In the Dev Chat, the following question was posed:
Is the Moonkin form for troll and worgen on the beta and ptr the final form or is it just a placeholder?
The very brief answer:
I hope to god this is a joke. This is really pathetic if once again, Blizzard manages to re-work out for every other shapeshift (including one that is on a 3 minute cooldown), but can’t be bothered to re-work the NEW moonkin form, let alone the legacy forms.
This has been floating around for awhile, but MMO-Champion has finally released a high-res image of the Worgen Druid Flight Form. I feel bad for the Worgen, the Troll one is much more amazing.
Let me first start out with this: If these forms go live, I’m done with my druid. Blizzard will have exemplified what they really feel about the balance druid class if they can’t be bothered to design new moonkin forms.
All druid forms used to be placeholders. They said this in alpha (before classic WoW was released), and it took until Wrath of the Lich King to update bear and cat forms. Then, worgen and troll druids made an appearance, and you’ve seen the amazing work that’s gone into creating worgen and troll bear and cat forms. Now, even the tree of life has a new model, which, at maximum, has a 16.67% uptime.
With all these changes, you’d think that even if Tauren and Night-Elf moonkin didn’t get new models, they’d at least make neat Worgen and Troll models, right?
Wrong. I present to you the newest Worgen and Troll moonkin forms on beta. (Courtesy Lissanna@Restokin). Notice how the troll form has TAUREN HORNS and the Worgen have NIGHT-ELF EARS.
Blizzard has updated the Troll and Worgen feral forms. Of course, there still is no Moonkin preview.
I’m going to be pissed if Worgen druids end up running around with floppy night elf ears and trolls run around with tauren horns.
Do you plan on playing your druid as a main in Cataclysm? Are you willing to stick with balance? Will you race change to troll/worgen if it becomes available?
Personally, I’ll never play another main class besides druid, and I enjoy balance. I would LOVE to play a Worgen.
If you do plan on staying a druid, do you plan on staying your current race? As much as I love [spell]Shadowmeld[/spell], I am seriously considering race changing to Worgen when they become available. Not only for the new shapeshifts (and lord knows they won’t update the current moonkin ones before then), but their racials seem pretty neat.
Tell me your thoughts!