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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by Inay » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:49 am

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They're tameable! (Crucible Seeker, Shadowlands intro scenario)
Currently classified as dogs.
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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by worgpower » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:34 am

Damn, we got lots of bear hounds this xpac

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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by Wain » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:39 pm

I could only find two soulseeker types in there that were tameable, and just that one colour. They are very nice, though :)
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There was one untameable one with the mid-grey colour.

The only mawrats (all teal-grey) were sadly undead.

I didn't see any maw roaches, but I plan tot go back in and explore more. Unfortunately the quest made me escape the Maw and I can't get back on that character.
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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by worgpower » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:42 pm

After I saw the trailer, I never expected the soulseekers to be tameable because they’re constructs, but now I’m hyped for it

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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by Bulletdance » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:35 pm

This is an amazing find Wain! I realllly hope they stay tameable.

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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by worgpower » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:08 pm

I hope for the same, and I would pay to have a pet winged Shadow beast/soul eater
Edit-I know I’m obsessed with them, I’m sick of new models reusing old skeletons, my favorite families in BFA were the pterrordaxes and toads cuz they didn’t reuse the same skeletons, and I would love something new, not an old skeleton with a new costume

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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by Wain » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:40 am

worgpower wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:08 pm
I hope for the same, and I would pay to have a pet winged Shadow beast/soul eater
Edit-I know I’m obsessed with them, I’m sick of new models reusing old skeletons, my favorite families in BFA were the pterrordaxes and toads cuz they didn’t reuse the same skeletons, and I would love something new, not an old skeleton with a new costume
A look at these two models on Wowhead shows a few of them to be listed as beasts, but most are undead right now, and a few demons:
https://shadowlands.wowhead.com/npcs?fi ... 2401#0+7+9

I don't think it makes much sense for them to be undead. They aren't the spirits of the dead (as far as I know!) or animatedc corpses. If they're not going to be beasts then demons actually probably fits better. Though I hope they all become beasts :)

Their current creature type may be temporary or accidental anyway. For example, the humanoid bug-people in Maldraxxus are all classed as beasts currently (represented by many different NPC IDs), when they are definitely a humanoid in other parts of the game.
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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by Wain » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:46 pm

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I finally confirmed that Stormhowl, in VEB, is tameable in Shadowlands. He's currently too high level. His skin is unique, and lighter than the other lightning worgs, i.e.:


He doesn't currently retain his name.

I also just confirmed the Jade Guardian in VEB is tameable in SL, and also doesn't retain its name, but it's not a unique look. Ha-Li isn't tameable.
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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by Wain » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:30 pm

As far as Gorms go, I suggest these three models go together in an expanded family of segmented crawlers (name suggestion?).

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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by GormanGhaste » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:40 pm

Hexapods? Haha, I know that fits a lot of wow creatures, but it's actually an invertebrate subphylum.
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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by Qraljar » Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:20 pm

Wain wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:30 pm
As far as Gorms go, I suggest these three models go together in an expanded family of segmented crawlers (name suggestion?).

Crocsects

Because they all use the crocolisk skeleton. C:

(jk on the name obviously)
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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:29 am

Crocsect kind of sounds humorously vulgar. Just sayin lol. As for a name to give the combined group, I don't think one would fit. Krolusks are their own crocolisk ripoff, and the sand reavers are crocolisk-themed silithids, but Gorms would probably be a crocolisk-themed beetle or worm.

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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by Wain » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:28 am

WerebearGuy wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:29 am
but Gorms would probably be a crocolisk-themed beetle or worm.
I was thinking about beetles, but Gorms are actually multi-segmented, like centipedes, etc. It's just the big hump in the middle that makes them look beetle-ish. That's why I thought a kind of Crawler family with creatures like Gorms and Krolusks might work.
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Re: Shadowlands Alpha/Beta Beast Thread

Unread post by worgpower » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:54 am

I think they should merge into krolusks, add sandreavers and name the family crawler and leave it at that
Edit-still praying for the matriarchs/giant ones to be tameable, and then I hope g’huun can be tameable the xpac after shadowlands, same with grong

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