World of Warcraft’s Troll is Ready For His Close-Up
Trolls aren’t exactly known as the most attractive fantasy race, and while the Warlords of Draenor expansion to World of Warcraft won’t turn them into pageant winners, it will up their graphical fidelity, giving players a chance to see just how ugly they really are. In addition to significantly better skin texturing, the new Troll model features improved geometry and better hair.
Blizzard has an especially hard time with the Troll model because of the race’s tusks. Players can choose from a variety of tusk types, and each variation affects the character’s lips and mouth differently. To counteract this, Blizzard had to create a base model with a flat lower lip, then curve and shape it for each individual tusk type.
While the new Troll model is vastly superior to the original in our minds, some fans have been unhappy with many of the race redesigns, and this one should be no different. Trust me, though; it’s waaaaaay better than the redesigns we came up with….
We know Trolls love to rock out, so they'd probably end up moshing at Ozzfest