I think I like the old bear forms better, but still a cool addition!
live versions look better/more realistic. dunno what their intention/thought process was with betas appearances.
looks like an all around improvement. i enjoyed how the old one seemed a bit more 'lumbering' and 'clumsy' but the new one actually looks like a bear that's about to mess you up
They changed the bear model skeleton because the Zandalari "Bear" that is more like a dumb looking turtle uses their skeleton, and if you watched their model in the viewer, most of the turtle bear claw attacks (which is jarring considering they don't have pronounced claws) end up phasing through most of their own model. If they update the entire model skeleton, less people will notice. But old man Drak'vul noticed.
Much better in the beta version. I cant stand the live ones - too much twitching. Now if they would fix the goblin male over-exaggerating moving from side to side.
The new bear movements are pretty darn good, didn't realise exactly how... wobbly the current mount animations are.
The beta run animation has the mouth closed while live is open. Is this intentional or a bug? I like the new stance but it does feel stiff. I’m sure that’s because it’s unfinished atm.
The new animations look much better and more realistic than the old ones. A real bear sure does not shake their rear end or head as much as they do in those old animations. Putting the old and new side by side really created a big contrast, showing the ultimate derpyness of the old animations. I'm glad they're finally taking care of these little bits. An updated treant form would be also nice to see as I am a resto druid by heart.
Live bears; too much junk in the trunk, weak growl idle animationAlpha bears; Pronounced shoulders, more heavy stride, and "Don't you DARE mess with me" idle animationThe update makes the bears move so much more like their real counterparts. Bears may have big behinds in real life, but they also have big shoulders too. It felt odd that our bears has low shoulders, but this fixes them and makes them so much better. This is such a nice change.
FINALLY, its about time. I never liked the old bear run/walk animations anyway. The new one seems much more organic and less like a robot.
The updated model needs the open mouth roar while running, IMO. The legs also seem to clip a little more than the live version. But overall, I think it's a big improvement.
Looks great - it has the posture and heavy running style of a real bear. Way better than the old anims!
The only thing that totally annoys me is that everytime you compare two pictures, the one showing a thing as it was BEFORE is on the left and AFTER is on the right and this one is the other way around. Very confusing at first.
The beta version looks great! Bears are one of my favorite animals but I very rarely play one as a druid or use one as a hunter pet because, even after they updated all of the textures, the animations were still so awkward. Very happy to see more realistic posture and movement, and that they can run with their mouths closed now.
the new stance makes them look so much more intimidating, i love it. i hope more old creatures get skeleton tweaks!