Eye Changes for Death Knights and Elves
The latest Patch 8.3 PTR build made eye glows dimmer.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In the Visions of N’Zoth PTR, testers will soon see initial changes that we’re making to improve how brightly-glowing eyes look on many player-characters. In today’s build, this will be noticeable for Blood Elves, Night Elves, and all races of Death Knights.

As we discussed at BlizzCon, we are bringing many new customization options to player-characters in Shadowlands, and this is an early step that we’re taking to lay groundwork for updating this particular look.

We expect to update brightly-glowing eyes further in future builds of the Visions of N’Zoth PTR.

Thank you for your testing and feedback!
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.3 PTR - Eye Changes for Death Knights and Elves started by chaud View original post
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  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    This is just the first step, removing the glowing orbs floating in front of the eyes and adjusting the textures of the eyes themselves.

    They mentioned during the Shadowlands panels that they have new tech to display light shining through stained glass. I'm betting this will be a similar implementation.
  1. Averrix's Avatar
    Good, now Night Elves won't look like they have flashlights in their head
  1. Yarathir's Avatar

    Give us the eyes, Blizzard. Please.
  1. trapmaster's Avatar
    The death knight is trying to be so hard to be "Undertaker" eyes
  1. Mirishka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    Eye Changes for Death Knights and Elves
    The latest Patch 8.3 PTR build made eye glows dimmer.


    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    In the Visions of N’Zoth PTR, testers will soon see initial changes that we’re making to improve how brightly-glowing eyes look on many player-characters. In today’s build, this will be noticeable for Blood Elves, Night Elves, and all races of Death Knights.

    As we discussed at BlizzCon, we are bringing many new customization options to player-characters in Shadowlands, and this is an early step that we’re taking to lay groundwork for updating this particular look.

    We expect to update brightly-glowing eyes further in future builds of the Visions of N’Zoth PTR.

    Thank you for your testing and feedback!
    If this means getting rid of those stupid little 2d glow meshes that constantly clip into the facial areas surrounding the eye, then I am 100% on board this train.
  1. Yarathir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mirishka View Post
    If this means getting rid of those stupid little 2d glow meshes that constantly clip into the facial areas surrounding the eye, then I am 100% on board this train.
    We'll have to see what path they take with them.
    For Night Elves, it prolly could just be an emissive material on their eyes. For DKs, it could be more sophisticated than just the circa 2004s headlights they have now.
  1. Synros's Avatar
    I hope they make it a little brighter. It's too dim to the point it doesn't even look like it's glowing. Adding a wispy effect to the eyes so they look more like the Lich King's would be cool too.
  1. Kagthul's Avatar
    Ill lay good money, this is all going to be paid micros.
  1. Codah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kagthul View Post
    Ill lay good money, this is all going to be paid micros.
    I'll take the bet if you never post again when you're wrong.
  1. How dare you's Avatar
    Why make it look worse?
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Cool, eyes that don't glow like headlights!
  1. MonkeyMagicc's Avatar
    ITT: People don't read the blue post, particular the last sentance, and instead focus on the image.
  1. derpkitteh's Avatar
    i logged in to see it myself. i think i see what they're going to go with, it'll be cool if my assumption is right.

    i just hope it winds up being better than a stupid orb of light floating above the eyes like it has been for 15 years.
  1. Aleloron's Avatar
    I like this change myself as I’ve always found the super-bright blue eyes to look a little silly. I like this new subdued version much better. Just my humble opinion; your mileage may vary.
  1. SinR's Avatar
    is it just me or does it look like the new eyes are squinting?
  1. Xosimos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by SinR View Post
    is it just me or does it look like the new eyes are squinting?
    They've had a bright light in front of their eyes for years, wouldn't you squint?
  1. Iruru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yarathir View Post
    Yeah, hopefully that's it.

    For the Night Elves, they should probably just get rid of the lamps in front of their eyes and just make their eye texture itself emissive.
    Like Allerias eyes, they look great and glowy without actually glowing.
  1. Yoshingo's Avatar
    Looks incomplete. But in general I like the idea.

    The original effect was bad.
  1. korijenkins's Avatar
    Oh lord. Fucking it up.

    I don't like the current look. DK eyes should look almost exactly like DH eyes but blue.
  1. MrTophat's Avatar
    Looks awful. Hate having no glow at all, so we'll see where they go from here. Wouldn't mind this as an option, but I'd hate to be stuck with a squnity, bug looking weirdo. Might just kill the races/class for me.

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