Didn't the OG TBC Collectors edition come with a Nether Drake Whelp?
Those are cute. I can't decide if the yellow one or the turquoise one is the cutest.
Cool so would this be for live or classic. Live I hope
id love to see a frosty undead model get added
The name could also just be a distraction, they have done that in the past to throw people off what it actually is.
Cute. But I'd love to see a big HD Netherdrake over a whelp.
why did they make the whelp in so many colors but only one was made available? and is now unobtainable because it came with the BC collectors edition and that is no longer for sale.
I hope they enhance the appearance. Shadowlands is going to have a heavy focus on looks, we could use a high res and more geometrically defined whelp over the previous models. That last one, the turquoise one, already exists as a battle pet anyway. No longer obtainable, but still. Wouldn't make sense to add the model this way in my opinion.
Godddd I hope this makes it to live somehow. I've wanted a Nether Whelp for years - I actually have a TBC collectors edition with a valid code sitting in my closet, but Australia is classified as EU (as far as Blizz is concerned lol) so I can't redeem it without physically sending it into... somewhere. I was going to this year before everything went topsy-turvy. :'( But finally. finally getting a Whelp - mutliple colours, even! - would make my entire life.
Might be encrypted due to the upcoming anniversary? Would make sense for them to announce Burning Crusade Classic then and have the yearly pet/toy additive be themed round it, as it was likely something they were planning on announcing at Blizzcon before its cancellation anyhow.
Oh man, i hope this is something we can get. I collect pets but i never got the one from TBC (or the one from Wrath for that matter, which is actually one of the cutest in the game ;_;...) and it's always left me with a whelp-shaped hole in my heart
As someone who has the Wrath CE I kind of hope this doesn't go through. There is something special about having what other people don't. I do also understand the envy people have when they can't have something someone else does. It's a difficult choice on Blizzard. Someone will be upset.
Could be the 16th WoW anniversary pet?
As someone who owns the TBC version, I'm thorn, on one hand I'd like to have more color variations (since I'm a pet collector), on the other, it takes something special away that I got 15 years ago.
Re: "it takes away something special / diminishes the old version" - personally I don't think it does? I *highly* doubt that a new version of the Nether Whelp would be the same as the collectors one. It'd likely have different skills, and definitely a different model (likely one of the other listed tints, rather then the bottom one that is identical to the CE pet). Which doesn't diminish the old version; it would still exist, in a totally unique form, without potentially locking off that style of whelp forever. Doubly so if it's an Anniversary pet, as then it'd be limited, like the CE one.idk. I'm aware that I'm very biased on this, as I personally had my own rough run-in with trying to unlock my whelp, but I think it's worth considering regardless. That sense of prestige and envy is a potent thing, but *painful* when it essentially means nothing can be remotely close to the limited thing without potentially infuriating people.