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2-14-2008 @ 2:25PM
Honestly, the next time someone says "chocobo", I'm going to...do something crazy.Final Fantasy didn't create the whole rideable bird concept. Remember that regular Striders in WoW look like Ostriches or Emus, which have obviously been around a long time. And if you remember the original name for the hawkstrider, "cockatrice", you realize that they're also based on a mythical creature. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CockatriceSo please, no more FF references.
2-14-2008 @ 2:59PM
Well, Alice in Wonderland has her eating mushrooms to get bigger, but if I said:"You can eat the mushrooms to get bigger"What would you think of?Come now! Warcraft is popular with gamers! What do you think they're going to call it?Also gnomes have the original chocobo or whatever. It's still the best mount in the game in my opinion, even if it does have the most ridiculously obnoxious noise ALL the time.
2-14-2008 @ 3:02PM
You mean like this?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8pJo1w1VYo
2-14-2008 @ 7:46PM
Alright, fair enough. But since when did people start riding Ostriches or Emus? Any fantasy game I can reference? The most popular, and clearly the inspiration for Hawkstriders are Chocobos.Besides, there're a lot of first time readers who aren't as inundated with the reference as you. So sorry, I stand by that one.
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