03/16/2015 07:24 AMThey made a huge deal of this at the 2013 blizzcon when putting out WoD information. Its like they dropped it completely, blizz has better things to do Selfies and all.
Posted by Ibandit
actualy, in that blog post, they blatantly said it wasn't their top priority. at the time of their announcement, their graphics reparent had a lot on the plate. To list a few:
1) all the graphical work of designing all WoD zones, mobs, bosses, gear, and weapon models.
2) the character model revamp, updating classic and burning crusade models to modern polygon counts, adding facial expressions, improved skeletons that allow for more complex hand movements, and updating animations to incorporate this.
#1 is huge and part of every expac
#2 was gigantic and ate up a ton of development time (just like the cataclysm revamp ate up a lot of dev time).
Right now, the graphics department still has to design:
the remaining patches of out door quest zones
The remaining expansion raids to come
whatever new arenas/battle grounds blizz adds to the game
the armor for new raiding content (and making sure to fix any existing graphical bugs/clipping)
The new dungeons blizz has alluded to existing.
Then theres the blog topic, they aren't just doing quivers, they are making a vanity slot that has custom items for each class, like lib rams for paladins, sigils of skull and runes for DK's, poison vials and extra daggers for rogues, amo pouches/quvers for hunters.
These vanity items won't just be extra stuff on our character models, they will also have custom spell animations that pair up with certain ability procs/ability casts (akin to the Cmode gear from MoP).
They aren't going to release the vanity items until they can do so for all classes, and the vanity items (quivers included) are the low item on the totem pole atm for the graphics department.
They outright said in the blog that it wasn't going to come out for WoD release, because they aren't going to deliberately delay WoD content for the graphics department to make vanity items, they said it may come in a late WoD patch, or it may come with the next expansion.
They can't have raid bosses that are stick figures (as amusing as footage of early beta heroic ragnaros testing was when he had stick figure legs), they have to design world zones for us to quest in, and they have to design armor models. They aren't stupid enough to make vanity items have a higher priority.