Old vs New models in WoD.
I like the improvements overall with the exception of the clefthoof and talbuk models. For those two I prefer the older version.
Tusks and horns on the clefthoof just don’t work for me. He looks like an entirely different animal. Want to change a design that much, go ahead and make it a subspecies, or a new creature. I’ll be sad if all clefthoof hereafter are based off the newer tusked version. However, alpha is alpha, and this may just be a bull concept.
The talbuk lost color definition with the muted stripes and loss of darkening on the muzzle/legs. Also, his CHIN BEARD and upper neck ruffles are gone ~sadface~! The widened chest gives him the appearance of being a slower creature, not an agile herd animal.
The ogre and wolf changes are a huge improve though. Prophet Velen’s makeover is awesome, and there’s no contest with the new chimeras. The spiked boars are fantastic, I can’t wait to see them lumbering though the landscape.
I’m hoping that we’ll see some revamp models of the regular boar model (spikeless) and a new wolf model without saber-teeth later on. Those particular versions weren’t prevalent in Burning Crusade, so I doubt we’d see them any time soon.
If I recall correctly most of the wolves seen in Burning Crusade were the worg model, rather than the coyote/wolf design (which has a more natural movement mechanic IMO).
What if the new wolf design was more intended for an update of the worg model, rather than the pictured model used by MMO-Champion? Hmm….personally, I’d approve.