New Character Models: Before and After comparison

I finally managed to copy my characters to PTR, I’ve wanted to see how my own characters would look with the nice new models. I have to say I was little bit disappointed, some of the faces that are suppose to be “match” for the original ones, look completely different (as you may notice with my gnome warlock).
Feels like sometimes the designers didn’t even look/remember the old face when they redesigned them (notice here I do not know how it works just sharing my opinions). There are currently 4 races that I’m completely happy with and those are (all females as I don’t own any male chars) Tauren, Orc, Undead, Troll and Paladin (noticed the pattern here? In my opinion the Horde races look much better and more elaborate).

As I’ve studied with all the faces and looks I have only one thing in my mind, if this is the result of redesigning I wish they don’t touch the Worgens. Also don’t get me wrong here, I appreciate how much time they have put into this and some of the faces don’t look too bad but I think some of them could have been better, a lot better.

But here are few comparison pictures I put together, if I wasn’t happy with the face I searched for the alternative that I wish to use.

Let’s start with the Draeneis, I was surprised how pretty my hunter looks (as I loaded my Monk before it)
But I couldn’t help to notice that most of the Draenei faces look like they’re trying to do “duckface” imitation.
My Monk, I only took the picture to show how much the original face changed. What happened to the pretty Draenei eyes? and the face became “chubby” suddenly. But I do love how they fixed the shoulders!! Now they don’t look like they’re falling off!!

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My tiny Dwarf! The Dwarf model looks so much better now! It didn’t look too bad to start with but oh my it’s so good now. Reason I didn’t use the original face on the new model is because I thought this one looked bit better.Dwarf Then my Gnome.. I don’t know where to begin. Well positive thing is that the new hairs look nice (on all races) but can you see how much different the new one (middle) is to the old, it looks like grumpy cat now and I absolutely loved that face before. I loved the soft brown eyes but I probably have to go with the right face model as it looks less grumpy. I also think that the eyes are bit too big.Gnome This is my Worgen Druids Human form (which I never use as I love being a Worgen) but it looks really nice, I like how the new Human model looks.Human Night Elves, my first love on Alliance side. They look really good BUT the different face options are quite limited, I found only 1 face I was happy with.NightElf Then to my new old love, my second character. My fierce Orc lady! I absolutely LOVE the Orc model, they look so good!! I love the expressions so much!Orc I’ve always loved how Taurens look, but with the new models they look amazing! The middle one is the original face, but I think I’m gonna go that one with the markings since they make it look fierce!TaurenHere is one extra picture of how I would make my Gnome Warlock look as Undead (she was Undead at start so I might go back to my roots with her :P)
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(mini) Paladin post

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Nizkiz and for his love for Dwarves!
(also as you see my Paladin changed from Draenei to Dwarf and she changed her name to Ygrit ^^) I’ve forgot how much fun it is to play Paladin, last night we had Jojo’s flex p1 and I was allowed to tank it! 🙂 whee 🙂

I’m a little Paladin,
short and stout,
here is my hammer,
here is my mount
when I see a Hordie,
I scream and shout,
get in my bubble and hearthstone out!

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Notable Paladin

Sorry for delaying this post few weeks, first I was sick and then I just kept forgetting to actually make the post 😀
For Paladin week I didn’t have clear idea who I should introduce but then I remembered that while you level trough classic you meet two really unique Paladin friends (at the first look you wouldn’t probably believe that they could possibly be friends).
On this post I’m gonna tell you about Gidwin Goldbraids and Tarenar Sunstrike.

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You first meet these two when you start questing in Eastern Plaguelands and you help Fiona at her caravan to find her two missing companions. Depending which one you’re saving first, you meet a Dwarf, Gidwin Goldbraids, who is trying to act really tough by telling how many Nerubian spiders he killed before he got caught in the web. While you’re releasing him from the web he admits that it wasn’t actually that many, he just had competition with his Elf friend.
Next companion you save is Blood Elf, Tarenar Sunstrike, who doesn’t seem to need as much help as his Dwarven friend did. You help him to kill few Undeads and then he realizes what time it is and rushes back to caravan leaving you to finish what he started.

