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8-17-2011 @ 4:07PM
I've never really "understood" the silhouette idea.For one, the only races I can truly identify by shape are the tauren and dwarves (and sometimes orcs), at least know that we have two diminutive races (goblins & gnomes).Secondly, I never used it. Honestly. Never once have I had to look far into the distance and judge by shape whether a player was Horde or Alliance. Not once.In BG's, red name is bad. Same for arenas. Same for everything, in fact. But even discounting that, by the time that I truly NEED to know which side a guy is on, he's already close enough for me to positively ID him based on the fact that he's tall, blue, and has tusks."Oh, well, that must be an elf," I think.No. Wait, I actually think that its a troll. Because it is. My point is that the main argument against the silhouette idea is maximum cast distance. Are their truly any classes that have spells with such a long range that they have to be able to identify a little tiny silhouette on the horizon? No. And even if their were, all they'd have to do is look at the cursor.So good move, Blizz. Now I can wear all those old sets that I saved in the (apparently not so) vain hope that I could wear them again./salute
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