orcs need (model) buffed...

21 Tauren Warrior
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this has annoyed me for a while- and with firelands out now i cant keep quiet anymore- blizzard, how dare you- you give thrall a model that is standing up right but keep other orcs slumped over? what the heck? i want my orcs to stand tall, and proud! if you can give thrall a tall-standing model than i want my orc characters to be proud of who they are too!

at least that would be nice since we are paying you for this game each month- and you obviously have the technology to renovate models.



edit: i posted this later - like page 5 in this topic

http://imageshack.us/f/263/orcmodels.png/

2 orc models: "righty" is the orc we have now, "lefty" is the same model in the game- just standing tall. and yes- this is already in the game.

edit#2: ok someone said on page 16 that this little forum does not speak for the whole mass of wow players... lets change that- call your friends, guildies, shout it out in your capitols about this post, give the link or topic name. lets settle this debate and see how many players out there in azeroth want their old models updated and now.
Edited by Stonetotem on 8/25/2011 8:43 PM PDT
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85 Worgen Hunter
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All male species in Azeroth suffer from back problems, you should know that by now.

Except Thrall.
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85 Worgen Druid
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He has the power of the elementals to keep his spine straight.
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85 Night Elf Mage
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I don't see how firelands has any relevance to disliking the model of orc males, but OK.

I do agree though, a change is needed, and I think blizz once posted about this, saying that they want to find a good middle ground first, because lots of us are still attached to our now-outdated models, and if they changed it wouldn't feel right.
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this has annoyed me for a while- and with firelands out now i cant keep quiet anymore- blizzard, how dare you- you give thrall a model that is standing up right but keep other orcs slumped over? what the heck? i want my orcs to stand tall, and proud! if you can give thrall a tall-standing model than i want my orc characters to be proud of who they are too!

at least that would be nice since we are paying you for this game each month- and you obviously have the technology to renovate models.


We often see people request for model updates. This is something we'd definitely like to do at some point in time, but time is a very limited commodity for our art team. We also have to be very careful about what it means to "update" a model. We've made changes in the past to various characters and had some people be a bit upset that it was changed on them as they had made very specific choices about the look of their character. We try to be as sensitive as possible about these types of things.

I can't give you more information than that, but the idea isn't far from our minds. We just have a lot of things we still want to on multiple levels that we hope enhance the experience of the game for everyone.

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59 Night Elf Hunter
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this has annoyed me for a while- and with firelands out now i cant keep quiet anymore- blizzard, how dare you- you give thrall a model that is standing up right but keep other orcs slumped over? what the heck? i want my orcs to stand tall, and proud! if you can give thrall a tall-standing model than i want my orc characters to be proud of who they are too!

at least that would be nice since we are paying you for this game each month- and you obviously have the technology to renovate models.


We often see people request for model updates. This is something we'd definitely like to do at some point in time, but time is a very limited commodity for our art team. We also have to be very careful about what it means to "update" a model. We've made changes in the past to various characters and had some people be a bit upset that it was changed on them as they had made very specific choices about the look of their character. We try to be as sensitive as possible about these types of things.

I can't give you more information than that, but the idea isn't far from our minds. We just have a lot of things we still want to on multiple levels that we hope enhance the experience of the game for everyone.


Neth, just wanted to suggest (while you're still reading this topic): one way to go about this is preserve the existing models exactly as is and also make new models for each race/gender combo. Then have a checkbox in Options: 1 = use original model and 2 = use new model.
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85 Goblin Rogue
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Model updates would put so much more life into this game. (I think)

And also about orcs! Why not give the males some damned eyebrows?! Some are shown in the RTS and many in Blizzard official art
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90 Worgen Warrior
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Thrall was raised by humans and due to childhood needs of Feeling accepted he no doubt forced himself to stand straighter so he may hopefully fit in.

Years of doing that would allow him to stand straight comfortably without pain.

It may just be him since Garrosh is still very slumped
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67 Tauren Hunter
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I'm pretty buff already ^.^
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84 Undead Warlock
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Player orc>>>>>>>>> Thrall's new model. I would probably race change if they made my Orc rogue look anything like new thrall.
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90 Human Paladin
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We often see people request for model updates. This is something we'd definitely like to do at some point in time, but time is a very limited commodity for our art team. We also have to be very careful about what it means to "update" a model. We've made changes in the past to various characters and had some people be a bit upset that it was changed on them as they had made very specific choices about the look of their character. We try to be as sensitive as possible about these types of things.

