Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.
I accidentally made everyone in the comments not ask any questions yesterday, so here's a short and debatably sweet Queue.
Did Blizzard change their armor designers in 5.4 or something? I mean, I know it's very subjective, but I usually don't like the pvp sets very much (especially the warrior ones). 5.4 PvP gear for every single class I've seen so far looks absolutely amazing!
While some vanilla armor sets were done by different people (tier 2 was all Samwise, for example), I think pretty much every armor set nowadays is designed or at least concepted by Mark Gibbons, as seen in the artbooks.
With the update to character models, will we need higher comp requirements? Will graphics' requirements rise?
The average computational power necessary to run WoW will increase, but it's hard to say by how much and how often; in a raid where everyone is using an updated model, you might have more trouble on an old computer, but questing in a zone where no or very few new models are present, you wouldn't notice a difference at all.
Well... if no mobs / NPC's are updated [when new player race models hit], and just the playable races... that will suck a bit too much :/
NPCs and mobs will be updated if they share a model with player races. So human, orc, tauren, etc. NPCs will get makeovers too.
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