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8-26-2011 @ 9:07PM
Why do Blizzard have such a hard time finding people with the skills to create models when Valve have stacks of professional-looking models submitted to the 12-man TF2 team for free? If they can't find artists, the problem is with their hiring process. Skilled artists exist, and Blizzard is choosing not to hire them.More likely, they just think the money lost from using low-quality models is less than the cost of updating them. That's fair enough; it beats the common 'graphics are the entirety of the game' mindset.The idea that players would complain is a pretty obvious excuse. It's just not a good enough reason; Blizzard are a game company, and every single change they make will drive idiots to tears. Given that they worked up the courage to implement the sweeping gameplay changes made in Cataclysm, I can't see how they might think the backlash from updating character models would be too much to bear.
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