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hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited March 23, 2021 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

That's it. I like many skins in that new "Lost Era Mount licence":

My favourite one is the blue sea dragon skin aka "Open Ocean Glaucus". This is my second favourite animal (if fact a slug) after the leaf sheep sea slug. The sinister Feline springer is close second one. I love the spooky vibes, and this skin pass way far better for me than the cursed woodland sprite springer. There is also an aurene themed skyscale but dunno if it can render well with primordiusy dyes, too much glow.

Shiba well it's a shiba. And the parrot I like it but it is because it is a kind of meme in itself.

The chameleon is original, and about the tidal lightpaw, I enjoy looking at things with watery texture, that creature, zero in sonic and so on.

Also good news, the licences continue to complete the sets, and now you can have an exalted skimmer! It means.... only an exalted roller beetle skin is missing now! SOON tm.
Surely the other sets are completing too, but haven't checked really them.

What to add... good adoption licence to me. Nice job gemstore team.

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  • Hoover.6394Hoover.6394 Member ✭✭✭

    So many good skins in the liscence! Two skyscale textures I’ve been waiting for! That cute red face griffin and curl tail raptor! Shiba! And the beautiful skimmer skin wow!

  • Astyrah.4015Astyrah.4015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 23, 2021

    i think this was the first time i bought a select license just so i could get the shiba inu right away without RNG lol

  • Farohna.6247Farohna.6247 Member ✭✭✭

    Oh wow these are fun! Love the glaucus, might have to put the hummingbird away for a while ;) Thanks for posting the preview!

  • Novah.2510Novah.2510 Member ✭✭
    edited March 23, 2021

    Yes, this is my favorite set of skins yet. They really did well on all of them. My favorites are the: Tidal Lightpaw (hope they do more skins like this), Phosphor Coast Osprey (love the bio-luminescent mount skins), Desert Shiba (one from all the memes :)), Open Ocean Glaucus, Exalted Sea Sentry (these are gorgeous and have a very ocean vibe which connects to EoD), Auren's Prismatic Skyscale, and of course Stargaze which I think many of us have been hoping for!

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sadness, usually if I gamble on getting 10 of the 15 skins I get the ones I really like. Nope, the three I wanted waited for the last batch. So I guess I have all of them now, sigh. Though only a couple will just never be used, so in the long run s'all good. It really is a nice batch of mounts with a number of standout unique ones.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I only like the Desert Shiba skin, but I am not going to pay 1,200 Gems for it, especially since I am drowning in mount skins and really have no use for new ones.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I like the Tidal Lightpaw and might eventually get it for my weaver (who has a water theme). I might end up getting some of the others too. One of the nice things about waiting for select licences to be discounted before buying them is I get plenty of time to think about which skins I really want.

    I'm definitely not getting any yet because I'm expecting the Mistborn licences to be on sale tomorrow and if they do that's going to wipe out my gems.

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  • coso.9173coso.9173 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 23, 2021

    too expensive for me, as usual.

  • Parasite.5389Parasite.5389 Member ✭✭✭

    i love all of these new skins, but i have one small gripe, i wish the tidal Lightpaw went 'Sploosh!'

  • Farohna.6247Farohna.6247 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 23, 2021

    Bought the glaucus, quirky yet very pretty, should be lovely underwater!! Good excuse to go for a swim. Also went with the random five, and honestly you can't lose, the skins are great. Well done team! Been saving gems for a fun use besides utilities =)

  • Witch of Doom.5739Witch of Doom.5739 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I agree, kudos to the team that came up with these skins. I think this is the first set where I loved every single one, so I happily bought some random licenses knowing I'd be happy with whatever I got. I love having the Grumpy Cat (it even meows) and the bird-dragon-Skimmer. I hope to get them all as budget allows. Well done!

  • Minjin.8259Minjin.8259 Member ✭✭

    I like them too but I got the Sinister Feline...which I was thrilled about...except it's as if it's missing some of the layers of colors. It's just 4 very flat colors for some reason.

  • Tru Reptile.6058Tru Reptile.6058 Member ✭✭
    edited March 24, 2021

    Not gonna lie, I got pretty emotional after seeing the Shiba skin. I, unfortunately, had to give away my Shiba when I moved to another city. This is an instant buy for me.

    Would be funny if it did the infamous 'Shiba scream' when it teleports.

  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭

    kitten, the parrot griffon looks ugly

  • LucianDK.8615LucianDK.8615 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 24, 2021

    Got the Stargaze and the Aurene skyscales.
    I must say im quite disappointed with the Stargaze that it did not get a custom breath attack to match with its appearance and only having the basic fire appearance. The Aurene skyscale on the other hand, got a shimmering white breath attack to match with its appearance.

