Why the lack of Customization?

ill give you 2 in SW, 2 in boralus, and 2 that serve on a 7th legion airship. how many more is that then the goblins?

going to quote the lore and lead dev here

ion speaking for the team on why they passed on ‘high elves,’ basically they arent distinct from blood elves and are already playable but for context here are some of my favorite lines

There’s a couple… We just met Alleria again… But they’re not out there in the same way

There are no high elf hubs where they could come from

Modern high elves are a rare sight, and are commonly mistaken for blood elves.[12][13] In consequence, there are very few high elves left on Azeroth today. High elves did not gather in any significant numbers and are a very small group of individuals

theres nothing more behind a few easter eggs over 17 years of the game and they clearly dont consider dalaran part of the alliance. just because you as an individual interact with the kirin tor and dalaran doesnt make them part of the alliance. thats made quite clear from the devs and should be obvious from the story, dalaran joining the alliance was the story focus of a patch and them going back to neutrality was hard to miss in legion what with the horde players back in dalaran. i mean what do you think theres only a couple and that they dont even support the alliance in the same capacity as alleria and the void elves means?

wow is not lotr

but you can pretend now, and you did say you have a lotr itch you wanted to scratch not too long ago so enjoy your easter egg

also, blood elf farstrider tattoos and runic ones for magister types. ty


Many Dark Rangers were banshees freed by Sylvanas who reclaimed their bodies. Sylvanas was THE dark ranger and was also a banshee who repossessed her own body. Dark Rangers have banshee abilities as well such as wailing arrow (there were NPCs in BFA that used that and withering fire).

Oh no, how could I have forgotten LFD? DX Sorry about forgetting to add your thread.

Oh I see the fighting has continued as predicted. How sad. :frowning:


To be fare, there was already a ‘toggle’ for them, just not one players could access. All they did was add a menu button.


Minor color swaps like skin and hair colors are also simple things to implement. I’ll tell you what isn’t fair, is that certain requests are hastily acknowledged and then fast tracked for implementation whereas others are wholly ignored, as is the case for Nightborne and Lightforged Draenei players.


An honest wish of mine is if they could separate male Draenei horns from the hair styles. Just that alone opens up a ton more customization options. I have seen it done by modders before but I imagine there would need to be some work to hide any possible holes between the hairline and horns considering there is a hair style live in Retail right now with a hole in their head lol

Also I can’t stop thinking about Lightforge getting some of the Void Elf hair styles and the void toggle could be a tendril toggle lol. Right now core Draenei and Blood Elves share hair styles, so why not LFD and their spooky goth friends lol. The edgy hair on male Draenei would be funny but the edgy hair on female Draenei would look awesome???


I hope some of our other suggestions are also being considered for adding in 9.1.5 like the recent void elf hair colors. Here are some:

  • Younger nightborne faces especially for males without the scowls and wrinkles. The ones on the PTR look much worse than the ones in the preview images.
  • Onyx skin for lightforged draenei.
  • More void options for velfs to balance with the high elf stuff.
  • Tattoos, earrings, jewelry, and braids for blood elves so they look more unique compared to void elves who use the non-void skin and hair.
  • Black fur for worgen.
  • Tails and accessories for worgen.
  • Upright posture for male worgen, undead, trolls.
  • More faces for tauren and HMT.
  • Any options that are gender-locked please add to both genders when possible! Such as the male night elf tattoos and female belf jewelry.
  • Please release the other tints of heritage sets. Especially the nightborne and LFD tints, I really want the gold nightborne set for a rogue I want to level since her earrings and stuff will be the gold color.

I forgot about that.

I think Mag’har also have multiple colour tinted heritage sets too right?


Yes the Mag’har can wear theirs. I assume it’s because the tints represent the different clans.
I hope since they did it for them they will release the other race tints, it would be a shame for those to gather dust in the game files forever.

Oh!! I had no idea! At first I thought maybe they didn’t release the different tints because it might be considered unfair for the other races with heritage armours that only come in one colour but nevermind LOL!

Then again some races don’t even have heritage sets yet but I’d love that purple Lightforge set tbh.


Its weird to me that this isn’t well known but looking back I guess its not really brought up anywhere either…

I hope they add it for the hairstyles that didn’t have tentacles. :frowning:

I want it going both ways.


Any chance we could see the 3 unique DK skin tones unlocked for all the races?

Also, small elf ear option for humans only makes sense at this point.


really? you mean colors not styles? cause i just checked ptr, and unless its only in barber and not in char creation, hairstyles havent changed on my velf since velfs were introduced


This is hilarious as you went on a long tirade of the past that simply doesn’t matter anymore.

Yes super happy to get playable high elves finally after all their teasing through many Alliance territories.

Thanks yeah I’d love for alliance high elves to also get Farstrider tattoos so they can look closer to Alleria :innocent:

Wish you well in continuing to put effort towards trying to deny customizations in a video game and failing at it.


It’s just the brown/black/white hair colors. Zay seems to have just read the wowhead title that states “void elf new hair customization” and thought it meant hairstyles.


Ah my mistake I misread the article about the new colors :laughing:

It’s not “fast tracked” you have to remember it’s quick because all they’re doing is copy pasting from blood elves, the void elves use the exact same model and textures - making implementation easy.

Nightborne and LFD have been getting all new assets (besides something like Draenei tail customization) thus it’s taking a longer time to implement them.

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What part of asking for something and then having it be almost immediately implemented is not fast tracked?

Whether it is an existing option or not, it is something the Void Elves did not previously have that they requested and received in a manner unlike any other race, including the other allied races that also share a base model with a core race that would benefit from having shared customization.


lol thank you, i meant blood elf farstriders. you dont have farstriders, you have umbral rangers btw

i checked ptr for this also, and not seeing braids or tats?

People were asking for normal hair colors for void elves for more than a year I believe, after the skin tones and eyes got revealed (in what 2019? And we’re in 2021).

It’s not as if it was first asked for in this thread and then received. Stop trying to make it out to be that way.

You’re getting a lot of new options if you’re not happy with them then wait till they implement more that does make you happy (not meaning stay subbed meaning simply have patience whether subbed or not).