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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My To Do-list before WoD release

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I thought to make a To Do-list for myself what I need to do before they release, just to have everything summed up in one place 😛

  • Level up my missing classes to 90 (Warrior is 80 and Rogue is 85)
  • Level up my BabyDruid (currently 62ish)
  • Level up my Druidbankalt to 60 (I had this awesome idea that I want the tier1 for it :D)
  • Level up missing professions for Master of All achievement (missing Engineering and Blacksmith)
  • Green Fire for my Warlock (still need to gear it up a little so it would be easier)

Those are at least the ones I can think of now 😛

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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DressUp! #dressHero

It’s the second last transmog theme challenge! It’s called Hero. First thing that popped in my mind was to make something funny and cute with Marvel Heroes, buuut then I remembered my childhood hero (not only childhood but still). Robin Hood! He is awesome and the Disney Robin Hood and Robin Hood Men in Tights were my favourite movies when I was growing up, and they still are! 🙂
So here is my Robin Hood themed Rogue (yes Rogues can’t use Bows so I added one picture with daggers too! ^^)

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Dress Up! #dressHalloween

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Week 13 theme on Batinna’s DressUp challenge is Halloween. I was first thinking of Rogue’s tier 5 Deathmantle or tier 8 Terrorblade.
But then it hit me, one of my favourite movie series is Hannibal, so I put together Hannibal Halloween costume! 😛 enjoy!

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#RogueWeek Notable Rogues

For this weeks notable post I have again gathered few maybe well known NPC’s, some bit better know that others. I also waited so long to be able to write about Vanessa and Edwin VanCleef. I find their story really fascinating and sad.

Valeera Sanguinar

She was, along with Broll Bearmantle, companion of King Varian Wrynn. Culturally she indentifies as blood elf, taking pride in her people’s traditions and defending their tribulations and loyalities. However she has formally joined neither the Horde nor the Alliance.

Valeera and Broll helped King Varian to return to Stormwind, back to his rightful throne. When they got to Stormwind, she helped reveal Onyxia’s treachery and traveled with King Varian back across the sea to finally kill Onyxia. After the death of Onyxia, King Varian offered both Broll and Valeera a permanent place in Stormwind, in which they could act as Varian’s bodyguards and advisers.

“I am neither Horde nor Alliance. What has either faction ever done for me?” – Valeera

“My loyalties are personal– To King Varian and to his son!” – Valeera

Mathias Shaw

He is the head of organization known as SI:7, the agency of intelligence for the city of Stormwind, and in fact much of the Alliance. His base of operations locates in Old Town, Stormwind. He coordinates reconnaissance efforts for many agents of the Alliance regarding as far apart as the Defias Brotherhood to the Undead Scourge. He is also master of stealth and infiltration tactics and specializes in operations involving the rogues in the employ of the Alliance.
Mathias is also leader of the Stormwind Assassins. He was a childhood friend of Edwin VanCleef and personally trained him as a rogue.



Edwin VanCleef

He was the leader of the Stonemasons Guild that rebuilt Stormwind City after it was sacked by the Horde in the First War. The reconstruction of Stormwind was an arduous task, but with such a genius as VanCleed they managed to complete it smoothly and in less than ten years. However, the House of Nobles refused to pay the Stonemasons Guild for their work.

Some of the senior of Stonemasons, including himself, were offered govermental jobs if they’d just be quiet and play along. Edwin VanCleed was not willing to betray is workmen. He spat on the floor and walked out of the halls he’d built, vowing that he’d make the city pay one way or another. Shortly afterward workers rioted in Stormwind. Several people died, including Varian’s wife, Tiffin, and VanCleef with other artisans were the first to be cast out of the city gates.

He took the group of artisans and tinkers sitting in the mud outisde of gates of Stormwind and turned them into Defias Brotherhood. He is considered one of the greatest threats to the kingdom of Stormwind until he was killed by Alliance forces.

“None may challenge the brotherhood! ” – Edwin VanCleef


Vanessa VanCleef  (alias Hope Saldean)

She is the daughter of Edwin VanCleef and his successor as head of the Defias Brotherhood. Approaximately five years prior to Deathwing’s return, she watched from the shadows as her father was defeated by a group of adventurers on the orders of Gryan Stoutmantle.

She was adopted by the Saldeans, who were unaware of her identity. They named her Hope and parented her while they watched her grow up over the years.
Unlike her father, she is not skilled in close combat. However, she has very impressive skills in making poisons, especially ones that cause hallucinations or insanity.

