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Snapdragons are a new type of creatures native to Nazjatar that we're not only going to see in Patch 8.2, but ride as well. In this article, we're looking at the Royal Snapdragon mount in more detail.

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Captured at a young age and raised to serve naga hunters, snapdragons are loyal and fierce companions.

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46 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

Ahh the typical cat rig recycling.

I demand blizz make entirely new rigs for every mount. Sure it LOOKS different but, it's clearly based on a cat rig so it's NOT GOOD ENOUGH

 

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11 minutes ago, Aegrotat said:

I demand blizz make entirely new rigs for every mount. Sure it LOOKS different but, it's clearly based on a cat rig so it's NOT GOOD ENOUGH

 

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I agree to the posts above me, they´re re-using the Cat model yet again while we´re looking for something new and fresh, I remember seeing the Spider mount when we had Legion on the Beta and it was super cool. I just dont get the same feeling seeing this mount, it looks really good and all, but its missing something new, something unique.

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4 hours ago, Hoods said:

I agree to the posts above me, they´re re-using the Cat model yet again while we´re looking for something new and fresh, I remember seeing the Spider mount when we had Legion on the Beta and it was super cool. I just dont get the same feeling seeing this mount, it looks really good and all, but its missing something new, something unique.

Making whole new animations is not easy and can be very time-consuming, even though mounts generally don't have many different types of animations. So I agree that it is easier to simply slap a model in an existing rig and call it a day to save time and resources, but Blizzard is notorious for doing that a lot. I'm still very bitter that they used the Male Orc rig for "Incarnation: Tree of Life" for Druids, for instance.

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6 hours ago, Hoods said:

I agree to the posts above me, they´re re-using the Cat model yet again while we´re looking for something new and fresh, I remember seeing the Spider mount when we had Legion on the Beta and it was super cool. I just dont get the same feeling seeing this mount, it looks really good and all, but its missing something new, something unique.

I guess I needed to put /s because I was being sarcastic. Not every mount/model needs a new rig because let's face it, a lot less people look at the rig when they decide if they like a mount. It's just so weird because people are already criticizing the sea horse that's more so a Kelpie, yet that's pretty unique

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2 hours ago, Valhalen said:

Making whole new animations is not easy and can be very time-consuming

I agree, but we´re also getting alot of new mounts like the Wheel mount from Mechagon or the "new" seahorses. I dont disagree about the part where making new frames and all for the mounts is time consuming and all but if we see something like this, a new "skin" pasted over something old, as a Raid achievement mount im going to be abit disappointed. We dont know if it is going to be the achievement one but one can hope we avoid it.

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