Possible new pet models?!

For discussion of the next WoW expansion, including pets, Alpha and Beta information, anything!
Forum rules
Treat others with respect. Report, don't respond. Read the complete forum rules.
User avatar
Wain
The Insane
The Insane
Posts: 12670
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:54 am
Gender: Male

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Wain » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:41 am

I thought the strawbeary looks awesome :).
Shaman avatar by Spiritbinder.

User avatar
Wain
The Insane
The Insane
Posts: 12670
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:54 am
Gender: Male

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Wain » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:02 am

I tweeted Chris Robinson about the bear, hoping he might give his thoughts. Not everybody dislikes the new model but there seems to be much more concern about it than most of the other new pet/critter models, which is compounded by the fact that a bear is the one that the vast majority of us craved an update for, and also the fact it seems to be a complete replacement for the original model. I hope I came across as nice about it...

https://twitter.com/WayneGWoods/status/ ... 3341992960

Maybe he'll respond :)
Shaman avatar by Spiritbinder.

Takanuka
Journeyman Hunter
Journeyman Hunter
Posts: 170
Joined: Thu May 16, 2013 5:50 pm
Realm: Whisperwind
Gender: Male

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Takanuka » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:08 pm

Has anyone even thought about since they making mechanical pets tameable anyone think of taking Elegon? http://wow.gamepedia.com/Elegon He is mechanical after all and most of the cloud serpents are labeled beasts anyways so maybe unique mechanical :-D and best challenge tame in the game? To override mogu repurposed Titan technology :-D?

User avatar
Arthur
Grand Master Hunter
Grand Master Hunter
Posts: 2205
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:13 pm
Realm: Staghelm and Azuremyst
Gender: Male
Location: Salem
Contact:

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Arthur » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:32 pm

He is still a dragon though. I always thought of him as more of a projected defender than an actual tangible mechanical dragon, you see what I mean?

I'm not dashing your idea, I think it's cool, but if they made him tameable there would be people asking for all dragons to be tameable, and then there would be people enraged over the one dragonkin being tameable at all. Even if that's not his official class/specification, he is still a dragon.

It would be similar to asking for a mechanical humanoid mob to be made a pet - it's still a human, even it if its robotic.

Your idea of the challenge tame is great - just think it would be better suited to a different beast. Perhaps a newly made mechanical quilen.

Imagemounts - pets - armory - dragon lairImage

Image


User avatar
Wolfwings
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:57 am
Realm: Garona, Zangarmarsh, Earthen Ring

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Wolfwings » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:52 pm

Gosh, those updated models look so good! Agree with the bear though, the bow looks a little weird on its back.

User avatar
Wain
The Insane
The Insane
Posts: 12670
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:54 am
Gender: Male

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Wain » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:04 pm

Takanuka wrote:Has anyone even thought about since they making mechanical pets tameable anyone think of taking Elegon? http://wow.gamepedia.com/Elegon He is mechanical after all and most of the cloud serpents are labeled beasts anyways so maybe unique mechanical :-D and best challenge tame in the game? To override mogu repurposed Titan technology :-D?
It would be amazing to get some astral versions of pet models some day. They don't seem all that difficult to do, I don't think. But I'm not sure you could really call them 'mechanical' as much as synthetic life forms made out of 'energy'. And even if they let us tame cloud serpents I don't think it would be likely we'd get Elegon since he's an intelligent being.

The only astral creature model, from a tameable family, that I'm aware of existing is the arcane serpent from Ulduar. That's just a statue though. Currently no animations or skeleton :(
Shaman avatar by Spiritbinder.

Albain
Expert Hunter
Expert Hunter
Posts: 398
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:23 pm
Realm: Wyrmrest Accord
Gender: Male
Location: Lost Isles

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Albain » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:53 pm

With nether serpents available for taming, I'm hoping for manawyrms.

