I admit it, I resubbed for a month of WOW, but I haven’t purchased the expansion. I will wait until the “boys club” put it on fire sale after release before picking it up. There are simply too many good XboxOne releases this fall and Alter of Malice also releases in November.
I went onto the PTR to look at new character models. Keep in mind, almost all of my characters are Alliance and all are female. I must admit they are all awful. No strike that, they are ugly as a drunken hookup with serious morning after regret.
Pippa, one of the two characters I always come back to play. Admittedly in the “real” picture her face is a little angular but she has a smile and she looks like a woman. In the “new” picture, which Blizzard considers true to the previous face, she looks hung-over, flat nosed, and miserable.
Gone is the sweet faced Gnome warrior of the “real” photo and in her place is the overly bug eyed, heavily made-up Gnome with a sour face in the “new” photo. Seriously, those eyes swallow her face completely.
Gone is my feminine Paladin and in her place, is a dopey looking face playing dress-up in Paladin clothing. Worse part is the “new” picture gives no evidence of the ungodly, never-ending eyebrow wiggle that now accompanies female human faces. She looks like she got caught playing dress-up in her mother’s closet!
Sure the “real” one has angular face issues and poor lighting but that “new” face is just dopey looking! Same eyebrow waggling issue and she looks like she’s fifteen and incapable of controlling the fire and curses that fly from her fingertips.
Same issues, this face is at least a little better but she still looks like she’s sucking a sour lemon or two.
Overall, the new facial models on the Alliance side are downright bad. Updating character models was a risky move and I give them credit for that, but it is like they failed to even look at the older models when doing so. It will be a game breaking change for a lot of people I’m sure.