:24 am

Do want blue god mo- *hypnotized by .gif*
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#6 Unread post by SpiritBinder » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:40 am

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#7 Unread post by Qraljar » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:54 am

.. Man it would be cool if Alani could be a rare spawn mount dropping mob as well as a tameable pet or something.




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#8 Unread post by Snowbird » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:56 am

I think those are Soo pretty! i would love the day i could use one for mount! :D

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#9 Unread post by Aggannor » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:06 am

Has anyone checked if this was just a one time glitch, or are they still beasts?
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#10 Unread post by Wain » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:35 am

Aggannor wrote:Has anyone checked if this was just a one time glitch, or are they still beasts?
They're still beasts. I haven't noticed any others being converted, yet. The friendly ones are all still dragonkin.
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#11 Unread post by magepower13 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:09 am

It'd be interesting if they were put in as a last-minute new pet family for Hunters. I know that green one (not the god one) is really appealing to me.

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#12 Unread post by Meggers » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:19 am

Interesting, but unfortunately highly unlikely. XD
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#13 Unread post by magepower13 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:47 pm

Yeah, but it never hurts to dream ;)

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#14 Unread post by Snowwalker » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:04 pm

If dreaming will make it happen.. Pass around the bottle of sleeping pills.

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#15 Unread post by magepower13 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:20 pm

Will do. We can dream about Cloud Serpents and Hydras frolicking around just waiting for Hunters to tame them.

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#16 Unread post by swimgremlin » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:20 am

Dishonor you you! Dishonor on your cow!

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#17 Unread post by Miacoda » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:19 am

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