Is anyone else a bit disappointed that the Dracthyr need to use a mount?
I was messing around in the model viewer, and I realized that the Dracthyr have every single animation that they’d need for traditional style flying using their own wings.
Here are the animations and where/how they would be used.
(Unfortunately, I can’t post images here, or I post the gifs of these animations in action to show how it’d work)
TakeOffStart → TakeOffFinish → DracHoverIdle
’Ground’ movement (100% speed, like normal ground mounts/running wild):
’Ground’ to Flying transition:
TakeOffFinishFly → MountFlightRun
Flying to ‘Ground’ transition
LandStart → TakeOffFinish → DracHoverIdle
With all of the animations there, it goes to show that it’ll be incredibly easy to give the Dracthyr a ‘racial mount’ using their own wings. It’ll be so easy that with the mount template and the tools blizzard uses I could even do it in no time at all.
This ‘mount’ would work in the old world/instanced content since it’ll act like a traditional mount and gives literally no advantages.
For me, it kind of ruins the fantasy of playing a dragon/winged draconic being for me to be forced to use some other mount, this would fix that without having to reduce the cooldown of Soar.
(Though Soar should have no cooldown on the Dragon Isles if this is implemented or not)