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Fire Hawks and Patch 4.1 Mounts/Pets
The first build of Patch 4.1 already added a couple of mount and companion pets to the game and it's time for a small update with models screenshots and a video of the fire hawk mounts!

Disclaimer - Public test content, not final. You whine about it, I punch you in the face. You whine on the official forums, I punch you in the face. You whine about it on my forums, I punch you in the face. Anything else will get you a warm hug.

Disclaimer #2 - Models might not be final. (Yes, this is the same as the first Disclaimer, but you won't read it because it's too long)

Fire Hawks Video and Screenshots





Razzashi Raptor, Zulian Panther, Flameward Hippogryph



Panther Cubs


Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Companion Pets
  • Landro's Lichling Right Click to summon or dismiss Landro's Lichling. Instant
  • Landro's Lil' XT Right Click to set down or pick up your Landro's Lil' XT action figure. Instant
  • Nightsaber Cub Right Click to summon and dismiss your Nightsaber Cub. Instant
  • Panther Cub Right Click to summon and dismiss your panther cub. Instant
  • Winterspring Cub Right Click to summon and dismiss your Winterspring cub. Instant

Mounts
  • Armored Razzashi Raptor Summons and dismisses a rideable Armored Razzashi Raptor. 1.5 sec cast
  • Beryl Fire Hawk Summons and dismisses a rideable Beryl Fire Hawk. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast
  • Crimson Fire Hawk Summons and dismisses a rideable Crimson Fire Hawk. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast
  • Flameward Hippogryph Summons and dismisses a rideable Flameward Hippogryph mount. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast
  • Savage Raptor Summons and dismisses a rideable Savage Raptor. 1.5 sec cast
  • Swift Zulian Panther Summons and dismisses a swift Zulian panther. 1.5 sec cast



We don't really have a lot of information on drop locations but we know a few things:


  • Savage Raptor will be a WoW TCG reward but doesn't have any model for the moment.
  • Amani Dragonhawk is also included in this patch and is also supposed to be a WoW TCG Reward but doesn't look like it has any final model either.
  • Nightsaber Cub will be a WoW TCG rewards but other versions of the panther cubs will be available through questing/rare drops apparently.


The MMO Report
Let's face it, monday would suck without the MMO Report. (And damn, Casey managed to pronounce Boubouille without screwing up. This guy is my hero)

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  1. Bucky Mclachlan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Porimlys View Post
    People really need to learn the difference between skins, models and skeletons.
    Starting with yourself. The model is not something exclusive from skeletons or skins, they contain both of these things. The skeleton is your starting point, your first layer, and after you're skeleton is completed you add the next layer which is of course the skin. This of course is a very basic introduction to these things, but hopefully it'll keep tards like yourself from claiming people need to be educated about anything here.

    It is in fact highly accurate to call the fire hawk mounts a re-skinned proto drake.
  1. Silarn's Avatar
    How dare you, Blizzard. How dare you use an old animation skeleton to mock up the model for your new mount, a flying mount with essentially identical requirements to the one you are using as its base. (Two wings, two legs, and a head with a mouth.)

    I demand that you use the absolute most difficult means of creating anything. Any time you make a new drake or dragon or horse, I demand that you create new animation skeletons from scratch for each and every one before working on the animations. Tweaking existing skeletons is nothing but lazy, you bastards.

    I demand that you release 100% fully realized models to the public test server before a large chunk of the content that goes along with it is even ready to be tested.
  1. Brosemon's Avatar
    The panther cubs are adorable, gonna get one. The firehawks made me jizz, especially the green one, it is so sexy. I'd want all the mounts, cept the panther tbch, same model and color as the old NE one, while horde can get it, and will be first ally mount horde can get, i still kinda dont want it, but others look awesome....especially that beryl firehawk, it is so sexy!!!

    ---------- Post added 2011-02-28 at 02:27 AM ----------

    To all ppl who say, "firehawks r just reskinned protos", yes they r, but who cares, they dont look anything like protos, so.....
  1. Skandulous's Avatar
    and nobody is talking about how bungie partnered with Activision Blizz to make a new MMO fps game
  1. Yzak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nalle View Post
    The fire hawks do look cool, but acting like a proto drake just ruins it.
    My thoughts exactly...

