With every expansion, we’ve seen newer, more visually complex and rich armour. They’re true to the very stylised look of Warcraft, of course, but they are beautiful. (With the exception of caster robes – what the hell is up with those? Who is so in love with patchwork that every damned robe has to be composed of little blocks of colour? Where are the sexy robes, like my old Robes of the Battleguard, which I still keep for RP?)
Instances are gorgeous as well. Warcraft is one of those games that, although they have a stylised look and want the game to run well on most systems, can truly make your jaw drop.I’ll never forget seeing Sunwell for the first time.
Avatars, however, look as though they haven’t changed since launch. Every time I look at my character’s spatulate hands, composed out of a child’s set of triangular blocks, it makes me sad. Surely by now we could have proper hands for our avatars?
And while you’re at it, please update the faces on male characters. Although I’m not a big fan of playing male characters, I can if they are pretty or interesting enough. I don’t see how anyone plays human or night elf males, with their snarling faces. The best of them look as though they’re in need of a really strong laxative.
Really, it’s just not good enough anymore. :)