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  1. #61
    One of the reasons why I liked the older icons better is that there is a variety of camera angles/head tilt/expressions that made the images look more dynamic.

    All the new icons look like they were taken with every race in the same pose, without any facial expressions. You think with all the facial rigging they'd want to show off more dynamic expressions than just the blank -_- face.

    Also, showing expressions & tilting the camera/head can convey the general vibe of a race. I don't feel any vibe at all when looking at these icons; they're just so generic.

  2. #62
    Yea, I definitely prefer the older ones. Not only do the new ones look....ugly really, the others each had ......more there....Or something idk.

    The nelf and troll look like shit, something wrong with the gnome. The only passable one is maybe the orc and even that's a stretch.

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    I don't like the new ones at all. There's no heart and soul to them. Like other posters have said already. It looks like they just took a picture of them in one pose, no emotes and put it there.

    I'll just go over the ones that bother me really fast. All of the new ones bother me but I'm just not sure how to describe it. Gnome is the first one that I can see. While they are not my favorite race it's an obvious huge change. Gnome is smirking at you. He's wearing goggles. It's obvious they are some kind of intelligent race. New picture.. he's looking to the side with a derp face. Draenei have this sort of proud look in their face and somehow their eyes give that confident stare. New one... yeah, no. Orcs, Tauren, Trolls look determined and pissed off. The new ones have plain looking derp faces.

    I think the biggest problem is that they are transferring from art to in game graphics because "I think it looks better." This is not the case. They look awful. Have some new art for these races. There's tons of existing art already. Put them in for those icons.
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    It's not nostalgia, the new ones just look fucking awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    It's not nostalgia, the new ones just look fucking awful.
    Pretty much.
    "I'm in my happy place."

  6. #66
    Are they the real thing? I am not convinced.
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  7. #67
    I'm hoping it's just a work in progress...



    But here's the thing. I took these images here^ , and tried to recreate them in the model viewer, and about 15-20mins later came out with this:



    Even with minimal effort, I believe they could do a lot better.

  8. #68
    The old ones look better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Better View Post
    That's what I'm asking myself about this whole thing. Why change the icons now? Were they not sufficient? Seems odd to change something you only see once per character.
    I thought I covered that pretty clearly and in bold:

    Because they are going to need 6 new icons pretty soon, for the Allied Races, and then an indefinite number of new icons thereafter.

  10. #70
    Quote Originally Posted by Conry View Post
    The old icons may be low res, but they have so much more character then the new ones. Yeah, HQ icons would be nice, but why can't you just repaint the originals instead of shoving cropped in-game models as race icons?

    Also, swapping goblins with blood elves makes no sense to me. If you want to reposition them in some reasonable way, just do it based on the in-game conflicts:
    Humans - Orcs
    Dwarfs - Trolls
    Night Elves - Tauren
    Draenei - Blood Elves
    Gnomes - Goblins
    Worgen - Undead
    That isn't really accurate anymore.
    Night Elves and Tauren get along, and so do Draenei and Blood elves.
    Night Elves - Blood Elves
    and Tauren - Draenei is a better option.

  11. #71
    i prefer the old icons aswell, i prefer the use of drawn artwork over ingame models

  12. #72
    The old ones are better. There's no need to change the icons at all, considering you immediately get a preview of the in-game model anyway when you click any of them.

  13. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome View Post
    I'm hoping it's just a work in progress...



    But here's the thing. I took these images here^ , and tried to recreate them in the model viewer, and about 15-20mins later came out with this:



    Even with minimal effort, I believe they could do a lot better.
    I would be fine with these, good job!

  14. #74
    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome View Post
    I'm hoping it's just a work in progress...



    But here's the thing. I took these images here^ , and tried to recreate them in the model viewer, and about 15-20mins later came out with this:



    Even with minimal effort, I believe they could do a lot better.
    Still would prefer painted sets over screenshots but these are WAY better! But as I wrote earlier here I would love the character creation to get a complete makeover, maybe with no icons like these at all.

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