Question to the Higher ups (new models)

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New monsters are much more important than they way your character looks. Look at DS, it must have too them months to come up with all those boss models.
I know I'd like to see better human models myself.. including, perhaps, a not-so bulky male model. Maybe a bit slimmer one, that is almost got a... what's the word... bishonen feel to it. <.<


If it means not having RE5 Chris Redfield shoulders and caterpillar eyebrows anymore, I'll take it.
01/21/2012 07:15 PMPosted by Taxem
New monsters are much more important than they way your character looks. Look at DS, it must have too them months to come up with all those boss models.


/snicker

Hey, you know when would have been a good time to do a character model overhaul? For this expansion, where you're fighting random humans, dwarves, and orcs in purple robes half the time.
You guys are acting like Blizzard hasn't already said they've decided it's NOW time to finally start working on new updated classic models, it's no longer an issue of if, only an issue of when.

http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/204018-zarhym-art-director-chris-robinson-reupdated-models/

Unless you're just pretentious and "obviously" hip that Blizzard lied about these quotes. People not wanting to see their old models changed is not something Blizzard is going to let stop them, it's just something they want to make sure is done with a lot of aesthetic sensibilities preserved about the original models, which yes, takes a long time.

http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/203928-update-character-models-who-would-be-sad/

And only so many artists have the aesthetic sensibility Blizzard is looking for, you can't just bring in anyone that is talented at sculpting or drawing, there is a very specific style to be preserved here, and only a small percentage of the industries' best artists happen to value that aesthetic. You can't just train someone in it exactly.

I am really frustrated after 7 years waiting for the older stuff to look as great as the newer stuff, I spend most of my time watching my character doing stuff and when I love the way I look it makes this game into another world for me. It took me over two years to start getting burned out on the gorgeous impressive visuals in this game, and I want to have that refreshed with the characters I loved and have nostalgia for. Seeing a dwarf or elf or orc with the high resolution textures, smooth gradients, and whimsical emotion of the WOTLK era and beyond would be a real dream come true for me.

I am frustrated that Blizzard isn't knee deep in this project, but I'm not going to pretend Blizzard is lying to us about it.

Whaaaat. @ A@;
I like how my blood elf looks! I don't want to have her changed! T _T
Options like EQ & EQ2 has to use old or new models would kinda deflate the whole shock value for those who like models the way they are. Humans need an upgrade and Night elf males for sure lol. A Thrall style orc would be epic in my opinion I can't stand the hunched look but other then that Orcs are pretty tough looking.

:EDIT They don't even have to do all the races at the same time they could do one or two races at a time over a length of time.
I believe the Chuck Norris commercial may have been a sneaky preview of the new human male model.

Also at Blizzcon, when showing off new gear, they use what seems to be a different human male model.
http://i56.tinypic.com/2iivbpg.png

Also we have updated Night elves in game. The new female night elf models in Well of Eternity.

Illidan may be what the new possible male night elf model may be. Or perhaps it may be similar to Nozdormu (how ever you spell the Bronze Dragon Flight Aspect's name) even though he is considered High Elf in his humanoid form.

And then the new female Blood Elves may end up being the model that Sylvannas, Ysera, Alexstraza uses.
A well played resto druid makes me want to be a druid. Since they have a CC that is only removed by trinket and can lock you down for almost 20 secs.. They have amazing mobility if used properly.. they have a stun and bear form in tight melee cleaves, and they just make dot cleaves want to re-roll. There not the BEST anymore.. there far superior to the rest HOWEVER.. they are still viable if played correctly.
They dont want to waste thousands of dollars of the Billions they made off us
not sure if this is the right forum to be on i jsut saw general discussion, but im having a problem with guild calendar invites. i run rbg's in my guild and im having trouble with the fact that there is a cap for how many people you can invite to events, i am not able to invite everyone to events. more of a complaint then a question
01/22/2012 10:02 AMPosted by Aeriea
A well played resto druid makes me want to be a druid. Since they have a CC that is only removed by trinket and can lock you down for almost 20 secs.. They have amazing mobility if used properly.. they have a stun and bear form in tight melee cleaves, and they just make dot cleaves want to re-roll. There not the BEST anymore.. there far superior to the rest HOWEVER.. they are still viable if played correctly




Off topic much?
Whaaaat. @ A@;
I like how my blood elf looks! I don't want to have her changed! T _T
id wager most are concerned about classic models (blood elves came in the burning crusade) and an option to not use the new ones would be pretty neat as well
Honestly, I like the character model the way they are now. I have played several games that were more "realistic", but the simple truth is that is not my cup of tea. I would personally hate to see a huge change to the way my characters look. More emotes or motions, or additional options such as the ability to add a tattoo would be fine, but for me I could care less about changing my character's looks.
I frankly am happy for many of the zones, except outlands is a place I never like to have to go to. But my goodness, looking at transmog sets, there are like 1154 or something, SETS u can change to! So do we need new gear designs? Yet oddly most of them look slightly different from the one before it.

But what bothers me most of all is you add new characters and we get a worgen that sniffs all the time and looks awful no matter what you put on her...and... pandas?? What...are elementary aged children being catered to? Rift character creation has the right idea, although on my screen its all very washed out however unique. So I'd be all for tweaking the characters as well... who cares about pigtails not I...but I DO think humans have the worst hairstyles I've ever seen.
My teeth, they are on the OUTSIDE of my face.

THE OUTSIDE.

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