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WoW’s “default” character is also getting a Warlords of Draenor makeover

Thursday, 26th June 2014 23:36 GMT By Brenna Hillier

We’ve already seen a few interesting graphical upgrades for World of Warcraft’s upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor, but today’s reveal is one of the most anticipated.

Human males are often over-represented in MMOs, despite there being so many options to choose from. I’ve often wondered whether the unpopular lumpy face of the World of Warcraft male human was actually designed to help encourage creativity amongst players who might otherwise play it safe with the default choice.

In a new ArtCraft post on Battle.net, Blizzard acknowledged the character model’s “odd proportions and face geometry”, which have been given a makeover for Warlords of Draenor.

“We’ve taken great care to ensure we’re not changing so much that he looks completely unlike anything you’d expect, while also correcting some of the more glaring problems,” art director Chris Robinson wrote.

Take a look at our friend’s new look below. Warlords of Draenor is WoW’s fifth expansion and expected in northern autumn.

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4 Comments

  1. Wezzulus

    Oh wow, that is quite the improvement.

    #1 3 months ago
  2. Sethos

    I like them. Playing as a Human Warlock, the vanilla characters, especially the male characters are extremely bad. Can’t wait for them to roll out 6.0.

    #2 3 months ago
  3. TheWulf

    AUGH THE PROPORTIONS OF THE TORSO PECTORALS DON’T WORK LIKE THAT CANNOT UNSEE FFFFFFFFFFFF

    Thanks Bren. :P

    The faces are an improvement, but the bodily proportions are nightmare fuel.

    #3 3 months ago
  4. Elvis71

    lol .. i like the face improvements, but the body´s are still pumped with steroids ^^

    #4 3 months ago

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