Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sylvanas Through The Ages

This is the model of Sylvanas Windrunner in Vanilla WoW:


It's the Night Elf skeleton model, so it's decidedly un-Horde, but if you forgive the annoying girly jumping that the NEs are prone to do when standing, it's a decent look for the Banshee Queen. (And it also allowed some awesome fan art, like this and my particular favorite, this.)

A Beta patch awhile back introduced a new model for Sylvanas:


I like to think of this as her Psycho Barbie look. She now has a Blood Elf frame, complete with Valley Girl posture and blond 80s hair. Common, if you are going to make the Dark Lady a BE, then at least give her blue hair, or something more sinister!

Thankfully, the last push brought a more satisfying look to Sylvanas:


Now that's an Undead Ranger I can stand behind! Not only is her gear undeniably sexy (Hell, I'm a woman, and even I want to see Neg in that, particularly those shoulders - hello! those feathers just SCREAM Tauren!), but she now has the "I'm pissed-off royalty and I will hurt you" look that make Banshee Queens so lovable.

This model should stay!

5 comments:

Rilgon Arcsinh said...

I'd let her cure my undeath.

wait...

Maevet said...

I forsee my Hordie's bank alt being parked in Undercity...


I definitly like the new look... uh... most go.. uh. um.. clean the shower for mildew...

Kordwar said...

::sets hearthstone from nagrand to undercity::

what? it's so i can....uh....help...tarren mill faster?

Zeuxis said...

Freakin' awsome. I've wanted that model changed to something that made *sense* vis a vis the lore ever since vanilla launch.

The fact that the pixels are bloody easy on the eyes is a nice bonus. :)

I wonder what she'll look like singing the lament of the highborne?

Mehkaela of Sen'jin said...

Oh I am loving this model. First time i saw her Night Elf one i was kinda confused, I'm like "Did I take a wrong turn at the Plaguelands or something? How did I get to Darnassus?" As for her singing, it is utterly beautiful. Did anyone get the name of that Voice? I'd listen to those sound files any day! ;)