I went to the Nethermine last night to check how crowded it was and see if there were any ravagers free. I could use the extra gold from a couple dailies too. It was full of horde, and not just the normal “you do your dailies and I’ll do mine” horde, but the “I’ll stand next to you and /wave like I’m friendly, wait until you start a fight, and then gank you” horde. At least 8 or so. So PuddyTat and I rez’ed, melded/prowled (I’m going to miss that ability) in a corner, waited for a horde to start fighting a ravager, and ganked him. PuddyTat promptly died from the horde meat he just ate, and I tamed the ravager. Hello Ugg.
Dailies can wait another day. I hearthed back to Shat. I decided to go first-person and inspect my new pet, since I’d never really looked at one up close before. Even worse up close. Tiny, squinty eyes made me feel like I should go get him some glasses so he could see. The spine twitching was pretty cool. He swung his head back and forth like most pets, no special animation. I think I’d best describe it as a spiney, toothy maggot that someone superglued upright on a 4 legged plat form.
In fact the more I watched, the more it really looked like 2 separate models smooshed on top of each other. Yep. Head doing it’s thing, and legs skittering in a … wait did I just say skittering. Hrm… 4 spiney, skittering legs… ZOMG the bottom half is totally the same model as a crab. Same animation. Same positioning. Instead of helping out my favorite neglected pet family, Bliz pasted a maggot on their head and made the new ub3r one. I didn’t think I could hate the model any more, and yet… there it is.
Welp. Time to see how he actually plays.