if there’s a gordon ramsay fandom i’m pretty sure i’m officially part of it
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“That’s not a fuckin’ pie,” the younger of the mosshides growls. “That’s a fuckin’ travesty. Who the fuck eats lemon pie with no fuckin’ sugar?”
Xaj only shrugs. “He would.”
Not expecting much, Xaj leaves M’naa to his duties in the kitchen.
Later, when the pie is presented to Di, the captain smothers his laughter in the crook of his arm. He should have expected the thing to look unorthodox.
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I swear I uploaded these before on a different blog, but I can’t find it anywhere, so here: have a bunch of shots I took while wandering around the Isle of Thunder when 5.2 first hit, since I needed better/close ups for clothing reference.
Zandalari references I took for help in designing Oti’s dress style; figure other troll players might enjoy using these too.
Awesome references for Zandalari clothing <3 While I could totally believe that Zandalari naturally stand up right, I still wish I could find something definite that says whether or not their glowing eyes and rocky (?) skin are an effect of the Thunder King or Pandaria’s influence on them. All I could find was a “maybe” it is.
Unlike when Blizz updated the forest trolls with the big, bulky troll models (there had always been info that said forest trolls were bigger than jungle trolls, so it made sense), this is a HUGE deviation from the models of the Yojamba trolls and Zul that preceded them. It would make sense though, just given the look of them, that these features are the effects of their new alliance.
(okay lets try this again, reblogged to the RIGHT blog this time aaaugh)
I really wish we had a definitive answer as well.
It could really go either way since their design intention all along was as the progenitor tribe and the most closely linked to night elves as can be had, so the glowing eyes, dark skin, and physical manifestations of power/magic make sense to an extent. But then again, with Blizzard devs waffling on is it or isn’t it, and none of the other few existing Zandalar NPCS being updated (could be laziness/time constraints, could not be), that just continues to confuse.
Personally I’m hoping—from a selfish standpoint—that this is an update like with the forest trolls (even if it ends up being a retcon compared to how they used to be described and how their models used to look) because I really DO like the emphasis on their “at the original Well” roots; unfortunately, it may just end up being the effects of the Thunder King and their alliance, as suspected.
I’ll be screwed all over again on design if that’s the case, since Oti isn’t allied with the mogu at all BUT I GUESS I WILL CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN I GET TO IT and that’s the risk I take in playing a non-player character, woops.
Also I’m glad these screenshots were so well received!
Psst — If we go the route of “it’s because of the Thunder King”, then we can always work around with the idea that being exposed to that level of magic while on the Isle of Thunder for our future plot times is what ultimately changes Oti’eno and Kite to look more like the rest of the Zandalar.
Otherwise, older models not being updated is just a matter of Blizzard not getting around to it yet. Vol’jin was the same. It took them a few hotfixes/patches after 5.1 to go back and update previous iterations of him. They’ll have to go through each and every id associated with the NPC(s) in question, which takes time and people.Source: snakesinger