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Humming Bird Skimmer MountFit Discussion

Humming Bird Skimmer Skin
2k gems. Also an uncommon drop from new BL chests.

Image on Dulfy here and here.
Video

I think it's maybe the funnest MountFit they've released so far. (Doesn't even look like a skimmer!)
Well done.

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  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭

    At first I was quite excited but after watching the video I know that wing flapping effect is going to become really annoying after a while. Same with the audio effect for it.

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  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Also, let me add I have the same problem with this skin as I did with the Shrine Guardian: I don't really use the mount it's designed for.

    GW2 took a very different approach to mounts by making them more for specific utility than just to move faster. As awesome as I thought the Shrine Guardian skin was, I never use the Jackal, and would 10/10 prefer to use the Raptor for land based movement. Nothing changes with this skin: while the hummingbird looks outstanding, I don't ever use the Skimmer on land, nor would I want to start. Pair that with a hefty price tag, and for me it's a no-brainer. Not going to dump a ton of resources to buy a skin that in order for me to see, necessitates me using a mount that is less efficient than another.

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It looks pretty great, and just how different it is makes me excited for just how far skins could go

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  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Turkeyspit.3965 said:
    The Shrine Guardian was a home run imo, but all the other 'premium' skins were far less exciting in my opinion. I didn't think they could match or top their work with the Shrine Guardian, but today I think they have.

    EDIT: still not paying 2000gems for it though. Regardless of what I think of the quality of this skin, the pay threshold remains too high for my tastes.

    I'm doing map completions and stuff. Either it drops from a BL chest for me... or it won't.

    Yep, same here. If I get it, I'll certainly use it, though I already have a pretty awesome skin from the random adoption license: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Stardrift

  • Blur.3465Blur.3465 Member ✭✭✭

    Had to get it as soon as I saw it!
    All the praises to the designer(s) who did this adorable hummingbird!

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

    My favourite 2k gem skin is still the pangolin, which is still the only one I have. This one is certainly pretty but I'm not sure yet if I want it.

    @Curunen.8729 said:
    At first I was quite excited but after watching the video I know that wing flapping effect is going to become really annoying after a while. Same with the audio effect for it.

    That's my concern too, flickering effects like that really get on my nerves, so I'm not sure if I want a mount that does it constantly.

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  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    it's just odd, how can we even stay on the hummingbird when we're sitting on nothing but feathers.....

  • Tachenon.5270Tachenon.5270 Member ✭✭✭

    Front half looks great, but I'm not a fan of the long tail.

  • Crackmonster.2790Crackmonster.2790 Member ✭✭✭

    It's a hummingwurm.

  • Anela.3867Anela.3867 Member ✭✭✭

    I love it! I think it is very beautiful. Got it after using 12 keys so I was very lucky. /dance

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    It's very pretty and I've got it after about 10 keys. My luck with these things is abnormal lol

    Anyway I like it, but I was quick to discover one big flaw with it: The animation when you fly to the sides. I can totally see that throwing somebody off and thinking they move in a wrong way when you just go forward and suddenly your mount flies to each side lol

    Edit okay, in the "real world" this feels much less worse than in the confined space of our guild hall.

    Very passive aggressively chuckling, because I'm totally not mad on the Internet.

  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    My friend and I both did a double-take, then started squealing over how adorable this thing is. It's precious. :heart: I love it so much! And the idle animation...welp, don't mind me, just exploding in cute overload over here.

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  • Zexanima.7851Zexanima.7851 Member ✭✭✭

    This skin is OP, plz nerf. This just completely broke FasionWars balance, now skimmer is too strong.

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

    It's too bulky for a hummingbird, but other than that it's really an interesting idea and execution. I agree that it dyes well. (Got it from a BLC, btw.)

  • Memoranda.9386Memoranda.9386 Member ✭✭✭

    I love it, and it's a fantastic looking skin. Kinda odd hanging so far off the back, but design sacrifices must be made!

    If only I used the Skimmer enough to buy it... My 4 keys didn't get me anything remarkable. =[

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

    Looks like really good, quality work went into it.

    I can hope that maybe the skyscale will get a wyvern skin of similar quality at some point.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    The only slight I have against it is that tail. It's looks perfect from the side, but the position of the character and the way it moves makes it look very strange and unnatural when following the camera from behind

    Still love it though

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  • i actually loved it and bought it i use the skimmer mount enough for me to buy it. although bunny is still my favorite mount to ride

  • Adul.1520Adul.1520 Member ✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    Unique skeletal rig? Completely unique animations? Now that's what I'm talking about!

    IMO this is what all the 2000 gem mount skins should be like. Well done, Anet!

    Now it's time to make the spider skin for the springer. ;)

  • Eekasqueak.7850Eekasqueak.7850 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I had enough statuettes saved to get a couple of gold keys for the skin, got it second try. It's pretty good.

  • Emprer.7256Emprer.7256 Member ✭✭✭

    soooo worth it. Tops all 2k gem skins simply bc of the animations. Here's to hoping they keep making premium skins that are worth 2k gems.

  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    Oh, a question - is this skin account-bound on acquire?

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Batel.9206 said:
    Oh, a question - is this skin account-bound on acquire?

    Yes, but you can gift it direct from the gemstore should you want to give it to someone else

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  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 9, 2019

    Pro: Absolutely beautiful, dye channels are perfect, bright colors are plausible but not required, fun animations, real sense of personality in those beady eyes, is not an aquatic beast (hmm, this may be a hint that if we get an underwater mount it won't be a new skimmer skill b/c underwater hummingbird just would be ... wrong ... :) ), looks fantastic from almost any angle.