“Lies, greed, and deception—these are the things that my father stood against. For years, he worked tirelessly, helping to rebuild your devastated city, and what thanks did he or anyone else get for it? Nothing. What choice did they have but to turn on those who the crown favored to get payment, one way or another? Fate, it would seem, has led me down this path. Even with the murder of my father, your foolish attempts to destroy the Defias have been in vain. I am, now more than ever, my father’s daughter, and the Defias Brotherhood will rise once more…” 

#RogueWeek introduction

Another Monday starts a new week of Lae’s alt appreciation week, this time it’s Rogue week. This is one of the classes that I’m not familiar with, I started my first Rogue few years ago, reason I made one was really silly actually I wanted to get Vanessa VanCleef transmog, I even made the character to look exactly like her! But me and humans in fantasy mmorpg don’t really get a long so I ended up deleting her around level 20.
Then this summer I got the idea that I need to have all the classes at level 90 and I kinda needed my own lockbox opener.
It was Midsummer event going on and since you get the 10% exp buff and I was full loomed I got to level 70 quite fast. I’ve gotten 1½ levels since that 😀 So maybe this week I’ll try to get her atleast to level 80.

Half of her bank looks like this ! 😀

Naming your characters

I think this could be nice add for Alt appreciation theme.
Everyone knows how difficult it is to find a free name you want to use preferable unique 😛
For myself I have to say that I’m not the most creative type, but I always try to find unique-ish name or just a different variation of something funny or something I like or just being boring and using food or dessert
So I thought that I share my character names with you again (Firstly I have listed them in my 30 days of World of Warcraft: Day 26 ) and tell how I came up with them 🙂

Rinike – 90 level Druid (my main)
 – This one I created when I was thinking to start this blog, I wanted something unique and it     is anagram of my middle name.
Éllih – 90 level Priest
– My nick name is Elli and I tried every different variations of it and ended up with this.
Shenyer – 90 level Shaman
 – I was able to be bit more creative and I was just pressing different letter combinations.          What I didn’t know that now when I googled it, it’s a last name 😀
Pizzelle – 90 level Hunter

– My Hunter is named after one of character in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, she has      3 cookies(2 of them are whole and one with bite taken out of) as a cutie mark 🙂
   It is also traditional Italian waffle (which I learned few days ago :P) singular is Pizzella
Kérmavaahto – 90 level Paladin

– This one is simply whipped cream in Finnish with apostrophe above e
Naldyn – 90 level Monk

– I came up with this name also by bashing my keyboard 😛
Smartíe – 86 level Mage

– I was eating smarties when I created my mage
Raritý – 70 level Rogue

– Rarity is one of the main ponies in My Little Pony
Pixié – 70 level Warrior

– I like fairies
Melune – 80 level Death Knight

– I was doodling names and different spellings in my head when I was creating her
Ríncewind – 90 level Warlock

– Every book lover must know where the name is from 😉 <3
   He is a really funny wizard in Discworld novels written by Terry Pratchett

Mantelí – 85 level Paladin
 – Almond in Finnish
Sacura – 82 level Hunter

– She is a character in Naruto and if it’s written with k instead of c it’s a cherry blossom tree
Mynia – 47 level Priest

– I don’t have any memories how I came up with this name, but probably doodling with    different combinations again. The name was firstly on my main other priest (alliance) and I   sometimes like to use them again in another server.
Chíli – 55 level Druid

– It’s a spicy fruit 😛

My Warlock was named as Darna (she was my first ever char), and as again I was hitting buttons and came up with that and afterwards I noticed the similarity with Darnassus 😛 (at start I didn’t even know about the awesome Elf city <3
Hope you enjoyed my babble again ^^


Day 26 of 30 day World of Warcraft challenge

List your characters and their levels?

So here we go 🙂

Frostmane EU Alliance
Rinike – 90 level Druid (my main)

Éllih – 90 level Priest
Shenyer – 90 level Shaman
Pizzelle – 90 level Hunter
Kérmavaahto – 90 level Paladin
Naldyn – 90 level Monk

Smartíe – 86 level Mage
Raritý – 70 level Rogue
Pixié – 70 level Warrior
Melune – 65 level Death Knight

Ríncewind – 90 level Warlock (Just had to name her that. Discworld <3)

Stormreaver EU Horde
Mantelí – 85 level Paladin
Sacura – 82 level Hunter
Mynia – 47 level Priest
Chíli – 55 level Druid


Yes, ALToholic and proud of it 😀