Ashes of Creation previews its adorable hippogryph mounts

    
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Hippos! No, not actual hippos, although that would be awesome: hippogryphs, that bizarre fantastic creature of legend that’s basically a cross between a horse and an eagle. And they’re the subject of Ashes of Creation’s latest dev blog.

“Since ancient times, the hippogryph has been a symbol of noble and majestic strength for numerous cultures. They are cunning and fiercely independent creatures. A rarity it is, for one to have the opportunity to get close enough without being torn apart by their piercing beaks and talons. However, those fortunate enough to form a bond with a hippogryph will find them to be loyal beings, almost to a fault. It is a sight to see a hippogryph and its rider leading the vanguard of a prestigious army. Such is the inspiration they bring.”

These mounts come in multiple breeds in Ashes: the Warwind, the Nighthawk, the Winterhawk. I warn you, there are more than a dozen images of absolutely adorable bird-horses.

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Tony “Elenthiar” Linhart

Harry Potter hippogryph ctrl+c ctrl+v…

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Easy Rider

And Harry Potter copy and pasted this animal from greek folklore lol

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Tony “Elenthiar” Linhart

Yea but this mount looks almost the same as from HP…. I dont meant the “ide” about this mythical creature but the graphical presentation

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Truvidien

Are these actual mounts in the game or something for us to go against in the world?

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Eamil

Probably both.

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Ben Stone

In the current battle royale its how you fly down to your match.

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Easy Rider

Looks cute, I like animation in this video and pastel colours.

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Paragon Lost

Great looking hippographs. Though I do have one minor complaint. They would most likely tuck their talons and legs close to their body while flying instead of moving them as if they were on the ground. It’s just wise aerodynamically speaking, watch birds fly sometime, they tuck those talons.

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Eamil

It looks like they fly more properly in the later part of the video where multiple hippogryphs are about to land. It’s hard to tell because the camera isn’t at as good of an angle to show it off, but you can definitely tell their legs aren’t flailing wildly. Not sure why they didn’t go with that animation for the close-body flight shots.

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Utakata

You are being hyppographical about this… >.>

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Paragon Lost

LOL! Nicely played. :)