    Con: Looks funky from the angle the owner will see most of the time, behind and above. The shape is just weird from that vantage. And the wings give me motion sickness. Mild so far, but I won't be parking on my skimmer bird, I can feel my tummy tilting towards nausea when I do. A full blur like a RL hummingbird would likely be less of a problem for me but then you'd never see the wings at all and it would look really odd.

  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @Batel.9206 said:
    Oh, a question - is this skin account-bound on acquire?

    Yes, but you can gift it direct from the gemstore should you want to give it to someone else

    Shoot, don't have the gems for that...darn it. Ah well. Thanks for answering! :)

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  • This skin is not only adorable but gorgeous. I'd pay twice the amount if it also over-layed the Raptor skin and I don't think that's much of a stretch. After all, the Raptor's big move is to jump far and wouldn't you expect a flying bird to "jump far"? ;)

  • @Randulf.7614 said:
    (...) It hovers above the ground higher than the skimmer (...)

    Not really... one key functionality of the Skimmer is to be able to go over obstacles on endurance so the base hovering height has to be fixed or the system breaks, whatever the skin - this one just has the half front upstanding but the tail is the fixed reference for that constant base height.

  • Best mount skin ever!

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭

    im not even going to bother with chests, i have never got anything from them like a skin or something. Just the same things all the time things i dont use.

  • Zenith.7301Zenith.7301 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I don't like how the character is positioned near the end of the tail. Kinda ruins the skin for me.

  • Chichimec.9364Chichimec.9364 Member ✭✭✭

    It's a beautiful skin and I like the way it changes the look of a mount so completely. Still, even if I got it from a BLC drop I'm not sure I'd use it. The skimmer is my second most used mount and I jump on it whenever crossing water, extensive swampland or quicksand in the desert. To me, a hummingbird doesn't fit those uses as well as a regular skimmer does. Even if this particular one doesn't work for me though, I still like this kind of experimentation with different looks and am looking forward to seeing more skins for the other mounts.

  • DietPepsi.4371DietPepsi.4371 Member ✭✭✭

    Looks weird to me. Proportions seem off, like how massive and fat the tail is, but it gets really skinny around where the saddle is, like it's being squished. Humming birds also typically have short tails, not long fat ones.

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  • MikeG.6389MikeG.6389 Member ✭✭✭

    It's nice. I haven't seen them in game yet, though. Imagining 10+ of these humming around me gives me a bit of anxiety, but hey, I'd get one, too, if I didn't mind the 2k gems for it.
    Also, kudos for originality.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    Humming Bird Skimmer Skin
    2k gems. Also an uncommon drop from new BL chests.

    Image on Dulfy here and here.
    Video

    I think it's maybe the funnest MountFit they've released so far. (Doesn't even look like a skimmer!)
    Well done.

    It's a fine mount. Not for me but I like it. I just hate that by existing it almost confirms we're never getting skimmers that can go underwater. :pensive:

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ben K.6238 said:
    birdie is too big, send halp

    That grey came out nice

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  • Very happy to have such an interesting and exciting and...less clammy skimmer skin! There is just something about a manta ray beast that is not warm and cuddly (including the pup minis which, sorry to say, immediately put me in mind of live fishbait) so it's good to see something more huggable in the Skimmer lineup.

    I've been hoarding most of my keyfarming keys for months now in hope of something like this, and was lucky enough to get it on the seventh key, so I still have a hoard for the next cool chest update.

  • MokahTGS.7850MokahTGS.7850 Member ✭✭✭

    I like the mount EXCEPT, where the player is sitting on it. It looks odd to be so far back, weirdly on the tail of a bird. It's just not where a saddle would be if you were to ride a large humming bird.

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/08/6e/67/086e6710a448932f5f51acc5d7a4090b--cartoon-movies-movie-characters.jpg

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Poor thing is too fat to even get more than a couple of meters off the ground and people celebrate it while weighing it down even further. The world has gone to kitten I tell you.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Re-did my dye scheme

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  • Trise.2865Trise.2865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @MokahTGS.7850 said:
    I like the mount EXCEPT, where the player is sitting on it. It looks odd to be so far back, weirdly on the tail of a bird. It's just not where a saddle would be if you were to ride a large humming bird.

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/08/6e/67/086e6710a448932f5f51acc5d7a4090b--cartoon-movies-movie-characters.jpg

    Sitting that high on the bird would interfere with its vision... and require a completely different rig, because it's still a Skimmer.

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 10, 2019

    What I am surprised about is that no one seems to have heard yet. It was my understanding that everyone had heard.

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  • Eekasqueak.7850Eekasqueak.7850 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @CETheLucid.3964 said:

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    Humming Bird Skimmer Skin
    2k gems. Also an uncommon drop from new BL chests.

    Image on Dulfy here and here.
    Video

    I think it's maybe the funnest MountFit they've released so far. (Doesn't even look like a skimmer!)
    Well done.

    It's a fine mount. Not for me but I like it. I just hate that by existing it almost confirms we're never getting skimmers that can go underwater. :pensive:

    They're more likely to just introduce a new mount for that.

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

    @MokahTGS.7850 said:
    I like the mount EXCEPT, where the player is sitting on it. It looks odd to be so far back, weirdly on the tail of a bird. It's just not where a saddle would be if you were to ride a large humming bird.

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/08/6e/67/086e6710a448932f5f51acc5d7a4090b--cartoon-movies-movie-characters.jpg

    Asking for realism on saddle placement, when one is RIDING a GIANT HUMMINGBIRD? The irony. (Although I get what you mean; just remember, it's all fantasy!)

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