Anyone else think that the Blood Elves...

85 Tauren Shaman
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Should've had the textures/skins used for some of the Darkfallen, undead elves, and such? Sort of an 'unprettying' factor?

I'm pretty sure that if they didn't still look like beautiful tolkien-esque elves they'd have been accepted by much more of the playerbase without actually needing any change to their culture... aside from not getting the light back.

*scowls at the Sunwell patch*
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90 Blood Elf Mage
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So you want them to look like High Elves from Skyrim?

No ty.
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90 Undead Hunter
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12/04/2012 11:30 AMPosted by Skytotem
Should've had the textures/skins used for some of the Darkfallen
I would actually like to be darkfallen
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85 Tauren Shaman
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So you want them to look like High Elves from Skyrim?

No ty.


Um... Never played skyrim so I can't really say.

I was just thinking some grey rather than pink, and some darker, non-gold aesthetics might've helped them mesh with the Horde better in some people's minds.
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90 Human Death Knight
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12/04/2012 11:49 AMPosted by Skytotem
I was just thinking some grey rather than pink, and some darker, non-gold aesthetics might've helped them mesh with the Horde better in some people's minds.


Always felt that was more of the Night Elves' schtick.

Though I wouldn't mind seeing those skin tones on Blood Elves either, they can kinda already have it by being Death Knights.
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90 Human Warrior
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So you want them to look like High Elves from Skyrim?

No ty.


Agreed. Good god looking like a High Elf in Skyrim is..............

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO YOUR FACE!?!?
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90 Night Elf Death Knight
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The first, and most obvious, answer is that it is contextually important that they don't quite mesh with the rest of the Horde aesthetically as it highlights that this, like all of their allegiances, is one of convenience and any palpable friendships which may arise are simply added benefit (see Lor'theron/Vol'jin).

The second position is that their 'health and wellness', how they appear, is actually testament to their lifestyle (i.e. their subjective "evil"). The High Elves are often sickly, pale, conflicted precisely because they refuse to utilize questionable methods of energy extraction. The fact that Blood Elves are vibrant and well-hued is a subtle nod towards their behavior.
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There's the Blood Elf Death Knight skins, and most of them(at least the males) look retarded. So no.
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90 Human Warrior
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There's the Blood Elf Death Knight skins, and most of them(at least the males) look dumb. So no.


Fixed
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90 Pandaren Monk
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I was actually thinking that the Forsaken should have elf models in it's lineup, though I guess it doesn't matter where the models are race-wise.
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100 Blood Elf Death Knight
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It probably would have done them some good to further differentiate themselves from the High Elves if the aesthetics were more divergent, but...

For me it's all a question of attitude - Blood Elves were originally powered by sheer rage. Magic, sure, but -angry- magic. None of this sissy effeminate BS WoW heaped on them, no. Everything was anger and a lust for vengeance.

Somewhere that got lost in translation, both in the character design and in the overall presentation. They could have gotten away with the standing design they chose if the Blood Elves were presented more in line with their Frozen Throne attitudes as opposed to... whatever the Hell Blizzard was trying to do in Burning Crusade. Instead, Blood Elves were reduced to metrosexual whaiffs who fell all the more glaringly outside the auspices of the standing Horde.

That said, I don't think making them more Felblood-esque would have been the solution. That's such an extreme change people would have objected. Fangs, wings, horns, scales? ... Yeah, they're definitely not your Tolkein's Ideal elves, but... too much.
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85 Worgen Warrior
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I love the Horde much much more then the Alliance.

And honestly, I wasn't upset at all when I heard about the Blood Elves being introduced as our next race.

I became upset when they were around 50% of the populace. I'm fine with having a race that's aesthetically out of the norm, as long as its around a balanced percentage of the populace.

I do think Blizzard could down play the elegant/royal/high class theme that's attached the the blood elves. I mean, c'mon, they can't all be rich. They can't all afford to live in a high society and have manners and dialogue that reflect that. There's gotta be some gruff Blood Elves that go out and mine stone/do manly things.

Right now that's reflected mostly in what? Their rangers?
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90 Troll Priest
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12/04/2012 04:11 PMPosted by Silvurn
I do think Blizzard could down play the elegant/royal/high class theme that's attached the the blood elves. I mean, c'mon, they can't all be rich. They can't all afford to live in a high society and have manners and dialogue that reflect that. There's gotta be some gruff Blood Elves that go out and mine stone/do manly things.


I like to think that they just use magic to clean stuff and do laborous tasks, or assign those arcane golem bots to do the heavy lifting/building.
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Well I started in BC and originally rolled a Night Elf, they were kool and everything but when I heard about the Blood Elves, the name itself intrigued me. So at the character creation screen, I could see that they were beautiful, yes, but they had a darker air about them, an air of ruthlessness and superiority, so my first Blood Elf was a Warlock.

