I don't understand all the fuss about the female troll model. I don't see much of a difference. What's so special about it?That's the point, it's familiar and yet upgraded. It's an extremely difficult line to walk, improve the character models whilst keeping them enough like the old models to not annoy your players.You can't please everyone, but the comments here and elsewhere are overwhelmingly positive.There will always be haters for character models, for instance I utterly despise the Female Worgen*. (*the voice acting for which makes me want to rip my ears off and stamp on them)
Well that's nice. Cities got repaired and all...Maybe they'll add more chronological extensions and add in changes to other zones as they heal from the Cataclysm.
great new models!
That's not a Titan. That's either a keeper or a watcher. We haven't seen a Titan yet.
Discription of the new female troll: No tusks, more earrings, bigger hair, bigger feet, and a HUGE @$$.
Anyone notice that these new female trolls look like the trolls off of the movie The Thenth Kingdom.
but I bet the park isn't fixed
In regards to the female troll model, I can almost guarantee it will be the new model since it has working monk animations you can view (and they wouldn't make a new model with those animations just for a boss or npc). What I hope to see is them update every single character model eventually and gradually over the course of the expansion. This way people can get used to the new looks and look forward to when their models get updated as well!I think this is a long time in the making, since people have been requesting it since Wrath came out (and some even before then). We have too many clunky looking models with square irises and irregular textures. I praise Blizzard immensely if it's true that they are finally giving us good looking models. (half of the game is being attached to your character! It makes sense that our characters should look good - hence the reason we all are young, muscular, and have perfect skin). Here's to a future of great character models! *lifts glass*
Is that the new female troll model? If that becomes the new player model, I may actually have to roll one.Not going to happen.If they ever remake the player models, the new ones will basically look like the old ones, but with better animations/textures. Only reason is that if they make them look like this, half the player base/trolls will cry out that their toon doesn't look the same...I believe they said that the players will have a choice whether to stick with the old ones, or change to the new ones. There's really no reason they can't keep the old ones as well. it's just that for new characters, you're likely only going to be able to choose from the new designs - because they need to sell this game to people who aren't stuck in 2004. That being said - the textures aren't the problem. It's the incredibly low number of polygons for those textures to attach to. Similarly, it doesn't matter how many bones they stick on these characters, if there isn't enough polygons to support the animation - it's going to look even worse than it does already. Finally, if all it took was a new textures/rig/animations they would've already finished it - so yes, it is going to happen - and yes, the new female troll model will most likely look pretty similar to that. As that's about the same level of polygon detail that they've been using on Worgen, and especially, Pandaren.
Does anybody else think that the color scheme for the white/purple raptor could be a throwback to Dinobot from Beast Wars Season 3, or am I just that nerdy?Not at first, but now I can't stop seeing Transmetal 2 dinobot.
Nice thing to repair Orgrimmar and Stormwind.
I really hope they don't just leave the old park of stormwind in rubbles :/I hope they fill it up and make it a park again.
That troll model is awesome. I hope Blizz makes all character models as awesome as that.Agree 100% ...if this is the new Troll character model (Fingers crossed). I might even roll some Troll characters, i can't wait to see Tauren & Undead.
geez hope the men that fixed SW have a good break, i mean how long have they been fixing it now like a year or 2? :P
Cool nothings broken anymore
This is great finally stormwind gets repaired and the new pets are great to.Wonder if Blizz will give us hunters more room in our stable? mine is full.
Does anybody else think that the color scheme for the white/purple raptor could be a throwback to Dinobot from Beast Wars Season 3, or am I just that nerdy?Nah it's Beast Wars Grimlock of course.
Not necessarily. I can see Is that the new female troll model? If that becomes the new player model, I may actually have to roll one.Not going to happen.If they ever remake the player models, the new ones will basically look like the old ones, but with better animations/textures. Only reason is that if they make them look like this, half the player base/trolls will cry out that their toon doesn't look the same...Not necessarily. I can see Blizzard making new models this detailed the new default, giving players the option to upgrade or keep their existing one. It'd be a pretty effective way of allowing them to provide the new visuals people are clamoring for without pissing off the people attached to their current avatars.
Just went through all the animations for that new troll model and I'm 100% sold. Assuming all the new models look this good, I'll be upgrading all of my toons. I'd even pay a small fee for it, if required.
Looks great i like the new models