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11-23-2010 @ 10:14PM
Hey there, I'm a former Troll Rogue.Vousdeux of Burning Blade-US, circa vanilla WoW. I raided with Malevolence and was the Rogue class leader.Why don't I play a Troll anymore you ask? Purely aesthetic reasons.When my male Troll wears a cloak, it floats off their back at an awkward angle. So much in fact that there's a noticeable space between my character's spine and the cloak itself.My second peeve is the lack of boots. I understand Trolls have very different feet, but I would have loved something more than ankle bracelets.My third is the angle at which the player's view camera is set and the character itself. It feels like my character is a little too tall for where it's placed.My fourth is the 2h weapon animation. Of course, I could rant about the Blood Elf male one as well, but I digress. The angle at which they hold a 2h weapon is a little unrealistic, I think. Those maces are heavy, and they don't really place their hands where the weight can be distributed evenly, for example. They treat it more like a baseball bat.My fifth issue is their posture. Many Horde races tend to have some kind of posture issue, but Trolls are hunchbacks. While I think they need to retain the essence of their skeletal structure, it does need a touch up. I also think it's why there is an issue with the cloak graphic.All of these issues could be solved with the long awaited avatar update. I would love to see these things addressed. Now, I know there are some players out there that absolutely love what I've dubbed floaty cloak (I'd like to meet you, truly), but I honestly think Troll males aren't that aesthetically appealing.I don't know, guys. I've actually come to a point where I have a third up and coming Rogue (Goblin) and I need to make room on my account. I still have my Troll Rogue and I can't bring myself to delete him for nostalgia's sake. I'll probably never play him again.tl;dr version: I love Trolls, I love their lore, but they desperately need a graphical update.
11-24-2010 @ 2:02AM
You could gender change him? Still troll, still awesome, and without the cape lul. Or you can turn off the cape. :DAnd really, ALL races could use a graphical update. The reason why I can't play the vast majority of male characters is because THEY HAVE NO WRISTS.It freakin' BOTHERS me. The male humans have a 'derp' face, the orcs have shoulders of doom, the Draenei males have a chest that jiggles when they run, the Night Elves have popeye arms...You get the point. All races have their issues (except BE guys, but they are too pretty for me. And the way they run reminds me of a hunchback). It's really a matter of preference on which issues bother you the most. I love the musculature of the troll males, that they have wrists, their lanky build, etc. Basically, I feel ya. I know what it's like to have a character you used to love now sitting on the shelf. But dude... these graphic issues are present with everyone, even the BC races. Goblins and BE's seem to be the only ones who got off fairly scot-free.
11-24-2010 @ 3:43AM
@RoseclownMale Draenei's chests jiggle when they run? My main is a male Draenei and I have literally never noticed that. Hmm. Hopefully you haven't pointed something out I'd rather not have seen.
11-24-2010 @ 1:45PM
@RoseclownI only play male characters. I feel like I shouldn't have to turn off my cape, either. :PIt's true. I also don't play my vanilla Nelf Warrior due to the Popeye limbs, walk, run, and cloak animations.I feel even Belf males have their issues. The way they stand is kind of funky, like some anime super hero. But yes, they're better than most.I used to play a Draenei Warrior, too. I got annoyed by their cloak animations and their overall stance.Maybe I'm just picky.
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