Monday, September 20, 2010

OMG OMG OMG was kind of an interesting weekend in the beta (that I'm still not in). Lots of little tidbits popping up on MMO-Champion that have had me smiling like an idiot every time I look over them.

#1 - Running Wild

How freaking cool is this? Basically, if you haven't been following the news, this is the new Worgen mount. Sort of.

Instead of actually getting a mount that you can buy, the Worgen get a racial ability. It has equal cast time to a mount summon and applies a mount aura. And while this ability is active, the Worgen can run on all fours at mounted speed.



(I am a little disappointed that this doesn't translate into more actual mounts for San to collect...because I do love my mounts. But I assume Alliance will get something else to balance out the numbers now available to the Horde.)

#2 - Sandstone Drake

Being the mount collector that I am, I was checking out some of the new ones listed. Then I saw the description on this one and immediately fell into a very unmanly style of clapping. I'm just going to leave it at that.

Take a closer look at the description of this mount. It transforms you into a drake that is capable of carrying a passenger.

Need a lift? Sure hang on just a second. *rustlerustlerustlepoof* There we go. Just hop on my back.

:D :D :D :D

#3 - Female Worgen Forms

This is actually not very fitting for this post, because it's not something I'm excited for. It's actually something I'm disappointed in.

There's already been a lot of comment on them, and here's what it boils down to. I'm okay that they're kind of feral. I'm okay with the fact that they're perpetually snarling. Fierce is good.

But the head shape is all wrong. And the eyes...good god, man, the eyes.

I think the most apt description yet is the person that said they look like deranged chihuahuas.

Try again, Blizz.

Update: I missed this before, but apparently there was a "fan render" put together after the first pass on the female Worgen to suggest improvements/changes. I believe this person is absolutely on the right track and fully endorse their ideas.

#4 - Peacebloom vs. Ghouls

MMO-Champion put up a whole slew of new achievements for me to start planning how to get. Among them were two very interesting ones.

Survive endless waves on Peacebloom vs. Ghouls? My...this sounds (not so) vaguely similar to another game that's sucked up hours and hours (and hours) of my life...

Then this video showed up today:

I think I may end up being the last person in my guild to hit level 81.

Just saying.

1 comment:

  1. Haha. San. I didn't notice about that Sandstone drake. And the Running wild thing. Actually is bugged right now on Premade worgens. (The Animation isn't in AT ALL) I'll post some screenshots of it somtime. Once I get enough time to chill on wow for a bit.