MMO-Champion - WoD Alpha Zone Screenshots Removed, Artcraft - Female Draenei, WoWDB Updated
Warlords of Draenor Zone Screenshots Removed
Blizzard asked us to remove all the zone screenshots from the Warlords of Draenor Alpha on the site.


WoWDB Updated
The team has been hard at work on WoWDB over the past few days, fixing and updating things to work with the new expansion.


  • New Character Models - Some of the new character models have been added to the WoWDB Modelviewer. You need to change the Race in the dropdown menu to one of the following: Orc female, Dwarf female, Tauren male, or Gnome male.
    The other 3 HD models (Orc male, Dwarf male, and Gnome female) are heavily bugged on our end right now, but still enabled for laughs/testing.
  • New Items - Item tooltips now show the new stats and correctly scale percentages for Level 100. Most items also have working 3D Models!
  • New Achievements - The new Warlords of Draenor achievements have been added to the database.
  • New Spells - The new Warlords of Draenor spells have been added, with most tooltip errors corrected now.


Artcraft - Daughter of Argus
A early preview of the Female Draenei character model is ready!


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello again! I’m Senior Art Director Chris Robinson, and today we wanted to give you a super quick look at our current progress with the new female Draenei.

After the April Fools’ joke we wanted to ensure you weren’t waiting too long to see where we’re at with her actual character model update. Keep in mind that she’s still in-progress, and doesn’t have any animation to pose her body or face.

Animation is a big factor for the female Draenei specifically, so it’s important to keep it in mind when comparing the two. The original female Draenei has some fairly extreme posing that happens when she’s animated. If you were to see the static model of the original without any posing you’d see that it looks very similar to the new one. With her pose applied her shoulders stretch backward, her pelvis rotates forward, and her chin lowers—causing her head to angle downwards. The curvature in her lower back, and why the head shape looks slightly different, are also due to the new model not having the same posing applied yet. She also looks a lot taller! Ultimately all of those things will be addressed when we animate the new model, they just don’t take place until she’s rigged and sent on to the animation team.

We hope you enjoyed this super quick look at where we’re at right now, and we’ll continuing sharing more in-progress art as we go forward. The next article in the Artcraft series we’re planning is a look at the creation of the Spires of Arak, a new zone coming in Warlords of Draenor. Thanks for stopping by!

Senior Character Artist Joe Keller did the majority of the work on this revamp, with direction from our Lead Character Artist Tyson Murphy (@tysmurph), and myself (@artofcgrobinson).
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoD Alpha Zone Screenshots Removed, Artcraft - Female Draenei, WoWDB Updated started by chaud View original post
Comments 207 Comments
  1. Fool's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lolcats121 View Post
    here we go again, mmo champ bending over for blizzard to screw them.
    I doubt they had much of a choice. I respect that they took a chance and even uploaded them at all. Wouldn't expect that from mmo-champion.
  1. carlinman's Avatar
    Naaahhhhh.... id prefer the goaty one from april 1st!
  1. cacahuete's Avatar
    Check back later tonight for more details.
    Sentence missing
  1. KClovesGaming's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cptaylor38 View Post
    Such a disappointment. Wanted something more like the fan art, not just a blue human with glowing ice, horns, and goat legs. A longer tail would have been nice, and more horn options with the crown option and sharper features.

    Aside from more shadowing to show muscle and more detailed underwear you can barely notice a difference.
    All the new models have a similar look to the old ones though. Remember, Blizzard said they don't want to make it look so different that the models look completely different and aren't recognizable. And that pattern has continued with this one. More detail etc.
  1. Stormtrooperz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magemaer View Post
    Instant boner. Awsome job.
    Ew.

    OnTopic:

    Doesn't look that different, given soem texture differences, and what seems to be uhm...some "perk" downsized" I like it, never had that much of a complaint witht he old one anyways, the whole spine thingI chalked up to them being of alien origin, so that's how they evolved.
  1. Arkets's Avatar
    No Fur on her Hooves ..noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  1. DrMcNinja's Avatar
    I noticed one thing in the model viewer: The taurens tail bends to the left when mounted to avoid clipping. Thanks Blizz!
  1. DragonsBeard's Avatar
    F. U. Blizz. F. U.

    Give me my damn Troll model preview you evil bastards.

    Not bad on the space goats though.
  1. Dinozor's Avatar
    Looks pretty good, the face is a little pointy. Definitely a lot better than the tauren
  1. Charo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chaoslux View Post
    Look at original female draenei art by Blizzard, the female looks very closely to that. On the other hand, the males are an abomination and need to get a lot more slim and wayyyy less triangle shaped.
    Not going to happen, those of us who play our male draenei and have for years like the way they look, they're not going to make them look extremely different because you don't like it.
  1. 13thmaiden's Avatar
    I like what they've done so far. And don't worry Arkets, they're gonna add fur, remember that they said this is just a quick look at what they have so far.

    My only nitpicks is I reaaaaally wanted their tails longer D: Like tauren length tails, and ones that actually move when the hips move instead of something stagnant. I'm just hoping that they'll increase the tail length after they finish cleaning her up some more, like with the hoof-fur. I was also hoping they'd increase the size of the head tentacles to make them more of like cute hair pieces, but eh, I can live without that if I have to.

    All in all, it looks great, just like all the others are *specially the tauren, I can't wait for the female tauren! ~squeeeee!~*
  1. Bathory's Avatar
    dat gap...
  1. Pantupino's Avatar
    must... roll... alliance... damn this new model is awesome!
  1. SirMeo's Avatar
    I want fetlock hair back.
  1. Exaelitus's Avatar
    Even though they aren't planning on deviating much from the original models in terms of proportions, I was hoping they would make the lower legs less stubby. They look kinda weird unless you're wearing the newer bulkier boot models. I'll just have to keep them in a dress.
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Yeah I bet they asked you to remove them. I'd be embarrassed and ashamed too.
  1. Darkrulerxxx's Avatar
    There's a bug where you hover the mouse over new character models it links to the armor piece Archerus Knight's Girdle
  1. thursdayish's Avatar
    I hate this. So much. Draenei females are my favorite, and my most played. The face is ghastly. I have no problem with the body, but the face is a mix of plastic surgery mess and manly. I won't cry too much until I see it in motion, but this is really terrible.
  1. Violent's Avatar
    She has a fuller ass now, GG.
  1. Zenway's Avatar
    Wonder why the pictures had to be taken down.

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