We play this game since a while now, and over the years many people posted great ideas about how we can individualize our characters. I try to write down these ideas and hope you can come up with further ideas and comments.
First we all agree, that our races deserve a revamp, so they can look as awesome as the Goblins and the Worgen. (The new Garrosh, Wrynn and Thrall models come to mind)
I can understand, that some people would like to keep their character as they are now, but I think the majority is for an update.
So let’s pretend Blizzard goes for that update. What would you like to see? Here are some ideas;
First: Please, separate the features from another. I really don’t understand why the nose of the Goblin is connected to the form of their ears. Same goes for features like bones and piercings.
Also the stuff should be related and themed to the race.
New hairstyles and haircolours:
Yes, we soon get some, but they should create more of them. Give every race the opportunity to wear the hair colour they want. (If some male orc wants to run around with pink hair, let him do that, I would not like that, but everybody should be able to customize his char the way he wants.)
Ribbons and hairbands:
Add ribbons and hair bands, and separate them from the hairstyle. Of course you can’t wear a ribbon and hairband with every hairstyle, but allow people to choose, what kind of ribbon they wear and what colour that ribbon has. Add Hairslides, like the little skull the female Goblins can choose.
Add piercings and make them free selectable. I want to choose the face I want and put the piercing to the spot I want. Create new ones, not just rings. (Bones, rings, sticks,)
Earrings, not just rings, also sticks and these “holes” (sorry, really did not come up with the name)
Necklaces. It would be cool if the necklace or amulet we wear for our gear would be visual on our char. Also it would be cool if we could choose to hide or show those, and pick others. Like collars (sorry Worgen^^) and heavy chains (like Grom Hellscream wears in the Warcraft 3 video when he dies)
Every race could have unique ways of customize their faces as they want. Tattoos, similar to those of Garrosh and his father. Not possible for every race(?)
First, please think about the possibility to let us choose our body type, height and physique.
There could be three body types (like in Brink for those who are familiar with that game). Light, medium and heavy. Of course classes should be limited to some of them.
There can’t be a heavy cloth wearer, in fact the heavy body type should be only for the tank and melee classes. In the same way those melee and tank classes should not be able to choose the light body type. I also would be ok if every class can choose every body type. Would prefer the first way, though.
Should not be a problem, since some spells already let us grow or shrink. Yet the spectrum of the size should be limited, so it won’t become ridiculous. I once thought about a connection to the class, but that would be very hard to create I think.
Close to body types, but more for stuff like making chars a little fatter, slimmer and change muscularity
I imagine us to be able to choose where we want to have scars. There should be plenty of them to choose. I also could imagine to make some scars (for the whole body) to be like an epic world drop. Some boss (and only boss creatures) can hit you und there is a small chance that you would keep a scar from that attack (of course you can get rid of that if you want, at a healer or surgeon)
Could work the same way for your face, not just your body.
But of course the symbols would be different. Like the Horde crest, maybe your guild symbol on your shoulder, or one side of your chest. The size should also be scaleable.
This is a little tougher, because I haven’t got an idea for every class. But first let me show my ideas:
Tauren > Taunka
Orc > Mag’Har
Troll > Raventusk
Blood Elves > Wretched
Undead > different races (undead troll, elf, gnomes, maybe no visual bones and spines?
Goblins > Maybe Gibblings?
Humans > “small” Vrykul?
Dwarves > Frostborn
Gnomes > Leppergnome
Night Elves > Highborn
Draenai > Broken
Worgen > …
I would love to be able to choose those new skins over the hairdresser or a similar feature, maybe the already mentioned surgeon. This npc could also be the tattoo artist.
Relic slot / tokens:
These relics could be seen on your belt, shoulders or your helm.
For example you could put it in your token in the relic slot.
Druid: Pouch on the belt
Shaman; Bag on your belt, or on a leather band around your body.
Paladin: Libram / book on a chain around your body
Add the possibility to make rings visual.
I am aware that most of these features would be hidden by our armor. But I hope the appearance tap will be implemented in some time.
It could also be possible to create a new character screen, next to the one where you put your gear. There you could look at your chars new features event when you wear your gear. (a inspect function)
Also I would like to see the possibility to hide more gear than just the cape and helmet. In fact you should be able to customize your gear more than today. (Hide only one side of your shoulder, hide your chest, turn your dress into pants)
As far as I know it is very difficult to implement colorizing your gear. But it would be awesome if we could dye our gear.