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    Human models for gear...

    Do they start with humans on their gear models, or is that just what MMOC starts with? Because humans look absolutely stupid no matter what gear they're in. Maybe it's just a way to give people hope that it will look better on literally EVERY other race? /shrug

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    They tailor the gear model to each race.

    MMO-C just uses them for example purposes.

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    Considering the last 3 expansions have been pretty much Horde and Orc Oriented and you are complaining because they use a human male in the model showing the new tier gear, give me a break, seriously horde and orcs should never complain again about anything.

    It's just a model, to get a basic idea of what the gear looks like. Give it a rest, with the complaining.

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    i think the blues said they do them on humans since they are the most "neutral" body types to show case. works for some sets not all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mall Security View Post
    Considering the last 3 expansions have been pretty much Horde and Orc Oriented and you are complaining because they use a human male in the model showing the new tier gear, give me a break, seriously horde and orcs should never complain again about anything.

    It's just a model, to get a basic idea of what the gear looks like. Give it a rest, with the complaining.
    He really wasn't complaining. More than anything else it sounds like you are complaining.

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    I think it's just the default race/gender the modelviewer thing they use goes to. That,
    and you can typically see the armor best on human males (detail-wise,) and I think
    Blizz used male humans as their typical base for most sets for the same reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mall Security View Post
    Considering the last 3 expansions have been pretty much Horde and Orc Oriented and you are complaining because they use a human male in the model showing the new tier gear, give me a break, seriously horde and orcs should never complain again about anything.

    It's just a model, to get a basic idea of what the gear looks like. Give it a rest, with the complaining.
    Wow would you stop crying already, there's tons of threads on this shit and for crying out loud it's a damn game. You give it a damn rest with the stupid complaining, especially since it has NOTHING to do with this threads question.

    OT: Agreed, but fairly sure it's done cause it's the most neutral one (no big shoulders, no big belts, feet's not showing and so on)
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    All items are created on Humans first, then they tweak it to fit each race. This is because male humans are the only race/gender with neutral poses which all models display properly on.

    The other races and genders all squash, stretch, deform or conceal the items they wear to some degree.

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    Not a big fan of the human models, especially the males but it is just a like a shop window dummy to put clothes on for showcasing..so /shrug
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    They just use humans because they are the "average", I think. As in, they're kinda in the middle of everything in terms of size and features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mall Security View Post
    Considering the last 3 expansions have been pretty much Horde and Orc Oriented and you are complaining because they use a human male in the model showing the new tier gear, give me a break, seriously horde and orcs should never complain again about anything.

    It's just a model, to get a basic idea of what the gear looks like. Give it a rest, with the complaining.
    The more I see people complain about this the more I think that they are our type of tumblr feministas. We truly bred a generation of pansy ass man-children...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    They tailor the gear model to each race.

    MMO-C just uses them for example purposes.
    No, they do not. I am not exactly sure about details but gear appearance between races is definitely algorithmic. They do not "tailor" it with hand.

    From productivity, software engineering, bla bla pov, they have to automate it. You would lose so much time while trying fit same gear to different races. I bet they design it using humans since they have a good good shape to catch details of gear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormolyce View Post
    They tailor the gear model to each race.

    MMO-C just uses them for example purposes.
    Looking at how much gear currently clips wierd on tauren, trolls and a lot of other races, I doubt that. I doubt it very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuntantee View Post
    No, they do not. I am not exactly sure about details but gear appearance between races is definitely algorithmic. They do not "tailor" it with hand.

    From productivity, software engineering, bla bla pov, they have to automate it. You would lose so much time while trying fit same gear to different races. I bet they design it using humans since they have a good good shape to catch details of gear
    Helms often need to be adjusted manually, but yes, the rest is mostly automatic.

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    Agree, humans are ugly. Blood elves are the true metro models.

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