My suspicion is one word .......... time. They didn't want to /have /feel the need etc to spend the time correcting the skeleton. It was easier & less resource intense to just slap the skin onto the wolf skeleton back then. Now TO ME it's even more so since content needs to be pushed out at a significantly faster rate then before. Less resources spent. Less time used.Tårnfalk wrote:Yes! This posture is so much better. ..why couldt they just keep the posture and update the skin....Slapperfish wrote:Vephriel wrote:Does anyone have images/gifs of the original hyena posture? It's been so long I can hardly picture it anymore. I've never really minded the hunch back myself - I understand it's not very realistic, but there's something cartoonishly stylized in it that I've never minded.
Grabbed these off the old version of Petopia. Thank goodness for internet archiving!
If we need more I can always just hop onto Elysium and take a few screenies there. Assuming it hasn't fallen prey to Blizzard's legal team, of course.
I am hoping MAYBE if they brighten the colours truer to the old models my opinion of the hyenas will change. My tauren girl has had Snort since 2004! Damn I miss that old vanilla posture.