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12-13-2010 @ 6:18PM
I was very excited about the Worgen race when I heard about it. I've wanted to play a savage, feral character for a long time, but none of the current female models really convey savagery. (The Undead female is the closest so far.) The Worgen female, sadly, fell far short of this.I have always hated the female troll models because they are so upright, whereas the male model have arguably the most hunched model of all. I was really hoping to see some true savagery, even a healthy dose of ugly in the Worgen female models. Instead I feel like the worst kind of furry, and the /silly and /flirt emotes don't help the image. Blizzard seems to be afraid of "ugly" female characters, other than perhaps the Undead. Sure, you can pick faces that have a less pleasing appearance, but it feels almost out of place because the rest of the model is so very pretty.
12-13-2010 @ 6:23PM
Thank you for telling your subjective opinion. Please don't handle it as a fact. Thanks
12-13-2010 @ 6:39PM
Look, it's a comment. It's not necessarily supposed to be perfectly objective. Actually, I think it would be kind of sad if people didn't offer their opinions about articles.
12-13-2010 @ 6:43PM
I don't know, my troll female who has one of the non-pretty faces and the longest tusks I could get for her looks pretty fierce. I don't think her standing upright makes her less so, personally. She's much fiercer than some of the "Hunchback of Notre Dame"-style troll males, imo. I don't think the posture makes them look particularly fierce at all... more like they're probably in constant and unnecessary pain from that back deformity they have. I think Tauren females are the least fierce-looking of the Horde races, because no matter what pattern you stick on their faces they always look pretty adorable.
12-13-2010 @ 6:46PM
I just find it interesting that you blast the female troll model, yet your avatar is a female troll model.
12-13-2010 @ 6:47PM
I'm sorry if I somehow offended you. This is of course my, personal opinion.I would ask, however, that if you disagree you at least offer some argument or difference of opinion, not just accuse me of not being objective, which I never claimed to be.
12-13-2010 @ 6:48PM
Problem is that people these days usually handle their opinions as ultimate facts (facts for themselves, anyways). Just read his post again. I like to think and say that X is my opinion, because of my thoughts and feelings, but I know they are not facts, not ultimate, and I accept if things are different.
12-13-2010 @ 6:50PM
I think trolls are the reason that the females of every race created since has been pretty. They have a lot of different faces, yet in 4 years of playing WoW, I can say without exaggeration that I've seen ONE troll female without the "pretty face". The majority of people roll a female to have a pretty character, & if they want a rugged character, they'll roll a male, an attitude that blizzard have picked up on when designing the newer races.
12-13-2010 @ 7:09PM
@EldoronShe did convey it as an opinion. Constantly using 'I' and using words such as 'seems' are what separate opinion from fact, which she did multiple times. You're either a troll or a moron, probably both. That's how it -seems- from where -I- sit anyway. I'm stating it as an opinion, since you seem to miss such subtleties when they aren't directly pointed out to you.As for the worgen female model, I'm a male who almost exclusively plays female toons. Prior to Cataclysm, only Horde races were exceptions to this rule for me. I have to like the way my model looks. I want pretty for females, badass for males. Personally, races like orcs or tauren achieve this easily with male models, whereas I think male night elves and humans look rather goofy. I agree with you, though, that the worgen female just seems to fit the furry fetish a bit too much for me.I don't really think Blizzard is afraid of 'ugly' characters per se, but that the player base prefers pretty characters, and I count myself among them. You'll never see me roll a dwarf female, for instance. On the other hand, with so many pretty characters to choose from, I'd hardly be upset if some ugly ones were in the mix too. In any commercial product, though, I would think majority opinion generally outweighs designer preference on such things as cosmetic issues. They are trying to market and sell a game, after all. If you really want ugly models, you need more people to speak up in favor of them really. That's about the only way something like that gets added. Whether or not you can get enough support, of course, is another issue entirely.
12-13-2010 @ 7:20PM
i PAID to have my troll female go from pretty face to the angry looking one (but without a skin disease)I think she's a powerful shawoman, and a feminist. If I could only change how she /waveFemale trolls rock.
12-14-2010 @ 8:51AM
The really interesting thing about troll females is their faces were actually designed to wrap around the alpha model skull, not the revamped one. That's why the "uglier" faces look so very out of place. It's not just because the rest of the model is so pretty (in fact, I would argue troll females have a rather formidable physique with strong runners' legs and long lean muscles) but because it was not originally intended to fit on that mesh.I, too, picked a very fierce face (I think it's the one with purple eyes) for my troll female and tusks as large as I could. She's a troll. She's not supposed to be Miss Silvermoon, she's supposed to be a vicious and cunning adversary. Personally I think the "pretty" face is bland and emotionless.Also, surprised the article didn't bring up the largest and most glaring (imho) dimorphic trait of the worgens: the eyes. Death knight female worgens look to me to be about ten times more ferocious simply because of the glowing eyes. The males have them, the females have barbie doll eyes. A simple tweaking of the eyes would make the worgen women look so much more dangerous:http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt20/Desukar/Photos%20for%20Blog/better_fworgen_eyes.jpgBoom. Giving the different faces distinct eye colors, I think, would also help as right now it doesn't feel like female worgen have "faces" so much as they have "facial patterns".
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