Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Long Overdue Update (Guild Failure & New Druid Dorms)

Some of you might have noticed that i haven't come around to updating my blog lately and that is due to a number of reasons; Biggest reason was just work related pressure and then racing home to barely manage to be on time at raid time while eating in front of the computer.

Then when raids get cancelled because other people just don't show up without any explanation people get frustrated which i can completely understand. This is followed up by said people leaving which means the guild goes in a ever worsening spiral leading to untimely death.

Which happened yesterday, Shafted is now a casual non raiding guild

Due to the stress that this gave me i will probably take at least two weeks of a break from WoW because it felt like work and was no longer fun at all with all the hassle around it.

Now on to the main point of this post:

In case you missed it, here's a recap from the blue post about it:

In our next major content patch, druids will find a host of new textures for two major forms, cat and bear. There will be five different designs for each of these forms for the Horde and Alliance. Night elves can choose to change their cat and bear look at any time by visiting the barber shop and changing their character's hair color, while tauren will be able to change which look they use by switching skin tones in the barber shop -- a new feature for tauren in the next major content patch. Given that there are more hair colors and skin tones than unique form looks, some colors and tones will overlap with these new textures. The hair and skin colors chosen will, in most cases, correspond with the color seen in the look of each form. Some similar colors that may share a particular cat texture will not necessarily share the same bear texture.

At first i was like YAY! customizable forms like i (we?) wanted but when i looked at the preview i was getting a nasty feeling like: "Wait, isn't that exactly the same as old model but with just some extra texturing on it? I mean it still has the fly catcher mouth"

Then when re-reading the blue post i noticed this thing: "Night elves can choose to change their cat and bear look at any time by visiting the barber shop and changing their character's hair color"

All i can say about this entire thing so far is .... FAIL BLIZZARD!!!

I mean i get to select a slightly different texture for my bear form while keeping the OLD MODEL by changing my hair style in night elf form to neon pink? Wtf....

UPDATE: I just saw a reply from Neth: "Also, in the screenshots the bears are roaring, but when just sitting normally, their mouths will close in a toothy grin so to speak", if this is true then it's not as bad but still having to change my hair colour is retarded...

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