Gold and Zombie Ixis

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Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by Rah » 10 Jul 2009 11:26 pm


I know most here dislike the new giant headed ixis, but they've actually grown on me a little xD

I think the gold is lovely - really nice and shiny, it does look made of gold, and not just a buttercup yellow. I love that horn shine! And I'll be needing that collar for Daeti.

Zombie - just wow for me. A JABOT! And the purple...haha it's like Austin Powers as a dead goat. Is that bone showing on the back leg or some kind of sock thing? I'm not sure. I'm definitely fond of this though!

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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by Kodrale » 10 Jul 2009 11:43 pm

I LOVE the Zombie Ixi!
The bone is wow, I mean, finally, a real zombie.
The top is adorable, and the pants aren't half bad.
I think we finally have a good zombie.

Gold is okay, I like the fact that it's shiny, and not just, all around yellow.

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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by Fjorab_Teke » 10 Jul 2009 11:44 pm

I just wanted to say DITTO, AWESOME! These are seriously nice. :-)

The first thing I noticed about Zombie is the eye seepage. So creepy and icky and appropriate, haha.

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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by AngharadTy » 10 Jul 2009 11:50 pm

I love the zombie! The jabot is soooo cute. And the pretty dead eyes.
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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by NeonDragonfly » 11 Jul 2009 12:49 am

The Gold Ixi looks lovely, the collar is very pretty. It all looks wonderfully shiny, the sparkles are well placed. And I like the hooves are a nice shade.

Zombie is pretty cool, the clothes are really cool, and I like the details in the face.

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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by Ailiel » 11 Jul 2009 12:55 am

Wow, for a species that I generally dislike now (see above re: bobblehead) I actually love both of these colors, enough for me to comment when I usually could not care less about post-customization colors. The zombie is very nice, AND so is the gold. Both really have a lot of detail and someone obviously took a lot of care with each. Nicely done!

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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by Mimzi » 11 Jul 2009 01:12 am

First comment I'm making here, and with my favourite species too!

The gold, as stated in the first comment, looks gold, not yellow. The bits of shine are placed really well, and I really like how the eyebrow isn't black, but it dark enough so that it stands out and is visible.

Zombie is Absolutely amazing. They really took the Ixi's large head into good use. I love the molding at the the bottom of the horns, the tops of the hooves, and the nose. The clothing is awesome, once again, as I find with most zombies. I love the er..."eye seepage" for lack of a better word, and the murkiness of the actual eyes, giving off not a stupid look, but a rather creepy one.

Since I am already an Ixi enthusiast, I would still like them no matter what colors TNT did, but now I love them even more. The Ixi is also the best looking and most detailed Zombie pet by far, in my opinion. Great job.

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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by varii » 11 Jul 2009 01:57 am

As someone who detests Ixis and their bobbleheads, Zombie is rather nice. All the detail really works and I hope that fancy clothes become a new Zombie staple.
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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by zebru » 11 Jul 2009 02:45 am

Oh, someone put a lot of work in both of these. There hasn't been a gold looking gold pet in a long while.

It's really neat they took a bit of a turn with zombie outfits and went with zombie meets Neovia sort of theme, although I guess zombie buzz already broke the mold with its cravat.
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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by Sarafina » 11 Jul 2009 06:35 am

I'm not entirely sure why everyone is saying that Ixis have "big heads now." To me, they look the same as they did pre-customization. Ixis have always had big heads, but they're not horribly disproportionate or anything. *shrug* I dunno.

Anyway, onto the colors! I really love both of these. I'm pleased to see that they actually put some effort into the Gold this time, as most of the Gold pets they release just look like they've been bombarded with Yellow Paint Brushes, and not actually like they're made of gold. The shininess, as others have already mentioned, really contributes to the look, as does the shadowing. These two features combined give it an almost 3D appearance. I have to give the artist who did this a pat on the back. Gold has never been a special color in my book, but this is really quite lovely.

The Zombie is just outstanding, so much that I've actually decided to save for a Zombie Paint Brush, and I'm not usually an Ixi fan. :| The jabot makes it look like a Neovian citizen before Neovia's curse was lifted (who remembers the Tale of Woe? ;D), or perhaps an ancestor come back from the dead. Either way, it looks very Neovian to me. What I'm really drawn to are the eyes; the seepage gives the whole thing an eerie appeal and ties it all together. And, of course, as Mimzi mentioned, the mold on the hooves, horns, and nose is also a nice touch.

All-in-all, great Ixi Day!

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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by champagnesoup » 11 Jul 2009 03:00 pm

I am rather disappointed that such good colours went to such an ugly pet as the Ixi, but never mind.

The Gold actually really looks like it's made of gold! It looks like a trophy or statue, it could make for an interesting pet story.

Zombie is brillopads, I love the cravat (I have never heard it called a jabot before, is this an American word?) and the bone showing and the eye seepage. For once, the Ixi's innate creepiness works in its favour!

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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by lar » 12 Jul 2009 01:42 am

Whee, first post on the boards here.

Gold is quite nice. Actually looks fairly metallic, not just bright yellow. Yay shinies!

So um. I guess I'm the only one who doesn't like zombie? It's very well drawn and everything, but I'm just not impressed with the concept. Zombie as a color overall has been disappointing for me, but to me this just looks like a vampire kid who got carried away with their make-up. The 'eye seepage' just looks like smudged mascara to me. And I don't see its hind leg being exposed bone at all, I just thought it was a stocking, like those worn with culottes. Plus the clothes overall look like they just tweaked the ixi pirate's clothes.
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Re: Gold and Zombie Ixis

Post by Sayle » 12 Jul 2009 10:18 pm

The ixi still makes me quite bitter because they were my favourite species pre-customization, but I have to admit these are rather nice considering the poor base the artist had to work with! Gold is actually a nice shade and looks like gold, and zombie is nicely detailed. My favourite part has to be the clothing; I might need to get a zombie just to have that clothing. :)

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