Yes! Wouldn't the Blood Elves look freakin' cool if they looked more like that San'layn Model with our edits?
And ah, the Draenei debacle,...Oh, I was there playing WOW at the time. I remember the birth of "lolore" with Metzen's retcon. I don't think it changes the visual inspiration and concept for what the player Draenei are, but I suppose it's worth addressing.
Truthfully the aspect of the retcon was blown way out proportion in my opinion, it doesn't matter if Sargeras corrupted the Draenei or if the Legion's inevitable victory drove him to corrupting the Eredar,... the point is, a faction of Eredar ended up being more than 2 dimensional black and white stereotypical bad guy demons, and they created an interesting story within the realms of the lore to explain it, connecting the Draenei and the Eredar in a way nobody ever saw coming that still makes an interesting kind of sense and falls directly inline with a number of common tropes and themes in myth and legend while being a prett original twist on what a demon is usually designed to look like.
Looking at mythology, the fallen deformed stunted offspring of the accursed, the divine holy and pure origin species, the twisted fallen evil monsters who embraced that power. We see it in something like the Dark Crystal with the Mystics and the Skeksis, or in Christian mythology itself with angels, fallen angels, and demons.
The retcon was unfortunate, but meh, it could have easily been explained without the retcon and still made sense. Embellishing isn't retcon, otherwise 95% of this game's lore is all bullshit that wasn't in the minds of the developers during Warcraft 1.
People need to stop acting like we're trying to be tricked into thinking Blizzard had everything planned all along, because uh,... it's real, and all this really happened
Truthfully the retcons barely exist that people call retcons, most of the accusations seem to be from people who don't like the way certain embellishments have tweaked the precedent regarding tone and other aesthetics, but they aren't retcons, they're embellishments after the fact. Just because you can tell or suspect it was after the fact doesn't mean it's alters any established precedent. The Draenei were one of the few actual retcons, but they didn't even require it, it was a slip of the mind. Just a pet peeve of mine I take any chance to comment on Don't mind me.
BEARDS AND ANIMATIONS! I'll drink to that.
I wish my Pandaren brewmaster had a permanent keg on his back instead of being forced to only use the Brewfest item. But that's a tale for another thread
Can't wait to see what you do with the new previews Shoc, almost as much as I can't wait for the previews them self.