I can't give you more information than that, but the idea isn't far from our minds. We just have a lot of things we still want to on multiple levels that we hope enhance the experience of the game for everyone.


Can you at least put Tyrande in her armor? Shes a warrior priestess.
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90 Troll Hunter
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I love my character model... I just wish he wouldn't slouch all the time. When he occasionally, stretches and stands upright its pretty sweet (and about a foot taller!). I agree OP.
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85 Worgen Rogue
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this has annoyed me for a while- and with firelands out now i cant keep quiet anymore- blizzard, how dare you- you give thrall a model that is standing up right but keep other orcs slumped over? what the heck? i want my orcs to stand tall, and proud! if you can give thrall a tall-standing model than i want my orc characters to be proud of who they are too!

at least that would be nice since we are paying you for this game each month- and you obviously have the technology to renovate models.


We often see people request for model updates. This is something we'd definitely like to do at some point in time, but time is a very limited commodity for our art team. We also have to be very careful about what it means to "update" a model. We've made changes in the past to various characters and had some people be a bit upset that it was changed on them as they had made very specific choices about the look of their character. We try to be as sensitive as possible about these types of things.

I can't give you more information than that, but the idea isn't far from our minds. We just have a lot of things we still want to on multiple levels that we hope enhance the experience of the game for everyone.


This is something I have never understood, as this appears to be a problem of not having a big enough art team. Given the huge amount of money that this game pulls in, I just don't understand how resources can be that lacking.
Edited by Soreni on 8/24/2011 10:42 AM PDT
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85 Orc Warlock
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The only thing that needs to be changed for orcs is their casting animation, other then that they are the master race.
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85 Worgen Hunter
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this has annoyed me for a while- and with firelands out now i cant keep quiet anymore- blizzard, how dare you- you give thrall a model that is standing up right but keep other orcs slumped over? what the heck? i want my orcs to stand tall, and proud! if you can give thrall a tall-standing model than i want my orc characters to be proud of who they are too!

at least that would be nice since we are paying you for this game each month- and you obviously have the technology to renovate models.


We often see people request for model updates. This is something we'd definitely like to do at some point in time, but time is a very limited commodity for our art team. We also have to be very careful about what it means to "update" a model. We've made changes in the past to various characters and had some people be a bit upset that it was changed on them as they had made very specific choices about the look of their character. We try to be as sensitive as possible about these types of things.

I can't give you more information than that, but the idea isn't far from our minds. We just have a lot of things we still want to on multiple levels that we hope enhance the experience of the game for everyone.

I am 90% sure this is a copy and paste answer from another thread asking for updates.

Nice XD
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90 Human Mage
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I played Asheron's Call many years ago and they did a complete graphics overhaul and totally destroyed the look of my cool armor set I had - I was very upset. So I can understand being cautious about updates, especially character models.

I figure though if we get some way to change our character look without paying RL money, then we could afford to get a few new looks. My human males are definitely tired of being all scowly and ugly.
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81 Blood Elf Paladin
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this has annoyed me for a while- and with firelands out now i cant keep quiet anymore- blizzard, how dare you- you give thrall a model that is standing up right but keep other orcs slumped over? what the heck? i want my orcs to stand tall, and proud! if you can give thrall a tall-standing model than i want my orc characters to be proud of who they are too!

at least that would be nice since we are paying you for this game each month- and you obviously have the technology to renovate models.


We often see people request for model updates. This is something we'd definitely like to do at some point in time, but time is a very limited commodity for our art team. We also have to be very careful about what it means to "update" a model. We've made changes in the past to various characters and had some people be a bit upset that it was changed on them as they had made very specific choices about the look of their character. We try to be as sensitive as possible about these types of things.

I can't give you more information than that, but the idea isn't far from our minds. We just have a lot of things we still want to on multiple levels that we hope enhance the experience of the game for everyone.


But I'm sure you guys can see from all the excitement about transmogging that people really care how cool their characters look. I understand the art team can only do so much, but don't you think a facelift for old models should maybe be a priority?

Yeah you can't please everyone, and there will be some people who make angry threads no matter how you do it, but I really wish blizzard wouldn't shy away from it just because some forum goers might get upset. Character model overhauls are long overdue.
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90 Dwarf Hunter
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Orcs aren't supposed to look intelligent, that's why their orcs. Plus, their internal vertebrae system might give them that slump... but personally I think it's just because they are unintelligent.
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