Thursday, June 4, 2009

World of Warcraft: New Druid Cat Models Are Identical

Except for racial attributes like horns, ears and nose-ring, the models for the new cat forms for druids appear to be pretty much exactly identical to eachother, which is a fairly radical departure from the large racial differences (lion vs. puma) that existed before. Looking at the two side-by-side, you can see that there are some differences in the shape of the mane, but I suspect that's actually in the "skin" (coloration) where part of the model is marked as transparent. In fact, the models might actually be exactly identical with horns being slightly re-shaped with transparent regions to appear as ears and nose rings being marked as transparent for the night elf model.

It's kind of cool, but at the same time, I think it does remove some of the sense of individuality that these races had between their druids. Ah well, all change is bad and all change is good....