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Re: Gara

#41 Unread post by moonone » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:27 pm

Hisae wrote:What is the update on this spirit wolf? I've been intrigued since I read and saw that screenshot.
So far no change (I check her status in game every day). From what we know it looks like he/she will probably give a questline to BM hunters when finalized. The end of that quest or whatever it ends up being (a set of actions/tasks/emotes) will give you a spirit beast.

Here are some of my thoughts so far.

- Pretty much all spirit beasts up to this point have used skins that only they occupy. Save for a couple, this has always remained true.

- the fel and void wolves (purple and green) now are present on multiple different mobs.

So Even though it was hinted that we would get a void wolf to tame - will that end up being our spirit beast and not just a rare tame spawn (not a spirit beast - which would open them up to all hunter specs and kinda make sense seeing their popularity).
What I am thinking is that we will get a new spirit beast and it wont be either the green fel or purple void wolf. Maybe the fire Draenor wolf skin or like the other SB's that go against the mold - the dark Draenor (shaman glyphed) skin. It is also possible we will see maybe a new skin that hasn't even been seen yet. If memory serves correct - which it probably doesn't :D - when a lot of spirit beasts were implemented in a build cycle their skins came with that build and weren't previously datamined. Again I don't think that was the case with all of them but I think a good amount?

This leads me to this theory.

We will get one or two of the void wolves (purple and then maybe a green) that will pop up as a rare tamable beast. We will also get at least one (probably only this one) spirit beast that certainly looks like it will be a part of the Gara storyline. To be able to see/catch this spirit beast we will have to interact with Gara in some way. It is also possible that in the end Gara himself/herself will end up being the spirit beast. Have not really looked into the skin she uses so I'm not sure if it is attainable elsewhere. If not - Gara will probably be our SB - if it is attainable elsewhere and he/she is our SB then I'd expect some extra effects put on her to make a distinction.

What do you guys think?

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#42 Unread post by Myzou » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:27 pm

Chances are the spirit beast will use the green or purple skin, just with an aura over it, like all spirit beasts except Loque have. :P

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#43 Unread post by Eaglesong » Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:56 pm

My first post, but I've followed the site for a few years!

So, I'm thinking this might be a quest where Gara's owner/companion has died, and we may have to reunite them in some way, then the owner gives her over to our care. The area has other ghost wolves that are attached to spirit ancestors that are walking around the perimeter of the Shadowmoon graveyard. If I can figure out how to do pics, I'll try to get one.

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#44 Unread post by Heleos » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:04 pm

Could this be the start of the Spirit Wolf/Void Wolf quest?
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#45 Unread post by Kurasu » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:30 pm

A few Tweets by Jeremy raises some interesting thoughts:

https://twitter.com/Muffinus/status/505134011690123264
"*Her"

So there's confirmation that Gara's definitely a 'she'. :D

https://twitter.com/Muffinus/status/505134897359368192
"@Muffinus @TheBrewHall @BendakWoW @Thaedris :D I will have to come up with a girl name now (spends too much time figuring out names)"
"@Mizzy_313 @TheBrewHall @BendakWoW @Thaedris I think the experience you have with her will help a lot"

It's definitely suggestive that she *is* a tameable beast, so probably a Spirit Beast since it's BM only. And he does call her a 'spirit wolf' earlier!

This next patch is going to be a fuuuuuun one to read about.
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#46 Unread post by Lupen202 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:41 pm

I love pets that have a sort of background to them; they're much too few and far between... My wolf I've had since joining nearly eight years ago is the pet I have with the most sentimental value but I think this girl will be up there, too. Can't wait to find out the story behind her.

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#47 Unread post by Lisaara » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:44 pm

Kurasu wrote:A few Tweets by Jeremy raises some interesting thoughts:

https://twitter.com/Muffinus/status/505134011690123264
"*Her"

So there's confirmation that Gara's definitely a 'she'. :D

https://twitter.com/Muffinus/status/505134897359368192
"@Muffinus @TheBrewHall @BendakWoW @Thaedris :D I will have to come up with a girl name now (spends too much time figuring out names)"
"@Mizzy_313 @TheBrewHall @BendakWoW @Thaedris I think the experience you have with her will help a lot"

It's definitely suggestive that she *is* a tameable beast, so probably a Spirit Beast since it's BM only. And he does call her a 'spirit wolf' earlier!

This next patch is going to be a fuuuuuun one to read about.
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#48 Unread post by Myrrmi » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:31 am

She's always been a "she" to me :D
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#49 Unread post by Krysteena » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:42 am

I'm gonna have to think of a female name now...why do I have only male pets?! It makes times like this hard...Gara is a nice name. She may have to keep that name, out of respect. I'm glad we're getting more news on this. This wolf skin is gorgeous!

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#50 Unread post by Kurasu » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:41 am

You know, sometimes I wonder if they go "We need ideas for this NPC concept." ..... "I KNOW! Let's just put it in game, tag it 'unimplimented', and then see what ideas the playerbase comes up with for us!"

Because you *know* that we come up with more awesome ideas than they had originally, so they use 'em. ;)
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#51 Unread post by Bendak » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:43 pm

Gara has had an update. Now when you scratch her ears, you get this..

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After that, you can no longer scratch her ears again on that same hunter. So something is getting flagged on the back end. I haven't figured out if there's anything else to it yet, or if it's still a work in progress. I tried various emotes (/pet /pat /soothe etc.) but nothing.


EDIT::

It's been fully implemented! Alright beta people, we need everyone on this!

https://twitter.com/Muffinus/status/506980490403127296


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#52 Unread post by zedxrgal » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:09 pm

Bendak wrote:Jeremy Feasel ‏@Muffinus 24m
@BendakWoW Fully implemented, good luck :)

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#53 Unread post by Miacoda » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:11 pm

Oooooooooooh a puzzle! I'm excited (also glad to know what her gender is)!

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#54 Unread post by Quiv » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:12 pm

Step 1: Stay in Draenor for more than 10 minutes at a time before getting booted.

OK I just meant that as a joke but sheesh. I literally cannot stay in Draenor without it going down and booting me to my hearth every few minutes. Guess I'm out for tonight. Good luck beta buds.
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#55 Unread post by moonone » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:29 pm

AMG I have gotten through some of it but totally stuck now - arrrrg

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#56 Unread post by Kurasu » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:36 pm

I think I may stop following this thread just so I can avoid spoilers. It sounds like one of those things I want to experience my own self! *clicks unfollow*
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#57 Unread post by Miacoda » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:40 pm

Looking through wowhead, it would seem Gara has a self with the shadow wolf look and Jeremy said earlier we may be able to tame one of those that is in the process of being corrupted... so that could maybe be a hint.

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#58 Unread post by moonone » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:53 pm

You could be berry close!

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#59 Unread post by Bendak » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:57 pm

If you have Shadowberries in your inventory (looted from a nearby rare)

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Then she "looks at you expectantly" but then nothing. Hmm.
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#60 Unread post by moonone » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:03 pm

So - go kill The rare Mother npc - she drops berries
go eat a berry by gara and you progress farther

Mother rare summons a spirit beast also - still trying to figure out if you can tame that somehow - but I have tried kiting and dpsng her down quick after she summons the spirit beast -

not sure -

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