i like the old druid bear model waay more. the cat is cool too, but the bear just looked way more beast.
the old ones just looked like more unique druid forms, other than just re-textured cat and bear models.
hell no, seeing those old models made my eyes bleed...
I like the new ones better..i couldn't even tell my tauren cat form was a cat...thought it was a wyvern that had lost it's wings>.<
I have hated the new bear model since day 1. IT. IS. NOT. A. BEAR!!!! It in no way has a bear shaped body.
The old bear model actually looked like a bear. Problem is, whoever did the skins for those models is one of BLiz's main artists and their work is EVERY WHERE in the game now. And don't get me wrong, I generally like it (except on weapons. All weapons look like they are made of stone now instead of metal), but the problem is that Bliz is not going to bring back the old realistic bear model, and "break" the bear skin, when that artist spent all that time on that skin.
Cat model/skin is fine, but I do think they look A LOT less menacing like you pointed out.
I really enjoy the new models, quite a lot. Well, boomkin luckily have a fix through a glyph so we don't look like them. Hehe.
I'm still disappointed that they haven't updated the moonkin models. It is the one reason I'm changing my troll Druid to a Tauren. The concept art for Troll moonkin was AMAZING, but what did we get? We got just a recolor of the night elf version.
Sorry, but no, I definitely rather prefer the newer models over the old. They could make a glyph to bring back the older model forms but honestly, such a glyph to me just sounds like a downgrade for the game today.
Imagine how terrible it would look to see those older models running around in the beautifully textured Pandaria or even in WoD :/
If anything, moonkin, cheetah travel & maybe even flight form is long overdue for a model update (though flight doesnt look that bad :P), I dont see them going back to mess with cat or bear form for a long time.
"If the people who are trying to destroy this world aren't taking a day off, then why should I?"
A revamp of the old models would of been better. Some of the updated models are really tame and don't look feral at all. That said, the models themselves are vastly superior, in spite of the silly baubles and oversaturation of derp.
This one time at Brand Camp, I got Singed.
i can see where you are coming from stylistically, but it would be better imo to have "new new" models instead of the old ones back.. especially with the character model updates incoming.