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CarBot Animations: Warsong Gulch episode

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Murlocs, murlocs everywhere!
Jonathon Burton is the creator of the fun animated antics of CarBot Animations. Using a cute drawing style, animation, and a quirky sense of humor, he creates a series of cartoon parodies. One of the newest cartoon series CarBot Animations has begun creating is based on the World of Warcraft.

The latest episode is based on a Horde vs Alliance PVP match in the heart of Warsong Gulch. Have a look for yourself at this amazing animator's work --

Wowcraft Episode 7 Warsong Gulch (Part 1)
Creator: Jonathon Burton

Visit CarBot Animations at Youtube here.
Manual link: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1uug_uZrVmylfPVBLBvitQ)
World of Warcraft is © Blizzard Entertainment. All characters, images and intellectual property belong to Blizzard Entertainment.

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Human Male Artwork Revealed

Hello World of Warcraft fans!

It's been a while since we've last had an update in regards to the in-game character models. Today, Chris Robinson, the art director of World of Warcraft has released pictures of the new Human male artwork.

Portrait Face
You can tell right off the bat that there have been quite a few changes. The eyebrows and nose especially have been slimmed down. The Human male also has a noticeable forehead and cheekbones.

A posterior at last!
Here we can tell that he can be quite expressive, but perhaps a bit too much. The backside has well...a backside! His calves were rounded out quite a bit and no longer resemble soccer balls.

Chest hair and man pecs, oh my!

Frontside we see chest hair a plenty as well as visible male nipples. Yes, there, I said it on a very PG blog. Nipples. We can be adults here. Behave! Poor thing still remains a Ken figure with no groin but to add a noticeable bulge would stray from World of Warcraft's Teen rating. All in all the Human male is as large as a barge to quote Gaston from Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

Personal Feelings:

I'm sure I am not the only one that has thought this when seeing the new Human Male artwork but doesn't he give off this kind of vibe? Look below:

The missing link between Shrek and WoW Human Male
Come on, just a little resemblance right? 

What do you think? Did World of Warcraft preserve the look of the Human Male or do you prefer the old look afterall?

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-All My Alts

Bonus Picture:

What, I couldn't help it. LOL
It's true, I'm having a bit too much fun here. xD

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Azeroth Choppers Winner is...

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The winner of the contest has been determined. Although I personally haven't watched the series I did find out via Twitter whom the winner had turned out to be. To be honest I'm not surprised.

Watch the end result for yourself:

From seeing the video picture above I can say that the Alliance bike would have looked a lot better if the front wheel didn't seem so strange and angular. The Horde bike honestly doesn't appear to have any unique features from the current Mechanohog.

Either way I wonder if somehow both bikes will end up in the game.

Which side did you choose?

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-All My Alts

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Azeroth Choppers: Yay or Nay?

Revealed by Blizzard Entertainment two days ago; the web series, Azeroth Choppers will premiere on April 17th, 2014. So what exactly is Azeroth Choppers at any rate? For that to be fully answered we have to dip into a bit of reality tv history.

American Chopper in a Nutshell:
Not too long ago in the circle of reality tv; American Chopper was a reality television series that aired on Discovery Channel. The series centered on a father and son team whom manufactured custom chopper-style motorcycles. Long story short, the father and son had differing styles that eventually culminated into an explosive argument. This resulted in the son leaving and starting his own competing chopper company.

Now that we know that much(or perhaps you were way ahead of me and already knew!) it seems that the son, Paul Jr. has resurfaced to help Blizzard to create a web series called; Azeroth Choppers.

The Azeroth Choppers Trailer

Video Credit: World of Warcraft on Youtube

The reason given to watch the web series:
Seems interesting right? We the players get to watch this chopper creator as he crafts two bikes: one Horde and one Alliance. To make things sweet we will vote to determine which bike design will be immortalized as an actual World of Warcraft in-game mount.

So Azeroth Choppers: Yay or Nay? 
Personally, I have no interest in the American Chopper tv series nor do I care for any drama that came from it between the father and son. As an avid game player my interests run amuck between many different things but custom-made bikes? No, I am not really with that at all. I can see the unique aspects of it and I am curious as to how it will pan out( as far as which bike is put into the game) but that's about it.

