Mana Wyrm: Skin Change?

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Mana Wyrm: Skin Change?

Unread post by Kurasu » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:52 am

I sent my tailor through Kara to pick up a couple of the optional goodies (got my chest!). When I went to pass by the mana feeders, though, I had to stop. The skin they have appears to be completely different than the one we have listed here: instead of bright silver, they are greenish, with a green gem in the forehead instead of a yellow one.

Is it the lighting in Kara? Or is it actually a completely new skin?

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Re: Mana Wyrm: Skin Change?

Unread post by Wain » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:51 am

I think it's just the lighting. The belly is very greyed out too. But if you look at the Wowhead page you'll see the model looks the same as our image, but the screenshot someone took back in 2007 shows the belly looking very grey like in your shots.
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Re: Mana Wyrm: Skin Change?

Unread post by Kurasu » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:30 pm

I'll have to bring a tamed Mana Snapper in with Kura and see if it changes. Compare them. And/or take them out of Kara and see if the look changes.

I suspect that the 'spines' are differently reflective than the body if that's the case; they might essentially glow in the dark or something. But it definitely stuck out at me, only because I'd been looking at which one(s) I wanted on Wowhead just a day or two ago and hadn't remembered seeing a green one in Karazan.
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Re: Mana Wyrm: Skin Change?

Unread post by Kurasu » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:34 am

I went and compared the models. It appears that it is the same model..... but there are definitely some lighting issues on it.

Even in brighter areas, they appear to be slightly in shadow, rather than the 'silvery white' that they are shown in the model viewer. And if you take them into somewhere dark, their fins absolutely *glow* because, like the eyes of many mobs and the 'fringes' on Jormungar, they aren't affected by shadows.
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Re: Mana Wyrm: Skin Change?

Unread post by Wain » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:35 am

That mana wyrm model seems unusually sensitive to light sources. It goes from dull to "argh, my retinas!" when it moves into a sunny area, so I guess the Kara light conditions screw with it easily.
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Re: Mana Wyrm: Skin Change?

Unread post by Helsinki » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:27 pm

I think the model images were taken before the big WoD lighting change. All the mana wyrms look much darker than the pics on petopia regardless of lighting.
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Re: Mana Wyrm: Skin Change?

Unread post by kapeco » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:13 pm

Helsinki wrote:I think the model images were taken before the big WoD lighting change. All the mana wyrms look much darker than the pics on petopia regardless of lighting.

what changes are you talking about? just for curiosity

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