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6-02-2011 @ 5:29PM
Wow, now I feel silly trying to be all positive yesterday. :( Two Gondria re-skins, one owl (albeit cool looking) and the rest are spiders of different colors? Yeah, I'm disappointed. Was Loque the last truly unique skin we got on a new beastie? DAMN! I was telling everyone to stop whining yesterday but I'm right in there now. I hate it when that happens. I may still tame these for the challenge but my excitement has gone from 11 to 2. I apologize for my optimism.
6-02-2011 @ 5:37PM
I want that FIRE RAVEN CONSARNIT! XDMy raging optimism is not entirely quenched since I have a small hope that there may be changes to the models before it goes live. /crosses fingers /makes offerings to the Hunter Gods
6-02-2011 @ 5:49PM
I want that devil hound made of Lava and Bones to be tamable, that thing looks sick!
6-02-2011 @ 5:53PM
Yep and all the negative comments are being voted down too, but these pets aren't anything worth looking forward to AT ALL. If you are good for you but doesn't change the fact that five of them are just different colors at least the scorpion rare had different colors and yet were the same animal. All these new rare pets show the laziness Blizzard has been going in terms of designing. They get the idea, people get excited for 8 unique pets then they drop the ball. Not cool bliz not cool.
6-02-2011 @ 5:52PM
Ehh, the challenges are still a little cool. And it is still the PTR!! *fingers crossed*The owl model is a complete copy of another pet.
I do not have a hunter, but I do hope some of those spiders are changed. Like in Cata beta in Vashj you had sting rays, then they put in the seahorses later on.
6-02-2011 @ 6:02PM
@ Tribunal - The owl is the same "spectral" model, in a sense as the ghostly jade owl but without the webbed wings. This one also has much added glow-effects that trail from the wings and tail. Yes, it's similar but it's not an exact copy of anything that exists in game right now. I'm familiar with all the "special" models. Olm is the other "spirit" owl and he's completely different. I give them a bit of a pass on that one. He'll be a pretty tame. :) I'm far more disappointed about the Gondria re-skins and different colors of the exact same spider. :( I don't really understand when they have the brand-new firehawk and raven models in the game that at least one of these wasn't one of those. :( I still have hope. I choose to. XD
6-02-2011 @ 7:17PM
Yeah, the models are disappointing. I'll probably try the tames just for bragging rights, but most will be going into the stable shortly afterwards. Except for that owl. He will be mine. My first hunter must have a winged pet with her at all times, and so now she can finally have a spirit beast.
6-02-2011 @ 7:27PM
I have to admit that I'm less than thrilled with there being so many spiders as well, and the transparent cat model never really appealed to me. However, I'm more than a little intrigued by the challenges, and will probably seek out all of these pets to tame just to say I did it. My hunter considers himself a bounty hunter as well as a master of beasts, so this is the sort of thing I have to do with him.Also, here's to hoping that those aren't the final models. We might get lucky about that. ^_^
6-02-2011 @ 8:02PM
Aren't the spiders a brand new model and set of skins? I'm not seeing any existing models, let alone skins, outside of Firelands.
6-02-2011 @ 8:18PM
@ loop - indeed the spiders are new to Firelands it's just that they are each exactly the same, save for color. And then, there are regular spiders out there with all of the colors save, the blue. That's where the dissapointment comes from. That and the fact that the kitties are just Gondria with a dye job. ;)
6-03-2011 @ 8:21AM
I get that the spirit beasts are a bit disappointing, but come on- those spiders are awesome.Sure it would have been nice if more of them were unique colors, but still. the challenge of taming them is the really cool part anyway.Also, why do I keep hearing about Loque being the last unique pet tame? Terrorpene may be a slight re-model of a turtle (I say this because I'm pretty sure normal turtles don't have volcano horns :P) but he's easily the coolest and most unique looking pet in the game :pI wish they'd make the bone raptors beasts so I could tame them. My undead hunter would love one.
6-03-2011 @ 10:00AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way.I don't even log on that much anymore, but I've been semi-excited for 4.2, and it moved into real excitement when I heard about 8 new pets specifically designed to give hunters a challenge beyond camping spawn points for a week.Theeeeen they come out with this. Woo? I'll be over here with my Loque'nahak. :(
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