    I hope the animations and posturing for them are changed completely. The models are otherwise excellent.
  1. Gulvak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arganis View Post
    Also I'd be willing to bet you my account that Ragnaros now has legs in order to ride this around.
    I'd bet my account against that just because I am going to quit if that orc looking Ragnaros is flying around on a bird made out of fire.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Mclachlan View Post
    Starting with yourself. The model is not something exclusive from skeletons or skins, they contain both of these things. The skeleton is your starting point, your first layer, and after you're skeleton is completed you add the next layer which is of course the skin. This of course is a very basic introduction to these things, but hopefully it'll keep tards like yourself from claiming people need to be educated about anything here.

    It is in fact highly accurate to call the fire hawk mounts a re-skinned proto drake.
    I love to see someone trying to act like some educated forum gentlemen while calling someone a "tard". The things are reskinned proto drakes, just because it's not the same kind of reskinning between say a green and red proto drake is irrelevant. What is displayed is essentially the same model, it's simply skinned with big green flames rather than a traditional texture.
  1. unkn0wnerr0r's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Graviteh View Post
    He may have pronounced Boubouille correctly, but he mispronounced MMO-Champion.
    yes it's pronounced world of warcraft champion.
  1. SerenitySaz's Avatar
    The Fire Hawks, the Raptor, and the Hippogryph are all incredibly awesome looking. The new kitties are fairly cute as well. However, while the new Panther mount is nice looking, he's a huge let down imo. The new Raptor ZG alternative? Epic looking. The new Tiger ZG alternative? Kind of bland. I'd happily sport him, don't get me wrong, but he's just not quite on the level of what I was expecting.

    Regardless, yay new pets and mounts!
  1. Bucky Mclachlan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gulvak View Post
    The things are reskinned proto drakes, just because it's not the same kind of reskinning between say a green and red proto drake is irrelevant.
    The difference between those mounts is not their skin, it is simply their color palette, a better distinction would be the Ulduar Proto Drakes versus any of the other Proto Drakes, but even that is not a difference in skin, there were simply different textures applied to the same models.

    You obviously do not know the difference between these things, however, as evidenced by your previous post which was positively useless.

    Yes I am in fact quite knowledgeable about these things, I'm also an asshole. Don't like it? Your problem, not mine bud.
  1. Kiro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky Mclachlan View Post
    No. It's more or less people with good taste pointing out how much these things suck (see also: sparkle pony) and people with bad taste not caring what Blizzard offers them.
    Nailed it. The blizz-defense force got served. It's just sad what's becoming of this game since people don't expect more from the leader of MMOs with an outrageous revenue pool and enough teams to do things right.
  1. Kaldriss's Avatar
    i absolutely love the firehawks....but whats with the protodrake skeleton.....
  1. Demona3's Avatar
    I am betting those firehawks are meta achievements for the Firelands raids. Thoughts?
  1. Williamgood's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Demona3 View Post
    I am betting those firehawks are meta achievements for the Firelands raids. Thoughts?
    One may be, but not both seeing how 10 and 25 are same achievements now. Most likely one will be a rare drop and an achievement like you said...
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    so it's like proto dragon + revenlord + alar
  1. Sammonoske's Avatar
    I must be one of the few that actually thinks the hawk model looks absolutely horrible.
  1. bloodwine77's Avatar
    The big question is, are any of those going to end up being Blizzard store mounts or pets rather than in-game items? I hope not.
  1. Xmcdizzle's Avatar
    awwww i want a warm hug
  1. Timiquizqueh's Avatar
    I like the looks of those hawks. Well yeah as I saw ppl complaining its proto-drake animation, well I also like protos !
    And yeah its same with Raptors and Raven Lord. Same animation but differend skins mwhah.
  1. Master Higuchi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kiro View Post
    Nailed it. The blizz-defense force got served. It's just sad what's becoming of this game since people don't expect more from the leader of MMOs with an outrageous revenue pool and enough teams to do things right.
    All this QQ is always hilarious, thanks for that! It's even funnier how all the whiners try to justify their bitching by calling everyone else a fanboy of some sort. God forbid people have their own opinion that disagrees with your almighty opinion. You can call it bad taste, conformity, or whatever, but in the end it's all subjective.

    Christ Boub you have a lot of faces to punch.

    Now, I'm going to guess the panther is most likely a placeholder, IMO it is quite bland. I REALLY want one of those fire hawks, even if they share the same animations as the proto drakes!
  1. naecroknight's Avatar
    Landro's Lil XT is a current release TCG loot card reward

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