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. Rizendragon's Avatar
    New Items - Item tooltips now show the new tertiary stats and correctly scale percentages for Level 100. Most items also have working 3D Models!

    Amplify
    Multistrike
    Readiness

    Speed
    Lifesteal
    Avoidance
    Sturdiness
    Cleave
    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but aren't the bolded stats secondaries and not tertiary per this post from Crithto?
  1. silverspring's Avatar
    Just saw in a website :
    http://i.imgur.com/x7GNAcA.png
    http://i.imgur.com/WN6ZJmB.jpg
  1. Pendragon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lolitaofthevoid View Post
    I'd really like it if, you know, you left their posture as-is in these development shots. I love my Draenei pally, but the curve of their spines is way too extreme. Especially in heavy plate-- those women wouldn't be able to hold themselves up. The new models, right now? Are perfect. I love them just the way they are, and I really hope the PTB consider leaving them like that, and not posed like Escher girls.
    Definitely agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by silverspring View Post
    Just saw in a website :
    http://i.imgur.com/x7GNAcA.png
    Terrifying.
  1. Janysa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by silverspring View Post

    Ohwww, that female gollum.
  1. Nazaraki's Avatar
    Anyone else a wee bit underwhelmed by the Draenei changes?

    Yea i know they arent finished, but still ^^
  1. Pulsar's Avatar
    Um, where are the models that matter? Undeads? Trolls? Wtf blizz.
  1. Xistenz's Avatar
    I'm glad they removed the screenshots, as they were shìt anyways. Go play Wildstar guys!
  1. Fauier's Avatar
    There's going to be so much new fan "art" with new models, i can't wait to see them all!
  1. Grizzelbar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by silverspring View Post
    Somebody played Dragon Age 2 too much.
  1. llubtoille's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nazaraki View Post
    Anyone else a wee bit underwhelmed by the Draenei changes?

    Yea i know they arent finished, but still ^^
    Eh, it's basically how I wanted the remodels to go, it's (almost) just an HD version of her,
    A lot of the other models they've released (to me) seem too different from the original, seeming even more cartoony than before,
    I kinda miss the curved back / chest however, as it made them appear a little bit more like a sexy alien than the standard humanoid model.
  1. Gyrllsbear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by silverspring View Post
    And confirmed by Chris Robinson that it's an old unfinished model which they abandoned before starting again.

    https://twitter.com/artofcgrobinson/...90169610756096
  1. Collected's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Invictus9001 View Post
    It's a bit sad that Blizzard actually asked MMO-C to remove the screenshots from the alpha. If they didn't want anything published, they should have just declared/made everyone with Alpha access sign an NDA. Personally though, I wonder.. "why not take the free advertising?" /boggle
    I've very hazy memories of this happening before.. ie a client gets released, the zones are shown and then Blizzard ask them to be taken down. Perhaps it's an intentional hype fire stoking technique and they know the beta will drop any day now that's got much better zones in it. But it's a strange one really because personally I wasn't all that impressed with what I saw. But then I've been playing since Vanilla so I think this engine & game stopped impressing me a long time ago.
  1. tankbug's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dinozor View Post
    Looks pretty good, the face is a little pointy. Definitely a lot better than the tauren
    I disagree, the taurens look so much better. This one looks the same as before, just a little less slutty, thankfully.
  1. Rhywolver's Avatar
    Having the only-hair-visible in modelviewer problem, too. Any info on why that happens?
  1. Misthunter8's Avatar
    Just finished another post, this time on the new draenei http://thetuskedsquires.wordpress.com/
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhywolver View Post
    Having the only-hair-visible in modelviewer problem, too. Any info on why that happens?
    Flash hardware acceleration isn't on.
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    Give male spacegoat/ human / nelf models :*(
  1. Protar's Avatar
    It's pretty much perfect, a very faithful recreation. My only complaint is she appears to have gone down a cup size, but that might just be the posture.
  1. MrLetiso's Avatar
    Draenei Model is pretty well done. The improvement doesn't look as awesome as for he "old" races - but as the current model is newer than let's say the undead, it's not surprising. But nice work.
  1. Ilfayt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rizendragon View Post
    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but aren't the bolded stats secondaries and not tertiary per this post from Crithto?
    I assume its just meant to be 'here are the new secondaries AND tertiaries, because Amplify, Readiness, and Multistrike are popping up on the gear and 'placeholder potions' that have been datamined as secondaries.

    Edit:As soon as I post, looks like it was edited to just say 'new stats', so...that was fast.

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