Extreme Make Over – WoW Edition

In any game I have to say I can spend ages creating my characters, it amuses my husband no end.  So yeah, getting the right ‘look’ for my character is important to me.  Back when I first started playing WoW I was quite happy with the character models.  I still don’t think they are bad, but lets face it, the lack of individual fingers and somewhat blocky outlines doesn’t look too good nowadays, especially when you compare it to the newer Pandaren models.

But blizzard have decided to address this in the next expansion, and have slowly been releasing pictures of the updated models, and I am for the most part happy with them.

Now I’m not going into all the updated models (sorry), but I am going to talk about the female Undead and the female Human models.  First off, the Undead.

The first ‘real’ character I ever rolled was a female Undead Priest.  I’d messed around with a few classes beforehand, but she was the first class I fell in love with.  I got her to 60, which took a while in those days, and she was my main for about a year before I ended up jumping ship to the alliance side.  I still have a soft spot for female Undead, but I don’t regularly play one.  Why?  Knees and Elbows.  Personally I think the bony knees and elbows ruin the look of armour for the most part, and when I heard about the model revamp I really, REALLY hoped they’d do away with them.  But alas, it’s not to be.


Still no knees or elbows.  But other than that it’s all ok, right?  Weeeeeelllll… Yes, apart from one thing.


They are too damn pretty.  Of course this is just one example, so I’m hoping that there are going to be faces that are more rotted, and I would hope you can still have the option to have it look like you face is held together by leather straps.  I’d say dead should be attractive, but that’s just how I feel about it.

So on to the female Human model.


Again, not bad.  Much smoother, and I love the updated hair.  Not sure about the body shape, but that’s always been one thing I haven’t liked about the WoW character creator is the total abscence of the ability to alter you body shape, height etc.  It doesn’t make much sense to me that a warrior who would require a lot of physical training has the same body shape as a mage who sits and reads books all day.  Plus if I want my character to be short and cuddly (and not be a female dwarf), then it’s kind of sad I can’t have her that way.

And on a final note, here is my new updated model female human character:


Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks that who the examples look like.


Lvl 30: I Still Hate Gnomeregan

Yesterday was a mixed bag for me in game. After running a few Twilight HCs on my DK and Spriest I decided what the hell, I’ll see if I can heal one and logged to my shaman. Zoned into End Time and the first boss was Baine Bloodhoof, who I had only ever faced once before. But it went fine, we lived. Then it was Tyrande. And I suck liked a Dyson. Kept getting hit by the silencing thing, and after two wipes I left in disgrace. How DO I avoid that anyway, never had an issue with it as DPS.

Anyway, feeling foolish I logged onto my Undead Warrior to hide from the shame. Alterac hasn’t altered THAT much it seems, and I duly hit level 30. I decided to try a low level dungeon and joy of joys, it was Gnomeregan. A place that I loathe with a passion.

Back in Vanilla as a hordie you had to do a quest that opened up a transporter in Booty Bay to get there, unless you wanted to run all the way there through hostile territory. But most of the time the transporter was bugged, and it took 30 mins on jumping like a looney to get it to work sometimes. Now getting in is easier, but bloody hell it’s still annoying.

People just jump off edges to get places, which creates all kind of chaos. I zone in, we clear the first few mobs, and the healer tells us to jump down. We do, and…. They don’t follow. We’ve aggroed mobs and the healer just doesn’t jump, and we wipe, at which point said healer starts calling us names. Screw that for a game of soldiers, I dropped the group and had dinner. After dinner I got back, and same thing happens.

So yes, I still hate Gnomeregan. And have probably been spelling it wrong too.

Lvl 20: Hello Hillsbrad and OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT I DON’T EVEN…

Raiding with my normal guild still hasnt started again, so I’m still playing my baby warrior.  She is now level 20, and that means Hillsbrad!  Oh yay, I thought, I hear that this has had a total makeover and The Forsaken now rule the area.

The first quest in Hillsbrad is quite funny.  You become a questgiver and meet 3 NPC’s based on stereotypical WoW players.  My favourite of which is Johnny Awesome

After giggling at this for a few minutes I went on to the next quests.  One is called Glorious Harvest. So off I go to find these bears.  Infested Bears.  And if the first quest in Hillsbrad is funny then this is down right nasty.  Bears infested with spider eggs.  For the first time in nearly 6 years in WoW this is the first time I have felt kind of ill doing a quest.  Yeah yeah, it’s all pixels, but bloody hell… I won’t post screenies but if you go off to find these bears then be warned, they are nasty.  I am thinking this may not bode well for the rest of the area.