Aggro Me: Face It
Back on March 23, I mentioned that there was a possibility that the character models being developed for the Asian version of Everquest II would be optionally available to all other EQ II players as well. Well, Moorgard recently confirmed that. So, it's time to take a peek at our options for virtual plastic surgery.
The poster of this thread on this official forums tracked down some new shots of the EQII East character models so head on over take a look. I've also poked around on the site the poster links to and this is what I've found:
Character Creation Screens
Edit: You can try this link for some side by side comparisons.
I should be clear, SOE has stated that these models are still works in progress. The final versions could look quite different. That said, what do you think?
It would be easy to say that these models are more "anime" in style and to some degree that's true (pink hair?). However, a poster on page four of the above thread makes a valid argument (with graphical evidence) that the new human models are actually more realistic rather than more "anime."
Matters of art are always subjective but I'll give my subjective comments. The ogres are pretty wild and fierce looking which I think is cool. I think there's no question the human models are better (at least in terms of the faces). I'm not too big on the new elves. As for the rest, well, I don't notice that big a difference. I will probably not opt for the new models only because I've grown used to the way my characters look after so much play time.While we're on the topic of character models, Moorgard posted here that Iksar scale patterns are on the agenda but I have not heard anything on that issue since then.