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. tru's Avatar
    Meh nothing to be excited for... maybe this is shadowblands new feature cosmetics...only costs one raid tier ROFL
  1. Appelgren's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Playintrafic View Post
    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.
    Weird.. thats the same kind of whining I expect from people who mainly play mobile games. How ironic...
  1. CamdenQ's Avatar
    Is that not a high elf? Did blood elves get blue eyes when I wasn't looking?
  1. Zeanix's Avatar
    I like how retail has turned into the sims.
  1. MrKnubbles's Avatar
    I don't know, the dimmer glow looks weird.
  1. Lothaeryn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CamdenQ View Post
    Is that not a high elf? Did blood elves get blue eyes when I wasn't looking?
    DK blood elf, though I won't be surprised that Blood Elves will get a Blue eyes customization to spite advocates for High Elves.
  1. Hellspawn's Avatar
    normal female nelf eyes look still like before I think?
  1. Selinde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lothaeryn View Post
    DK blood elf, though I won't be surprised that Blood Elves will get a Blue eyes customization to spite advocates for High Elves.
    Sounds like a great business decision
  1. Niwes's Avatar
    if we can have both looks, totally fine. if we get this new ones instead the old ones, then:

    WTF ? the new ones look like cheap sheet of a game 20 years ago. how can someone downgrade stuff that massive. its like from tripple A to C quality. looks like shit.

    hopefully this will become a choice. otherwise the „new“ one will downgrade the game any further. its like after class pruning we get style pruning.
  1. huth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Playintrafic View Post
    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.
    So you didn't read it. This update looks like garbage because it's a half-finished work in progress, which is what the blue post is saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niwes View Post
    if we can have both looks, totally fine. if we get this new ones instead the old ones, then:

    WTF ? the new ones look like cheap sheet of a game 20 years ago. how can someone downgrade stuff that massive. its like from tripple A to C quality. looks like shit.

    hopefully this will become a choice. otherwise the „new“ one will downgrade the game any further. its like after class pruning we get style pruning.
    Read the blue post, don't just gloss over the (less than) pretty pictures. This isn't the new look, it's just a preparatory step.
  1. Terracresta's Avatar
    Remember how Blood Elf eyes looked in BC beta up to a certain build? The following screenshot shows the older beta build with them glowing in the dark from within (left) and into what they changed it in latter builds and final release (just a glowing spot in front of the eyes that didn't actually glow in the dark). I was so pissed back then.

  1. CamdenQ's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lothaeryn View Post
    DK blood elf, though I won't be surprised that Blood Elves will get a Blue eyes customization to spite advocates for High Elves.
    I don't understand why they'd use a blood elf dk who doesn't have a dk skintone and isn't wearing dk armor when they've also got a very obvious human dk in the examples given.
  1. Lothaeryn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Selinde View Post
    Sounds like a great business decision
    and in typical fashion, the anti-high elf group HAS to make its presence known, like a vegan, because the topic was just barely brushed upon in a completely different thread.

    I swear, you s'wits are worse than the High Elf fans clamoring for recognition.
  1. Niwes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by huth View Post
    So you didn't read it. This update looks like garbage because it's a half-finished work in progress, which is what the blue post is saying.

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    Read the blue post, don't just gloss over the (less than) pretty pictures. This isn't the new look, it's just a preparatory step.
    hopefully...

    sorry, but my level of trust for blizz in such statements is rather low. i way too often heard

    - „after beta“
    - „in patch .1“
    - „work in progress“
    - „only prune utility spells or combine utility spells into one, but dont affect core rotation“
    - „new models look exactly like old models with higher...“
    - „... and later the moonkin form customization“
    - „... and later small customizations like quivers, books, etc“
    - „we will look into it“
    - „we fix the new portals and missing npc options of some classes“
    - „aaaand whatever... <insert lame false promise here>“

    ... bla bla bla. blizz says a lot, whole day long. and then they take the „half finished“ work in progress, put quickly another 10% effort into and call it a day, because more important things crossed their way.

    nahhhh, i dont trust them any longer. cost effective development and cheap shit output. naaah.

    but we will see...
  1. Lothaeryn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CamdenQ View Post
    I don't understand why they'd use a blood elf dk who doesn't have a dk skintone and isn't wearing dk armor when they've also got a very obvious human dk in the examples given.
    because they can? it was thrown out there as a PTR model viewer, easier to do regardless of DK skin or not.

    EDIT: the glow effects are too strong for a High Elf model to begin with. If Blood Elves got the blue eye option already it would have been posted by now too. So I'm more than certain its a DK Blood Elf

    its also labeled as glowBEDK.jpg, kinda obvious at that point.
  1. pacotaco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Playintrafic View Post
    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.
    So you didn't understand the blue post then. This is not the update. This is the preparation for the later update.
    What you're doing is like saying "what a shitty omelette" just after breaking the eggs without even putting them in the pan.
  1. moth gf's Avatar
    The amount of people who just looked at the pictures and posted without reading the blue post is staggering.
  1. Selinde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lothaeryn View Post
    and in typical fashion, the anti-high elf group HAS to make its presence known, like a vegan, because the topic was just barely brushed upon in a completely different thread.

    I swear, you s'wits are worse than the High Elf fans clamoring for recognition.
    Er, I actually love High Elves.. I was being sarcastic
  1. Lothaeryn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Selinde View Post
    Er, I actually love High Elves.. I was being sarcastic
    I'm just sick of the topic altogether, both sides endlessly bitching and at each others throats cause god forbid one more race doesn't tow party lines that's been asked for since WoW was in the beta.

    What's done is done now. Blizzard isn't going to do anything that puts Alliance in an appealing light for players to interact with the faction. might as well accept its WorldofHordecraft and move on.

    That said, until I unsub, I'm staying Alliance to the end.

    So let's stay on topic of Glowing eyes and the sky is falling cause people can't read, shall we?
  1. Tisane's Avatar
    I think Blizzard didn't get the memo. Instead of making the Death Knight look more death-like, they thought it was best done by just killing the class's most noticeable feature.

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