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-run animations (specifically Tauren and Trolls)
-female idle posture that have no character (Undead, Trolls)
-more varied/intricate casting animations
Cast animations that don't look like dog crap would be my most important thing.
Less stupid 'funny' animations.
Sub races would be pretty cool.
Let any class be any race. They could make it work. "Jimmy the Blood Elf was taken in by the Tauren and taught the ways of nature blahblhalbnbalhas Druidy stuff blahalblkahja.
High elves can be playable. You have nothing against them except for population arguments (which we have no numbers on), a blue post (which is already retconned based on the fact that Blood elves are playable), and an Encyclopedia (which hasn't been updated since pre-TBC; and the Silver Covenant makes two out of three claims on their status within the Encyclopedia void). So yes, High elves are just as likely as any other race in-terms of playability.
something they didn't leave untouched.
e.g. the MMORPG structure they went for was 2 faction based, so night elves and forsaken lost their faction that was a huge deal
in the lore, druids were only night elf and only male, warlocks were only horde - these things definitely gave distinctiveness and character, but they were dropped because of gameplay - male and female had no difference, races only had 1 racial instad of a host of racial abilities that affect gameplay.
Somethings changed, but whiles gameplay forced the hand of lore to change many things, they tried to let some semblance of it remain by limiting your class seclection per race .. and people appreciate that because it lends distinctiveness. So, why throw it away? is there a good reason or good gameplay case to open up every race can be any class? the lore would be changed to support a decision, but it's one of those heritage things they would like to preserve unless there was a good gaming sense to do so. And at the moment, I can't think of one, except it would sometimes be nice to be able to play as ablood elf druid or a gnome hunter, and that could work the other way especially for older fans who'd be like, but but why would nature answer to undead who in the previous game even walking desecrated the ground killing all nature.
i'm even surprised that forsaken hunters didn't have beasts changed to undead, but when you think about it, they'd have had to remodel every trainable creature in the game with an undead version just for that. So it was kept silent and just given, left for you to sort of make it up. They sometimes do so, a resource thing that.
Copy humans from FFXIV, GW2 or Tera and I'll sub for two more years.
All vanilla races:
Streamlined models, undead get BElf undead model for dark ranger style. Dwarves get Wildhammer tattoo's.
New animations, NE male especially casting animation which is double facepalm lol.
All get new facial animations on par with female Pandaren.
Retextured to hardware skinning levels with good GPU cards.
BElf not needed except for slighty streamlined hands.
Draenei, maybe slightly slimmer males.
Worgen not needed except vanilla human changes.
Goblin, master race no changes.
Pandaren so new no changes needed.
Plus, a new Dance Studio! Wooooo.