I don't think I'm going to change your mind though. I guess I'll agree to disagree. WOW's purpose to give us larger than life instantly recognizable variants is both frustrating and appreciated in my view. The sculptor and painter in me wants to go crazy, but I still love their work 99% of the time and I like the way they basically give us these things that scream "WARCRAFT" in our faces while offering us things like bumper-stickers and decorations to feel just enough of your own personal touch in a very carefully adjusted balance it's easy to dismiss as lazy. Knowing why they did it, and seeing them put the same amount of work in other places that people think a character creation system like this warrants annoys me when people chalk it up to Blizzard trying to "get away" with something we are supposed to just tolerate.
I think in this cartoon style also, you can create entire new player races based on extremely different proportioned individuals. As I've shown comparing the array of human models we have in WOW that look so different but all are human, while talking about high elves in the Subrace photoshop thread.
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