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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:05 pm

A faction called “Aqir Hatchling” was added today. Going by the description of an Aqir Mount, it looks like we’ll be able to raise our own Aqir Mount. So with that being said, it is possible that Hunters will be able to take Aqir.

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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by Qraljar » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:27 pm

Best case scenario would probably be if that faction gave some kind of book or quest to tame abberations, that allows you to tame the new Aqir Drones, Aqir Beetles, maybe the lampreys/flying eels, etc.

But if it did, we'd have seen an abberation family in the files already by now.
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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:03 pm

Thanks for the update, Wain :)

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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:13 pm

I'm impressed at how little we get in the pet department this patch so far. They're already testing the endgame content for the tiny margin of folks at that level, and we've had nary a new pet aside from the black worg that's Horde only and one time per account only. Granted, Shadowlands is coming next year and that'll have a whole slew of new things, but I can't help but feel like we're gonna be starved for new pets until then. Aqir seem exceedingly unlikely as pets, unless a random last-minute addition changes that. Still can't grab Ji-kun either, much to my dismay.

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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by Wain » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:16 am

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Mechagnome starter pets are now properly classed as Mechanicals instead of Wolves.
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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by Wain » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:35 am

I can't remember if this has been confirmed already, but Mechagnomes can definitely tame other Mechanicals without the matrix:
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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:59 am

Good to know :)

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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by Wain » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:38 am

The Aqir Scarabs in Uldum (blue-purple Aqir scarab with red abdomen) are classed as Beasts, but aren't tameable, or in a pet family :( The identical Sandstone Hatchlings are Aberrations instead.
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All the flying Aqir creatures I've seen in Uldum have been Aberrations, including: Aqir Impalers (blue Aqir flyer with red body parts), Corpse Eater (Rare blue Aqir flyer with red body parts), Corpse Swarmers (red Aqir flyer with purple body parts), Aqir Stingers (black Aqir flyer with purple body parts), and Skikx'traz (Rare black Aqir flyer with purple body parts).

The Aqir Grubs (dark purple spiked grubs, like we saw on Argus) are also Aberrations.
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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by Valnaaros » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:03 pm

Their classification as a Beast is most likely an oversight, unfortunately :/

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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by Qraljar » Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:58 pm

Guess you're SOL if you're not a cat fan.
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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by GormanGhaste » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:57 pm

*huggles aqir scarab*

I really want one--they'd make great beetles! :)
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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by WerebearGuy » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:59 pm

It's merely an oversight that they forgot to tag the aqir OTHER THAN the one beetle as beasts, not the other way around! But for real though, it'd be one hell of a missed opportunity to not let us tame the new bugs. Even if they were blood beasts, I'd be fine.

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Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

Unread post by Wain » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:06 am

More bad news. Stormhowl (which we hoped would be a new tameable look) is also now 122 and therefore can't be tamed this expansion.
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    Well bugger. Are there going to be any new tames at all now? :/ Well, aside from the Horde-only, one-time wolf :(
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    Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

    Unread post by Qraljar » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:44 am

    Blizzard couldn't find a way to add in more cats, so 8.3 will have pretty much no conventionally acquirable pets.
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    Re: 8.3 Beasts Thread

    Unread post by Wain » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:35 pm

    Excuse the off topic post, but a small Dottie pet giveaway: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=26143
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