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Unread post by Opportunity » Mon May 09, 2016 12:44 am

Some interesting new finds...
What do you think, will they stay or will they go?

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Some short clips of them in action:
Great Sea Flatback (turtle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AEDJiE ... Ul&index=2
Great Sea Ray (listed under the crab family): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAYsXuE ... Ul&index=3
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Unread post by Lisaara » Mon May 09, 2016 1:07 am

I'd like to keep them, but I'm doubting we will.

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Unread post by Qraljar » Mon May 09, 2016 2:12 am

Junrei wrote:I'd like to keep them, but I'm doubting we will.
Agreed. This part of the alpha is always the most heartbreaking, where you get cool tames like this and the hippogryph, and then they're patched and removed.

We could use some new Nether Rays, though.
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Unread post by Xota » Mon May 09, 2016 4:04 am

They will probably not stay, they just are too odd if they're not underwater. Unless there's animations for the sea turtles flopping around on land. If there were underwater only pets, then an expansion would have to have a zone like Vashjr.

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Unread post by Wain » Mon May 09, 2016 4:44 am

We can call them... nether turtles :) They swim through the nether!

Seriously though, I'd say it's 99.9% unlikely they'll be fixed as soon as they become aware of them. These are a bit sillier than porcupines and grubs. But they're fun to play with while they last.


(But really, we should have nether turtles!!)
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Unread post by pop » Mon May 09, 2016 5:40 am

Wain wrote:We can call them... nether turtles :) They swim through the nether!

Seriously though, I'd say it's 99.9% unlikely they'll be fixed as soon as they become aware of them. These are a bit sillier than porcupines and grubs. But they're fun to play with while they last.


(But really, we should have nether turtles!!)
I hope we get to keep hippogriff...I mean, this is an elven expansion, so hippogriff makes an awesome new family.

And also nightmare hippogriff would be cool!

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Unread post by Wain » Mon May 09, 2016 7:56 am

We're definitely not keeping the hippogryph, for now. Sorry.

I can say they are one of a number of families in consideration for the future, though.
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Unread post by Qraljar » Mon May 09, 2016 9:54 am

Xota wrote:They will probably not stay, they just are too odd if they're not underwater. Unless there's animations for the sea turtles flopping around on land. If there were underwater only pets, then an expansion would have to have a zone like Vashjr.
There's one type of aquatic creature I would really like to see tameable.

Squids/Octopi/Kraken.

They already have the Ozumat skeleton, and they have those mindbenders. All they need is some land animations, which would probably look pretty cool.
Wain wrote:We're definitely not keeping the hippogryph, for now. Sorry.

I can say they are one of a number of families in consideration for the future, though.
Maybe hippogryphs can be introduced as hunter pets in a Legion content patch? Like mentioned before: there's quite a lot of night elf stuff in this expansion. It could be the Troll Direhorn of Legion.
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Unread post by Lisaara » Mon May 09, 2016 10:10 am

Qraljar wrote:
Xota wrote:They will probably not stay, they just are too odd if they're not underwater. Unless there's animations for the sea turtles flopping around on land. If there were underwater only pets, then an expansion would have to have a zone like Vashjr.
There's one type of aquatic creature I would really like to see tameable.

Squids/Octopi/Kraken.

They already have the Ozumat skeleton, and they have those mindbenders. All they need is some land animations, which would probably look pretty cool.
Wain wrote:We're definitely not keeping the hippogryph, for now. Sorry.

I can say they are one of a number of families in consideration for the future, though.
Maybe hippogryphs can be introduced as hunter pets in a Legion content patch? Like mentioned before: there's quite a lot of night elf stuff in this expansion. It could be the Troll Direhorn of Legion.
Yaaaas I want cephalopods pleeeeeease

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Unread post by Xota » Mon May 09, 2016 11:57 am

Qraljar wrote:
Wain wrote:We're definitely not keeping the hippogryph, for now. Sorry.

I can say they are one of a number of families in consideration for the future, though.
Maybe hippogryphs can be introduced as hunter pets in a Legion content patch? Like mentioned before: there's quite a lot of night elf stuff in this expansion. It could be the Troll Direhorn of Legion.
I am both disappointed and hopeful. Looking at the hippogryph pets, I can't help but think, "that looks right". There's a few pets (or npcs that people want to be tameable) that I just don't understand or are really poor choices for pets, but gryphs are the opposite of that. For me. YMMV.

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Unread post by Wain » Mon May 09, 2016 12:09 pm

Xota wrote:There's a few pets (or npcs that people want to be tameable) that I just don't understand or are really poor choices for pets, but gryphs are the opposite of that. For me. YMMV.
Yeah I'm with you there. But at least it's not because they don't think they're good tameables, they... just want to save them for another time or something. At least there's that :)
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Unread post by zedxrgal » Mon May 09, 2016 2:38 pm

But. But. I want a hippogryph NOW! :cry:
They look so good with a hunter. Much better in my opinion that the mana sabers.

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Unread post by Tsuki » Mon May 09, 2016 3:37 pm

water ray is much nicer than nether ray to be honest.....
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Re: More Tames

Unread post by Opportunity » Mon May 09, 2016 3:54 pm

How about some theorycrafting on how Aquatic Pets might work and how they would fit in? :)

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Unread post by Nachtwulf » Mon May 09, 2016 4:13 pm

Psh. Just have them drift along beside you like every other aquatic pet out there. But drop the bubble 'cause it's awkward. I think the rays would look fine 'flying'. And the octopoids are, as people have mentioned, similar enough to mindbenders (and Syd the Squid) to do the same.

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Unread post by Xota » Mon May 09, 2016 5:23 pm

I'd have them stop at the water's edge if they were purely aquatic. Or flop around at walk speed for sea turtles. But definitely no bubbles. They look off-putting on minipets, and would be worse on real pets. Flying around with no bubble would be better than bubble. I already assume that nether rays, spore bats, and fen striders were undersea creatures that adapted to fly or walk due to the super adaptivity of Draenic fungus. Like fungal giants are supposed to be from fungal whales. Feeding an Azerothian sea creatures some magic spores that let them fly would be better than bubbles.

Speaking of sea turtles (Off Topic), this is what I expected when I heard deterrence was being renamed aspect of the turtle:
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Re: More Tames

Unread post by Albain » Mon May 09, 2016 8:54 pm

Honestly the ray reminds me a lot of nether rays. I bet they could get away with it if they adjust the animations a tiny bit.

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