It's really odd how the gryphon's wing feathers "split" like that while they're moving. It should be a continuous line of edges.
From my fiancee, an ornithologist:
"Looks like they gave the gryphon an extra joint in the primaries so they flip up on the upstroke. There are no bones or joints for the primaries. They should move fluidly with the secondaries. The feathers can bend gradually, but the flip on the upstroke is too extreme. It took me watching it a few times, but look at that split (which in itself if wrong) and then watch what the tips of the wings do."
Last edited by DarkTZeratul; 2012-10-23 at 09:17 PM.
Those HORRIBLE wing animations on the Gryphon...seriously, I get annoyed with how the devs just ignore how things SHOULD move. Horses running like dogs, mammoths hopping along, worgs running as if they have bad issues with their hips etc etc.
They could make the new gryphon model have PROPERLY impressive wings, but nooo...stick to the old, fugly animation -_-. I guess we can see that they will do shoddy jobs on all the other model upgrades.
Also, is it sure that they're updating the flying faction mounts, and not just adding 2 new ones for the Brawler's Guild or something?
Seems like they are giving more incentive to run the old raids from Classic WoW. But, what I don't get, is Gluth's Bone, Dusty Clutch of eggs, Mr. Bigglesworth's Frigid Collar, and Blighted Spore. Those sound like they drop from Naxx, which is no longer a "Classic Raid", being considered a WotLK raid since it was bumped to 80. There's 3 from Molten Core, 3 from Blackwing Lair, and 3 from (what appear to be) AQ40, and 4 from Naxx.
Fun fact! The WindSteed and the Quilen are based off the same creature! The Qilin/Kirin in chinese lore is sometime described as a "dragon tiger" and other times a "dragon deer". Though the Quilen in game share closer looks to the ShiShi dog/lions than the Qilin dragon tigers they share a name with.