What is common between these two Paladins are that they both are eager to become

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members of the Argent Crusade and more of that they are good friends.
You move alongside the caravan and help them with their journey, while you help them you notice that Tarenar is helplessly in love with Fiona and Gidwin always teases him about it.

When these two finally reach the Light’s Hope Chapel and become finally became Crusaders and while they’re on their first Crusade Gidwin gets annoyed towards Tarenar because he doesn’t take things seriously and for that reason Gidwin leaves and gets caught by the Scourge. Player helps Tarenar to find and save Gidwin and afterwards everything returns back to normal between these two.

It is rumoured that these two fellows may actually be reference to Gimli and Legolas from Lord of the Rings. Thinking that their races are quite similar and their competition who kills more Scourge. If for some reason you haven’t done these quests I suggest you to do so, it is so much fun 🙂

Notable People Of Each Classes

As some of you might have noticed I had a ‘theme’ while I was doing Lae’s (from World of Lae) Alt Appreciation challenge. I wrote about classes that you might know or you should know. I’ve been thinking a lot of adding it as a real theme for my blog and since it’s new year and all, here it is 🙂
Starting next week, I will be introducing a few people of importance to the current class of the week.
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#PaladinWeek Famous Paladins

Yes I know I know it is #PriestWeek now, but I really wanted to show you some awesome Paladins that have crossed my path! 🙂 So here we go!


Uther the Lightbringer

He was the first Paladin of the Knights of the Silver Hand who led his Order in battle against the Horde during the Third War.
During the Third War, Uther was betrayed and murdered by his beloved pupil, Prince Arthas, while defending the urn carrying the ashes of Arthas’ father, King Terenas.

His tomb is located in the Western Plaguelands, east of Chillwind Camp. The marker stone in the tomb reads:

Here lies Uther the Lightbringer

First Paladin – Founder or the Order of the Silver HandUther lived and died to defend the kingdom of Lordaeron. Though he was betrayed by his most beloved student, we believe that his spirit lives on. He continues to watch over us, even as the shadows close in around our ruined land. His Light is the light of all humanity – and so long as we honor his example, it shall never fade.

I loved doing the quest in Western Plaguelands where you escort  Anchorite Truuen to Uther’s Tomb. R.I.P /salute

Terenas Menethil II

He was the last true king of Lordaeron and the primary founder of the original Alliance of Lordaeron. Ruling over seven decades, including the period of the Second and Third Wars, Terenas was considered one of the most powerful human monarch in the three thousand years since the breaking of Arathor. His death at the hands of his own son ended the Menethil dynasty and deprived the Alliance of its leadership at a critical moment in history.

It says in his tomb stone:

Here lies King Terenas Menethil II – Last True King of Lordaeron.Great were his deeds – long was his reign – unthinkable was his death. “May the Father lie blameless for the deeds of the son.   May the bloodied crown stay lost and forgotten.”

 

Tirion Fordring

He was one of the first five Knights of the Silver Hand selected by Archbishop Alonsus Faol, and was one of the heroes of the Second War. He later became Lord of Mardenholde Keep in Hearthglen before being stripped of his title and exiled for defending an orc, Eitrigg.
Following the recent death of his son Taelan Fordring, Tirion committed himself to refounding the order of the Silver Hand. He now leads the Argent Crusade. To this day he remains good friends with the orc veteran Eitrigg.