That was my first impression of them. I would like to see some darker hair and skin tones as well however. I think that a great aesthetic feature that could still be added for Blood Elves would be runic tattoos.
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90 Human Paladin
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I kind of wish blizzard kept the Original Blood Elf themes from TBC: Mana addiction, jingoism, vindictiveness, and pride. It kept the race as a distinct nation with some actual backstory rather than just another run of the mill elven race.

While I do agree that some progression was needed with their story, I wish it wasnt in the full out reignition of the sunwell. It took away most of the conflict and flavor that Belves had, as well as making them much more forgettable.

If I had my way:
1. Kael'Thas would still be the blood elf racial leader. His 360 turn from wanting to find salvation for his people to betraying all of creation was very strange. He could have been handled better.
2. I would have not had the Sunwell be restored, but rather reclaimed, with very slight signs that it would eventually be purified, but not in the foreseeable future. So many more plotlines could have come from helping speed up the sunwell restoration if it had been left as "Recovering" rather than fully functioning.
3. The magic addiction made Blood Elves interesting. Their constant need to sate their magical thirst gave them a unique character in the game.

Physically, i'd have changed them to taken on more... demonic tones, such as the beginnings of horns and redder hued skin. While we don't want them to be full blown demons, we want them to be distinct from the vanilla elf.

When/if they redo the character models, I'd like to see blood elves with the runic tattoos and glowing green eyes they had in the BC concept art
Edited by Arieus on 12/4/2012 8:23 PM PST
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90 Human Warrior
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I kind of wish blizzard kept the Original Blood Elf themes from TBC: Mana addiction, jingoism, vindictiveness, and pride. It kept the race as a distinct nation with some actual backstory rather than just another run of the mill elven race.

While I do agree that some progression was needed with their story, I wish it wasnt in the full out reignition of the sunwell. It took away most of the conflict and flavor that Belves had, as well as making them much more forgettable.

If I had my way:
1. Kael'Thas would still be the blood elf racial leader. His 360 turn from wanting to find salvation for his people to betraying all of creation was very strange. He could have been handled better.
2. I would have not had the Sunwell be restored, but rather reclaimed, with very slight signs that it would eventually be purified, but not in the foreseeable future. So many more plotlines could have come from helping speed up the sunwell restoration if it had been left as "Recovering" rather than fully functioning.
3. The magic addiction made Blood Elves interesting. Their constant need to sate their magical thirst gave them a unique character in the game.

Physically, i'd have changed them to taken on more... demonic tones, such as the beginnings of horns and redder hued skin. While we don't want them to be full blown demons, we want them to be distinct from the vanilla elf.

When/if they redo the character models, I'd like to see blood elves with the runic tattoos and glowing green eyes they had in the BC concept art


Try not to make them too demonic due to not necessarily needing fel demonic.
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I love the Horde much much more then the Alliance.

And honestly, I wasn't upset at all when I heard about the Blood Elves being introduced as our next race.

I became upset when they were around 50% of the populace. I'm fine with having a race that's aesthetically out of the norm, as long as its around a balanced percentage of the populace.

I do think Blizzard could down play the elegant/royal/high class theme that's attached the the blood elves. I mean, c'mon, they can't all be rich. They can't all afford to live in a high society and have manners and dialogue that reflect that. There's gotta be some gruff Blood Elves that go out and mine stone/do manly things.

Right now that's reflected mostly in what? Their rangers?


Comes with the genre, really. The Horde was underpopulated, and the reason why was obvious.

It wouldn't even be so bad if Blizzard didn't make the other Horde races look so much like monsters instead of relatable people.
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100 Human Paladin
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12/04/2012 08:28 PMPosted by Draile
It wouldn't even be so bad if Blizzard didn't make the other Horde races look so much like monsters instead of relatable people.


Then we could have had "big green humans", "little green humans", "blue humans with tusks", "hairy humans with horns" and "humans with a skin condition".
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90 Undead Hunter
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Blood Elves, without those fel-magic feel, simply look too human. But i doubt that would change, since a particular majority of WoW fanbase don't care about lore. All they want is a naked blood elf lady for them to look at and mas-tur-bate during downtimes...
I'm all good with runic tatoos, better if the tatoos are carved into their flesh and on thier faces, because that was exactly what I'd expected of a race addicted to magic

Male human, on the other hand, looked too orcish, which is even more problematic.
I mean, really, even this undead male look much more handsome than most human male models.
Edited by Xerberus on 12/4/2012 9:59 PM PST
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90 Human Death Knight
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12/04/2012 09:53 PMPosted by Xerberus
Male human, on the other hand, looked too orcish, which is even more problematic.


Whaaaaaaat?

12/04/2012 09:53 PMPosted by Xerberus
I mean, really, even this undead male look much more handsome than most human male models.


You look like an old person that needs serious medical attention... even Pandaren got that as a general first impression.
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