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3-26-2009 @ 8:51PM
Part of my problem with trolls is the shoe thing- I tend not to play Undead for the very reason that they inevitably tear up any clothing they wear, and while it makes sense for me that a race with hooves wouldn't wear the whole boot, Trolls' insistence on going barefoot annoys.The biggest part is that I just hate the models. It's not that they're ugly- Orcs and Undead are arguably pretty gruesome, and I play many of the former and one of the latter. Trolls are just plain -creepy- to me. They have a largely humanoid build but their limbs are long enough to make it just disporportionate enough that they look very much inhuman in a very unpleasant way. It leaves me with the impression of an upright spider, which for an admitted arachnaphobe is rather distressing. I've tried to play a female troll, whose model isn't quite as bad as the male's in this area, and discovered that they have hands down the dumbest looking run animation in the game. It's like they intentionally made the species as visually unnapealing as possible.It's dissapointing, because I actually like the more muscular model many of the troll NPCs use, and if I had the option of using that one I'd be much more willing to give the species a try- they have some really nice racials that I'd like to have on some classes. If Blizzard ever took the admittedly radical step of giving player races multiple character models I think it would really help diversity in the game- even a belf junkie couldn't say no to a big imposing muscley tro'.
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