I'm going to roll a druid! I always wondered why Blizzard never did this before. I mean not all bears look exactly the same druids' bear forms shouldn't either.
Ok it's amazing that they are giving druids some new threads but would it hurt to have them change every 10 levels, maybe subtle like they start blank (like current bear) and get a new mark or bit of ornamentation (band round arm, something round neck etc) until they get to 80 and look like the new models. Would just be nice to have a distinction between an ulduar geared bear and a level 10 bear.
The bear changes are fine and dandy but I'm really anxious about the cat changes. I may be biased being a cat more often than I am bear but the tauren cat model just seems so much worse than either the NE cat or either bear.
My druid friend will be amazed by this news, I wonder what Boomkins will end up looking like...
Although my highest level druid was 23, on a server I don't play on now, it seems to me that this isn't what most druids wanted. Granted, it's extremely cool, and a pretty nice feature, but it seems like blizzard is just throwing a few splinters of bone at the dog so it doesn't rise up and bite them. (I am the king of awful analogies that make no sense). What a lot of the druid community was asking for seemed to be progression in forms. When you look at a warlock, you can tell the difference between a level 10 and a level 80. Why? Well, their gear looks better, they're all shiny, and they altogether look more impressive. While bear forms were always impressive, a level 10 looked the same as a level 80. I don't think its that big of a deal, but it doesn't seem to be the change that was wanted.
Personally I was hoping for a armored bear but these skins are still pretty awesome.
whew. i now have a good reason to level my druid =D
Awesome, these new models look nice. Looking forward to Night Elf models.
I like the changes, but...WTB Gender distinction pls! Beards on Male Bears only (the bears have beards), and no manes on Tauren Female Cats.Oh, and what would be extra shades of awesome - If a Tauren's Horns persisted in Bear/Cat/Moonkin.One or two extra colors would be great too.EDIT: Damnit Blizz, in Lore, Druid Travel Forms are based off Stags, not Cheetahs, and the Icon for Travel Form is a Stag's Hoof (or at least just a Hoof).
...We still have the permasnarl?
Uhm no. Can't confirm for cat, but Bears close their mouths into "a toothy grin" now.
About time :)Well worth the wait it looks like too!
Druid Owl-bear form?Maybe something to go with Noxy's Boom-Kitty?
Yes!And my druid is level 80 now too!Best....timing....ever.
Would rather have it be that the bear skin changes when you hit a milestone leveling. Every twenty levels or so (30, 50, 70) your bear form gets a new, more fierce looking skin. More markings/tattoos, more armor, etc.
I'm amazed, and slightly disgusted. All that's really changed is they gave us five new colors to choose from. I'd much rather have better looking bears all around. I personally asked for something without huge horns, and perhaps the ability to choose from a variety of tattoos. That would make this update ever so much better.
WHERE ARE MY MOONKIN SKINS DAMN IT!
Yes, yes, Y-E-S! New form art! God knows the moomoo's needed it. More excuses to stop shifting out to whack things with the flaming cat head =)