I was reading MMO-Champion (as I do pretty much ever day since I’m a glutton for Cataclysm information), and there was this image of the new models for the faction leaders. Now, aside from the fact that Ysera and Sylvanas – both supposedly (at least originally when it comes to Sylvanas) are night elves – have obviously blood elf bodies something else struck me. The human models for Jaina and Varian Wrynn look good.
Now, don’t get me wrong – most of my characters are human females. I just love their animations when fighting and some of their faces are okay. When I was horde I found them plain and boring, but I’ve grown to love them. However, when compared to Jaina’s face – you can see that the graphics could be so much better.
Then of course there are the male humans. I’ve always found their faces to be absolutely horrible (them and night elf male) there is not a single handsome male face among them. Then you see Varian’s face – and you go like. Why can’t they look like that?
My friend says that our models can’t look like that because they’re faction leaders and they should look special. Sure, I’m all for them looking special. But isn’t it enough that they might have special clothes/armour and a face that no one can choose? Why can’t we have similar faces in the sense that we have the good graphics?
I noticed already in TBC that Blizzard could do a lot better than the faces we could pick at the creation screen. Inside Magister’s Terrace you meet this guy. His face definitely look a lot better than the original male faces.
I really wish Blizzard could give us some updated graphics for our character models. They obviously could do so much better.
This post I did focus on the human faces for sure, mainly because the night elf model (Ysera) doesn’t even look like a night elf, and Malfurion.. looks like a bird. If you want to see all of the faction leaders from MMO-Champion you can check this link. (Btw, is it just me or does Garrosh look like a total knucklehead?)
Which character models do you think need an update/upgrade?