Note: this post contains information on Wrath of the Lich King.
This is a change I didn’t see coming – Blizzard are implementing new, “improved” character skins. After the jump, screenshots of the new female human, dwarf and gnome faces.
Obviously, the eye textures on gnome females are glitched right now. Still, you can see what’s in store.
There seem to be some minor changes to night elf female faces, but nothing significant, and it doesn’t seem as though any males, or females of any other race, have been reskinned yet. I’ll keep you informed!
It’s Not All Doom and Gloom
A lot of these faces look… pretty unprepossessing, to say the least. However, they look quite different in game – and much better, in my opinion. Observe how my character looks in this before-and-after shot – the “before” is on current live servers, the “after” is on the current beta build:
Update 1: Added dwarf females.
Update 2: Added gnome females.
Update 3: Added the Before and After shot.
Update 4: LOL JUST KIDDING! says Tigole.
In this post Tigole says
The character textures are not changing. We tested impact on patch size if we were to patch new character textures. It was a development experiment.
Obviously, we would not change it so gnomes had eyes looking into the back of their heads.
Whether or not one credits the explanation of “oh… just testing!” (and I’m not sure I do; the human female textures are awfully accurate and complete for an “experiment”) there’s confirmation that the face changes aren’t here to stay.
Which is… kind of a shame. Sailan’s new face was growing on me.