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Old 11-14-2013, 02:17 PM
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I've actually been contemplating making a female water elemental model. I just need the right animations to base it on, and there's not a lot of pretty female elementals. Maybe a Naga or something?
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:52 PM
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You know what really sticks out to me about that list?

Orcish Spearman. In terms of stuff that never showed up in any form again, or something that feels so antithetical to the orcish concept of "take a big weapon, smash your enemy in the face with it" I don't think there's anything as strange as the very concept of an orcish spear-tosser.
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“What happened?” Kurdran demanded. The other dwarf looked embarrassed for a second, then turned belligerent.

“The greenskins, tha’s what!” he replied. “They were ready for us! When we dropped toward them they started throwing spears! Then they scattered so we couldn’t target them amid the trees.” He shook his head. “Your strike was lucky, and took them by surprise. They’ve learned, though, the ugly buggers, and fast.”
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:59 PM
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Oh, thanks for the list.

You know what really sticks out to me about that list?

Orcish Spearman. In terms of stuff that never showed up in any form again, or something that feels so antithetical to the orcish concept of "take a big weapon, smash your enemy in the face with it" I don't think there's anything as strange as the very concept of an orcish spear-tosser.
Orcs probably don't use em because they're not as concerned with being injured as humans are (a great part about a spear is the reach), and unless made prohibitively thick the orcs would probably snap em.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:18 PM
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:33 AM
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Orcs probably don't use em because they're not as concerned with being injured as humans are (a great part about a spear is the reach), and unless made prohibitively thick the orcs would probably snap em.
I think orcs stopped using them simply because they became allied with civilizations which were considerably better in ranged combat than they are, thus making it more sensible to specialize the orcish forces in melee combat.
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:01 AM
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:25 PM
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Orcish Spearman. In terms of stuff that never showed up in any form again,...
Um, you mean like "legitimately", right? Because a quick search revealed nearly a quarter-dozen decent Orcish Spearthrower models...

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I've actually been contemplating making a female water elemental model. I just need the right animations to base it on, and there's not a lot of pretty female elementals. Maybe a Naga or something?
Oh please do my good man. Would be an excellent addition.

Actually, you ever considered taking a 'step back' and modding for Wc3? We could really use someone of your talents...
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:33 PM
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Um, you mean like "legitimately", right? Because a quick search revealed nearly a quarter-dozen decent Orcish Spearthrower models...
Yeah, I meant in the Blizzard games themselves.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:58 PM
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*pic of orc using a spear*
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:11 PM
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Well they were huckin spears off wyverns in WC3. To be fair they shoulda had Javlins as a hunter weapon.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:17 PM
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Well they were huckin spears off wyverns in WC3. To be fair they shoulda had Javlins as a hunter weapon.
When the Peons went to battle stations in the Burrows, I assumed they were hurling spears. I suppose it could've been bows and arrows.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:24 PM
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I'd totally have rolled a Darkspear Troll hunter if spears were a thing.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:43 PM
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I'd totally have rolled a Darkspear Troll hunter if spears were a thing.
Why don't we have thrown weapons that are ranged slot but have the same stats as guns and such?
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:57 PM
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I kinda miss thrown weapons to be honest.
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