wow's art style is quite fine thank you
theres plenty of other games if you want to look at grey castles, grey rocks, grey armor, and grey skies
Maybe in 5-10 years when the average computer can handle those graphics.
These images aren't that different from the in-game engine, although you may have to evoke hidden settings through the console. You can turn up ground clutter to ridiculous levels now. You can turn bloom all the way up now. The only thing you really can't do that's in these renders is change the skybox and primary light source (incl. dimming it more at night).
OMG 13:37 - Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Cleave unto me, and I shall grant to thee the blessing of eternal salvation."
And His disciples said unto Him, "Can we get Kings instead?"
nothing but empty space here bro. move along now.
WoW screw itself over when they added free-form flying, destroying their ability to control what the player sees.