New Tauren model?

90 Tauren Shaman
12395
A portent of things to come? Man, I hope so:

http://media.mmo-champion.com/images/news/2012/march/mopss03.jpg
Edited by Thulgrom on 3/14/2012 4:17 PM PDT
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
11255
Oh that looks great!! I cannot wait to see the new Forsaken and Blood Elf models.
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90 Tauren Shaman
12395
Holy crud, look at the size of the polearm the one on the far left is holding.
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86 Undead Rogue
SlA
7665
Hopefully Tauren and not a race thats exclusive to Pandaria.

Ill smack a ho if the races dont get an upgrade this xpac.
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90 Night Elf Priest
14605
It looks pretty cool, I must admit.
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90 Tauren Shaman
12395
Given Pandaria's backdrop I suspect these to be some native yak variants (Mongolian influence, perhaps), but unlike the Taunka in Northrend, these have been given a new model from the ground up - not just a replacement head.

Evidence just keeps pilin' up!
Edited by Thulgrom on 3/14/2012 4:36 PM PDT
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90 Troll Death Knight
5380
...That's a Taunka.

That or it's a humanoid yak that takes the place of the Taunka in Pandaria.
Edited by Sharkos on 3/14/2012 4:55 PM PDT
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90 Goblin Shaman
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I think that is a tanuka as well, or yak people. Too much fringe fur to be a tauren.
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90 Tauren Paladin
7320
I enjoy my bull-ish look. these guys just look...

...well they look frightening.
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90 Orc Warrior
10915
It's so ..... so ..... fluffy .....
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90 Tauren Shaman
12395
...That's a Taunka.

That or it's a humanoid yak that takes the place of the Taunka in Pandaria.


This race is not Taunka; Taunka are buffalo variant, whereas these are clearly not. Again, these are likely some yak or ox variant based on the horn design; point is that the base modelling has been redone (unlike in WotLK where only the Taunka's heads were replaced), and five will get you twenty that the base model will be used as a new Tauren model.
Edited by Thulgrom on 3/14/2012 5:20 PM PDT
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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Hopefully Tauren and not a race thats exclusive to Pandaria.

Ill smack a ho if the races dont get an upgrade this xpac.

Get your pimp hand ready they already said they wouldn't.
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85 Worgen Druid
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Hopefully Tauren and not a race thats exclusive to Pandaria.

Ill smack a ho if the races dont get an upgrade this xpac.

Get your pimp hand ready they already said they wouldn't.


I thought they said they would :O
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90 Troll Death Knight
5380

Get your pimp hand ready they already said they wouldn't.


I thought they said they would :O


BUT ITS UNPOSSIBLE.

THE ANIMATIONS WOULD BLOW UP THE OLD MODELS. ;~;
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90 Goblin Hunter
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BUT ITS UNPOSSIBLE.

THE ANIMATIONS WOULD BLOW UP THE OLD MODELS. ;~;


Pretty much this. You can't just dump a new skeletal animation system into old model geometry...at least not if you want the model to look good. I'm not saying new models are a 100% certainty, but it seems like it would be even more work modifying the old models to accommodate the new animation system.
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This had better be a portent of things to come, because holy hell those look awesome compared to our current tauren.
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85 Human Rogue
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IT'S A MINOTAUR NOT A TAUREN
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90 Worgen Death Knight
11835
My non-existent tail is wagging! If this is the quality of the likely model updates, I can't wait to see them.
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90 Troll Death Knight
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03/14/2012 06:03 PMPosted by Arielen
IT'S A MINOTAUR NOT A TAUREN


I don't see a man's chest on that thing.
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