You have probably heard by now that WoW is currently updating the visuals of their older models. It’s always a good idea to update visuals when a game has been out for so long, and the style is always evolving.
The female Night Elf was actually one of the first models we started, but as we began to develop our other character models, we also wound up refining the overall look we were going for with the models and our processes for creating them. Ultimately, we felt that in order to do the female Night Elf justice, we needed to revisit her model with fresh eyes and continue iterating based on what we’d learned from working on the other models. The Night Elves have such a distinct but subtle character, and we spent a lot of effort in trying to help that come through.
Tyson – Art Team
When you compare the older models with the new the difference is quite obvious! I think they’ve done a good job of keeping the feel of the night elf while bringing the model more up to date. I look forwards to seeing more of the updates as they are released.