I spent a short time in Warlords Beta taking a few screenshots of the Blasted Lands. This area is the prequel to driving the Iron Horde back through the portal and then closing it. I mentioned something like this during BlizzCon.
A strong woman is not threatened. It’s okay to be sweet. It’s okay to be feminine. It’s okay to be vulnerable and generous. It’s not a sign of weakness to need. It’s okay to be supportive of your guy. It’s not about control.
San Diego Comic-Con seems to be the place to reveal as much as possible by Blizzard Entertainment. Coming across the twitter feed, Community Manager Bashiok, posted a very teasing tweet on what Warlords of Draenorbox art might really be!
Exclusive reveal of new Blizzard Entertainment Gear at San Diego Comic-Con!
Blizzard Entertainment has once again revealed new product for their brand new gear store at their Showcase panel for San Diege Comic-Con 2014! If you didn’t get to go this year, fear not! Just watch the amazing preview video for all the amazing loot that will be available soon after SDCC and/or BlizzCon 2014.
Okay, I am laughing at the people saying that the femTauren isn’t feminine looking enough. These are probably the same people who wanted to have X female race to be less feminine. But allow me to educate on cattle.
The bull and the cow do not have that many characteristics in the face that can separate them from being male or female. The surest way to tell a bull from a cow is the parts between the legs. But if you look at the full body, the bull has extra padding. This padding on the bull is located in the chest area to give them cushion when they mount a cow for procreation.
If anything is present facially visible between bull and cow is that a bull tends to have a wider forehead and the cow a narrow cheek region. There honestly is NOT that much of a difference between a cow and a bull in the face.
If there was anyway to make the femTauren more “feminine” would be to raise her cheekbones up. It’s a Native American trait. In fact, maleTauren need a wider forehead with high, sharp cheekbones while femTauren would have softer, high cheekbones.
The new female Tauren will definitely be the milkshake that brings all the boys to World of Warcraft.
I’ve secretly been in love with the entire Tauren race, but refused to play any of them simply because they just were not visually appealing. And female Tauren currently are very neglected with minimal hair style choices, weird looking faces, poor texture rendering, and over-sized hands.
Thankfully, all of it was addressed by Senior Art Director Chris Robinson in the latest Artcraft! It’s a brief update, but is well-worth it for the fans of the Tauren race.
The original female Tauren had a lot of issues with too-angular geometry and stretched-out textures. It’s not her fault—it’s just what we had available to us at the time. Our new process has allowed us to add a lot of detail to her hair, fur, horns, and hooves, to build a far more detailed and expressive face, and to add a lot of definition to her musculature (while retaining her shape and silhouette).
One other change of note: Warcraft character design is commonly known for its stylized long arms, large hands, and big feet, but the female Tauren’s hands were just completely out of control. We brought them down to a more consistent size with the other updated models, and were also able to add a ton more detail and dexterity in the process.
Hearthstone heroes are storming into the Curse of Naxxramas! The Arachnid Quarter is now crawling!
Hearthstone players have been anxiously waiting to storm into Naxxramas after the twelve hour maintenance completed today. Many missed that this maintenance was not in preparation for the Curse of Naxxramas and thus it would not be launching soon afterwards.
Blizzard Customer Service Facebook update left ripe for troll pickings! Follow directions and keep constant vigilance!
This past weekend, Blizzard Entertainment’s Customer Service launched their own Warlords of Draenorbeta key giveaway on their Facebook page. It has a fairly easy submission form requiring players’ full name and e-mail associated with their Battle.net account. However, the day before it opened, they left the following message:
Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term “birth control” in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women’s lives in the United States, and around the world. Brush up on your birth control history, and see just how far we’ve come in 100 years.