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2-20-2010 @ 5:14AM
I'm impressed, Anduin actually looks really good! He's got a touch of Varian's facial features, but hopefully it'll be another twenty years, couple of wars and at least one imprisonment before he really gets that true I'm-hella-constipated-and-INCREDIBLY-angry-about-it Wrynn look.As you say, I hope the male human models in general will follow suit... I wanted a male pally (all my toons were female, as I am IRL), but I finally had to go with a Blood Elf ("dainty" as they are) because I just couldn't stand looking at a human guy in the game as it stands (and I got spoiled having pretty female Draenei; I think the males look ridiculous)...Gah, too many parentheses. But still, fabulous find, you guys certainly are dedicated to post this stuff in the middle of the night!
2-20-2010 @ 6:03AM
At least -someone- in the royal Stormwind family will look like he didn't spend months without a memory of his royal past fighting as a gladiator for the barbarian Horde masses.I'm a little scared, though. He looks princely and dashing and all, but he also looks just old enough to go hang out with Med'an.We really don't need that.
2-20-2010 @ 6:32AM
Apparently I am just the only one that think he looks like the Nutcracker.
2-20-2010 @ 6:57AM
I'm glad he's growing up and all, but am I the only one who think his eyes look a little...off?
2-20-2010 @ 7:20AM
I think the fact that Anduin is only 12 years old yet he looks like that is a little off.
2-20-2010 @ 7:53AM
I'm slightly unnerved by the nude lipstick and toned, jutting chin on that kid.Also, sideburns on a 13-14 year old. What.
2-20-2010 @ 8:17AM
At the moment he is 12."Lore-wise, Anduin Wrynn was ten when the conflict of the original World of Warcraft game was released. However, given the time change taken into account by the release of Wrath of the Lich King, he would be 12 years of age."http://www.wowwiki.com/Anduin_Wrynn
2-20-2010 @ 8:33AM
You have a point, but keep in mind that WoWWiki is written by the fans, not by Blizzard themselves. I don't think it's impractical to think that he *may* have aged more than just two years. Furthermore, the new model was likely made more with Cataclysm in mind than as any sort of last hurrah for WotLK... even if he *is* 12 at this moment in time, I would peg him at 15-ish lore-wise by the time Cataclysm gets here.As for his eyes, I think they just look "off" because they very obviously gave him Varian's eyes, yet they're contrasted much differently (with Anduin's pale skin, versus Varian being fairly tanned and having his eyes deep-set, weariness-ringed and surrounded by scar tissue). They're not so much "wrong" in general as "wrong" for being Varian's exact eyes but in a MUCH different setting. If that makes any sense whatsoever, heh.
2-20-2010 @ 8:43AM
Nope, Anduin starts off 10 years old in Vanilla, by the time we reached WoLK he was 12 ( http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/story/timeline.html it says that BC is 1 year after Vanilla and WoLK is 1 year after that.)As for the proof that he started off 10, read the flavour text on this http://www.wowhead.com/?item=43641 this joke doesn't work if he starts out another age. And Cataclysm is meant to start immediately after WoLK finishes, as in we kill the Lich King, we sail back home a few days later and find out that Deathwing trashed the place.TL:DR, He's 12.
2-20-2010 @ 8:53AM
Okay, well... I'm not trying to argue; I was unaware that it had been *officially* stated that BC was one year after vanilla and WotK was one year after BC (though I know Anduin was indeed ten at the start of it all).In that case, I offer a different view... for one, the model actually looks really young, at least in the face. I don't think it'd be freakish at all for a 12-year-old to look like that, assuming puberty started to hit fairly early (not absurdly early, just early-ish on the generally accepted scale). Also, we are not accustomed to seeing 12-year-olds in such regalia IRL; the clothes by themselves make him look older.... and if nothing else, if all my other arguments are shot down, I'll offer this: even if the model IS kinda wrong for his actual age, I'd rather have a 12-year-old being represented by a 14-16 year old model than to have a 12-year-old represented by a 4-6 year old model as he is currently.
2-20-2010 @ 9:17AM
I'm pretty sure it was mentioned somewhere that Cataclysm did -not- happen right after the end of WotLK. I think it was last BlizzCon.
2-20-2010 @ 12:35PM
If I've learned anything, rooting about on wowwiki, it's that it isn't really doing the Warcraft timeline justice to describe it as "muddy". Muddy suggests that beneath the mud there is some other substance or structure. I think it's more accurate to liken its timeline to a mud pile laced with primordial ooze, full of potential and contained within only the vaguest of shapes.
2-20-2010 @ 3:00PM
Maybe it's just me, but his eyes really creep me out. They're kid-sized eyes on an adult head. I really, REALLY hope those get tweaked before this model goes live, otherwise I will be giving him a wide berth in SW castle.
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