Jul 3rd 2009 2:24PM Um, no, in fact I did not "forget" about the monthly fees we pay. If you'll note I said that we have the right to stop paying for the game if we feel that the direction it is going in is inadequate. Nobody personally attacks Nike for designing an ugly pair of shoes, so why should we attack Blizzard for designing a set of armor that we feel is ugly? Admittedly the situation is different, as you haven't invested a good amount of time and effort into a world where you'll be forced to wear the ugly Nike shoes in order to get anywhere, but regardless of that, it's a business decision that Blizzard made. Blizzard has every right to work in the direction that will bring them the most profit, and those of us who kick and scream because of it, instead of intelligently voicing our criticism, are simply spoiled brats that are too used to Blizzard treating us with extra special care.
Jul 3rd 2009 4:18AM I love seeing words like "disgusting" being thrown around in reference to the Blizzard visual design team. Certainly it's our right to voice our tastes and give criticism, otherwise Blizzard would not be able to move in the right direction, but my God, how people seem to think that Blizzard owes them something.
I know many people have heard it many times, but it's their game, and you can keep paying for it or not, but you don't need to attack them for not designing an armor set that you think is pretty. They made a business decision. They wanted to see what the public's reaction would be to limited visual diversity among classes in exchange for visual diversity among the two factions. It would have cost them more time and effort than it would have been worth to design 20 different armor models.
Like most of you, I prefer diversity among classes, rather than among factions, but Blizzard doesn't "owe" me anything. They only owe it to themselves to make the business run successfully, and even then, they tend to go beyond that to do things for us.
Jun 28th 2009 2:33PM Great video.
I hadn't noticed the twitchy leg thing, hopefully they'll fix that. Something that was not mentioned, though, was the bug with weapons showing up in cat form. If you've got your staff unsheathed, it'll show up in the cat's hand in cat form, and make all the staff sounds while you're attacking things.
Also I believe white is most popular due to it being the starting color for premade tauren; I could be wrong, though.
Either way, awesome video, and agreed: seeing cat form in game has completely alleviated all of my worries. Beautiful forms.