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Preview the updated human male model in 'World of Warcraft'

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Photo courtesy of Blizzard, used with permission

With the Warlords of Draenor expansion still months away for World of Warcraft gamers, it’s always nice to see some progress on the upcoming changes. A number of spell and ability changes often get posted with the alpha patch notes, but every once in a while a new “artcraft” blog gets posted to the official site. On June 25, another new race-gender combination model was revealed. This time the human male’s new model was unveiled.

The original human and the new model
Photo courtesy of Blizzard, used with permission

The human models were by far the weakest in the game. Their faces, in particular, were very poor in both geometry and refinement. With the new character models, those ugly mugs are a thing of the past. The spirit of the original human male is still there; however, the difference is drastic compared to other races where the original wasn’t as rough. Not to mention, he has a hefty amount of masculine body hair and muscles fit to fight the biggest bosses.

Alongside the new models players can expect a new level cap of 100, the new world of Draenor, a hefty removal of spells, new statistics on gear, the garrison feature, a number of new dungeons, changes to raid sizes, the removal of tier gear from LFR, and much more. Those looking to start anew in the game can pick it up right now for just $20. That includes the base game and all the expansions currently live. The base World of Warcraft is $10 with all expansions previous to Mists of Pandaria while Mists of Pandaria is also just $10 until July 1.

Warlords of Draenor is expected to release by the end of 2014. When pre-purchases of the game debuted, a release date of fall 2014 was found in the fine print. Those that buy the expansion now can take advantage of the level 90 boost right away. Unlike previous World of Warcraft expansions, Warlords of Draenor is $50 instead of $40; presumably because of the level 90 boost included in the purchase. Those are sold separately for $60.