For those who weren't around back than, this is what the water elemental from WC1 looked like:
Full Sprite Sheet: http://www.spriters-resource.com/res...s/30/32494.png
As you can see, the water elemental from WC1 had a clearly female appearance, with a very different from the bulky musclemen from WC3-classic WoW, or the hunchback ice dudes from cataclysm, but with the same essence. they were also summoned by mages (by "Conjurers", actually), and I must say I'm rather fond of the WC1 elemental. it's not nostalgia, it's just... boobs.
at least I'm honest with myself lol
while looking at them during gameplay, they appeared to have some sort of long dress made of water, though the manual artwork doesn't show that, and I think that would be pretty classy, as well.
In-game, we have seen something similar: the Brazier of Dancing Flames summons a woman-shaped flame on top of itself to dance for us and make us happy. but that's kind of funny, because on WC1, the fire elementals were men, while the water ones were girls. on WoW, you have fire girls and no water women.
Anyway, after all this talk, here comes my question: would you like to see a "Glyph of Warcraft 1"? One that would replace your Water Elemental muscleman for a Water Elemental lady? If so, would you rather see them wearing a classy dress made of water, or would you prefer them to be naked like the dancing flames?