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Did the Aurins' hands shrink a little?

Discussion in 'WildStar Races' started by Cottonspore, May 20, 2013.

  1. Cottonspore

    Cottonspore Cupcake-About-Town

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    I remember when I first heard about WS the hands on this Aurin model freaked me out a little, even though I usually love exaggeration.

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    (Larger than the face... and most of the head lol.)

    But in more recent screen shots they seem to be a little bit smaller and more elegant?
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    (Probably about the size of the face)

    I know there are perspective differences, but the perspective isn't so extreme as to throw the proportions completely off. It appears to be a decent size reduction. The Granok and the human in the screenshots with the bigger hands also look a little different. Are these examples of older models that have since been updated? Now I can't tell if there's really a difference or not. Am I crazy? Is it all in my head?!

    (an addendum: yeah I am so starved for more Wildstar that this merits discussion for me, ok. I'm too hyped too soon, oh no!)
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    Pretty sure they made them smaller, and better that way. I noticed it some time ago too.
  3. Cottonspore

    Cottonspore Cupcake-About-Town

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    Totally agree. Loving them in the new screenshots (which is why I wanted to know if my eyes are playing tricks on me). I don't think the older hands looked too bad in action, but the image of them at rest hanging by that Aurin's knees is a little jarring.
  4. Xlugon Pyro

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    Good to see that aurins won't be suffering from FNEHS, (pronounced finesse) otherwise known as Female Night Elf Hand Syndrome, after all.
  5. Silas Jasar

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    Could be a slider effect like Neverwinter has with hands.
  6. Xlugon Pyro

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    I'd rather see all sorts of different types of sliders first. Like breast/height/weight/musculature, etc. Hands are the last thing I'd want to see a slider for. Include the other things first.
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    Well, we are comparing Aurin models from late 2011 / early 2012 with Aurin models from 2013, things are bound to change as the game develops.

    I quite like the look of their hands now, before it just seemed off.
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  8. Cottonspore

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    Over all, looking good!

    I don't think we get hand sliders though, or any sliders for the body parts, so it's looking like that was just a design choice for Aurin across the board. Didn't the devs say something along the lines of, they would try their hardest to give us height sliders but that basically we only get one body type for fluidity of animation/armor design reasons?
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    Much better this way.
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    It's a shame though, because it robs them of their niche - standing around in the capital city, opening jars outside of the bank (for tips, of course).
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    Man, those are some big mitts in that first set of photos. :eek:

    Looks way better proportion wise now.
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    I also agree that the hands look much better in the newer screenshots. More realistic... well, about as realistic as a game with a cartoon graphic style can be. Eh, you know what I mean.
  13. Xlugon Pyro

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    Their feet are still a little big though. Maybe it's just the shoes...

    Or maybe... It's that they have BUNNY FEET!?!? GAAASP!!!!
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    For what it's worth, I don't think that the huge hands were there just because they thought it looked cool - I don't think they'd want Aurin to just look like 'small humans with animal ears and tails'; so they decided to mix up the anatomy a bit as well by playing with inhuman proportions. :p
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    Considering they're not bunny people, I'd hope not!
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    Every race seems to be wearing clown shoes if you look at concept art and other screenshots.

    So if they're improving the anatomy of the hands I hope the feet come next.
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    I liked them better before...
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  18. Cottonspore

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    I like their big feet actually! They fit. The length of your foot is about as long as your forearm, and since the model's arms are exaggerated and much longer than they would be on a normal human being the ratio of foot to forearm holds true and makes them look in-proportion. Whereas the hands were much larger than any of the other parts of the body that they should have had a match with (your hand, from the bottom of your palm to the tips of your fingers, is usually about the size of your face but obviously the big hands were way bigger than anything else on the model), and so read a little bit strange to me.
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    Bigger hands for bigger <REDACTED>.
  20. Silas Jasar

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This. Don't ask me why but I really liked it the original way.

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