100% disappointed with the alternate Archmage skin, which is BFA Jaina on a horse.
Firstly, I’m playing WC3. The last thing I want to be reminded of is BFA. Seriously.
Secondly, Jaina has never been shown to ride a horse. She did for a few minutes in BFA questing, but in any combat, and every other situation, she’s been on foot. And both in the OG WC3, and in HotS, Jaina has consistently been on foot, as well. Technically HotS has mounts, but again, like in WoW, that’s just a temporary thing that’s irrelevant to the character, and removed as soon as combat begins. She is, and always has been, an unmounted unit.
I was excited for this skin for specifically that reason, as an Archmage on foot would effectively remove the cosmetic imbalance of having only one mounted hero. I’d rather no heroes be mounted than a single hero be standing out.
Thirdly, I dislike the fact that she’s even Jaina at all. Why can’t we have just a generic female Archmage? I was really hoping to get a female Archmage model that I could use, so that my one hero (Jaina) doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb, in contrast to the other three heroes, who would all be generic.
Furthermore, on that, a female hero for Humans would help add uniqueness to the Archmage, and effectively make each hero unique.
Currently we have, one Blood Elf Male, one Dwarf Male, and two Human Males. Replacing one of the Human Males with a Female Human would, again, solve the imbalance.
Suffice to say, absolutely disappointed with this turn out and implore you guys to fix your mistakes. I was excited for Reforged, but this basically killed the hype for me.