I'm a bit late to the party on these, so I have to do two at once. I've been busy dammit!
The new human male model and the new draenei male model.
These guys are ripped. Omg body builders for reals! Is that what wearing heavy armor all day, running around constantly wielding heavy weaponry and shields does to a guy? The draenei man's arms are so muscled that they don't even have wrists. They're all veiny too. I guess I never really looked at them before, since I play horde and all, but I didn't realize how muscled these guys are. The draenei male seems to have been working out a LOT though, since he has much more defined ab muscles now than he did before. The human male was pretty muscly before.
The huge difference is in the human male face. He looks like a man now! Not so much a beady eyed pixel that's supposed to be a face.
The human male looks a lot better than before. But, I feel like these models, both of the human models specifically, don't look different enough.
I don't know why I think that. It's like, the texture is a huge upgrade, but the shape of the character is the same.
I guess that's what they're going for?
They're still EXTREMELY gender dysmorphic, but again, I guess they wanted to just update the models so they were less blocky and slap a better texture on them. The draenei model itself definitely looks very similar from it's before and after pics, basically the big difference is in the texture. That's probably because the draenei, along with the blood elves, are newer than the original 8 races, so the model was a bit smoother.
The biggest difference in both races is the faces. I think Blizzard has done quite a good job on making them look more realistic, although their body types are completely UNrealistic, but, it is a game, and I guess if men ran around wielding heavy weapons all day, they might be that muscled too.
So you know what this means, don't you?
This means the Alliance is almost DONE. All that's left is male Night Elves I believe, unless they did show them and I missed it, and then after that the majority of the Horde races still need to be done.
Which kind of "grinds my gears" because I'm Horde and WTF. When World of Warcraft originally came out, the LAST race they added was trolls. That means they had Alliance done before Horde then, too. I'll take this moment to remind everyone, my main character is a troll. All my other characters? Blood elves. So of course I'm looking forward to those race updates the most, and I could start taking bets right now, that those two races, the females of each probably, will be the LAST ones they release updates for, since those are the ones I play. Why do I think this? Because Blizzard hates me. I've been saying it for years, and maybe I'll make a separate post one day explaining why I've always said that, but I'm pretty sure they do sometimes.
Oh, and here's the pictures of the new human male and draenei male models.