I’m going to admit, I am extremely jealous of the Alliance right now. Night elves particularly got so much beautiful customization that I really wish we had on blood elves. It seems like every other race is getting facial piercings except for Blood elves and it is driving. me. nuts.
Look at dwarves with their different clans… look at trolls with theirs… orcs with a TON of diversity too. Draenei have two themes with their allied race. Orcs too. The elves on the Horde are getting the really short end of the stick. Not only do Void Elves now pretty much get all of what blood elves have (so… two themes) but Blizzard is now trying to make Blood elves ‘unique’ with jewelry that, in my personal opinion, looks gaudy and disgusting, of which is useless as heck for those who actually want to use the transmogs we collect. Sorry, I don’t plan on playing naked, so that silly body jewelry is entirely useless to me.
What about those of us that want to play blood elves in combat, are fierce, and that, I don’t know, actually fit in with the Horde? We’re bombarded again and again and again that ‘Oh blood elves don’t belong in the Horde, they’re prissy, they don’t fit in with the other races, too pretty’… so why not give us some fierce options, Blizzard? Why does every single ounce of customization for Blood elves have to be some gaudy jewelry? Bland hairstyles too, nothing unique, meanwhile other races are getting scars and facial piercings.
And the poor Nightborne still have faces that look like they’ve been hit with a shoe or in the case of female nightborne, hair styles that look like they fit better on a miniature poodle.
Yeah, they’re making the ‘ohhh look blood elves get blue eyes, WOO!’ monumental for us apparently and I’m sitting here like “I DON’T EVEN WANT THESE STUPID BLUE EYES ON MY DEATH KNIGHT.” To me, the blue eyes for blood elves thing is so utterly unexciting I roll my eyes every time someone tries to push it on me as something that actually matters.
And you’re right. Why does the most played race get the least amount of options? And no, I don’t want anyone coming at me in here with “BuT BloOd ElVeS ArE GeTtInG A LoT!” because silly looking jewelry with very little variation that will clash with transmog anyway and in some cases MIGHT AS WELL JUST BE BRACER TRANSMOG are NOT a lot of options. People aren’t getting that quantity =/= quality. At all. Plain and simple, in my personal opinion, this blood elf stuff has all been bland and uninspired as compared to what the other races are getting.
Like I said, as if we need more ammo for the people who come in our faces on a constant basis that blood elves do not belong in the Horde and are not powerful.
So we’re not alone? Because I feel like I’ve just been screaming into the void, being told to shut up, and most frequently: “Deal with it, it’s the theme of blood elves to be gaudy and cheap.” Yet void elves, which ARE BLOOD ELVES BUT WITH VOID FOR GOODNESS SAKES, get a gothic theme to them. Suddenly they’re magically ‘not cheap and gaudy’? But…also…they get to be non-void too, yet get to keep these gothic hair styles. I hope people are seeing my point.
Customization is about letting us play our characters as we want to see them. Why does every single blood elf player need to be shoved into a ‘go be a boring barbie no one likes’ box because oh wow, that’s their “theme”? I liked blood elves because to me there was more to them than that, but man am I sure being proven wrong now and regretting even bothering to play blood elves.
And it really is frustrating, because you have players like me and others in this thread who are clearly the minority but that shouldn’t matter because points at mechagnomes.
I was really hoping, truly, that in an undead expansion with a vampire themed section coming up, we’d have some signs of getting those vampires we saw back and wrath and were talking about for two years, that they teased us with in BfA. Even going so far as to saying they were looking for a home in the Horde. Instead, radio silence.
And no, silence isn’t a good thing. They revealed the blue eyes for void elves and blood elves (and non-void skins for void elves too.). So clearly they do toss out things that are going to be happening, and people have been talking about undead elves and the wants for them, but again, radio silence. I really am starting to think, based on the nonsense they keep adding for blood elves, they really aren’t listening to the players who want their blood elf characters to look nice and fierce.
For me at least, as you know by now, that answer is a bloody flat out no.
Again, I’m so glad I’m not alone in my frustration. I don’t wander away from this thread much because I don’t want to get shoved with “DEAL WITH THEIR THEME”. The answer is no. Throw the theme into the garbage. Themes bar from customization and people should be able to choose if they want to subscribe to a theme of a race, or if they want to go their own road. Restrictions. Are. Stupid. WE HAVE A YETI COSTUME AND A FISH WEAPON. Anyone that tries to argue with me “But racial aesthetic and theme” can go take a walk far away from me because I won’t stand to hear it.
And yes, all of this is relevant to this thread, because if San’layn are stuck being customization (and likely low effort too, judging on the nonsense they’re giving to blood elves) then we won’t get to choose their theme. Everyone’s so obsessed with theme, well then we’d better in the very least get gothic/punk options for blood elves if we’re given vampyr customization. If people want to play gaudy vampires too? Sure, fine, that’s your choice. You don’t need to go by the vampire theme, you can do your own thing as a vampyr. But give us different themes for goodness sakes to choose from as opposed to one singular gaudy ‘here have this jewlery and shut up’.
Here’s a live update of what I looked like while typing this post: