Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Seilahyn » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:58 pm

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Oh boy.. I just.. it's face.. the smile.. the creeper smile I just. Other than the mouth/smile, I'm really liking them. I wish all their detail wasn't hidden under the saddle though. The white, and blue/red one are my favorite. The run from the side looks really good on them, it's more talbuky than horse to me.

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by pop » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:20 am

My Pandaren would want one as a pet so bad it hurts

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Makoes » Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:29 am

I think the floof on their face is a bit...to much though...and the ears look incomplete.

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Lisaara » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:10 am

http://www.wowhead.com/news=207641/news ... chest-sale

Seems Wowhead thinks these will be in the Blizz Store.

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Ariamodasu » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:17 am

Yeah I noticed the stomach myself, problem was the bloody cloud prevented any screenies of it.

I just want them slowed a bit on the ground. Flying they're fine but grounded I suspect it's gonna cause the same problems for me mana wyrms currently do to my eyesight which sucks :/ That and the weird jutting hip fur is REALLY annoying. It's defiantly the Talbuk skeleton though, the tail moves exactly the same with a slight kink at the end.


Have to say unarmored ends up making the facial stabbing implements look more ridiculous when you think how much they jut forward on a run... There is some nice skin under there just very hidden.
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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Nikrosnil » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:13 am

I think that they really do need to fix the whiskers so that they point backwards when running, they just look too bizarre otherwise.

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Snowy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:46 am

Their faces... wtf. They look like deformed gorillas. >.< It bothers me because otherwise I really like these mounts.

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by MaximumOverdrive » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:58 am

I like the shots of them without the armor. Their faces look a lil better without all the armor on, but the ears and nose looks a lil off. Other than that, they're growing on me.
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Unread post by Snowy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:04 pm

Yeah, normally I prefer mounts with armour, but these look a *lot* better without imo.

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Electraa » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:55 pm

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Quiv » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:01 pm

They updated this mount in this latest build. The "whiskers" now flow, and the ground running animation is, in my humble opinion, AWFUL. The flying animation seems to still be that of the headless horseman mount (for comparison), though the flying idle is different. The ground running animation is like... I dont know how to explain it, little gallops or hops, its weirdddd. I hope someone can take video cuz I cant :(

Its no doubt a WIP

Edit: The more I watch the flying animation, it looks more like a slowed down version of the ground run, but I can hardly tell ><

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by azurelith » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:59 am

Glad the whiskers now flow. The windsteed seems to have gained the same hopping run animation of the druid travel forms. It does look a bit odd since the back is so stiff looking but it does help bring out the deer side of the Kirin. The fly animation is a bit of a modified horse run with a higher, more actively moving head and tail.
It also seems to have gained some new idle animatons, including one where it holds up its left leg and looks around, along with the druid stag form animation where it looks to the side and sniffs the air.
Also has a cool mountspecial where it rears up on its back legs and turns in a circle.

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Wain » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:14 pm

Also interesting, the latest patch introduces a proper "no harness" version of the model! Let's hope we find them live in the world somewhere :)

(Same colours, just no armour).
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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Qraljar » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:40 pm

Wain wrote:Also interesting, the latest patch introduces a proper "no harness" version of the model! Let's hope we find them live in the world somewhere :)

(Same colours, just no armour).
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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by pop » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:43 pm

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Wain wrote:Also interesting, the latest patch introduces a proper "no harness" version of the model! Let's hope we find them live in the world somewhere :)

(Same colours, just no armour).
Goat family rare pet? Yes please. Then I'd gladly use a goat pet. <3
Would certainly make a handsome addition to the Goat family XD Maybe named; Karin; Herald of the Four Winds, available in four colours, just like portent, but depends on the zone it is found XD

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Wain » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:41 pm

They would indeed. But... they're scaly and they fly. I think rams might be a closer match for goats than these guys. It would be awesome if they made it in anyway, but I'd love for them to have their own family with some cool power. :)

Maybe a special hunter flight form :) riding on a windsteed :)
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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Ziarre » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:09 pm

I'd also hope for their own family...because I'm selfish and want a more raid-useful buff for them to bring. XD
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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Myrrmi » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:04 pm

You know, that just made me think...

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And then a qilin spirit beast!

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Ket Shi » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:08 pm

Most of the windsteed is quite pretty, but the face is a huge turnoff. If it stays this way, I think it'll be the first store mount that I'll pass on.

Edit: Wow, they look a lot nicer without the armor if you ask me. Kind of like the heart of the aspects, which looks a lot trimmer and shows off its lovely horns much better without the bulky plates... Too bad they're really reluctant to give players un-armored mounts to ride.

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Re: Windsteed = Mythological Qillin irl?

Unread post by Sasrei » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:26 pm

If one of those unarmored ones made it in as a new "spirit beast" id tame it :lol:

It would be awesome if we could tame one

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