  • Quench.7091Quench.7091 Member ✭✭✭

    The springer skin is a charr! It has charr-like armor and meows like a cat.

  • Dragon Priestess.9760Dragon Priestess.9760 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 24, 2021

    Everything is nice, but many people have an issue with the ears on the cockatiel face griffon.

    If you just removed the ears, it would look perfectly fine.

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  • Yggranya.5201Yggranya.5201 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:
    Glad you're liking them! I passed the feedback on to the teams who worked on these, and they sent their thanks. They also reminded me that a few members of those teams have Shiba family members--so they're loving that Jackal skin too. :)

    So...Nepotism at work?

  • Floofy warclaw when?

  • AliamRationem.5172AliamRationem.5172 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 24, 2021

    I want that chameleon and the skimmer!

    Update: I got both of them and several other skins that I love! What a great set of skins!

  • Alaia Skyhawk.5064Alaia Skyhawk.5064 Member ✭✭
    edited March 24, 2021

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:
    Glad you're liking them! I passed the feedback on to the teams who worked on these, and they sent their thanks. They also reminded me that a few members of those teams have Shiba family members--so they're loving that Jackal skin too. :)

    One teeny bit of feedback, nothing bad, but the Aurene skyscale is missing part of the glow effect on its left wing. aka when you look at it from behind while flying you can clearly see some of the glowing frill bits at the base of the wing are there on the right wing but not on the left. And now I've noticed it I can't unsee it when I'm flying. I'm not normally fussy about stuff like this but it looks really odd xD

  • Farohna.6247Farohna.6247 Member ✭✭✭

    @AliamRationem.5172 said:
    I want that chameleon and the skimmer!

    Update: I got both of them and several other skins that I love! What a great set of skins!

    I received the chameleon out of the five random, I'll call it a happy little accident. Cool skin. I look forward to using with a couple of characters.

    The flame roller beetle was also a nice surprise, not a flashy mount, yet it dyes well and I really enjoy it.

  • I got the Phosphor griffon skin :)

  • Novah.2510Novah.2510 Member ✭✭
    edited March 24, 2021

    Aurene's Prismatic Skyscale is my new favorite. I love the dye control and the color change to the fire breath.

  • Sylvyn.4750Sylvyn.4750 Member ✭✭✭

    At some point, I hope they combine all the same skins of one theme in one pack...such as having all the Primeval skins purchasable in one discounted pack, instead of having to buy them all separately at the individual unit price, like they already do with the Halloween themed mount skins.

  • Za Shaloc.3908Za Shaloc.3908 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Bought the Tundra Grimalkin and the dye channels are almost perfect for matching it to one of my cats. Has been making me laugh whenever I use it. Totally great skin!

  • Witch of Doom.5739Witch of Doom.5739 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Za Shaloc.3908 said:
    Bought the Tundra Grimalkin and the dye channels are almost perfect for matching it to one of my cats. Has been making me laugh whenever I use it. Totally great skin!

    Cool !! On the other hand, the Grumpy Cat aka Sinister Feline dyes poorly, very dull and flat-looking. I guess that's another thing it's grumpy about. I still like the skin and its grumpy meows.

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 24, 2021

    Thanks for the excellent mount skins.
    Not that I bought them, Yesterday there was a nice spike in the gem > gold ratio so I stocked up on some fresh gold. B)

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  • Joote.4081Joote.4081 Member ✭✭✭

    It's always a good thing to have choice but how do you beat perfection? The original skins where near darn perfect, all else looks a bit cheap.

  • I'm new to the game, what is special about these? Are they just new skins for the regular mount types? Are they limited edition and won't be sold again after the promotion? Really enjoying the game but my highest character right now is 65 so I haven't unlocked mounts yet.

  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @mrcodez.6987 said:
    I'm new to the game, what is special about these? Are they just new skins for the regular mount types? Are they limited edition and won't be sold again after the promotion? Really enjoying the game but my highest character right now is 65 so I haven't unlocked mounts yet.

    Welcome to Tyria! Glad you're enjoying the game. :D

    Yup, these are just cosmetic skins for the regular mounts. They don't affect gameplay; they're purely for looks.
    Usually the various mount skin packs (there have been quite a few of them) are rotated in and out of the gem store every few months. It might take a while for a particular pack to come back into circulation, but rest assured it will come back at some point. There's no rush to get them unless you see one you really like - in which case, when you buy it, it will unlock the skin for you. It will not unlock the mount itself; you'll have to start the story in the Path of Fire expansion to start getting mounts, but when you do, the mount skin will be available for you to use if you wish. You can also freely switch between mount skins you've unlocked, so there's no worry about permanently discarding or wasting a skin if you're not using it.

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  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭

    we did kinda already have a *shiba / akita* already
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Twin_Sands

    i actually prefer it over the new shiba

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  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't know anyone who owns shibas, but I do know people who own "sinister style" cats. This set stands out to me because of that alone.

