From my friend's Thread on the WoW US Forums:
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/to...0145968?page=1 - CappedSince we're getting new models, and the devs have talked about some new customization options afterwards, I was thinking: I would be pretty nice if our Undead characters could choose to keep their bones on the inside of their bodies.
it could work like the red pandaren tail where the model changes depending on the skin color you choose, or it could be a new customization feature.
I don't know, I love to be undead, but having to walk around with my elbows literally nude bothers me a bit. "Dead" is good, but "Beaten Up" doesn't make me feel very strong.
Not to mention that the chinese version of the new models will need a "bones covered" version, so why not make a bones covered option on the main model and just lock the chinese client out of the options to show bones? it would give us more customization options and spare you guys of some work afterwards
The new models look sweet! Love you Blizzard :3
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/10787138806#1 - Part 2
Personally, as a fellow undead player, I believe he's right. it's not about denying a horror-move like appearance to undead players who enjoy it. it's about giving other undead players the ability to opt out of it.
Blizzard has the technology. the pandaren female's tail changes depending on your skin color choice. a similar effect could be applied to undead characters in order to hide or show your bones depending on your skin choice. this could also be changeable in-game on the barbershop. Tauren "skin color" can be changed on the barbershop, and undead "skin color" isn't really about your skin, it's more about the color of the rot in it.
Let's also remember that the Undead Warlock from the Original World of Warcraft Opening Cinematic:
The Undead Warlock in the Original World of Warcraft Cinematic (can be accessed in a menu in-game)
We should also consider that Sylvanas, the queen of the forsaken, shows no exposed bones. Her elite Dark Rangers don't show bones either.
Not to mention that because the Chinese version of WoW requires them not to show any skeletons, that means blizzard will have to create a "no bones showing" version of the new undead model ANYWAY.
The Undead in china's version of WoW
So even if you don't want resources to be spent on making "covered undead", it's gonna happen anyway! The question is: Will WE have access to it?
Now here's the beautiful thing about this situation: If they decide to give us the "no-bones" option, they could also give us a "less flesh" option as well. a hole in the place of your heart! no belly like Raziel from LoK! Think about the possibilities!
It would also mean that other races could get more character customization options too! Vol'jin has a beard, maybe troll players could get beards. Gallywix is fat (lorewise), maybe goblin players could be fat too!
Like my friend always says, this game needs more character customization. Right now blizzard is remaking the original models from scratch. It is the perfect opportunity to stuff those models with new stuff, and the next big opportunity for that will probably be after 10 more years. Let's not waste it.
Blizzard doesn't design by vote, we all know that. But if we can get this idea in their minds and make them like it, there can be hope