Doesn't FFXIV use a different graphics engine than FFXI? Doesn't that mean it's impossible to copy & paste models from FFXI to FFXIV?
While it wouldn't be a matter of "copy and paste", recycling the assets is actually quite easy. Even you
could extract the geometry and textures then repurpose them in your game engine of choice. They obviously wouldn't have to extract it since it would already exist in whatever 3D software they used to create it.
Given the similarity between the XI goblins to the XIV ones, it would be odd if that wasn't what happened... with some tweaks and upgrades, of course.
Regardless of how they were implemented, I welcome our familiar beastmen kin. Feels like family.
Edited, Dec 16th 2010 11:49am by Gutspraygore
Raptors are mascots too? those models were ripped from FFXI too with simple reskins.