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. barackohmama's Avatar
    looks like garbage. Prefer glowing eyes to this.
  1. TheDeeGee's Avatar
    WoW is on a steep slope down i see.
  1. Redzonetode's Avatar
    It's amazing how many people can't read the blue post and think brightly glowing eyes are going away forever in favor of this. I don't understand. People in here are so sure of themselves when they lack reading comprehension. Like the two people above me.
  1. AbsolutVodka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeeGee View Post
    WoW is on a steep slope down i see.
    Over glowing eyes?
  1. Azahel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Faroth View Post
    But will night elves ever get the option of gold vs silver glow?

    Supposedly Illidan's golden eyes were a rarity and an omen that he was destined for great things. Then in WoW every male night elf has glowing gold eyes.
    This was an ancient belief, it was later found out that the golden eyes demonstrated druidic potential. My NE rogue doesn't agree much, but it's the lore.
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhlor View Post
    What's this then? A DK or are they giving blue eyes to Belves?
  1. Rhlor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    What's this then? A DK or are they giving blue eyes to Belves?
  1. Beet's Avatar
    What the hell? I actually like the glowing eyes. That is rather annoying
  1. Redzonetode's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Beet View Post
    What the hell? I actually like the glowing eyes. That is rather annoying
    Please... please just read the blue post.

    "We expect to update brightly-glowing eyes further in future builds of the Visions of N’Zoth PTR."
  1. Rustedsaint's Avatar
    Dey nerfed our eyes!


    Yes I know it’s gonna be a probably a cosmetic option
  1. valax's Avatar
    YES!! always hated the lightbulb eyes , happy about the change
  1. kokenhalliwell's Avatar
    Now I want the option to have a bearless dwarf (yes, I said it lol)
  1. clinophobia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lothaeryn View Post
    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.
    Some people like the glowy eyes some don't. I remember when they changed the Troll walk animation, I stopped playing the race because i hated it, and Worgen look almost the same, funny thing is I was leveling a Worgen as my Alliance alt and stopped because of this lol.

    https://youtu.be/ap-qxPK7ahM?t=49
  1. PopVanish's Avatar
    So Bolvar was ran over/beat down by Sylvanas THEN Death Knights lose the sparkle in their eyes on PTR. or no?

  1. otaXephon's Avatar
    Fuck dude. This fucking community.

    Blizzard: We slightly decreased draw distance indoors on lower video quality settings to improve performance on older desktops.

    Community: Worst fucking decision ever, who the fuck even plays this game anymore?! Anybody else boycotting Blizzard over this stupid fucking idea???
  1. Yarathir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Faroth View Post
    But will night elves ever get the option of gold vs silver glow?

    Supposedly Illidan's golden eyes were a rarity and an omen that he was destined for great things. Then in WoW every male night elf has glowing gold eyes.
    I would assume that this is in part to add in the option with character customization in Shadowlands.
  1. This One Time At Bandcamp's Avatar
    It honestly looked weird before.. They were just balls of light hovering in front of the eyes.
    At least this shows more... "Death"
  1. Yarathir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by This One Time At Bandcamp View Post
    It honestly looked weird before.. They were just balls of light hovering in front of the eyes.
    At least this shows more... "Death"
    We'll have to see what they actually do with them. This is just the first step.
  1. Playintrafic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Carnagefiend View Post
    Did you even read the blue post before submitting this?

    Did anyone?
    I read the blue post, and if they are gonna make more changes of dubious quality It doesn't bode well.

    This "update" looks like garbage. Looks like a shitty mobile game glowing eye effect from like 10 years ago.
  1. Al Gorefiend's Avatar
    Looks so much better.

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