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Blizzard has updated the game with new models of Elementals including Shaman's Earth Elemental.

Our coverage of Beta Build 26624 includes new Azerite traitsClass ChangesKul Tiran Druid Aquatic FormsFlying in Battle for Azeroththe Brutosaur MountGlory of the Uldir RaiderGlory of the Wartorn Hero & Environmental Changes.

Shaman's Earth ElementalEarth Elemental

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Death Animation

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We listed all recolors of the new Elemental models below, some may be used as NPCs in the new expansion. Do you like them?

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Im hoping all of these new Models will lead into something like a Cataclysm 2.0, in a later patch or most likely in the expansion after BfA, where they revamp the World to better graphics and more like they did with Arathi Highlands in the Warfronts mode beacuse that zone looks so good with the new looks and just imagine the entire World updated like that. Blackrock Mountain HD version, I´d pay to see that.

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17 minutes ago, Hoods said:

Im hoping all of these new Models will lead into something like a Cataclysm 2.0, in a later patch or most likely in the expansion after BfA, where they revamp the World to better graphics and more like they did with Arathi Highlands in the Warfronts mode beacuse that zone looks so good with the new looks and just imagine the entire World updated like that. Blackrock Mountain HD version, I´d pay to see that.

"cataclysm 2.0" is a very likely thing lore wise. Not necessarily a cataclysm, but Deathwing was a part of the old gods, and if this whole fight does lead back to old gods and the revival of them in BFA it would make sense. The elemental lords were one of their biggest tools of war. Granted some of them are totally dead (RIP Rag, finally).

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I assume they'll replace the old ones with these, not just add them to expansion zones. The old model looks pretty derpy, from what I recall.

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7 hours ago, Laragon said:

"cataclysm 2.0" is a very likely thing lore wise. Not necessarily a cataclysm, but Deathwing was a part of the old gods, and if this whole fight does lead back to old gods and the revival of them in BFA it would make sense. The elemental lords were one of their biggest tools of war. Granted some of them are totally dead (RIP Rag, finally).

One does not simply... kill Ragnaros xD

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6 hours ago, Oxygen said:

I assume they'll replace the old ones with these, not just add them to expansion zones. The old model looks pretty derpy, from what I recall.

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Ironically, the new model also has a small head.

 

I would probably have preferred an updated earth elemental from the Cataclysm era:

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But without the Iron Spikes and chokers (That - I think - were used to signify that they were enslaved by the Twilight)

 

Although this BfA model stays much more true to the original art.

 

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Love this Elemental Model. And since they already started to update all the creature models even from classic (i.e. spiders, frogs, squirrels and so on), i am pretty sure it will be an update to the dusty old model. Especially because this new model really has no new "unique" features in its looks and is "just" a hi res model.

Those model updates are pretty awesome, across the board.

Really looking forward to see the other elementals, and i hope they give each one a slightly differen form. (i am pretty sure they will, because this rock elemental has a rock shoulder on one side and an asymmetrical bodyshape. Won't work for fire or wind in this form.)

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I think updating models and environments step-by-step whenever they have some ressources left over is the right thing to do. We already had an expansion that mostly focused on revamping old content, and the result was that the new content was rather underwhelming.

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11 hours ago, Yridaa said:

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Ironically, the new model also has a small head.

 

I would probably have preferred an updated earth elemental from the Cataclysm era:

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But without the Iron Spikes and chokers (That - I think - were used to signify that they were enslaved by the Twilight)

 

Although this BfA model stays much more true to the original art.

 

Checked it out on beta and the head size seems roughly about the same it's just the rest of the body makes it look smaller in comparison.

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On 5/22/2018 at 7:37 PM, Laragon said:

"cataclysm 2.0" is a very likely thing lore wise. Not necessarily a cataclysm, but Deathwing was a part of the old gods, and if this whole fight does lead back to old gods and the revival of them in BFA it would make sense. The elemental lords were one of their biggest tools of war. Granted some of them are totally dead (RIP Rag, finally).

RIP Ragni, but.... what if... what if!!!!... WHAT IF!!!!! a crazy time traveling bull%&*# bring him back?

 

or, maybe he never "really" died... who knows...

i don't think that they are going to revamp the whole world again (ok, somehow the cataclysm didn touch the norht part of the world, maybe he was scared of some thing...) but they are updating all critters in the world, and they may update some locations too

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