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Liavain Axon May 25, 2015 @ 1:39pm
No feathers?
I'm adoring what I have seen so far about the game, but one thing that has been bothering me is the distinct lack of feathers on the dinos. Considering the current consensus in the paleontology community is that all dinos (not the prehistoric reptiles though) had feathers. Personally I think a feathered T-Rex would look magnificent. :3
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Who gives a♥♥♥♥♥♥about feathers?
BlackWater May 25, 2015 @ 1:42pm 
If I remember atleast the raptors have feathers. They talk about having multiple skins for animals so maybe they could include a feathered rex.
http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/198/c/2/turkey_rex_xd_by_nebezial-d57k63e.jpg

I will have to check the trailer but the raptors might look a bit like this, I recall feathers on their tails.
http://i.imgur.com/Mkos1TJ.jpg

I'll go check the video agian.

Edit: At 1:37 in the vid you can see the feathered raptors.
Last edited by BlackWater; May 25, 2015 @ 1:47pm
PCAwesomeness May 25, 2015 @ 1:48pm 
Originally posted by Peppar:
Who gives a♥♥♥♥♥♥about feathers?
I DO!!!!

But then again, we have dragons, so sparsely-feathered raptors look OK in this game.

Originally posted by BlackWater:
If I remember atleast the raptors have feathers. They talk about having multiple skins for animals so maybe they could include a feathered rex.
http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/198/c/2/turkey_rex_xd_by_nebezial-d57k63e.jpg

I will have to check the trailer but the raptors might look a bit like this, I recall feathers on their tails.
http://i.imgur.com/Mkos1TJ.jpg

I'll go check the video agian.
As said before, the raptors don't have enough feathers.
BlackWater May 25, 2015 @ 1:52pm 
Originally posted by PCAwesomeness:
Originally posted by Peppar:
Who gives a♥♥♥♥♥♥about feathers?
I DO!!!!

But then again, we have dragons, so sparsely-feathered raptors look OK in this game.

Originally posted by BlackWater:
If I remember atleast the raptors have feathers. They talk about having multiple skins for animals so maybe they could include a feathered rex.
http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/198/c/2/turkey_rex_xd_by_nebezial-d57k63e.jpg

I will have to check the trailer but the raptors might look a bit like this, I recall feathers on their tails.
http://i.imgur.com/Mkos1TJ.jpg

I'll go check the video agian.
As said before, the raptors don't have enough feathers.

Yeah they could use some more on the head, the mohawk looks a little wierd. I would like about the same amount of feathers as the pic I posted.
Liavain Axon May 26, 2015 @ 5:57am 
As new research suggests, all Dinos may have had a coat of fur-like feathers.They have found early plant eating dinosaurs with feathers (Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus[reptilis.net]) and of course the 150 million year old base of the theropod family tree (Sciurumimus albersdoerferi[fc00.deviantart.net]).

Several notable publications have posed the idea that the whole notion of featherless dinosaurs should be tossed out, and all dinosaurs should be coated in at least a think fur-like coat of proto-feathers.

National Geographic[news.nationalgeographic.com]
United Academics[www.united-academics.org]
Cosmos Magazine[archive.cosmosmagazine.com]
Nature[www.nature.com]

Dinosaur Feathers have even been found in Amber[blogs.discovermagazine.com], allowing us to know what kind of colors the dinosaurs were. They were in colors of iridescent blue, white, black, rust, etc.

Personally I am fond of this fanciful image of a "Snowy Rex"[s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com]. :3


milokamilo May 26, 2015 @ 6:02am 
hang the silly feathers
Jimmy.pl May 26, 2015 @ 6:03am 
i noticed a dragon in the trailer...
Toxus May 26, 2015 @ 6:03am 
Popped into my head right away hahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFwHELWXtB0
gab1945 May 26, 2015 @ 6:08am 
igunandon never had feathers they fount scale impressions, also i think a trex with feathers looks ridiculous and because these dinos arnt supposed to be based completely on real life the feathers can be burnt away

edit that video is awesome, never seen it before and from what i understood of it i completley agree with
Last edited by gab1945; May 26, 2015 @ 6:11am
Dinolix86 May 26, 2015 @ 6:18am 
Originally posted by Toxus:
Popped into my head right away hahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFwHELWXtB0

this is awesome!
FAGS MUST DIE (Banned) May 26, 2015 @ 6:19am 
Originally posted by Liavain Axon:
I'm adoring what I have seen so far about the game, but one thing that has been bothering me is the distinct lack of feathers on the dinos. Considering the current consensus in the paleontology community is that all dinos (not the prehistoric reptiles though) had feathers. Personally I think a feathered T-Rex would look magnificent. :3
*Shakes Head* EVERYONE on the internet is a damn armchair Paleontologist...
Show me your PhD in Paleontology and evidence that ALL Dinosaurs had feathers and then I'll take you seriously. Until then go play something else if the Dinosaurs do not match what you read in a book once...
♥♥♥♥, better yet, show me the photos you took of real Dinosaurs lol.
If the game got anything wrong it was adding the stereo-typical mohawks and winglets to their Raptors because pop-culture.
Pergame May 26, 2015 @ 6:24am 
They said there would be lots of skins for dinosaurs so maybe they could include feathered dinos as easter eggs
Mr. Beknacktoman May 26, 2015 @ 6:25am 
I have to agree with you, the Utahraptors look outdated and stupid. They should look more like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/Utahraptor_updated.png
Raptors are basically birds, deal with it. Or don't. But don't pretend you do and put like two feathers on them... :/
Besides, some other creatures are a little inaccurate as well, for example Pterosaurs didn't have bat wings. And most of the dinosaurs have more spikes on them than they had in real life. I get it, it's supposed to be "cooler", but aren't "real" dinosaurs cool enough? I don't get it.

Edit: WTF, I just looked at some of the images from the confirmed dinosaurs thread, and Dilophosaurus is supposed to have frills? xD Thats just dumb.
Last edited by Mr. Beknacktoman; May 26, 2015 @ 6:29am
FAGS MUST DIE (Banned) May 26, 2015 @ 6:27am 
Originally posted by Mr. Beknacktoman:
I have to agree with you, the Utahraptors look outdated and stupid. They should look more like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/Utahraptor_updated.png
Raptors are basically birds, deal with it. Or don't. But don't pretend you do and put like two feathers on them... :/
Besides, some other creatures are a little inaccurate as well, for example Pterosaurs didn't have bat wings. And most of the dinosaurs have more spikes on them than they had in real life. I get it, it's supposed to be "cooler", but aren't "real" dinosaurs cool enough? I don't get it.
Yeah because Humans lived with Dinosaurs and frequently rode them... *rolls eyes*
Look out! We have another armchair Paleontologist here.
Last edited by FAGS MUST DIE; May 26, 2015 @ 6:28am
gab1945 May 26, 2015 @ 6:28am 
Originally posted by Mr. Beknacktoman:
I have to agree with you, the Utahraptors look outdated and stupid. They should look more like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/Utahraptor_updated.png
Raptors are basically birds, deal with it. Or don't. But don't pretend you do and put like two feathers on them... :/
Besides, some other creatures are a little inaccurate as well, for example Pterosaurs didn't have bat wings. And most of the dinosaurs have more spikes on them than they had in real life. I get it, it's supposed to be "cooler", but aren't "real" dinosaurs cool enough? I don't get it.

so wings did pterosaurs have, feathers? jets? and what spikes are you on about ive never seen anything like that so if you could show me some evidence that would be good, and not what some randomer has drawn on devient art, i think putting a few feathers on the raptor makes both people who like and dislike feathers at least a little happy
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