I don’t think a lot of you understand; perspective is a large part of art design. The designers probably designed the model looking upwards from his feet. I bet you Rags’ll look epic when you see him in person
This is sort of what I was getting at with my first point. The perspective is completely different when a player character is standing near him. The proportions were designed with that in mind, which is why the screenshot of the model really doesn't do Ragnaros justice at all.
Frankly, he could be the size of Kalimdor, the legs ruined it. I'd MUCH MUCH rather have my Ragnaros with a swirling vortex beneath him that doesn't spin and just have him magically float across the ground. I mean really... who can honestly say they think Ragnaros needed legs? He was obviously powerful, something tells me he didn't need to go through the trouble to shape lava legs and he could have just used the power of his fire to lift him (Johnny Flame Style).
So yeah, give me OLD Ragnaros before you give me Night-Elf-Male-Legs Ragnaros.
And if you want me to be COMPLETELY honest here, give me Molten Core Console Game Ragnaros (April Fools joke from way back when.) before you give me Night-Elf-Male-Legs Ragnaros
I shall forever refer to this Ragnaros as NEML Rags, and he shall burn in the fires of my mind, or freeze in the deepest circle of hell from Dante's Inferno, whichever he finds least pleasent, accompanied by most of the paladin tier gear. (Yeah I said it, I hate the pally gear.)