In preparation for Warlords of Draenor, we've been getting glimpses of the art passes that will be going into the game to modernize what is now a 10 year old MMO. Rather than going the EverQuest/EverQuest II route and drastically remodling characters, Blizzard is opting for the subtle way of improving characters, so they no longer look their age. It's nice to see WoW get its art updated. Through the Artcraft series, we've seen what to expect of new zones and how player accessories have evolved over time, but player model updates will definitely be a quality of life improvement everyone can enjoy. Today, we see the human male go from a pixelated blob to becoming a feature rich dude in need of some manscaping:
After all, purchasing character makeovers is a hot ticket item! Having the option to choose better looking models will surely net Blizzard a few extra coin. Not to mention that an art update will be a more enjoyable experience for everyone. If you missed the preview for Night Elves, here's a nice one for you:
It's certain that this will make one of World of Warcraft's main selling points no longer viable. More polygons per character model means more resources needed. Pack up your Atari 2600, because it's guaranteed that WoW will require more than a Pentium 2 and a Voodoo Banshee to run come December.