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The volume of new game features and content in MoP is a direct consequence of people cancelling subscriptions during Cataclysm. You're welcome.
They do the new character models because the game looks outdated compared to other games of today. That's the real reason. The new models aren't something for the old players, the old players are just coming along for the ride, the real target is the new players who can compare the visuals with other games and reject WoW on the basis of bad looks.
I don't care about the new models. That's a very small thing for me, I'd prefer more gameplay. I cared much more for the revamp of the old world - which turned out not too well in hindsight, because the cost of too few content at max-level was too high, so...
I'd offer that we are hearing about the new models so much primarily because there's basically very little else to be excited about in WoD.
One year ago I decided to change race from NIGHT ELF to WORGEN (for 1% crit).
I must admit that covered up in armor you don't see that much difference except head and foot... if you stand still!
If you move around, character model has better animations and bones ar rigged in more serious way.
So for me is thumbs up on new character models... I already regret the change because 1% crit is not so much... Maybe new model finally convince me to go back as NIGHT ELF DRUID
Numbers within parentheses are recolors/retextures on the same theme (though cloud serpents vary more than the others, but they're so many it'd make the list way longer). All in all, that's 67 mounts released since MoP launched or over 20 new models. I could be missing a few since wowpedia's list seemed a little outdated, but I think I have at least most of them.Originally Posted by Mounts available for free within the game
Let's now look at the pay-to-get mounts that were released in the same time period. I'm counting ALL mounts that can be directly bought from Blizzard: Pet Store and Collector's Edition, and TCG (even though that last one is arguably not buying the mounts directly).
For a total ooooof... 5.Originally Posted by Pay-To-Acquire Mounts
Yeah. It's such a shame the art teams are busy spending all their resorces on premium content and that mounts that are available within the subscription are so rare these days, huh?
Look: Even if I don't agree with it, I can understand the hardline argument "no material should be premium in a subscription game". I can understand it because it's consistent and straight to the point. If you don't like the pet store existing at all, it's absolutely fine for you to have that opinion. But acting as if it had a bigger negative influence on the game than it actually does to support your standpoint is just contradictory and moot.
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Well your post certainly is silly. Character models are a feature that has been desired by many members of the community fro god knows how long. I look forward to seeing them because seeing detailed models not just for us, but presumably to be added to NPCs around Azeroth and Outland is an enticing prospect. Why consider such a feature to be pointless just because it will be covered up? Altering the model also affects how they run and emote, so you will changes even with armour on.
And the post-Shattering revamp wasn't a waste. I didn't really enjoy the muddled nature of zone questing before then. It was a pain in the arse having to run almost half the span of the zone for an item/kill mobs etc. (Ashenvale being notable for me), and it was non-linear. The linear questing added to the update was refreshing and welcome, and many questlines were fun, entertaining and engaging. Even if you might miss out on most zones, you can still go back and do it at 85/90 for achievements and the like.
Isn't it ironic how education is important, yet people forget all about it when they visit the internet?
Sorry, Charlie. This go-round Blizz is throwing a bone to the roleplayers, guys like the OP can take one in the jaw for a change and deal.
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Armor will cover it? Not for everyone plus you are forgetting that its a new skeleton too, not just the skins. The old movements are terribly dated. They need to go. New enemy models that have come with every expansion make them look really, really bad. Updates are needed, whether you want them or not.
Id say its more useful than the cata world revamp, considering how quick it is to level and skip all of that content.
you can't even see my character's face with the helmet it has on lol. but at least I'll have the comfort of knowing that underneath my helmet, shoulder pads, etc. there's an updated model with 3000 more pixels than before!
Sounds like you'd prefer to play WoW in 8 bit as long as you got more content. Thankfully the people who design the game feel very differently.
Thanks for your opinion about updated character models. I want them more than a new class or race. I look at my toon and I care about the way they look - transmog has made that even more so.
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