Nice release! :D
I wonder if Blizz will update Hati's model, since it's quite outdated, or if there will be a way to make her look like one of our pets, like infusing her soul into another beast we have already tamed. This could add a lightning effect on said pet, who knows ;DThe quest-line itself seems very good, and the Falcosaurus mount, though it could have its beak fixed a bit, still looks quite good, with the stripes and different colors.
I usually like to use guns but that electro bow looks sweet!
Good gawd I hope Hati gets the WoD wolf model. Seeing that Wrath model again, especially for the expansions-long weapon pet is atrocious.
So for those of us such as me that are BM hunters is Hati in addition to our tamed pets we use or is Hati the replacement?
What if I don't want a lightning wolf (what a lame ass model) fighting with me as a beast master? By the gods that pet is so ugly.
I hope they add a bow! I prefer using bows over guns! I also hope they use a new model for Hati. Not a fan of this one.
Addition. You'll have two pets + summons
oh my god. im so glad i dont play hunter. that lightning sound effect will haunt you for years to come, if everything stays as is.
the skin on the bottom could that be say from engy profession?
I just laughed out loud watching that video. They weren't kidding when they implied you'd have tons of pets, huh? Stampede, Crows, your pet, Hati, multiple Dire Beasts.... I love Hati's model, myself. It wouldn't make much sense to have Hati not match Skoll, since they're a pair. Also, I like the new Warlords wolf model fine, but not for Hati. She's a Northrend wolf, she should look like it. Options are cool, though. Glyphs, tomes, whatever. More choice is always good.
Titanstrike looks like huge vacuum cleaner and less like a gun. Please, consider the following question when you design any sort of item - "if i design a gun for example, does it look like a gun?"
I really hate the "organic" look on those guns, it's awful. There are so many good gun models in game now, I guess this will be the only artifact I'll transmog. I wish they went more with a weapon that look like a lot of assembled parts rather than, I don't know, that.
Super Excited for Beast Mastery in Legion.
I hope the metal bow is for BM. It fits the theme of the gun.
The falcosauros is probably the first mount I didn't mind in Legion. Am a bit concerned that there's no strap around the neck to keep the saddle in place, though. Chances are the saddle would (realistically) slip back thus rubbing the raptor's back leg joints causing it a lot of pain and causing the rider to fall off. There should be a chest strap of some sort to help keep it in place. A single girth won't cut it.The animations certainly look smoother than the current raptors and the tail doesn't move quite as rapidly.Only thing I don't like are the feathers on the arms and legs. They look strange. I'd expect something closer to an archaeopteryx and not a badly shaved poodle ... raptor.Do find something curious, though. Why does the falcosauros have no teeth but the "baby" pet version does? That makes no sense. If anything, you'd think it'd be the other way around although technically they should both have teeth or neither should. That only makes it more obvious that the baby is just a reskin of the existing baby raptors.With the beast mastery video, wonder if Hati will have alternate looks or it's going to get old real fast when every beast mastery hunter has the same blue wolf following them.
I'm excited about the quest, since I love Ulduar (one of the best raids ever). But I'm not so thrilled with the weapon models. While I understand they're probably trying to echo the aesthetic of Wrath, with the horns and the gray and blue, they went to the ugly side of Wrath. The models as they are don't really feel that legendary, since they resemble some of the greens and blues out of Wrath. That is a terrible shame, since the Nesingwary 4000 came out during Wrath and that has all the smooth lines and glowing parts that make really awesome guns; it remains one of my favorites for transmog and probably the only gun model I use consistently. The model I'll probably be going with is the one with the laser sight (I guess that's what it is?), as the rest either suffer from too much blade or too much horn action. What is it with putting horns and blades on guns? It looks horrible!Now I just need Skoll, which I have been trying to get since Wrath. /sigh I'm glad that Hati will match Skoll--it wouldn't make much sense otherwise. I actually really like that version of the wolf skin.Also, not to nitpick, since this may have been coming straight from the alpha and Blizzard has been known to miss typos even after official release, but there are so many typos in the quest dialogue that it's a bit distracting, and that was just spelling. I wasn't even paying attention to punctuation. Other than that, great write up! =)
I do hope that bow model makes it to live... I'll be playing Beast Mastery as it's the only hunter spec that'll let me carry on with the ranged+pet playstyle I love about the class, but I can't stand using guns. I have plenty of cool bows stored for transmog, but still.