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“Frostwhisker Otter Mount” by Natacha Nielsen
Laguna College of Art & Design
This was the winner for the 2017 art contest, character art section. This would be a great mount, especially if it was a combined land mount and underwater mount. An unarmored version would work as a druid travel form (for both land and water, no more rapid shifting).
The other winners can be seen on blizzard's site or wowhead.
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Maybe it could be ridden by the otter people from the contest a couple of years ago
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Teigan wrote:Oh my, that looks just like something Blizzard would make! What a wonderful job! The other winners are beautiful as well, and it's really cool that Blizz does these competitions.
Don´t you mean the OTTER winners..
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sorry could not resist.
That mount is OTTERLY stunning..
I see myself out now
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Nooooo! you'll jinx it! D:Slapperfish wrote:Now watch your hopes crumble as it gets reskinned to use either cat or bear mount animations.
They do need a new skeleton or set of animations for some of their critter/beasts. Otters, beavers, and porcupines all use the armadillo animations, which are pretty sparse. Their swimming is all doggy paddle, and they have a "hide in shell" animations for cower. Porcupine is ok, except for the cower, but otters and beavers should undulate to swim, and otters at least should have a leaping/bounding running. They don't always waddle around on land, and the model is also used for minks, mongooses, and civet cats (so far).
That was a great year. It was the same one that had Otto the humanoid otter.
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The horde rides worgs around and they'd probably eat them given a chance, so there's a precedent! And rylaks would eat all of us. And corehounds. And....hm. Yeah, our mount stables are a terrifying place if you think about it.Täräin13 wrote:If they ever made Jinyu playable, ottermounts had been a nice racialmount for them!=) - also slightly ironic considered the mounts would actually eat their owners in rl!XD
But, yeah, that would be quite a nice pairing, I think. There are plenty of otterlike creatures in Pandaria, though no big ones, so it could work. Maybe they could just toss a few big otters around in the lake by the Jinyu village (and flag them as tameable)
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