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. Sigxy the Lemming's Avatar
    I like it that they aren't glowing so much that they end up like flashlights - but I hope they can still give the effect of glowing.
  1. Kayze's Avatar
    People, read: "We expect to update brightly-glowing eyes further in future builds of the Visions of N’Zoth PTR."

    They're adding a whole new effect to match recent models, e.g. how Valeera Sanguinar's 8.2.5 model has the eye itself glowing, not a glow effect in front of it, and this effect is not currently on PTR. Likely they're announcing it now because the current PTR has the old effect removed.
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Good, the glow was clipping nonstop with your face.
  1. Archmage Alodi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yarathir View Post
    This better lead to the smoking/wispy glow that the Lich King has, for DKs.

    DHs show that they can do it.
    Yes, please.
  1. NatePsy's Avatar
    Maybe they're introducing more detailed glow tech, so they've made this change as the first step? Could this be a sign of further graphical improvement to effects in general? http://prntscr.com/pw7oen
  1. Biomega's Avatar
    Given that they've removed the glow entirely from elves in other materials like e.g. Hearthstone, this might simply be the new paradigm.

    Which I'm okay with. Flashlight-eyes was a little silly.
  1. huth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NatePsy View Post
    Maybe they're introducing more detailed glow tech, so they've made this change as the first step? Could this be a sign of further graphical improvement to effects in general? http://prntscr.com/pw7oen
    The bluepost is fairly clear about this being just the first step in the update. Don't forget the first sentence, which explicitly calls this "initial changes".
  1. Vraul Jawrip's Avatar
    Hey! We finally got High Elves!
  1. Arvandor's Avatar
    an option? its more eat or die..

    more and more flavor and magic goes lost..

    this is one of the reason that classic is skyrocket to heaven!
  1. Chinese Bootlickers's Avatar
    Red/orange glowing eyes and/or a glyph that changes your ice effects to fire effects for DKs when?
  1. Boneman's Avatar
    today: we're removing glowing eyes, for reasons

    6months later: buy glowing eyes for each of your characters! only 10bucks a pair, available NOW in the in-game shop
  1. vsb's Avatar
    This is good thing. Blood elf eyes are terrible right now, very unnatural.
  1. gd8's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arvandor View Post
    an option? its more eat or die..

    more and more flavor and magic goes lost..

    this is one of the reason that classic is skyrocket to heaven!
    classic fanboyism is a mental illness at this point
  1. Amerissis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boneman View Post
    today: we're removing glowing eyes, for reasons

    6months later: buy glowing eyes for each of your characters! only 10bucks a pair, available NOW in the in-game shop
    Yeah, because that’s definitely been the trend the past decade *shakes head*
  1. RyudoTFO's Avatar
    But ..... why?
    The old version looks way better imho.
    I hope it is only an option, so everybody can choose themselves how bright the eyes glow.
  1. Sialina's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boneman View Post
    today: we're removing glowing eyes, for reasons

    6months later: buy glowing eyes for each of your characters! only 10bucks a pair, available NOW in the in-game shop
    I'm not the biggest blizzard fan, but this has never ever happened in any blizzard game.
    Blizzard sells purely cosmetics, and they are always cosmetics you can't get ingame, so writing a post like this
    comes off as both silly and tone deaf.

    OT: This already looks a lot better than the strange looking glowy 2d orbs, once they get the new glows in place I think it'll look amazing!
  1. Kyros's Avatar
    Without the glow they look more authentic, more like someone that was dead once, but is now alive again.
    Not like some "so powerfull that my eyes glow" class with a strange voice.
  1. Nymrohd's Avatar
    NElf looks much better but human is stoner realness.
  1. Heavens Night'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!
    This blue post is as usual completely confusing.

    So does this mean they are totally removing glowing eyes? which would be a disaster. Or does it mean they are also adding other eyes that are less glowly, which would be cool?
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    Do people really care about those kind of things? Like clipping cloacks or visible shoes for trolls?

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