How things look matters in a video game, especially when you’re looking at something every minute of every hour that you play. Now, how things look exactly is dependent on the game, the genre, the development team, and over just what they’re going for. However, if something doesn’t fit the style of the game that’s being presented, players are going to call it out. Take, for example, World of Warcraft. The MMORPG recently had an update/patch that fixed, adjusted, and implemented new things. But, one weird change is catching a particular classes eyes.
Specifically, the Blood Elf females. Apparently, for them and them alone, the weapon sizes for their characters have been grown to a ridiculous size.
“Since the patch the weapons on belf females have become humongous. Daggers look like swords, while swords are like massive 2handers. Not to mention guns, oh god >.<!” says user Alenna on the official forums.
Other Blood Elf players are noticing it too, and the overall reaction is very negative. Plus, many noted that this is not a bug, it is a real thing that Blizzard did via the new patch. This is getting a lot of negative feedback as not only does this not look believable (even getting references to animes), it doesn’t fit the class to many of these World of Warcraft players.
The twist in this tale, is that Blizzard did show this off on the PTR (the Public Test Realm), and apparently, a lot of players tried to tell them that this was a bad idea, yet Blizzard didn’t listen.
“We argued to have this reverted like you wont believe on the PTR forums. Didn’t change their mind so while im mildly hopeful Live response will change their mind im also rather doubtful, ” said player Kaliragoth.
What do you think of this? Should Blizzard revert the weapons back to the way they were? Let us know in the comments below.