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  1. #281
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    I think wow has pretty decent gameplay, decent story but graphics are... bad. With good looking models and instant 90 I think more people would be convinced to join the game since people believe graphics are more important than gameplay today.
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    Because we like our characters to be ugly in a pretty way. I think our characters will also look more heroic if they are more 'realistic' without the visible pixels.

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    Because I don't play zoomed out. I play at angles like this.


    Blizzard made this game above all to bring the Warcraft world to life and to let you feel like you were exploring a living painting in the MMORPG they'd always wanted to play themselves.

    You're wasting the majority of developer effort this game puts it's budget and passion into just to focus on a tiny part of it that you think is important. It's like paying to go to Disney World just to ride one ride on a daily basis. The weird thing is you are under the impression that what you think is important must be what's important to everyone else, so you look around at the thousands of people walking around in Disney World who don't happen to be lined up at your ride and you're wondering if they're just riding your ride when you're not looking while shrugging and figuring "that must be it" while you look at all the shallow superficial park attendees riding the other rides with a superior and smug look on your face as you dismiss them as part of some fringe group you don't really care about or understand.

    Personally I feel sorry for you and what you're missing out on, but maybe you just only really care about addictive carrot on a stick gameplay that never gives you the actual carrot, it's an illusion in your mind you'll never get back the same way again once you lose appreciation for the never ending carrot.

    And once that never-ending-carrot is exposed for the naked and pale white irishman it is bereft of pockets for carrots or potatoes alike, what's left to keep you playing? Maybe you just enjoy inviting that carrot/irishmen over to your friend's house for weekly get togethers because of the good conversations.

    You're not playing the "World of Warcraft", you're playing "The Never Ending Carrot"

    Only this time in the storyline Atreyu get's burned out trying to stop the Nothing and he just sits around criticizing the ChildLike Empress all day for how Fantasia used to be while they float around on rocks in space being bored while Bastion is at college drinking beer and trying to score with the ladies.

    People like you make me think you'd rather have the art team making ever more awesome fonts instead of illustrations and digital sculptures.
    This is my hyperbolic vision of what you'd prefer the next expansion to be called.



    And this what the vitriolic community forums would look like in this alternate universe instead of complaining about business as usual.

    OMG Blizzard's just phoning it in again, every expansion they just rehash and recycle as many fonts as they can more and more. You can clearly see they just took the fonts from the expansion title and rehashed it by making some of the letters scaled bigger and smaller as if they could fool us just by switching some of the letters around in the fonts. It's Cataclysmic Fonts all over again. GG Blizz, I'm just going to cancel my sub and play with my Speak and Spell. At least that never changes on me. The oldskool fonts were soooo much better, gameplay>graphics any day. There's no point to fancier fonts if we're just getting rehashed gameplay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yig View Post
    Because I don't play zoomed out. I play at angles like this.


    Blizzard made this game above all to bring the Warcraft world to life and to let you feel like you were exploring a living painting in the MMORPG they'd always wanted to play themselves.

    You're wasting the majority of developer effort this game puts it's budget and passion into just to focus on a tiny part of it that you think is important. It's like paying to go to Disney World just to ride one ride on a daily basis. The weird thing is you are under the impression that what you think is important must be what's important to everyone else, so you look around at the thousands of people walking around in Disney World who don't happen to be lined up at your ride and you're wondering if they're just riding your ride when you're not looking while shrugging and figuring "that must be it" while you look at all the shallow superficial park attendees riding the other rides with a superior and smug look on your face as you dismiss them as part of some fringe group you don't really care about or understand.

    Personally I feel sorry for you and what you're missing out on, but maybe you just only really care about addictive carrot on a stick gameplay that never gives you the actual carrot, it's an illusion in your mind you'll never get back the same way again once you lose appreciation for the never ending carrot.