Highlord Bolvar Fordragon

He was venerated warrior of the Alliance and served as the Regent of Stormwind. He was also named the commander of the Alliance forces sent to take the battle to the Scourge in Northrend. After the treachery of Grand Apothecary Putress at the Battle of Angrathar the Wrathgate, Fordragon was believed to have been killed, either by the Forsaken Blight or the fires of the red dragonblight.
(The Wrathgate cinematic if you didn’t do the quest line or just haven’t seen it.In my opinion it is one of the best cinematics in WoW)

However, he survived, his body altered by the dragon’s flame, and was taken by the Scourge into Icecrown Citadel, tortured by the Lich King in an attempt to break him to his will. He resisted Lich King’s deprevations. After the death of Arthas Menethil, the mortal host of the Lich King, Fordragon demanded that Tirion Fordring place the Helm of Domination, containing all the powers of the Scourge, on his head, so that he would forever be the jailer of the damned – imprisoning the Lich King within the Frozen Throne once more and containing the threat of the Scourge.
(Fall of the Lich King cinematic for those you haven’t seen it. Also one of the best cinematics, still gives me goosebumbs!!)

“Tell them only that the Lich King is dead. And that Bolvar Fordragon died with him. Now, go! Leave this place, and never return!”

/salute

#PaladinWeek transmog

When I was planning my Paladins transmog it was really clear to me that I wanted to go with Judgement set (which is tier 2 for Paladins). But when Patch 4.3 went live with transmogrification I was bit disappointed since every Paladin I saw was using it. So I wanted to be bit different. I downloaded addon called MogIt (one of my best decision ever :D), and I started planning. I knew I wanted something with Judgement and with that theme.

I remembered that I was lucky enough to get Hyperion armor as a drop once. Then the replica pieces from tier 0 and I was kind of done, just needed to decide weapon and a shield. I have to say this is probably one of my best creations, I’m so pleased with it, and it still looks like Paladin set! 🙂 If you want to use this on Warrior or Death Knight just need to replace the shoulders with either Replica Lightforge Spaulders , Blood-stained Pauldrons or Glimmering Steel Mantle. I think Glimmering Steel Mantle goes really well with this one 🙂

#PaladinWeek

Fresh week of alt appreciation again, this time it’s #PaladinWeek. I have two Paladins, both Protection specced. I’ve only ever played my Paladin as a Protection due my dislike of Paladin healing and Retribution because it’s melee. My Paladin was actually my first melee class and Protection felt like spec for me after tanking with my Druid. Also I’ve also fancied Paladin because Bubble HS ;P

My first Paladin Kérmavaahto (means whipped cream in Finnish :D) has come up long way with me, I started her just because I was bit bored with my alts and wanted something to level up. I leveled her through dungeons and at max level (I think it was 85 at that expansion) I leveled Jewelcrafting for her. In Pandaria I haven’t really played her that much, just doing heroics here and there and now with Timeless Isle she’s been getting gear that I discover with my other toons. She is waiting that Blizzard adds Gnome Paladins! <3 Also name change is in progress (as soon as I figure out nice name for her ;P)

My other Paladin Mantelí (means almond in Finnish) I started her also as I was bored and I wanted a Horde toon to keep my Hunter company 😛 She is also leveled only through dungeons. Firstly she was Tauren (Tauren females are so cute <3) but after some time I got bored to see only Taurens back in tiny dungeons so I changed her to Blood Elf.

DressUp! #dressPoor

 Ok I finished my first entry for this transmog challenge yesterday, but I kinda posted a lot yesterday so I thought I’ll post it today 🙂


First thing I was thinking when I saw the theme ‘Poor’ was the starting gear, and more of the blueish mail starting gear that drops from the mobs. But instead of that I wanted to show some plate.
‘Poor’ can also mean simple and that is what I was after on this one. No spikes, plain colours, no shiny objects, just something small and plain. 🙂 Sadly these items are white quality so you can’t transmog them :/


Items used:

Chest: Platemail Armor (Platemail Armor)
Belt: Platemail Belt (Platemail Belt)
Gloves: Platemail Gloves (Platemail Gloves)
Leggings: Platemail Leggings (Platemail Leggings)
Wrists: Platemail Bracers (Platemail Bracers)

Boots: Platemail Boots (Platemail Boots)
Main Hand: Broadsword (Broadsword)
Off Hand: Large Metal Shield (Large Metal Shield)

Reason I typed the names inside parentheses is that I’m using the wowhead tooltip and since these items are white and my blogs background is white so they didn’t really like each others 😀 Batinna made summary of all the entry’s here!