I like the idea of this mount (I've always wanted my Anzu to fly) but as a bird geek, I find the armor, frayed feathers, and legs dangling during flight to be off-putting. It looks too sickly as a result and makes me think that if Rob Liefeld drew for Blizz, this is the sort of obfuscated design he would produce. If I were still playing WoW, however, I think the mount would warrant picking up the CE (I passed on a CE for the first time in MoP as I find the quilien to be hideous). Not the greatest-looking design but they've done much worse.
But I do agree with you. With the frayed feathers, the how the animations seem unmatched to the model and that hunched walk it does look like it's sickly.
Last edited by Haglaz; 2014-02-04 at 07:46 AM.
There was no need for an imbalance in the FIRST PLACE, Tauren did not need paladins. But somehow I get the feeling that if the situation were reversed, the horde'd get a new race/class combination pretty quick.