Where to start with the beta *ponders*
Change: for some it brings excitement, for others it brings misery. For myself I tend to waver somewhere in between. Don’t get me wrong I love that the game is pressing forward and changing things to keep things fresh and appealing for both the player and those working for Blizzard. However I still can’t entirely shake off all the things that I have grown used to, and I think that is a good thing otherwise I wouldn’t be able to say after ten years , I still love this game. And I do…yes still.
So I will be posting some of my thoughts & feelings towards the Beta, in a mixed up fashion to keep it balanced out 😉 To begin with I guess we get the obvious complaint out the way first… Gnomes — not all gnomes, just female ones. The male ones look fantastic, the female in neutral pose is not so appealing. It is not that i am saying they are bad as such, because I believe that whilst running/emoting they look rather cheeky and sweet still: in fact the rude emote really captures their Gnomish spirit. But the Neutral pose is just..
I am still holding out hope that this is still to be addressed though, otherwise my gnome character will be getting thrown in a box & I am going to make a killing selling bandit masks! On the other side of the coin — I love the new female dwarf. The new skin makes her movement more fluid and I love the new face & hairstyles. Although they do not exactly match up to the old models at the moment, I guess that will be ironed out by November, and in the meantime they still look good. My favourite thing is the small but significant /sleep emote. Now they lie down in a fluid movement.
For the female Night elf, I know there were a fair few upset with the whole monobrow thing and a few references to Joffrey knocking about. However tweaks now made and we can all enjoy the new more sturdier but still feminine Nelf. Now my hunter actually looks like she can hold Mimiron’s repeater if she ever feels the need to 😉
I don’t really favour the dancing expressions personally, however the new underwear is appreciated.
The female humans, I like the new body and the movement. The faces are a bit mismatched I think at the moment (or were when I copied mine), as I am sure I ended up with the stern face on my ditsy character and vice versa. Yes, I am aware of how mad it sounds but they all have their own character now after ten years of carving it out for themselves. So I like the new looks and hairstyles, though I think it would be good if we can get a free facelift at the start if we are going to be landed with one that doesn’t keep the same spirit of the original character. Oh and if you could make my paladin less sleepy so she can stop pulling the goofy yawn face every 20 secs that would be appreciated too. Failing that I will have to be constantly mounted up … scratch that it has changed so, er …. I shall be constantly saying /no
Overall I am glad of the character updating, a few grumbles here which was expected. A couple of future changes I am hoping will make me happier so I don’t lose my old character’s spirit or just whole characters in the gnome cases. However I put my trust in Blizzard to have things tweaked up by release date, because lets be honest nobody wants to go to work only to have customers whine at them all day 😉
One last thing to end on a high note though and this is my most looked forward to characterwise. SPACE …. soooo much bag space back, hooray! Ten years of dresses and shoes can get awfully hard to store .
*waves pom poms for the wardrobe guys*