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5-27-2011 @ 3:04PM
If the dance studio is anyone's #1 beef with Blizzard, they got issues.
5-27-2011 @ 3:45PM
/agreed. I'd much rather they spend time on updating the Vanilla (and now BC) player models than have a new way to /dance between wipes. New content, balance issues and fixing -real- problems with the game like gold-selling and buggy mechanics are far more important than the Dance Studio.
5-27-2011 @ 4:18PM
I agree to a point. I would LOVE to see a revamp for the character models and armor. The original races clash with the newer one and even more with the newer models for creatures in-game.Actually seeing some of the equipment we are sporting instead of what we have now, patterned t-shirts and fancy shoulder pads (oh and wrestling belts), would go a long way to freshen the look of the game.However, the common excuse that they should spend more time crafting content and balancing the game instead of on eye-candy feature is nonsensical to me just because those two activities are ALWAYS ongoing. Blizzard will never, EVER, stop balancing the game or developing content. It is what moves the game forward. Even then, WoW is a very mature game. Blizzard is already developing the next MMO and that leads me to believe that they will milk the current look until the end. There will not be any revamping of armors (that they mention they want to do every Blizzcon) nor new character models.I would love to be proven wrong come the next Blizzcon, but don't think it will ever happen.
5-27-2011 @ 5:09PM
Well, it's not like new dances clashes with development time on new content. You've got the guys who design models and animate them on one team (possibly that's even two teams) and on a totally separate team is the guys who design and balance new encounters and quests and the like.So I think I'd rather have new dances for the character I play and see every day than a shiny new boss model that I'll farm for a couple of months before moving on to the next shiny new boss model. You?
5-27-2011 @ 5:36PM
Right? It's not like there aren't numerous gameplay issues to resolve. Personally, I want them to improve the moonkin form model and change the way we AoE, but I'm biased. There are still several class balancing problems for everyone, albeit less than in all of WoW history, that should take priority. Not to mention creating new content. I personally don't care if we never get the dance studio. And even though I'm a moonkin, I'd like all locks to have as much green fire as they want, that stuff's cool.
5-27-2011 @ 5:37PM
Stella is right to an extent. I know a bunch of people who were upset over the druid animal form changes. But, Blizz has been altering the look of all the new characters and monsters and the old models are starting to look just that: old. I'm sure at some point there will be makeovers for the old models. It may not be until after the next expansion. Who knows? But, I'm sure it will happen. I wish it'd happen soon because those human males still look hideous to me.
5-27-2011 @ 5:38PM
@Stella: I'm very wary of a complete redesign of player models, but if it's more of a refining process that retains the same style while looking sharper, I'd be okay with it. A good example of this is Staghelm's new model. Aside from the fiery tint, he still looks like a classic Night Elf, just with more detail.
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