human model wowOne of the bigger changes that Blizzard will be making to World of Warcraft with their upcoming expansion, Warlords of Draenor, isn’t so much the content itself, but rather the image of the game. Given that World of Warcraft is a pretty old game, safe to say there are some graphical improvements that Blizzard could stand to address, which is exactly what they are doing.

Previously we reported on some of the changes that Blizzard has made to character models like the Tauren and Night Elf, and now it looks like it is the Human’s turn. On the World of Warcraft blog, Blizzard’s art director for World of Warcraft, Chris Robinson, dives into some of the details and changes that they will be making to the Human model.

Just like the other two races, Blizzard will be giving the Human model more facial expressions than before. This will make their faces look less static and more expressive. Also for an added touch of realism, Blizzard has given the Human male model some chest hair, which we guess helps them look more “manly”.

According to Robinson, “The male Human has long been a source of criticism from some of you for his odd proportions and face geometry. We’ve taken great care to ensure we’re not changing so much that he looks completely unlike anything you’d expect, while also correcting some of the more glaring problems.” Blizzard notes that while the models are far from ready, some of the in-progress models will be making its way into the alpha soon, so if you’re lucky enough to have access to it, you might want to keep an eye out for the updated models.

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