2 weeks ago (Beta)
Selexin wrote: ↑
2 weeks ago
I've seen it posted by more passionate people than me, but basically you create a persona and an image with your character, not knowing what other people are actually seeing can feel a bit jarring from a RP standpoint. I think it should probably just be as classic was, to help recreate the authentic original experience as much as possible. Could just be me being an old fuddy duddy though.
I recently changed what class, and also race because of it, I will be playing, and I am much more heavily opposed to allowing the new models than ever before because while the race I used to play looked better with the new models, the one I will be playing now looks much, much worse (in my opinion). Of course, people not playing the same race as me don't care.
A lot of people playing Orcs want the new models. Their newer model looks amazing. They would all certainly toggle the graphics on.
So when they're running around killing Alliance with their super-awesome orc model I don't want to look like a complete loser in their PvP vids just because I got the short end of the stick with race updates.
You'd think this wouldn't affect me so much, but in any PvP video my teammates make, or guild screenshots standing next to bosses in progression, youtube accidental cameos, or really just any screenshot my friends send me that ugly updated graphic would be staring right at me.
And not a lot of people care because they're not playing that race, which shall not be named because I know people will say it doesn't look that bad, but it does. I played the race on retail when they had a toggle and I never turned them on for that reason. I've heard they've since taken the toggle out, but I haven't been back.
I would say the closest analogy I can think of, though not a perfect one because it's still prestigious to have an epic, would be if Crown of Destruction only looked like it does for the wearer, and for everyone else it was the ugliest most stupid helm you can imagine. I would hide my helm.