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3-27-2012 @ 11:02AM
Curiosity strikes me: How big are Pandaren in relation to other races? I can't, for the life of me, find any screen caps or beta vids of them next to anyone but other Pandaren or buildings.
3-27-2012 @ 11:09AM
It was shown at last year's Blizzcon, that they were as tall as Tauren. It might be a little different, but I do recall saying that the Panadaren were near equal to them.
3-27-2012 @ 11:17AM
In the beta currently, they are a bit taller than humans, not quite as large as taurens. MMO-Champ has a few pics floating around showing size comparisons to different races.
3-27-2012 @ 11:18AM
Pandaren look to be a bit taller than orcs and humans but shorter than tauren and worgen.Some videos:- at Varian's throne, http://youtu.be/585NIDcijW4- next to a gnome at 0:55, http://youtu.be/NnaNgOFaIWo- next to an orc at 0:45, http://youtu.be/3W_90afy_iU
3-27-2012 @ 11:23AM
Here's a picture of a male Pandaren standing next to a few of the other Alliance races:http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/03/19/mists-of-pandaria-dungeon-preview/They're big!
3-27-2012 @ 11:35AM
@Micksel: I used to recommend that picture, too, but now I would take it with a grain of salt. That pandaren is Chen Stormstout, so his model is likely larger than a PC pandaren model.
3-27-2012 @ 11:36AM
Check MMO-C's MoP screens thread on their forums; there are quite a few comparison shots there. They seem to be about the height of Night Elves.
3-27-2012 @ 11:42AM
How big they are going to be is interesting. But what's going to hit everyone square in the face liek a Mack truck when MoP goes live, is how detailed they are in terms of expressions and animations compared to the existing races. They even have animated *hair", for gawd's sake.In short, the Pandaren look like they belong to a different game entirely. Even the worgen and goblin models look distinctly second rate compared to what I've seen of the pandaren. So I shudder to think how terrible a human or tauren model is going to look by comparison.Surely Blizzard must see this as well. I know they have their hands full sorting out gameplay issues with the Beta, and I know they've said that the racial modelling issue is important to them - but honestly? They should be working on new models for all the races as a matter of priority, seriously, and not just "soon". If they can't get new models and animations for the other races in for the launch, they should at least be looking to complete the revamp during MoP's patch cycle. Otherwise? Pandaren are going to make everyone else look really *bad*, for a couple of years. And that's not a good situation to be in for people attached to existing mains (i.e. everyone)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hamKl-su8PE
3-27-2012 @ 12:14PM
I'll take a slightly out-of-place looking model with the rest of our models being inferior, and giving the development team time to fit in more actual content, over my Orc having new joints and bouncy hair.
3-27-2012 @ 12:15PM
@MickselOak: This isn't the time to use that.see wut I did dur?
3-27-2012 @ 12:16PM
From the beta vids I've seen, the males are about the same height as a human female, shorter than a tauren or King Varian.
3-27-2012 @ 12:51PM
@Shinae- Is that Gnome on crack in the video you linked?! O.O I had to go back several times to pause it at the right moment from how fast that little dude was. xD
3-27-2012 @ 1:19PM
@EbylonTo some people, the way their character looks IS content. What's the one thing you have expac in and expac out? That's right. Your toon. So when you stop playing for 2-3 months in between raiding or go to play another MMO, many of us will be here, questing, hitting our point caps, PvPing and grinding away. Is it bad to want to look nicer doing it?
3-27-2012 @ 2:40PM
Did anyone else notice the totem-like weapon the male Panda is carrying in the "at Varian's throne" video?
3-27-2012 @ 5:15PM
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