Analysis by Jaz Rignall, Ahead of the November launch of the Warlords of Draenor expansion, the decade-old World of Warcraft just received content update 6.0.2.
A furled brow is grease smudge, a wince is a grimace, or a smile is a pout.
We went into the archives, back to the source material and textures, and spent a lot of time trying to ensure we were interpreting all those squiggles and smudges in a way that is as true to the originals as possible, while also updating them to much higher resolutions and levels of fidelity. We expect that some will have had different interpretations of those old blurry textures than the ones we arrived at, and that's why we brought some of the recustomization features in-game for "free" (small gold cost like other barbershop features), and with that you can hopefully find new combinations and options that do appeal to you." In other words, when it comes to your character looking like your character, your mileage may vary.
The official response is interesting, and a fairly clear insight into the problems - which is essentially beauty, or rather in this case, aesthetic parity, is in the eye of the beholder.
Community manager Bashiok explains, "with the old models looking as...
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