I don't feel like it's too late. But still, the sooner they come, the better xD
“Far, far below the deepest delvings of the dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things.”
I think new models are definitely needed in order to attract new players (as someone mentioned before). The first thing most people see when playing the game is the character selection screen, and then their character running around for a while. First impressions mean a lot in a world of "gimme now" people.
All that being said, we (the players) are not in a position to dictate time frames on things like this. We can speculate, complain, subjectively discuss, etc... But no one on this forum knows how Blizzard's WoW-priority list is managed, what is on it, and how they are applying resources.
I know this topic has been asked numerous times, and most of us feel like we're "beating a dead horse with a stick", BUT I honestly believe that WoW deserves to have these updates. The game is great and is the most popular MMORPG in the world, so it should have the up-to-date graphic models. I mean, they obviously felt like the NPC's needed the update, so the player models should get it as well. It's not about "fairness", its about bringing the game where it should be.
I would have to say its not too late since so many of us still want those updates. If everyone was saying, "I really dont care anymore if there are updates or not" then it is too late. As long as its desired it won't be too late.
If people are starving is it too late to feed them? No, if they are dead then its too late to feed them.
To me d3 is the best PC game since WoW. If you don't like its game play, no problem but be sure I find public groups in D3 100 times faster than in WoW with a much faster responsive game play too !
I log in and within 1 second I can play in a public group in whatever quest/act I want in Diablo 3.
Superb game and patch 1.04/1.05 made D3 awesome.
Typical Blizzard quality.
This should have been done together with Cataclysm. They had time to remodel Desolace but couldn't find the resources to do character remodels? Yet they made how many millions just from the sale of the Celestial Steed alone in 48 hours? Come on...
As for the money, have you seen the job postings on Blizzard's site? You don't just go out and pluck skilled people like that off the nearest tree. There's a limit to many applications they get. And they have to make sure that the people they bring in share their values. The world is not wading in that sort of people.
always the same bunch that likes to act cool and pretend features like character model update don't matter and are near useless compared to ''important content''.
the exact same things were said about transmogging yet here we are,its one of the most important features in the game now,how many millions of players would wallow in despair if it was removed?
character models will be a really BIG quality of life improvement to the game,and one that will last forever compared to ''important content'' aka: a raid that lasts one or two patches...
Right now a big part of the models are plain ugly,people will love it when they will be able to chose a race by other standards then ''this is the least ugly of all the races so I will chose this one''.
I'm glad tehy are just doing the updates now than in previous expansions
Cause now we get nop quality models instead of say sub-par wotlk quality models.
Also fingers crossed for more glorious and better dwarven beards. dwarves are really lacking love in wow, everything seems revolved around, orcs, humans, elves or trolls.
Also wish Blizz added in more racial themed armor (sorta like GW2 cultural armor) something like this