just revamp old (wow classic races) models it is not that hard... your graphic department doing amazing job already, just aim them to the non-npc characters little bit.
My computer's crap and Skyrim's playable. Not ideal, but playable. (I bought a cheap upgrade to meet the minimum requirements for cataclysm, to give you an idea)
I don't think a slight update to the old stuff will make much difference.
Compare the rbg wolf mount to the orgrimmar wolf mount.
Significant aesthetic difference. Doesn't affect performance at all.
Technically you could just add these nicer looking models as a feature in the Graphic settings, like you did with the water feature. Besides it's normally Shadow quality that puts a strain on most machines, that and Particle density, although Particle Density is pretty much a must in raiding.
I´d settle for haveing our own characters upgraded a bit. Smothing out the edges if you will.
Maby add some new looks or color options, hair, eyes. The slightest thing ussaly makes difference. Just look at the added hairstyles we got last time ( for some of the races ) atleast i thought it was a nice touch.
And the options for character looks can be improved alot. I doubt its that hard to swap more styles with other races, like done before. Or even have new ones crated.
I´ts what I´d wish for :)
I think that they can upgrade everything pre-WOTLK to Cata/MoP standards in terms of models and textures if they can only be bothered. Imagine talbuks with "Sambas" mane around their necks, imagine every zone having the amazing look of MoP zones in terms of lighting and textures on trees and effects.
They should make it happen to make people stop whining about the game being old. The game doesn't need new style, it needs to be brought up to a 2012 standard game in ALL aspects, not just the latest expansions...
19/01/2012 06:49Posted by NozomïJust look at the added hairstyles we got last time ( for some of the races ) atleast i thought it was a nice touch.
It was a nice touch...but the textures on most of the races are still horrible. Compare the hair on a female dwarf, with that of a female goblin.
There is nothing wrong with WoWs graphics- I prefer them the way they are and as someone said then everyones computer can run WoW.
So, do NOT fix what isn't broken.
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Well, not everyone has high-end computers, not everyone's rich to buy them.
This is such an awful misconception of PC gaming these days, you don't, I repeat, DO NOT, need to be "rich" to have a high end computer, and you don't even need a HIGH end computer to process any of these proposed changes, if your PC currently handles Worgen, Goblins, and a lot of the latest armor models and such, it can handle everything else getting minor aesthetic changes.
Regardless of what graphic setting your PC is set to, or how financially superior you are.
19/01/2012 12:43Posted by KelissaIt's unfair to ask Blizzard to support more than one game engine but that would be required to up the graphics by a great extent while still keeping all the players onboard.
- to come up with excuses that dont even make much sense
- to save workload that has been asked since BC
- to implent new races with a hell of a lot more shiny polygons
- to come up with excuses to not allow older players the same shiny chars (which would cost money to upgrade)
Maybe they dont upgrade it because they want us to spend money to enjoy our chars in the same way like new players do that decide to play the newer races.
19/01/2012 17:50Posted by ZaszMaybe they dont upgrade it because they want us to spend money to enjoy our chars in the same way like new players do that decide to play the newer races.
Come to think of it.. blizzard does not do much with already released content.
Low lvl PVP balancing, old graphic models, it is getting dusty.
Oh come on, are you serious? What's so hard with revamping the models but adding an option to access them via a slider, much like the graphics? I can see it now.
Monster detail - Low - Middle - High