Looks like this is mostly just following suit on splitting up current options Allied Races have into the more customizable versions the core races offer in Shadowlands.
you guys streaming the datamining?
Those customization options for allied races are most likely them just detatching choices that are tied to one another, such as eyes and face for example.
Pretty sure they're just renaming the customization choices.
I'd be happy with some additional AR customization options tbh, it shouldn't feel like "AR's have had their time of spotlight in BfA so now in SL the core races get to be designed to be cooler" . I'd be glad to see some balanced customization for all races without any races left behind (like goblins and worgen were at the time of the WoD character model updates).
It's like they've forgotton Nightborne even exist.
I'd be fine with the AR's not getting a ton of new customization options yet, but I do wish we could see some of their options brought to the original races, and vice versa. Obviously something like the tentacle or fire hair might not, but there is no reason the mechagnome hair couldn't be available for flesh-gnomes for instance.
I really wish the loading screen art was available like that for all the past expansions, without the parchment above and below or the expansion emblem. They really would make some kick ass wallpapers, particularly if run through that 3d effect that had been posted about a short time back.
I really want them to do Allied Races, their options are sorely lacking. This only seems to be the general split of Eye Color and Piercings.