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    Like lol, this is no different than any other mount, item, set etc. that's collecting dust in the game files.
    People are begging for those to be used all the time, how is this talking about this particular mount any different?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    I don't know what that's supposed to be mean.

    There is a mount in the game files.
    From the looks of it, its on the same lvl of doneness as the other mounts.
    It's not mentioned anywhere officially and they recently removed most of its animation set.
    It looks cool.
    People want it.

    It could be potentially scrapped, how can we communicate to Blizzard that that shouldn't happen? By telling Blizzard that we want it.
    How do we do that? By talking about it.

    How is that conspiratorial?
    Given that we get one per zone so far and that the ones we have gotten are also models that are used in game for NPCs etc. we might get the cloud serpent down the line if a patch zone features similar looking dragons. We can probably exclude the first patch zone since that type of dragon really does not fit the underground (they could feature something like a wurm/purple dragon)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    ??? They have scrapped entire zones that are in the files with extensive detail. They've had mounts stay in the data for years before they find a use for them.
    Show me the "scrapped zones with extensive details" they scrapped in the last 2 expansions (and no, the N'Zoth thing won't count because that was barely a placeholder zone lol). Also, please show me a mount from Shadowlands or BfA that was new (not a recolour) that was never used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arafal View Post
    Like lol, this is no different than any other mount, item, set etc. that's collecting dust in the game files.
    People are begging for those to be used all the time, how is this talking about this particular mount any different?
    I think it's problematic that they cannot even experiment without disappointing people because of datamining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I think it's problematic that they cannot even experiment without disappointing people because of datamining.
    You experiment with placeholders. You don't create a mount aswell as the same amount of customization options as all the other dragonriding mounts and than scrapp it. Again, your thinking makes 0 sense.

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    Whoop its possibly a new cash shop mount

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Given that we get one per zone so far and that the ones we have gotten are also models that are used in game for NPCs etc. we might get the cloud serpent down the line if a patch zone features similar looking dragons. We can probably exclude the first patch zone since that type of dragon really does not fit the underground (they could feature something like a wurm/purple dragon)
    Actually, the serpent drakes look like (winged) cave dragons, so they would fit quite well for an underground zone.

    Example of a cave dragon from GW:



    Also, real life "cave dragons" are also snake-like:

    Last edited by Lady Atia; 2022-07-30 at 09:27 AM.

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    That dragon is probably for the Year of the Dragon 6 month sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klaps_05 View Post
    That dragon is probably for the Year of the Dragon 6 month sub.
    If that was the case the mount would be lunar year themed, which it isn't.

    I's just a skinny drake.



  10. #65090
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    I don't know where the sudden idea that the mount is scrapped comes from? It was obviously either end game or patch content (and both is currently not available on the alpha). Stop spreading panic and negative mood ffs.
    Please quote me exactly where I say it's scrapped. I'll wait!

    All I said is datamining is not fact. Saying that it's in datamining and thus is going to be ingame exactly like that is a big yikes.
    And then blaming Blizzard when it doesn't turn out the way people demanded based on 0 info? Yes that's what I meant.

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    Exiles Reach faction commanders are present in DF, and they befriended each other. Seems Blizz is doing a story prep for more cross faction stuff in DF.

    https://www.wowhead.com/news/exiles-...nflight-328060
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  12. #65092
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    Dude, it's an already finished HD mount with lots of dragonriding customizations available and in the database. They are obviously not scrapping it.
    You're the spitting image of the issue with datamining. You have already decided what this was going to be without any actual word from Blizzard and are now defending your mental image, even if what Blizzard was or is going to do with it is completely unrelated. For all we know, it might be purely for NPC use.

    Fact is, we don't know if they were ever planning to give it to us in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    You're the spitting image of the issue with datamining. You have already decided what this was going to be without any actual word from Blizzard and are now defending your mental image, even if what Blizzard was or is going to do with it is completely unrelated. For all we know, it might be purely for NPC use.

    Fact is, we don't know if they were ever planning to give it to us in the first place.
    It has the same entries as all the other dragonriding mounts in the database for it's customization.



    https://twitter.com/keyboardturn/sta...875968/photo/3

    It's not for NPC use only lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    You're the spitting image of the issue with datamining. You have already decided what this was going to be without any actual word from Blizzard and are now defending your mental image, even if what Blizzard was or is going to do with it is completely unrelated. For all we know, it might be purely for NPC use.

    Fact is, we don't know if they were ever planning to give it to us in the first place.
    Ehm, yes... they clearly made a completely brand new model with dragonriding animations with idea of never putting it live in the first place.
    I can see you are trying to show off your sharp logic here - the thing is, anything that has not found it's place in released alpha builds should be considered a "mental image" then, since we have 0 clue whether it was ever intended to go live. But it's not how it works. And with a huge confidence one could say that a unique rig for a new dragon-type (we have just 3 in game: drake, proto-drake and a chinese serpent) is meant to go live sometime in the future. Possibly it requires some changes due to motion-sickness issue that has already been raised and made Blizzard aware, or because it's unique and they want to hide it as a superior reward for superior achievements.

  15. #65095
    I hope the customization for the drakes gets a lot cooler than what has been previewed, which is pretty basic. Like, where are the protodrake skins that look like this?




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    Quote Originally Posted by infinitemeridian View Post
    I hope the customization for the drakes gets a lot cooler than what has been previewed, which is pretty basic. Like, where are the protodrake skins that look like this?



    I imagine they may be rare drops from their respective incarnates? Either that or maybe M+ seasonal rewards?

  17. #65097
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    I imagine they may be rare drops from their respective incarnates? Either that or maybe M+ seasonal rewards?
    Keep in mind the above are just mobs, there are no alternate drake skins that look like those:

    https://www.wowhead.com/news/dragonr...o-drake-328009

    I just hope the customizations at end-game get a little more creative in terms of making the drakes look more visually striking compared to their vanilla models.
    Last edited by infinitemeridian; 2022-07-30 at 01:13 PM.

  18. #65098
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    I imagine they may be rare drops from their respective incarnates? Either that or maybe M+ seasonal rewards?
    Does make me curious what future Dragonriding rewards might end up being if they keep adding stuff. Infinite Dragonflight coloration seems like a good one, maybe a golden one to go with the Soul of the Aspects HD mount...
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinitemeridian View Post
    Keep in mind the above are just mobs, there are no alternate drake skins that look like those:

    https://www.wowhead.com/news/dragonr...o-drake-328009

    I just hope the customizations at end-game get a little more creative in terms of making the drakes look more visually striking compared to their vanilla models.
    Yeah I know, but it would be missed opportunity to not give us these skins as mounts. Raszageth f.e. could drop a smaller version of herself on Mythic. Also I actually would prefer them to be seperate from the "classic" renewed proto drake mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    Yeah I know, but it would be missed opportunity to not give us these skins as mounts. Raszageth f.e. could drop a smaller version of herself on Mythic. Also I actually would prefer them to be seperate from the "classic" renewed proto drake mount.
    For me that would depend on potential combinations or lack thereof.
    Infinite Dragonflight colorations I would want to be a choice rather than a new mount since that would allow a more unique mount. Whereas a Raszageth mount could probably be a unique one, seeing as it likely would force a make a whole bunch of individual customizations like tail or horns unavailable.
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