By now, you’ve probably seen the new Blood Elf models but I figured I would add some more to the mix. As you’d expect, I was excited to log in and see my character but I was not prepared for that head tilt. At first, I wasn’t sure if she liked her new look but in truth, she just looks uncomfortable and slightly pissed.

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Admittedly, the first thing I did was head over to the barber shop to check out the new faces and hairstyles. It was going well until I decided to sit down again.

Did she sit in something unsavoury or was it just her first impression after looking in the mirror? Either way, her face is growing on me but her skin was looking pretty dark in-game. It would be pretty cool if skin tone was something we could change in the barber shop (as long as it wasn’t an extreme change) or better still, add an interface option to add a tan during those summer months.

Here’s one where she’s actually smiling.


For the record, Blood Elves should be able to smile so to the person who said they should never smile… yeah… I do wish they’d fix that clipping boob issue with her shoulderpad though. Oh and the other person who wanted the floppy ears back? I never really liked that so I’ll be glad to see the back of it. After all, we aren’t dogs and since any toon higher than 91 was locked on the PTR, I thought I’d look up the new and improved Cymre Brightblade.


You can’t really see it here but I do like their slightly meatier torsos although I’d love to see her arms a little more toned. The legs and butt are looking mighty fine though.


…and she does look pretty bad-ass on her mount.

Note: these models are still a work-in-progress so if you have any constructive feedback, check out the forum. To see your own Blood Elf preview, check out the profiler.