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6-02-2009 @ 1:24PM
Meh, better then before but could be better.
6-02-2009 @ 1:27PM
I love how people who are probably dreadfully unqualified make comments like this...be happy with what they give you and keep in mind that blizzard has a style of their own in their own game, which they adhere to...
6-02-2009 @ 1:35PM
now, while I found his comment to be lacking in substance, I think anyone is qualified to comment on art based on how much they enjoy it on a personal level.Just, for the love of god, explain your opinion, otherwise you're a shmuck.
6-02-2009 @ 1:38PM
I am happy with the changes. I'm just stating my opinion. I think they did a great job, but I think they could have done a little better. Way to attack me over something so retarded.
6-02-2009 @ 1:45PM
@Craig RI have to agree with what you've said here. Everyone is entitled to their own personal opinion on art, but if you're going to criticise, then make it constructive criticism or just stay quiet. Just saying something sucks is pointless and makes you look like a child.I think the nice thing about these cat forms is it's a lot more obvious in the comparison that the models and skins have both been improved quite a lot from the previous version. It seemed fairly obvious to me with the bear as well, but I know a lot of people seemed to think it was the exact same model. The differences seem a lot more pronounced on the new cat form. The one in the top right looks absolutely evil, almost makes me wish my druid was on the horde side now...
6-02-2009 @ 1:47PM
How exactly can one be "unqualified" to comment on this?Is everything okay in that noggin of yours?
6-02-2009 @ 1:51PM
So in your mind, does one have to go to art school, graduate, get jobs with different game companies until they have enough experience under their belt to get hired by a big-league company like Blizzard, before they're qualified to give their opinion on an aesthetic design?I ask because if that's the case, everyone should shut up about anything they don't like, because the majority of them don't have the qualifications to criticize anything.
6-02-2009 @ 1:55PM
You don't know what kind of work-arounds and restrictions the art guys are dealing with, when they're working with a Graphics Engine that was developed in 2003. Considering where they were (old Cat Form) and we're they've gotten (new Cat Form), this is a huge improvement...While I agree that you don't need an art degree, or to be a 3d modeler to make a judgement about ingame art, you certainly can't say they could do "better" when you don't even understand what had to be put in to get it as far as it has come (new Cat Form).
6-02-2009 @ 2:07PM
Actually, there is some truth in what he's saying. It could be better. You know why? They could better implement the way you choose how your bear/cat form looks.I don't really see why it has to be tied in with the color of your hair or fur, why can't it just be something separate we can change?And, something I'd like to see personally is a bit more variety in the forms themselves. I don't see why a either form can't have some armor shown. Doesn't necessarily have to be based on the gear worn, but having the armor shown based on Item Level would be just amazing. It would show a gradual development, and if you do dungeons a lot, you'd obviously would look a bit better than one who just quests.
6-02-2009 @ 2:56PM
@ devilseiQuote from Nethaera: "We also would like to allow gear to affect the visual look of the forms, but this too is something that is going to need additional work in order to get it to work properly and look good."Personally, I'm a bit wary of armor on forms... Sure, they may make it look great. However, there's the distinct possibility of it making my bear look really goofy... (even if it's only in my opinion) If they do implement something like this, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for being able to turn it off, like helms and cloaks currently. (Though, ideally I'd be able to turn on individual pieces, such as bracers, which I think would be hard to honestly screw up visually.)
6-02-2009 @ 6:19PM
@devilseiI'm gonna go with: they thought it would make sense if your hair color matched when you changed forms, rather than turning from white to brown or something like that. I think it's well-implemented and can be easily changed at the barber.An idea like you describe is probably the only way they'll ever implement form armor though. I doubt they'll want to build extra versions of every piece of armor for cat/bear/etc. I think it would be cool if they made some models just for those forms (for each slot obviously) and just assigned a certain model to correspond with each piece of gear. Nothing too complex, just like a chest harness with a spiked back plate or something. It would be like the Season gear progressively gets more complex.
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