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. Heavens Night's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Usagi Senshi View Post
    I do, and have wanted the eye glow thing toned down for years. Undead getting covered bones and unbroken armor options is another change that took too long but glad its coming.
    It shouldn't be one or the other, there should be an option for both. I hope that is the case.
  1. Rootsbum's Avatar
    This is amazing and I welcome this.
    I like glowing eyes, but DKs looked like headlights
  1. RangerDaz's Avatar
    Thank god the flashlights on DKs are gone... i have always hated them. They always looked so strange.
  1. iosdeveloper's Avatar
    looks worse, wtf?
  1. Lothaeryn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by clinophobia View Post
    First there was the Troll walk animation, then there was the worgen walk animation and now we have the eyes.... in all seriousness, what is going on in the dev/design department? STOP IT!
    I missed the walking stuff, got a link?

    EDIT: Also, NE male already looks 1000 times better, the flashlights on their eyes were annoying as fuck to look at compared to the original models. Hopefully it will be a more subtle glowmap that doesn't obfuscate the eyes and face entirely.
  1. Axerax's Avatar
    People on these comments need read more. They clearly stated that this is the initial pass phase of redesigning the eye glows. It was removed and they don't want a million bug reports stating that their beloved eye glows disappeared. Let's take a deep breath, step back, and wait to see what they actually release as an update for eye glows instead of jumping to conclusions that this is what they've become.
  1. Forgottenone's Avatar
    When I first came to the page I saw blue eyes and thought they actually added high elves. I actually like the bright eyes on my DK but we'll see.
  1. Usagi Senshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Heavens Night View Post
    It shouldn't be one or the other, there should be an option for both. I hope that is the case.
    I agree but keep in mind its not finished yet and might go brighter in a different and less obnoxious looking way.
  1. FlasKamel's Avatar
    I really love this, but they should probably keep both options in, because why not.
  1. Uoyredrum's Avatar
    Looks really bad, I prefer the old glow.
  1. Plehnard's Avatar
    Hope there will be an option to keep the old. Those glow material only eyes are too dim for my taste.
  1. FlasKamel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Axerax View Post
    They clearly stated that this is the initial pass phase of redesigning the eye glows.
    You're the one not getting it. They're still adding more races, not more glow.

    ... I think....
  1. NatePsy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Axerax View Post
    People on these comments need read more. They clearly stated that this is the initial pass phase of redesigning the eye glows. It was removed and they don't want a million bug reports stating that their beloved eye glows disappeared. Let's take a deep breath, step back, and wait to see what they actually release as an update for eye glows instead of jumping to conclusions that this is what they've become.
    Quoted for reminder, people seem to be getting up in arms over something that's in it's early stages.
  1. Heavens Night's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NatePsy View Post
    Quoted for reminder, people seem to be getting up in arms over something that's in it's early stages.
    The problem is that the blue post was not clear if they were removing the old glow or keeping it alongside the new eyes. So before you go patronising everybody that queried this, I think that you should take a step back and try to understand that.
  1. Toxuvox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vraul Jawrip View Post
    Hey! We finally got High Elves!
    Careful.....there's a rabid crowd of High Elf fetishists just around the corner that'll spill blood at the thought of Blood Elves having a blue eye aesthetic. In fact, I wonfer if the High Elf Megathread is gonna go into melt down over this??
  1. Sulika's Avatar
    Think I prefer them as they currently are. Yeah, if you zoom in ridiculously close as in the screenshots above it looks a bit odd but your characters eyes are very rarely seen that close, 99.9% of the time player characters are quite small on the screen so you have to exaggerate these things or they just won't be visible at the normal scale at which you see the characters. The changed version is so totally toned down that the effect may as well not exist.

    I suspect this is the kind of issue where the vast majority of people are fine with it but a vocal minority complain about it long enough until it gets changed. It is something I can literally never recall hearing anyone mention in all the years I have been playing this game. It's certainly not the end of the world, but if they ever do add an option back in to adjust this for your own character I will certainly be turning my DKs headlamps back up to full!
  1. Playintrafic's Avatar
    Change looks like garbage. They are no longer glowing at all....
  1. Carnagefiend's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Playintrafic View Post
    Change looks like garbage. They are no longer glowing at all....
    Did you even read the blue post before submitting this?

    Did anyone?
  1. pkusa's Avatar
    Looks like they all have cataracts, great work as always, Blizz.
  1. Rhlor's Avatar

    I guess this change is a previous step to make eye color a personalization option!

    Waiting for blue eyes for the blood elves!

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