Original Thread on World of Warcrafts official website linked here: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/to...age=3#new-post I would appreciate your comments and feedback put there as well seeing that blizz hardly reads these side forums.
We have confirmation that the Female pandaren with the :3 face will not see any more options added.
The problem: Every female pandaren has the exact same base face (not head her face) when you remove the markings her face doesn't have any features (scars, different noses, crows feet, wrinkles, ect.) but the males, (and every other race) do have different faces like crows feet, scars, wrinkles, ect.:
And more shown here in color pay attention to the right side see the different shading and markings on the male but none on the female.
The current female pandaren facial options (or lack there of), is like being stuck with one night elf face (faces again being different nose mouth lips ect) and only being able to change the markings. Even female worgen have different nose options some are pinkish color, the size changes and the markings like wrinkles on the nose show more distinction:
(images by Seyna thanks for showing this)
What we hope to achieve by posting this thread: is to add more OPTIONS we DO NOT want CHANGES we want Choices. We hope to see some choices like these:
Scars, teeth showing, a no streak option (supposed to be added hasn't been yet this was confirmed by Neth Ill post the chat below and link proof), we also hope to have choice of base hair color. For example you could have a red panda with black hair, or a grey panda with red hair ect. The streaks would still be able to be chosen, or not chosen as well.
Mostly we hope to see a difference in faces (scars, age lines, noses, crows feet, ect.) rather than just plain old markings. Something different from the consistant smile :3 of the muzzle would be nice as well but most of us just hope for differences on the face. While her current face is great some of us would like a more serious look option like this:
We think it would be nice to have an option in the jewelery section that says left eye scar that you can choose to have and it look something like this:
Here is the link to the twitter discussion showing that the discussion for female pandaren options were brought to the table, currently there is no talk of change.
https://twitter.com/Nethaera that is the link to her twitter go see her posts.
Q Are the female Pandaren done? I hope not. Scars or choice of base hair color would be welcomed. Please let us know something. TY!
Neth A The request for more facial options has been provided to the team, but as far as I'm aware, there are no plans to add. There should be an option for "solid" color hair already. (It had been slated to be corrected in character creation.) We'll try to keep everyone informed if that changes though.
Q So far the only options are if you choose red skin you get red hair, black skin black hair ect. and you cant choose streakless.
Neth A I'll double check when I can, but I believe there is at least one that doesn't have a streak in it.
Please provide feedback on the beta forum so perhaps if we do have enough people asking for more options the issue will be re-visited and OPTIONS NOT CHANGES will be ADDED. Thanks.
COMMON COMPLAINTS WE HAVE SEEN AND SOLUTIONS TO EACH:
I don't see any difference in the faces at all.
Thats ok, some of us do. We would like to see Options added that doesn't change your current character at all, would that be ok with you? NOTHING will change on your character we will just have EXTRA options added.
Blizzard would be wasting they're time we have other important things to worry about.
All of the options we are requesting (scars, wrinkles, darker lips, choice of hair color) are already complete they just have to take a few seconds to add the options to the list. Its not new art its just making current art available.
Just emote to have different faces.
Emotes are not faces. If you smile does that mean you are old? If you frown does that mean you have a scar? If you look curiously and bite your finger nail does that mean that you have red hair and black skin? Emotes are ways of showing EMOTIONS not face features.
The males all have the same facial structure
Yes I agree they do all have the same facial structure, the females do as well. This is not the point, or what we are referencing. We are simply asking for scars, the males have scars the females do not. We are asking for wrinkles on the nose and under the eye like the males have, we are asking for choices like that.
It doesn't matter because you hardly ever look at your character.
I see other pandaren out in the world who all have the same blank face (aside from markings) I don't have to see my characters face to know that it is a clone of all other females. Also, you do see your characters face constantly it is CONSTANTLY located in the top corner of your screen. You see it every time you log in, you see it every time you take a screen shot, you see it in every pet battle you engage in, and if like some you role play then perhaps you pan your camera round to see it then. I wonder, if seeing your face doesn't matter then why should these options being added matter to you anyway because you don't look at your character. Some do, and they would like to have options. It wont affect you so why do you care? You don't have to take that choice if you don't want it.
Other races look exactly the same with face look at the Belf and Dranei
While they share the same faces they do not share the same single face. It would be like only having one face choice on a night elf and only being able to change her tattoos/markings the same face, no darker lips, no shading under the brow to give a stern look. All the same 1 face. Another example would be the forsaken, imagine if they only gave you the choice of having holes in your lips and no eyes. Sure you could add the staples, jawless or the cross straps over the eyes but you wouldn't have those options like no eyes no nose, or smooth face pale lips, or many others that are available. Changing the markings doesn't change the original face it just adds markings.
If they add these options in it will change the faces currently available.
Not if they add it in the jewelery section. Choose your face (makrings), hair style, hair color (hopefully base color, streak color, and a no streak option), and finally rename earrings to features and have choices like no earrings, loops, discs, spirals, loops 2, nose scar, mouth scar, eye scar, and wrinkles.
Ultimately if adding additions not making changes to current models is something you don't like then I'm sorry you don't like it and I would love to hear why you don't like the freedom of choice.
These are some of the complaints I have seen, the complaints are in bold, my response to each is in italics. I think this is what we are trying to tell you guys. Were just asking for added options not changes.