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  • Zuldari.3940Zuldari.3940 Member ✭✭✭

    @AgentMoore.9453 said:

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:
    Glad you're liking them! I passed the feedback on to the teams who worked on these, and they sent their thanks. They also reminded me that a few members of those teams have Shiba family members--so they're loving that Jackal skin too. :)

    Firstly, well done on these skins (except the cat Springer - that thing is going to haunt dreams).

    I really must point out however that a recent 'fix' applied to the new Warclaw made the skin look much worse, and I think it's bad enough that some people aren't going to want to use it after having bought it for the launch-day look.

    Fixed an issue in which the Tundra Grimalkin warclaw skin's lip color was being affected by other dye channels.


    I mean no disrespect to the artists, but please reverse this change.

    Ackk thats ugly, please revert sorry but it looks like pink plastic lips

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  • Ugh, I'm gonna have to ask for gem refund for the Shiba and the Tundra Grimalkin skin. The textures on the Shiba seem to disappear on lower settings (which doesn't happen on the other mounts) and the texture quality is pretty poor on higher settings imo. The change to the Grimalkin is just awful. Time to contact support.

  • I will start by saying that I also feel you outdid yourselves with the new mount skins, & if I had the resources to do so I would buy them all, well almost all. But I have to be careful financially, so I need to pick my battles here in the gem store!
    I missed the Crystalline wings combo, & I have been waiting for the Branded Skyscale skin. I adore my Skyscale (kind of wish we could name them since we raised them after all), but I don't really like the pug face & horn position. The Branded Skyscale skin hides the shortness of the snout & the horn position in all the branded "crystals" so I would be happy with that one, I think. I found the Speckled Shortfang skin & bought it (just a day or so before it was announced they would be on sale-just my luck, lol). I LOVE my Shortfang's face & floppy "horns" so very much! Makes me want to get the Gilded Shortfang skin too.
    There are no pictures or videos of the Gilded Shortfang, & no previews of the dye channels for it. I would love to be able to compare to decide if it is different enough to have both Shortfangs. Am I missing something like a mount "dressing & dye room"?

    I also love the Shimmerwing skin, but the pack it was in was quite extensive. Is there ever a standalone choice for the Shimmerwing or the Branded Skyscale skins like the adoption select licenses offer?

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    You can contact the CS Team regarding purchasing an item right before it is discounted. They often will honor the new price.
    As for previews of Mount Skins and dye channels, there is almost always a YouTube video showcasing such.

    Good luck.

  • Witch of Doom.5739Witch of Doom.5739 Member ✭✭✭✭

    A question for those who have the Sinister Feline and/or the Desert Shiba -- have you found any dyes that look really good on them? Every dye I try, and I own all but a few dozen, looks very flat and dull. I still like the skins and am not complaining, just feel like I could get a better look for these two. Thanks very much in advance!

  • Yeah my partner got me enough licenses to get all of them for my birthday. I love all of the skins but my favorite is the squiggly skimmer. nehehe wiggly.

  • Tekoneiric.6817Tekoneiric.6817 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I give thumbs up on most of the mount skin designs but not the RNG delivery or pricing of select versions. There are plenty of skins I've liked but haven't unlocked. I honestly would have spent more unlocking the skins I like but haven't bought if RNG or over priced select a skin wasn't involved. I usually look at select a skin when they are discounted at 720gems. I haven't bought any from the recent sales. I also would have been more likely to buy related skins they've peppered in the various RNG/Select a skin sets if they were sold as a unified set.

  • DirtyDan.4759DirtyDan.4759 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 26, 2021

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:
    Glad you're liking them! I passed the feedback on to the teams who worked on these, and they sent their thanks. They also reminded me that a few members of those teams have Shiba family members--so they're loving that Jackal skin too. :)

    Any chance that there will be more mount skins as an exclusive gameplay ingame reward for completing certain content?

  • @hugo.4705 said:
    Surely the other sets are completing too, but haven't checked really them.

    I really hope so, only need a Primeval Skyscale and a Primeval Warclaw for my complete set now ;-)

    On topic, no primeval skins in this set but I might go for the Shiba.....that doesn't mean I don't like the offerings, I appreciate the work put into these , well done Arenanet!

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @DirtyDan.4759 said:

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:
    Glad you're liking them! I passed the feedback on to the teams who worked on these, and they sent their thanks. They also reminded me that a few members of those teams have Shiba family members--so they're loving that Jackal skin too. :)

    Any chance that there will be more mount skins as an exclusive gameplay ingame reward for completing certain content?

    more are you implying we can get mount skins now as ingame reward?

    I for sure have not seen any of that so far.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just the one Warclaw skin.