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Owl Moon Priestess Reforged

Submitted by Retera
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
While brainstorming a possible entry to the current Reforged Don't Refund Techtree Contest that is going on right now, I thought it would be fun to create a model for one of my possible ideas of making a Reforged version of the Night Elf Moon Priestess riding on an owl.

The legend goes that in 2001 when Blizzard was originally developing the Night Elves, they had planned for the Priestess of the Moon hero (then called Moon Priestess) to be riding on an owl. There were even leaked photos of the owl rider model, but Blizzard never released it outside their 2001-2002 offices.

So, this is a custom Reforged model made with inspiration from that.
Here's a video of me flying a hero around with this model (sorry the music is quiet):



Edit: I removed a part of the harness that was clipping the rider's body.
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General Frank
A wonderful recreation of a wc3beta model into reforged. Works in-game and performs well. Good job.
  1. Goffterdom

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    Really impressive! It's looking pro and seems useful.
     
  2. WanSaweR

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    Beautiful model :) Nice work
     
  3. MadMax

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    just saw the video, amazing work!
    (would like to see an archer version on black type owl)
     
  4. Moonman

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    That's one huge owl!
    :nehap:
     
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    who am i kidding, she fly
     
  6. Ardenaso

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    impressive! please add a Tyrande version
     
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    Bird Up!
     
  8. Stefan.K

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    I wonder do 'our' friends from that Chinese site make new models for Reforged like our members...
     
  9. tulee

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    This is fantastic! A priestess riding an owl, ha-ha. These kinds of models are exactly what is needed to give Reforged map-making a chance.

    Edit: Should the portrait really have that much a focus on the rider, as posed to the Owl itself? It is not an issue, just that the owl is getting sidelined despite playing the main role of the model. Classic Wc3 Priestess of the moon placed more emphasis on the tiger than the rider, which was nice since the tiger was the main attraction of that model.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2020
  10. Retera

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    A portrait focused on the owl as well could be nice. I might rework it a bit and update sometime soon. As the night got late, I wanted to post my work to share with anybody who might find it as fun as I did, but I did not spend a significantly long time on the portrait.
     
  11. Misha

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    well.. the only thing i kinda don't like is the face, but that's really the reforged fault
     
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    Awesome !!
     
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    Wow! Awesome!!! So it's possible to copy one model to another and it will save all animations and bones?
     
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    Holy crap! For some reason I thought that the modeling scene for Warcraft 3 was going to go way down after Reforged came out, but this is legit!
     
  15. General Frank

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    A wonderful recreation of a wc3beta model into reforged.
    Works in-game and performs well.
    Good job.
     
  16. MrModify

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    Thanks for uploading, this is just what we needed.