Look at these character/mob portraits!

You may or may not remember that I made a post almost a year ago in which I lamented the terrible state of Blizzard's default party portraits. And I'm not talking about the layout of the UI or anything here, but about the actual pictures, which largely looked like something from the early alpha of the game (at best).

Well, imagine my delight when I noticed the other night that they've finally been updated. I think it must have happened in the big patch but mostly went overlooked because of all the other stuff that's been going on.

Female tauren actually look like female tauren now!

And male ones don't look like someone hit them in the face with a hammer anymore either.

I think they've updated all the races, but I haven't seen them all yet (nor would I bother to take pictures of them all). I just can't wait to see what replaced that sickly green night elf with the bright red braids...

On an only vaguely related note, has anyone else ever thought that the character portrait for ooze mobs kind of looks like a dog?

I mean, I can see what it's meant to be, an angry skull embedded in green goo...

... but I swear, I still often see a sad dog face instead. It's kind of like one of those black-and-white pictures where you can see something different depending on which part you focus on.



  1. Just how many dogs have you owned in the past? I missed that one completely.

    The character portraits were the reason why I left my helm on; good to see they're fixing that.

  2. I'm not a dog owner myself actually, so I don't know why I saw the dog before what it's actually supposed to be. Unbalanced brain perhaps? :P

    And these character portraits aren't affected by whether you show your helm are not, these are the default ones you see when someone joins your party and you haven't actually come into viewing distance of them yet.

  3. I have to admit, I didn't see a dog either *lol* But that's why those ink-blots are so interesting. I've done the test a few times and I always seem to see fairy-tale/fantasy related things hehe

    As for the portraits, that's really good. Now I wanna check the new ones too! I haven't really thought about it before, but now I will make a point to look :)