User avatar
Zalani
Journeyman Hunter
Journeyman Hunter
Posts: 189
Joined: Mon May 02, 2011 4:37 pm
Realm: Earthen Ring, Arathor, Moon Guard(US)
Gender: Female
Location: Messing around on ptr

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Zalani » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:56 pm

So, after checking out the models I actually like the new bear. It also seems I'm going to be taming cats in Legion with this brown model that they have.
The bear also looks a bit better in the viewer, a lot of it just seems to be due to the fact they are so large and fluffy. I don't believe it should replace the old models but I do like it.
Last edited by Zalani on Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:50 am, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
Lupen202
Grand Master Hunter
Grand Master Hunter
Posts: 1970
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:19 am
Realm: Burning Blade, Frostwolf, Proudmoore
Gender: Female

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Lupen202 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:30 pm

I really love the brown too, and I wish there were more natural colors & patterns like a leopard or tiger coloration...

Image
Neiara - Vulpera hunter - Burning Blade (US)

| My Mount Collection |
| Flight Rising |


User avatar
Dewclaw
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter
Posts: 4821
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:32 pm
Realm: Llane
Gender: Female
Location: VA

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Dewclaw » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:54 pm

Like the new cats overall, but what is with blizz and the awkward head tilts?

User avatar
Lupen202
Grand Master Hunter
Grand Master Hunter
Posts: 1970
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:19 am
Realm: Burning Blade, Frostwolf, Proudmoore
Gender: Female

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Lupen202 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:18 pm

I think that's just the image. It uses the Mystic runesaber model and if you mount up in game it doesn't have the tilt.

Image
Neiara - Vulpera hunter - Burning Blade (US)

| My Mount Collection |
| Flight Rising |


User avatar
Wain
The Insane
The Insane
Posts: 12670
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:54 am
Gender: Male

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Wain » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:14 pm

I like the new model, but I hope they produce some skins that aren't so monochrome. Not that these are awful, but every one so far has been a solid colour with very little shading. But I would guess from this that they don't intend for this model to replace the old saber, or we'd be seeing a huge range of updated original colours.
Shaman avatar by Spiritbinder.

User avatar
Rhyela
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter
Posts: 6857
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:13 pm
Realm: US - Ysera
Gender: Female playing males and females
Location: My chair

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Rhyela » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:19 pm

Maybe I'm alone in this, but I think some of these look like someone is trying just a little too hard. It isn't always necessary to add tufts of fur everywhere and goatees to make a model look up to date. It's not that the new models look bad per se, but they don't always need to be as gussied-up as they are. Sometimes, just a little bit of elbow grease is what's needed. I think the new mini-pets do a great job of this. That sprite darter is simply beautiful!

Image

Signature and avatar created by Serenith!

Slickrock wrote:Given their current trend, we'll probably get a spirit toucan that farts loops.

User avatar
Wain
The Insane
The Insane
Posts: 12670
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:54 am
Gender: Male

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Wain » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:32 pm

Rhyela wrote:Maybe I'm alone in this, but I think some of these look like someone is trying just a little too hard. It isn't always necessary to add tufts of fur everywhere and goatees to make a model look up to date. It's not that the new models look bad per se, but they don't always need to be as gussied-up as they are. Sometimes, just a little bit of elbow grease is what's needed. I think the new mini-pets do a great job of this. That sprite darter is simply beautiful!
100% agree. And the updated models that people are giving the most love to are the ones without the embellishments. It almost seems like there are internal differences in the Art Dept. and no enforced consistency in this. But who knows?
Shaman avatar by Spiritbinder.

User avatar
Lupen202
Grand Master Hunter
Grand Master Hunter
Posts: 1970
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:19 am
Realm: Burning Blade, Frostwolf, Proudmoore
Gender: Female

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Lupen202 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:42 pm

Wain wrote:I like the new model, but I hope they produce some skins that aren't so monochrome. Not that these are awful, but every one so far has been a solid colour with very little shading. But I would guess from this that they don't intend for this model to replace the old saber, or we'd be seeing a huge range of updated original colours.
Yeah I agree; would love to see some unique patterns for these cats. Like I mentioned earlier, a spotted leopard pattern would be awesome to see. Or even a darker, black panther without those unnatural red eyes.

