I think it's all around awesome and I hope they dive into more in depth customization as the above poster said. Brown orcs, dark iron dwarves, etc.
While I can't wait for them too, I am afraid of some of my favourite animations going away
I hope that this won't be the case, but I can't wait for the night elf skeleton.
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The Garrosh and Pandaren model are the only fair indications of the actual model and its possibilities. The Vol'jin model and the Troll Councilor models both still use the old Troll Skeleton. Blizzard has done a great job at bringing that old skeleton to life, but it's still a noticeable difference. So yeah, if anything, the models will still be a bit better looking than the Vol'jin/Troll Councilor/Varian Wrynn/Jaina/Tyrande/Malfurion/Illidan models.
One of the more minor things to look forward to when compared to the entirety of the model is that the new models will be able to do actual blinking (GASP!) have moving fingers, have real teeth and a mouth, etcetera. Things like that.
Blood Elves and Draenei are not getting updated at the same time as Vanilla races, they said in the past that they will be the last race to be updated however shortly after saying that, one of the Blue Posters said that TBC races will come shortly after.
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It's not really of notice right now, because as we know, they won't do a wave-type release, unless they do release the vanilla ones and then go working on the TBC ones. As it looks now, though, it seems like they're just releasing them all in one go, so the whole "shortly after" thing is not too relevant. But yeah, what you said is true.
On top of that, Goblins and Worgen need to be updated too. While not nearly as noticeable as with .. say, humans or draenei, those models and the skeletons/animations are also surprisingly outdated.
We're not going to get by far the most important thing, though.
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new models would be cool, however, i hope against all hope that garrosh's new model is NOT representative of any new orc models. i admit the animations are cool but the model itself is terrible.
It's a big selling point for new players too. I'd imagine models from 2005 staring them in the face on the creation screen is a little off-putting to some prospective players.
Now let's hope Blizzard doesn't push it back to another 2 expansions...
I would realy love it when they let us choose sub races (i.e. different troll tribes), at least for a day
The part you seem to be objecting to was simply my opinion on how once they're available people will likely mess around with them for a day or two and then move on as the new models become embedded in the game's aesthetic. It's a simple fact that most players don't spend a lot of time admiring their character, nor is that overly likely to change in the future.good for the longer term as far as bringing WoW closer to modern standards on how games and their principal characters should appear.
So to sum up: Are new player models a good thing? Yes. Am I personally against them? No. Do I think they'll be a game-changing moment that will be the best thing to happen to WoW in years? Not especially.
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I think people are making way too big of a deal over character models. The OP acts as if Blizzard is putting WoW on a modern engine with all new art assets. What you are going to get is an upgraded character model. It will look better, but the armor wont, the ground wont, the sky wont, the buildings wont, the weapons wont. So unless you spend all your time staring into your models face all creepily, its just not a big deal.
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Being at the very low end of the requirements for WoW I am always worried about such updates.
I expect I will soon need an upgrade to continue playing it.
This is true. With new skeletons and models comes the fact that they have to pay less heed to keeping the geosets simple and all that. Look at the difference of the monk starting belt between a Human and a Pandaren. Yes, both have the buckle, but with Pandaren, the rope itself has a model. The starting armor for Pandaren also has those armcuffs and the pants are not directly pasted to the model. (nor are they an old geoset/model; they are new and way better looking)
I think that, because the other races are still stuck being outdated, they didn't do for the armor for the Pandaren throughout the expansion because it would seem unfair, but there's certainly something about the Pandaren Monk starter armor that indicates that they have plans to change armor. If they did, I'm sure they would rather do it after the model updates so they don't have to do it before and afterwards. So we might actually have that "armor update" in the near future.
I honestly don't care one way or another, but a lot of people seem to really want it to happen, so I'm sure they will do a good job.
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Chances are it won't make me change race. Garrosh is a nice model, but he is still an orc...
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