World of Warcraft patch 9.1.5 kicks off testing with a number of new customization options for Nightborne, Lightforged Draenei, and Void Elves

    
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Race!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: World of Warcraft wants you to love it again. Can you come up with another reason for the game suddenly adding a lot of additional customization options players have requested? You might not actually care about why, though; you might just be happy that you’ve got a lot of new options to decorate your Nightborne, Lightforged Draenei, and Void Elf characters, complete with new toggles and a variety of more elaborate options for each of these three races.

There are actually a lot of cosmetic options already being datamined, in fact, including new appearances matching Nightborne weaponry (likely from Legion timewalking) as well as new tints of existing tier sets being added to the game. There are also new upgrades for heirloom items allowing them to scale up to level 60, so you’ll have more chances to level up with scaling gear to help facilitate any alts the new customization options inspire.

Source: Wowhead (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Activision-Blizzard is considered a controversial company in the MMO and gaming space owing to a long string of scandals over the last few years, including the Blitzchung boycott, mass layoffs, labor disputes, and executive pay fiasco. Most recently, the company was sued by the state of California for fostering a work environment riddled with sexual harassment and discrimination, the disastrous corporate response to which has further compounded Blizzard’s ongoing pipeline issues and the widespread perception that its online games are in decline.
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Your Honor

“Please guys play our game, look we are doing everything people have been asking for over seven months now. Plz, guys. Plz. Never mind the intern ass groping, forget that, look how good we are now. ”

I hope people don’t go back just yet. If you go back to the game eventually it’s okay like no problem. But you got to love watching Blizzard squirm this hard. :D It’s very unlike Blizzard to be this desperate. It’s nice to see. It will humble them.

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Josh

The more they add, the more they prove they’ve been purposefully holding back shit people have been asking for, the more they insure I never return.

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jealouspirate

Patch 9.1.5 is bringing up a surprising amount of emotions from me. On one hand, the patch looks really great. The game will absolutely be so much better in so many ways after this patch is released. I really like a lot of what I see. That’s exciting.

On the other hand, I also feel really frustrated with the patch. A lot of the major systems changes are stuff that should have been done before Shadowlands even launched. The major problem of tying power to covenants was brought up the day the expansion was announced. It really shouldn’t have taken an unprecedented crisis in the game to bring about such a good patch.

I think a lot of people, myself included, are waiting to see if this is truly a turning point for the game, or is it just a panic-induced “give them what they want” moment? I don’t think we’ll know for sure until patch 10.0. The next expansion cannot be another iteration of broken systems that are only fixed at the back end of the expansion.

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Adam Babloyan

Next expac needs to completely get rid of any semblance of borrowed power and add housing. If I see that, I’ll give consideration that Blizzard might actually be trying to turn things around. I won’t be returning of course, I mean…FF14 still exists regardless. But hey…consideration!

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Danny Smith

Are nightborne the least popular race? thinking back on it they are certainly the race i have seen the least of. From folks i know the wierd “its a human body with a messed up nelf head” seems to give them a air of a bit of a rushjob/afterthought for some people but i assumed that was just anecdotal on my part.

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jealouspirate

Nightborne are actually more popular than quite a few races – including Pandaren, Kul Tiran, Highmountain, Mechagnome, regular Gnomes, and even Dwarves.

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Utakata

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