What does interest me is how much resources were put into cranking this out instead of working on content for the expansion pack? The new WoD expansion is supposedly already in beta testing. What this tells me is this: there is barely anything in it at all. Content-wise all I have been hearing about Warlords of Draenor is how many custom textures are being put into the models, professions/spells being hacked to pieces, and garrisons becoming a pretty thing.

Garrions are pretty.
Don't get me wrong. This Azeroth Choppers web series looks to be a fun time in a basket but think about it. How many times has Blizzard said to a player: "We can't do this/that because it will take time/resources away from developing." Yet here we are seeing a project that is definitely taking resources from the game. What are we not going to get in the new expansion because a high budget was set aside for the Azeroth Choppers web series instead?

I'm sure we can chalk it up to precise timing to take away attention from the Elder Scrolls and Wild Stars publicity. However I am not convinced it is a right move on their part. I'd much prefer a content patch for the current game or heavier content being released with the Warlords of Draenor instead of watching a group of scruffy old men bonding over grunts and pencil designs for custom bikes. Mind you, that's just me.

What do you think? Azeroth Choppers: Yay or Nay?
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Possible New Night Elf Female Character

Ever since the folks at Blizzard have announced an 'Alpha' process for Warlods of Draenor the innovative dataminers of the WoW community have taken to scrounging up as much information as they can for the upcoming expansion.

Tyrande hair on the New Night Elf Female Character
Now with everything that comes in relation to datamining the bits and pieces revealed may or may not appear in the expansion. However, it's still fun discovering the possible new information such as:

Possible New Night Elf Female Character:

Now with smoother glossy skin!
Although unfinished(and possibly not even the finished texture) we can see where the WoW artists are taking our favorite Amazon-like Elf girl. She still retains an atheletic build and the stomach textures now show a very visible six pack on the abdomen. Her shoulders are especially square and robuff. We can see she uses her bow quite often by the muscle definition along the arms. I can imagine that when she flexes the muscles will become even more apparent. This is no damsel in distress!

Front New versus Front Old:

Doesn't seem to be too much work done on the mesh so far.
Hopefully when the character is finalized the ears are not as huge. The ears were long before but with the new texture they seem rather creepy. The style choice of the under garments seems rather interesting. As a female I am noting a design that cuts low on the breast which does nothing for support. Well, I shouldn't be too surprised. It is a fantasy game afterall. Allright I can nitpit on the design at least? What are the strange curly flarse at the top? Tendrils? I'm not even going there...

Alpha Video of Night Elf Female Character:

Video Made by  InicoWc3 on YouTube

Wrap it Up:

I'm sure the lack of hair and finished facial textures are hurting this possible new character edit. Overall the Blizzard artists are trying to keep true to the original character design. Unfortunately I do believe too much emphasis is being placed on the muscle definition. Yes, the Night Elf females are suppose to be warlike and very close to Amazons. However, that doesn't mean they should look like She-Hulk either. It'll be interesting to see the final reveal and see how far off this datamined texture is from the finished product.

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Tauren Male Character Revealed

A meshwork of the Tauren face
Today, Steve Aguilar, lead animator for the World of Warcraft animation team revealed the process of remodeling the Tauren male character. A constant with these recent reveals are the statements 'retaining the essence of the original'.Take a peek at what they have accomplished thus far for the Tauren male and decide for yourself if Blizzard is keeping the look of our beloved characters.

Meet the New:

A revamp of the old to new mesh

One of the things I noticed outright is that apart from a few nodes in the tail(most likely for even more movement) there wasn't much work done there at all. I suppose one doesn't need to revamp the awkward bulky shape of the bull's tail. 

Front/Side New:

Front/Side perspective

Tauren Emotes New:

The laughing emote seems really jovial doesn't it?
The 'point' emote is spot on!
Right off the bat one can definitely see how much work the artists have put into the facial features.The 'laughing' and 'point' emote really hit home. They seem perfectly suited to the emotion. The 'yell' emote however seems too much like he's trying to show you how much teeth he has in his jaw. The 'shy' emote also seems to fall short of its emotion. Rather then being timid it seems he's saying to us, 'Oops, my bad!'

Wrap it Up:

Overall I have to say that the new Tauren Male character is looking pretty sleek with some great facial expressions at his disposal. I would have liked to see more work done on his tail and hooves but if the artists felt there was nothing to fix there it can't be helped. Hopefully a reveal of the Tauren Female will be shown to us very soon!

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