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New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Shadowseek » March 26th, 2013, 7:23 am

So I was randomly clicking through pets on the PTR earlier and I clicked on the SDH. I had to look closer to make sure I was seeing it right.

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SDH has a new model to match the new mount! Even the ones in Feralas have grown up and changed models too! Sad to be losing such a classic model, but this one changes colors!

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Gendou » March 26th, 2013, 7:27 am

Does the Nether Faerie Dragon have a new model as well, or does it have the old model?
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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Shadowseek » March 26th, 2013, 7:28 am

Same old ghostly nether model. Dont think they would change that one too since it isn't a faerie dragon.

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Gendou » March 26th, 2013, 7:31 am

Shadowseek wrote:Same old ghostly nether model. Dont think they would change that one too since it isn't a faerie dragon.

The Nether Faerie Dragon and the Sprite Darter Hatchling currently share the same model.
The only difference is that the NFD is translucent.

If they updated the model for the SDH, I'm surprised they didn't update both.
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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Shadowseek » March 26th, 2013, 7:35 am

Gendou wrote:
Shadowseek wrote:Same old ghostly nether model. Dont think they would change that one too since it isn't a faerie dragon.

The Nether Faerie Dragon and the Sprite Darter Hatchling currently share the same model.
The only difference is that the NFD is translucent.

If they updated the model for the SDH, I'm surprised they didn't update both.

It will just be a ghostly reminder of the old model for SDH. lol

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Gendou » March 26th, 2013, 7:42 am

Shadowseek wrote:It will just be a ghostly reminder of the old model for SDH. lol

I suppose it will, at that. :lol:

Still hoping that the new Faerie Dragon Mount is a store mount and not a TCG mount - though I'm not holding out much hope.
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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Shadowseek » March 26th, 2013, 8:53 am

Here is a size comparison. It's grown up!

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Luciandk » March 26th, 2013, 10:57 am

Interesting news! Good thing I aquired a cheap sprite darter hatchling not long ago, well aware of their painful droprate.

So im going to level it up in preparation for 5.3. Been wanting a pet with life exchange.

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Maizing » March 26th, 2013, 10:59 am

Amadia wrote:I'm hoping this is a PTR bug...I am sort of attached the old model. It's been around so long. Make a new pet...don't alter an old one.

I find it hard to believe that they would NOT update the older frogs for this reason... but are apparently updating a more detailed pet like the Sprite Darter Hatchling?

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Opallena » March 26th, 2013, 11:11 am

Somehow I doubt blizzard would put this in... this looks exactly like the model for the mount and could still be a glitch on PTR; only time will tell.

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Gilneas » March 26th, 2013, 11:30 am

Has to be unintentional. Current model is one of the old ones least in need of an upgrade, and many people like it.

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Shadowseek » March 26th, 2013, 11:38 am

I agree that it didn't need an update, but maybe Blizz is doing something with fae dragons soon? Perhaps Emerald Dream? One can hope. :D

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Ruzgofdi » March 26th, 2013, 11:41 am

Mr. Stockton has tweeted that the new model is for a mount and not an upgrade for the pets.

Cory Stockton ‏@mumper 17m
.@SDKPhoenix @Ghostcrawler That’s not a pet, it’s a mount based on the Sprite Darter.

So... probably an unexpected bug causing the pet to use the mount's model?

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Shadowseek » March 26th, 2013, 11:59 am

Ruzgofdi wrote:Mr. Stockton has tweeted that the new model is for a mount and not an upgrade for the pets.

Cory Stockton ‏@mumper 17m
.@SDKPhoenix @Ghostcrawler That’s not a pet, it’s a mount based on the Sprite Darter.

So... probably an unexpected bug causing the pet to use the mount's model?


I am the one that asked him that, and the sprite darter isn't using the mount's model. I believe that he misunderstood me, so I linked him a pic of the SDH for him to comment on, hopefully.

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Shadowseek » March 26th, 2013, 12:17 pm

Except the mount has armor and a saddle, so it isn't fully identical.

Anyways, I got my reply. https://twitter.com/mumper/status/316597410145136640

So It could very well be a bug, but the new model uses the old model's name in the file, so who knows right now.

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Graven » March 26th, 2013, 4:12 pm

Gah, it looks horrible. I really hope they don't change the existing ones. The SDH, and particularly the NFD, are among my favourite looking pets!

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Re: New Sprite Darter Hatchling Model!

Postby Shadowseek » March 26th, 2013, 6:59 pm

New PTR build this after noon fixed the model. It is back to being small and with his feather antennae.


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