Void elves don't sound like High Elves

i do play horde too in fact, specifically to have access to BE and NB.
exactly as Ion “we don’t know how to fix faction balance” hozzicostas said: “if you want to play a fair elf the horde is ther for you.”

Mmmye it is.
Community been shouting for High Elves for a silly long time. Since long before Void Elves were even a thing.
It’s Blizzards fault for only meeting them half way with such a bait and switch move as Void Elves.
Until they add High Elves people will keep shouting for High Elves.
And rightfully so if you ask me.

They should not replace VElf with HElf in my opinion but they’ve painted themselves into a corner.
I’m very doubtful they will add another separate BElf clone race and if they did they would have to make a new race for Horde as well so that’s a lot of work.
The only realistic thing they can do is add enough customization to let VElf be customized entirely into HElf. Voices is part of that tbh.

This is why no non-RP’er likes RP’ers…
We’re not some special breed with special entitlements that non’RP’ers can’t have or understand.
The game is for everyone.

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Pretty sure most High elf fans (myself included) have accepted the fact that High elf as a seperate race can never be a thing, especially with natural skin tones being added to void elves. thus the now new hair color makes it more than enough to roleplay a High elf without wearing a ugly hat.

So many High elf fans are happy, and i rarely see anyone complaining besides the usual few anti-Helfers and some forum trolls

For the most part majority of the focus in the new customization update is towards other allied races (mostly LFD and Nightborne). meanwhile, Void elves are just getting 5 hair colors. which is more than enough.

I do think it’s okay to give Void Elves some customization options that allow them to appear less void-touched.

I don’t think the end-goal should be to replace the Void Elf with a High Elf. That just detracts from the story background, and I don’t think Blizzard will go so far.

Sound? Hmm. In the past there was an option to disable Death Knight sounds, but that was later removed, so now it’s just Death Knight sound all around. It’s also a confusing option to give players, because what sound are you changing? The sound you’re hearing or the sound others are hearing or both? Sound is one of those things that affect others a lot more than the color of your hair, so dictating what others should hear is not ideal. And having different sounds for what you hear versus what others hear is not elegant design.
So I don’t think Blizzard will offer sound customization. The positives by no means outweigh the messy negatives.

And ultimately, as some other poster pointed out rather brazenly, then it’s just moving the goal post without being a particular desire in itself. It’s a means to an end, and the end breaks the story background, so it’s not acceptable.
I mean, if sound customization was given, then the next thing players would object to is the Entropic Embrace racial, where you sometimes turn all Void-looking. Can’t have that if the goal is to be a High Elf, right?

So to answer Brigante’s question about the line in the sand, then it’s drawn at hair, skin, and eyes. That’s as far as the theme and story background can be stretched I think, without the design being undermined.

Having seen the whole high elf debate dominate these forums on and off for years, I find it kind of ironic that the people who literally clogged the forums for months at a time finally achieve their goal at the present time.

It’s like getting the puppy you always wanted after the nuclear holocaust obliterates civilization. I mean it’s great you got the puppy, but you get to enjoy it in a wasteland.

I hate that they removed that, the DK voice filter has always irked me.

But ye, a huge thing with the voices is also what they’re saying.
Many of the void related lines doesn’t really make much sense for pure High Elf to be saying.
But ye that’s what we get because they’re going with 2 races in 1 thing.

There’s really no easy solution to it that isn’t adding a new race or a heck load of customization to one race.

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I wouldn’t say that. I mean, optics is one thing and if the natural skin, hair, and eye colors are good enough for you to pretend being a High Elf and roleplaying as that, then great! And if not, then too bad.

But the design isn’t broken because of the addition of those customization options. I mean, the story background does offer Blizzard some creative space where they can add customization, because the premise isn’t that all Void Elves are affected equally much by The Void. That’s why we can customize the degree to which we want our Void Elf to be affected by The Void. Now there are just more options that allow you to be less affected.
The only premise there is for the Void Elves, is that they are affected to some degree. The customization is allowing you to choose how much.

I mean Wildhammer are supposed to be a bit physically different than the Bronzebeard dwarves, I believe they are supposed to be a bit bigger. Yet with the new customizations (hairstyles, tattoos, and earrings) and a little bit of imagination, you can play a Wildhammer.

Sure it’s two races in one, but it’s something. Same with the sand trolls as they are played by Darkspear and have Darkspear lines. It will never be 100% but at least it’s 90%. With imagination and creativity anything is possible.

I’m happy that we have these options to begin with. I made a Wildhammer shaman, Sand troll warlock, and High elf Ranger.

Oh ye I’m not saying it’s bad that they’re adding more options.
And given that they went with the whole Void Elf thing over High Elf this is the best route without making big drastic things such as adding separate race or rebranding/deleting VElf.

It should be enough to add the option for a non-steely voice for Velves and opt between them as they please. I personally prefer the current voice type as it makes sense that your voice is altered along with your look. If I’m right most Old Gods have a deep toned bassy voice, which is yet another reason to make it stay.

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Here we go.

Benjamin stop trolling because its not even funny at this point. we all know you dontt like Void elves/high Elves and you were angry when the new custimizations was introduced.

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Give them a finger and they’ll want the whole bloody arm.

The appearance changes are going far enough for a Void Elf to possibly appear completely non-corrupted in 9.1.5. So, this unfortunately does seem to be the endgame.

I sincerely hope this post is satire, though.

Why are you playing a race that you dislike so much? Every day there are posts/threads about what void elves need. The demand continues.

I have a velf alt. I bloody love his emo look, would never change his hair colour to anything not void-ish. Nor his eyes. Nothing really. And you continue to complain…

Pretty sure this is a joke post guys

Well, that was my point. I like velves because they are voidy. I don’t want them to look like belfs or anything else.

Oh… you replied to my post and I got a notification from it, so I thought it’s directed at me.

Did I? Oh, I thought I went for the reply to all/OP button. Soz :slight_smile:

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