Truthfully I spend more time hitting things with the axe than looking at it in fine detail, and I have it enchanted with river's song. The overall aesthetics of the axe look much better to me now than before the patch. Here's what it looks like on my warrior http://i.imgur.com/VlQiU.jpg (ingame) vs armory http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/characte...Loxin/advanced - admitedly i don't have it on heroic cause it hasnt dropped once in 6 elegon heroic kills +5 coins, but I don't think it would look bad
I was quite happy when I got Jin'ya, Orb of the Waterspeaker...loved the green, spinning glowy ball on a stick with the bubble effect coming off it. Yesterday after the patch I logged on to find it suddenly a purple and black ball with black steam coming off it, looking like they burnt the staff it's on. I know they're trying to make it look sha-touched but I seriously liked it better before.
I'm also wondering why they changed the weapons graphics on some of these.
Hmm unfortunately I do not. Armory is awful at showing these things. I have a before shot of a raid down with my weapon equipped?
The after is about 50% of the size, going from a big axe to a tiny hand axe, and the Windsong glow doesn't fit so there is a central yellow glow which doesnt touch the edges and extends past the tip of the new model.
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If you look at the screenshots on this link you get a good idea of the size it was on blood elfs and the natural glow effect.
You happily ignored the stuff he mentioned about it going through his face.
Tons of one-handers go through tauren faces while sheathed. It's been like that forever. I would rather they adjust the sheathing of them than reduce their size, especially since more recent weapons are already a lot smaller than older ones. >_>