Well we're on the subject of draenei, something worth addressing is the male counterpart.
How often I hear how people hate the male draenei and there design, with the massive barrel chests, horse legs and huge arms. Me, I love there design, because its such a unique look, and unlike the female counterpart, which is just another dolly model with big butt, thin waist and tiny, dinky feet (hooves.. how the f*** do female draenei stand on those?), the males actually stands out and make more sense from an asphetic point of view. I love it because alliance needed a race that was powerful built, and it seems to fit a lot more into this role, unlike the females who are just another pretty girl (because the alliance really needed another one didn't they)
My spine hurts when I look at them.
In all seriousness, they look all right, I guess, but one thing I don't like about some of the race design in WoW is that the males look like Trolls, Draenei, Worgen, etc - whilst the females look like painted humans with over-exaggerated sexual dimorphic features and 'cutesy' faces. Granted, it works for a race like the Goblins, but for Worgen and Pandaren? As for lady Draenei, I'd certainly play one if they looked more 'alien' and less like 'blue Blood Elf with horns, hooves, and tail'. Just my opinion.
Although I'd personally say that one goes out the other side of attractive & heads for "comically misproportioned " instead =)
Last edited by lakhesis; 2013-07-05 at 01:21 PM.
Draenei in general are abominations. Had they actually looked like their Wc3 counterparts (the broken) I might have rolled one the few times I play Alliance.
Draenei are the product of Blizzard not wanting to break formula as they thought giving the Alliance a weird/ugly race wouldn't be good for people rolling the new race. Hence instead of the rich (but ugly) and interesting broken we are introduced to in Wc3 we are given skinny human females with broken backs, horns and a tail.
Maybe some might view female Draenei insulting for reasons of unrealistic looks and not alien enough for an alien race, I find them insulting because they changed their entire background in order to give them a 'pretty' race. I emphasize pretty because I still think they are fucking ugly.
the game is what we make of it. My female pally is covered in full thick-armor gear and looks like a literal tank.
while i can see the point people are making with how spindly the female draenai look, they are what we make them in the game.
Last edited by Tenjen; 2013-07-05 at 01:31 PM.
how can you care about such small things, when there's draenei male that needs deleting and creating new one (not changing, but deleting!)
I think they should look more exotic; I do like the second artwork pic where the female Draenei is still pretty but in a weird alien way, and not as a human with blue skin/hooves/horns/tail. That's a problem with many RPGs though; most non-human races look like "funny looking humans" instead of actually looking like a different race.
this thread.... i dont even.......
@OP you should really post some pictures to back your things >_>
@Yarathir in game art=/= fan made art or w.e it is -_- thats like saying human in real life doesnt look like human in wow
http://oce.op.gg/summoner/userName=dw+soul+roc in oceanic now Lol
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The Art of Dragon's Crown is over the top, but I am sick of "critics" from Kotaku and Penny Arcade.It’s not depressing that the sort of art that started all this still gets made, and I think there is a place for that kind of character design. The depressing bit is that we can’t seem to have an intelligent discussion about it.
The tradition of big-busted female characters in fantasy stretches back decades, and this isn’t a surprise in an art form that’s so heavily consumed by men. The covers of the pulp novels showed that men were supposed to be covered in muscles, able to swing huge swords with little difficulty, festooned with beautiful women and their heaving, barely-covered breasts. These are effective, primal images.
This tradition is its own problem, simply because it’s been done. It’s old, creaky, and a relic from another time. There is nothing wrong with taking a swim in these waters, but it’s also worth pointing out how obvious, boring, and overdone they’ve become since the '70s.