I think the MoP tigers would do a much better job replacing the old sabers if it came to that. These cats don't match at all - much too lanky. Really though, all that the Pandaren tigers need are larger fangs.

Image
Neiara - Vulpera hunter - Burning Blade (US)

| My Mount Collection |
| Flight Rising |


Aroim
Pet Finder
Posts: 254
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:17 am

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Aroim » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:52 am

i don´t like the Cats, so i did that:

Image

brown cat is still unfinished

Image

Image

User avatar
Zalani
Journeyman Hunter
Journeyman Hunter
Posts: 189
Joined: Mon May 02, 2011 4:37 pm
Realm: Earthen Ring, Arathor, Moon Guard(US)
Gender: Female
Location: Messing around on ptr

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Zalani » Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:39 am

I'm just hoping that Beta comes soon so we can get some petopians in there to go get us some more info on pets lol.
Judging by that tweet asking for what people want to tame I hope we get some neat old world pets.

User avatar
zedxrgal
Illustrious Master Hunter
Illustrious Master Hunter
Posts: 6473
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:57 am
Realm: Nesingwary, Vek'nilash
Gender: Female
Location: In the bushes watching. Always watching.

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by zedxrgal » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:04 am

I am so nervous about the bear model. One of my huntress's main pet (she got him from level 10 and has used ONLY HIM since) is the black diseased bear. That sway back and the seemingly over sized front paws really bother me. So praying to the powers that be "fix" this. I could deal with the goatee if they were.

The new cats are lanky almost like the NR worgs. I imagine that's how they are though. Starved, fighting for scraps in a demonic world. I guess. But the jaw. Is this cat half snake where it's jaw unhinges to allow whole prey consumption?????

By looking at them I feel these models are undone still like others have said. The animations (and I went through ALL of them) look unfinished. Especially the manasabers. A lot of their animations seemed to bug out even on WoWhead. Could be that site but I don't know.

Below signature by LupisDarkmoon
Image
My FR Lair! :mrgreen: My Lion Den!


User avatar
Zalani
Journeyman Hunter
Journeyman Hunter
Posts: 189
Joined: Mon May 02, 2011 4:37 pm
Realm: Earthen Ring, Arathor, Moon Guard(US)
Gender: Female
Location: Messing around on ptr

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Zalani » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:47 am

For the record the Wowhead viewer is known to bug sometimes with new models,just go look up some pics from when HD character models were added. Which is why I just chalked it up to that until we can see it ingame. I had a feeling I shouldn't have added the picture when I noticed it,but nevermind that now hehe.

Although of course I normally don't base my opinion on animations from the viewer and wait to see it for myself ingame. This goes with most new models. But I still am torn on the bear model, on one side I love the big fluffyness of it and I will be taming the black version for my hunter. But on the other side I don't want them to replace the old models with it.

It should just be a new bear version that we find in the isles and not in the old world. Like the cats being a new type of option for our ever-growing cat family. But even then this makes me worried for if they ever try to update the old cats. I could see them just copy pasting that MoP tiger on them or go overboard with the teeth. Which is why I seriously hope they just leave the old models alone until they can actually make it accurate.

User avatar
Kayb
Master Hunter
Master Hunter
Posts: 1312
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:59 am
Realm: Nagrand
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Contact:

Re: Possible new pet models?!

Unread post by Kayb » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:20 am

While those new cats are purdy, I can't help but wonder 'Why?'

Why more cats? There's a squillion cats already. Graphic quality aside, I don't see why anything already existing couldn't be used.
Check out some arty stuff?
http://admiral-lilwall.deviantart.com/

'Words do not win wars. That is a tragedy.'

http://lilwall.net

Locked