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Battle for Azeroth Horse Models and the Norwington Estate Horse Show
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I woudn't mind seeing the Deathcharger's Reins getting an upgrade. They're looking kinda rough these days
Hopeful an armoured zhevra will coming. Would go great with the new hyena mount.
I honestly don't understand why WoW players tend to be so adamant against visual updates. It's strange. I see it elsewhere, but in WoW, it's a huge matter for visual updates to get underway. This game looks dated as all get out, it NEEDS better visuals.
I like the new horse models but I have a few issues:
1.) Blizzard again has omitted the girth on many models so once again there are saddles just glued to the horse's back, the horse apparently is growing a saddle out of its back, or it was stitched to the horse's back. When they haven't omitted the girth, it's in the wrong spot! The girth should be right behind the forelegs, not nearly in the middle of the stomach. That just shows me Blizzard artists and modelers have likely never seen a horse in real life let alone ridden one or even looked at a picture of proper tack placement. I also have complaints on some of the bridles since some are just unrealistic. One is literally just a bit and the reins. The horse opens its mouth and it'd fall right out. That's ignoring the armor on the legs of some of the new horses which is also unrealistic. Then the hoof booties on some I also don't like. They're not My Little Ponies.
2.) All of the horses look so angry. Anduin's horse doesn't look so angry so why do all of these horses do? They look like they'd rather eat you. That's not a normal horse. The new ones are those man-eating horses from that one labor of Hercules. These horses have far too strong of muscles around the eyes which makes them look angry regardless of what position their ears are in.
3.) It's obvious Blizzard's mirroring textures. The paints look terrible as a result. If a horse is born perfectly mirrored on both side with markings, it's an extreme rarity.
4.) No bay. Blizzard needs to look at a color chart for horses because there's so many colors they could add. So many shades of roans, bays, greys, chestnuts, palominos. Perlinos and grullos are rather pretty colors. Buckskin, dun, champagne, blood bay, blood chestnut, sorrel. Look at Rocky Mountain horses with their dark bodies and ivory manes. Maybe the breed of horse they're trying to depict doesn't have that wide of a range of colors, but Blizzard keeps defaulting to the same color scheme. It's boring.
I'd look at the animations for the horse but I'm afraid to. If they're using the same animation as the Legion "unicorns" which run like ferrets, then I'd really be pissed with the horses.
Disappointed Blizzard also went with the draft horse model over a more pleasure horse design. I'd rather see something more dainty like an Arabian-like horse over a wanna be Clydesdale. Blizzard's been making everything bulky since WoD. I'd be nice to see them go the other direction. Maybe they'll add another horse model with a daintier design, but I'm still waiting for new war talbuks (except I hate both the WoD and Legion talbuk models). And draft horses weren't the only ones used in war. There are a number of pleasure breeds that were used for war like Arabians, Lipizzaners, Andalusians, etc. Draft horses are too slow.
Yay, more human racial mounts. Wait...there's a Felsteed. There's...more human racial mounts. Yay. *lights tiny sparkler*
This is a lot of horses. What people forget is there are a ton of horse models that aren't used as mounts. Plenty, yes, but think of the herds of horses in Grizzly Hills and other Alliance towns. Also plenty of donkeys like Jenny from Borean Tundra and in towns as pack animals. I don't think these will all be mounts, some will be npcs models. Now, I certainly hope that's a zhevra and they haven't added the horn yet because they had better not get rid of zhevras and replace them with zebras.
As for the designs... yes, I really like them except one small thing. Their eyes. Whatever designer has been working on animals seems to think they all have squinty beady angry eyes. Why? Just.... why?
On a side note I hope they revamp the Horde wargs but they UPDATE them like these horses and not REPLACE them with Draenor wolf models.
I need these horses. Every. Last. One. Of. Them.
Does this mean that Horde will finaly get a horse mount other then class mount?
"We got brown horses, black horses, horses with baskets, horse burgers, horse fries, and wash it down with horse pepsi!"
Wont lie, these are gorgeous and I am excited.
I ran these past the ultimate judge of all things equine: My 12-year-old daughter.
She's impressed. The horse show was particularly intriguing.
All the horses in the world I guess... But seriously though, they look good and we probably each can find one in our preferance.
They need to make horses/unicorn/zebra/zehvra tammable. In addition is that an updated warlock mount I spot?
You have no idea how badly I've wanted updated normal horses... And it looks like we can customize their hairstyles and equipment? Hallelujah! Battle for Azeroth cannot come soon enough!
OMG that zebra mount! Or is it a zhevra? ;)
I like these, but I sincerely hope the "updated models" don't replace the originals. A choice would be nice.
You and your kind are the reason why the game can't be nice. Please, stop and let us - normal people - enjoy a good game and his evolution.
why not both? Sometimes the original is better than the sequel.
Originals are always better than the sequel... in movies and books though. But visuals of a game? It usually need upgrades.
Geeze. Way to blow what I said out of proportion, guys. I agree with what you're saying, but a choice would be best. These aren't just updates, these are vast changes to the models. (the zebra for example. If this totally replaces the zhevra, that's a problem) Besides, it would mean
mounts in the game, and who in their right mind is gonna complain about that? Also, I think Pyrolin has the wrong idea. I'm quite normal, thanks very much, and I want the game to be nice, too. So in the interests of having nice things, why not hope they add these as a different breed of horse instead of purely updating the old? Normal people like
. And no, I'm not a Classic WoW enthusiast, either. I enjoy the game's evolution as well, but not at the cost of some of the purely cosmetic things we've grown accustomed to over the years. Pardon me if this idea cramps your style... o.O
That's a lot of ponies. 0_o And a mule.
Welp found my grind already :|
Thanks Blizzard I love every single one
i actually hope they dont update the warlock mount to what appears very similiar to it in this visual update. The low rez very dark model currently is much more horrifying lol.
Blizzard..... That's not what Zebras
Zhevras look like.... That's a Clydesdale with pain spattered on it. And that "donkey"? Come on.
And if they really are retroactively changing ALL of the horses, they had better knock the armor on the new faction ones out of the park. The only thing the new horses have going for them currently is that they are a different
from the old ones, not just higher res. Otherwise we will have an army of the same thing. Not fun.
The Horde has goddamned dinosaurs, Blizz. Don't shaft us. If you're so focused on pastoral mounts, maybe you could give us longhorns or something? That would be cool.
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