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Why do you act as if new models and new content does not work simultaneously in a company like Blizzard? They could easily run the 2 topics as main projects without actually loosing quality in any of the 2 topics.
During MOP beta they said it won't be done for release. I expected it to be in one of the first 2 patches and now the next expansion is near
I think they overthink it, they are EXTREMELY afraid to create something that drives away players. And because of that we will end up with almost the same models just more polygons. I fear we won't see a lot of difference while playing - only when we really check out our characters. I would hope for less "hunchbacked" Orcs, not so stiff humans. Especially the humans thing worries me because tehy said they don't want to change the animations so it still feels like our character. I don't want a high polygon walking broomstick that humans are now.
Someone said dwarves are finished? I haven't heard of that and don't see it in the game (ofc that's not evidence that it's not done, but there's no way to test the player's reactions w/o placing in the game). Most casters/raiders are trolls... let me look like Sul already please!
It's not just a new model. It's a new skeleton, with all new animations. Hozen, not Jinyu. In Mists of Pandaria, we got the Pandaren male and female skeletons, Mogu male, Cloud Serpent, Yak, and Hozen male. That's about it. So, in reality, if they only did the classic races, we're talking about 3x the amount of animated models, tons of more animations because they didn't have to animate the Cloud Serpent's claws for, say, a point, dance, sit, stand, sleep, charge, yell, and speak animation, plus beard and ponytail options, plus all the hairstyles, and facial options, and just. It's so much more work than people usually think it is. It's sad.
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?"
Just not pleased with what it sounds like, just seems little is done. If indeed true it's only been a few months since they really started, then okay.
My bugbear in the room is that I disagree with the need for them to look like the old ones. No no no. If they want that, leave the old models in as an option. One of the issues with the old models is how often the faces really don't look that great to start with or how few choices there were to start with (female trolls as a good example).
Same feeling, okay can get into that.
I'm an altoholic since 2005.
It's pathetic that it takes an MMO Giant with 8 million paying subscribers can't update 20 models within 2 years, 25% is pathetically lazy.
Reactions like these are why we're never told anything until big events.
Also the news on the front page makes me optimistic:
Or how should I interpeted these answers?Are new character models not priority 1 right now?? /boggled If they are not.
They are *a* priority. I don't think players would be understanding if they saw no new art in the game just to get new models. (Source)
I thought these were expected feature for the next expansion? Guessing I assumed wrong.
You should have no expectations for the next expansion IMO since we haven't talked about a next expansion at all. (Source)
I just assumed since we didn't get them in MoP, they would be a major feat. of the next XPac. I think most ppl did
I would not make any assumptions about future expansions since we haven't made any announcements about them at all. (Source)
To me it looks like they'll be announcing & showing something at blizzcon.
Btw: how to make the quote blue?
The recent blue remarks confirmed what I have been saying all along: They haven't been actively working on them as long as many of you want to believe. They may have said "we will be doing new character models" 2 years ago, that is not the same thing as "we started working on character models today."
For all we know they have only been actively working on the models for the last 3 months. Then 25% isn't so bad now is it?
ALSO, I would suspect there is a lot of UPFRONT time investment with testing, playing with ideas, and deciding exactly what direction to go. That is a lot slower than actually building the models once you have a gameplan on how to do it properly.
Why did they say if they focused on the models they would only have dwarves done before MoP?
That answer leaves room for interpretation.
They were always way too vague on these models and tried to silence the playerbase by giving these vague answers.
A lot of people believed they were a priority and were being worked on daily.
It wasn't such a successful idea long term.
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