    And once that never-ending-carrot is exposed for the naked and pale white irishman it is bereft of pockets for carrots or potatoes alike, what's left to keep you playing? Maybe you just enjoy inviting that carrot/irishmen over to your friend's house for weekly get togethers because of the good conversations.

    You're not playing the "World of Warcraft", you're playing "The Never Ending Carrot"

    Only this time in the storyline Atreyu get's burned out trying to stop the Nothing and he just sits around criticizing the ChildLike Empress all day for how Fantasia used to be while they float around on rocks in space being bored while Bastion is at college drinking beer and trying to score with the ladies.

    People like you make me think you'd rather have the art team making ever more awesome fonts instead of illustrations and digital sculptures.
    This is my hyperbolic vision of what you'd prefer the next expansion to be called.



    And this what the vitriolic community forums would look like in this alternate universe instead of complaining about business as usual.




    Hah..this is what I always say. Nowadays people just care about numbers, they should just add more font option for numbers and boom sudden increase by 50% of subscribers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahu View Post
    With this argument you could say everything can be ugly as fuck, because you zoom out so, who cares. Look at the transmog feature, it is popular because people care about how their character looks like.
    Some things are more subject to inspection even when zoomed out. An example is landscape, spell effects and boss models. Those are all things you would notice if they changed. Armor/player models are not.

    I agree with you OP, but it's clear the community at large does actually care about what their character looks like. Apparently spell animations and such are being redone as well, which may be something you actually notice.

    But again, I don't look at my character that much. I'm more focused on balance, content, difficulty, etc. than superficial game changes. What I don't get is, why don't they just change the face? The rest is covered up anyway...It's sort of like how news anchors probably wear nice, ironed pants, despite them not being seen. You want to think the pants are nice, but for all practical purposes, it won't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanzlee View Post
    i don't personally give a shit about the new animations or models, after a week it will not be noticeable anyway, but still im not gonna sit here and wonder why people care, if people are excited for it all, then good for them.
    This is the whole point, I think. Initially it will be a big deal, even for us who don't care about models. It WILL be noticeable after realizing how bad the current models look. But after a couple days, no one will care. People will start complaining again 6 months later about how the graphics don't look as good as game XYZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varabently View Post
    Some things are more subject to inspection even when zoomed out. An example is landscape, spell effects and boss models. Those are all things you would notice if they changed. Armor/player models are not.

    I agree with you OP, but it's clear the community at large does actually care about what their character looks like. Apparently spell animations and such are being redone as well, which may be something you actually notice.

    But again, I don't look at my character that much. I'm more focused on balance, content, difficulty, etc. than superficial game changes. What I don't get is, why don't they just change the face? The rest is covered up anyway...It's sort of like how news anchors probably wear nice, ironed pants, despite them not being seen. You want to think the pants are nice, but for all practical purposes, it won't matter.

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    This is the whole point, I think. Initially it will be a big deal, even for us who don't care about models. It WILL be noticeable after realizing how bad the current models look. But after a couple days, no one will care. People will start complaining again 6 months later about how the graphics don't look as good as game XYZ.
    *sigh*

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    With the graphics upgrade my shadow priest can look like a total badass while being trained by melee 24/7.

    To be honest I have wanted improved models for years.

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    Because it's new and looks pretty.

    I struggle to believe the new models and animations will bring players back to the game though, or at least in the numbers some MOOC posters seem to predict.
    pencil is cool

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    New models is a huge deal for WoW.

    People been begging for this for yeaaaaars (but Bliiizzaaaard! EQ did it forever agooo!!!)

    I can't wait to look pretty :3
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    Oh my god, a company tries to put some lore flavor into the game mechanics, all is lost, whatever shall we do without a whole 1% of crit or haste.

    Quick, call Ukraine and Russia, let them know to put their conflict on standby because Touch of Elune is BULLSHIT!

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    Personally, I care more about models/how my char looks than about a new raid tbh. I'm not a raider, so why would I care if Blizzard puts less ressources into that part of the game?
    (They don't, but it's basically the same question as in the OP).

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