World of Warcraft Senior Art Director out with injury but delivers a new Artcraft!
Senior Art Director Chris G. Robinson shared the latest World of Warcraft character model update in ArtCraft. It was a very quick update due to Robinson’s injury he sustained while sculpting to his dominant, drawing hand.
But he did share the male draenei model showing off wonderful facial expressions and keeping true to the silhouette of the original model from The Burning Crusade. You can also check out 8 screenshots we took from the WoD alpha.
The original was one of the better character models in the game, so it didn’t require a ton of translation—but with higher-resolution textures and more polygons to work with, we were able to bump up his fidelity quite a bit, as well as improve how we convey emotion through a new animation rig.
We wish Robinson the best as he recovers from his surgery. In the mean time, Artcraft will be in the capable hands of Lead Character Artist Tyson Murphy. The “same face” issue will be addressed, hopefully, in future content with the trolls!
Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas has a gating system, but how much will it cost players?
Once buried deep in the arctic lands of Northrend, Naxxramas was once the Nerubian home to the now fallen king, Anub’arak. Its corridors were transformed by the Lich King’s dark power and lifted from its subterranean location and into the skies. It became the base operation for Kel’Thuzad to spread the crippling scrouge plague across Lordaeron.
Players are freaking out over faction hubs being moved from Karabor and Bladespire, but find out why they just won’t work in Warlords of Draenor!
Back during BlizzCon, World of Warcraft players were informed that their faction capitals would be located across Draenor from each other. The Horde would be located at Bladespire, Frostfire Ridge and the Alliance would be at the Temple of Karabor (Black Temple), Shadowmoon Valley.
A lot of confusion happened quickly when Lead Game Designer Cory “Mumper” Stockton tweeted the following: