Seeing how I haven't seen a thread discussing the aesthetics and design of the Isle of the Thunder King, I decided to make one so I can say what I think about the patch so far and you guys can contribute your thoughts and discuss. This thread is about the design of the models, structures and artwork of the patch, and not class changes and buffs/nerfs.
First off: I'm loving this content patch, and the new theme has really brought back my love for trolls again since ZG and ZA. Blizzard amazed me so much with the Zandalari; the lore, the design and even the architecture. Oh my the Zandalari architecture is amazing and so beautiful. The dinosaurs and the whole vibe is great. But what makes me uneasy is the models of the Zandalari trolls themselves... Don't get me wrong, the models, armor and details are astounding, but they just don't look or feel like trolls. It took me a few minutes to realize why. It's because they're not hunched over. The fact that they stand completely upright irks me and they no longer feel like trolls. Lore-wise, the Zandalari are said to be more muscular and taller than most trolls, and Blizzard nailed the muscular part, but flopped on the "taller" part. I made a Darkspear troll on the PTR and stood next to a mob while it wailed on me, and my troll character was the same height as the standard Zandalari troll... and my troll was hunched over while the mob was standing up straight. I honestly hope Blizzard fixes this asap, because it really doesn't look or feel right. I know they say that content on the PTR is subject to change, but when have you seen crucial things like models changed? I doubt they'll change it and it'll stay like this unfortunately.
The second thing that annoys me is how small the Horde and Alliance bases are. Like seriously. The Blood Elves get a big tent surrounded by like 5 smaller tents, plus some big well looking thing, and the High Elves get a big tower and like 4 tents. Seriously? Couldn't they have used some Blood Elven building from Eversong Woods or Falcon Watch in Hellfire, and High Elven structures from Allerian Stronghold in Terokkar? It's saddening really. Oh and I hope they make those new factions and don't reuse the Sunreavers and Silver Covenant.
What are your thoughts so far, everyone? Do you agree or disagree? And do you have anything aside from these points that you want to discuss as well?