Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop (bonus edition)

Patch 4.2 brought with it some new hairstyles at the Barbershop! I have collected and organized them here by race for convenience. Each new hairstyle has also been added to the appropriate style class page. For example, the new Night Elf “Sassy Tails” style has been added to the “Tails” page (section IV of this manual).

Human
no new styles

Dwarf

sassy buns, wings

Gnome

bangs ‘n’ braids, punky

Night Elf

sassy buns, sassy tails

Draenei

slicked

Worgen
no new styles

Orc

bangs, braided hawk
Added 1 Dec 2010; these styles were on the PTR for 4.2, but did not appear on the live realms until 4.3

Troll

backblown, sticks and stones

Tauren

backswept, high, omega

Undead
no new styles

Blood Elf

braided tail

Goblin
no new styles

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop (bonus edition)

Perodically, “blood elf face” floats through my search terms. I imagine they’re getting pulled in by my my previous assertion that Blood Elves and Draenei have all the same faces, but they’re probably looking for something a little more useful.

I have decided to compile a visual directory to the faces and skin tones available to female characters to make the ABMFS a complete guide not just to the Barbershop but also to the character creation screen; please keep in mind that face type cannot be changed at the Barbershop, and skin tone can only be changed at the Barbershop by Tauren, Worgen, and Pandaren characters. So choose your face and skin tone carefully, because unless you want to cough up $10 for a paid appearance change, you’re stuck with them!

I used WoW Model Viewer to prepare most of the pictures because it allowed me to get better close-ups than I could have obtained from the character creation screen or in-game.

For every race except Undead (and Pandaren, who cannot be DKs), the DK creation screen adds three extra faces (withered versions of three of the regular faces) that, when chosen, restrict the character’s skin tone to three zombie colors. The necrotic DK skin tones may only be accessed in combination with one of the withered DK faces; this also applies to the fur color of Tauren and Worgen DKs.

The pictures of the Death Knight-exclusive faces and skin tones were captured from the character creation screen and are shown with simultaneous cycling of face, skin tone, and DK hair color; these are only a few of the 27 possible DK-exclusive combinations for each race.

Faces and skin tones are shown in the order they cycle through on the character creation screen, stepped simultaneously. If there were more faces than skin tones, or more skin tones than faces, I didn’t change from the last value of the factor with less options while stepping through the remaining values of the factor with more options. For example, Humans have 15 faces and 10 skin tones, so the last 6 faces are shown with the 10th skin tone. Draenei have 10 faces and 12 skin tones, so the last 3 skin tones are shown with the 10th face. I haven’t iterated the Tauren and Worgen normal skin tones because those are already shown on the “Colors” page, and I have not prepared a correlation between Worgen wolf-form and human-form skin tones.

Human

Worgen in human form have the first fourteen Human faces and the same DK faces, in the same order.

Dwarf

Gnome

Night Elf

Draenei

Worgen

Orc

Troll

Tauren

Undead

no new DK faces or skin tones

Blood Elf

Goblin

Pandaren

Pandaren cannot be Death Knights

Read Full Post »

Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop, concluded (part 10 of 10).

Each of the other races has a special feature that can be modified at the Barbershop.

Night Elf Tattoos

Shown in the order they cycle through. I have simultaneously cycled through the hair colors to show how hair and tattoo colors are linked.


None, Bear, Blades, Crane, Leaf


Claws, Wings, Serpent, Owl, Shadow

Draenei Horns

Shown in an approximate progression.


Short, High, Arced, Curled


Sweeping, Grand, Spread

Tauren Horns

These styles are available on the character creation screen.


Horned, Low, Long, Upturned


Small, Wide, Buffalo

Additional options are available at the barbershop.


Charger, Snapped, Gougers, Close, Stubs

Three new styles were added in Patch 4.2.


High, Omega, Backswept

Tauren may also change the color of their horns, choosing grey, tan, or black.

Troll Tusks

Shown from smallest to largest.


Nibblers, Short, Upturned


Straight, Oni, Long

Undead Features

Shown in the order they cycle through.


Intact, Stitched, Strapped, Rotting


Bonejawed, Toothy, Cheeky, Putrid

Read Full Post »

Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop continued (part 9 of 10).

Goblins and Worgen change not just their earrings but also the entire shape of their ears.

Goblin Ears

Changing the shape of Goblin ears simultaneously alters the shape of the nose and chin, so I will show both a front view and a profile view of each style.

Shown in an approximate progression from smallest to largest.



Simple, Hoop, Perky, Studs



Skull, Tall, Tall Rings, Onyx n’ Rings



Rings, the Bone, the Beak

Worgen Ears

Shown in an approximate progression.


Small, Clean, Alert, Fuzzy


Tall, Tufted, Large, Wide


Pointed Pointer, Rounded Pointer, Scruffy, Flopped

The “Ears” in wolf form correlate to “Earrings” in human form as follows:

Clean, Tufted = Unpierced
Fuzzy, Tall = plain Earrings
Alert, Scruffy = Upper Earrings
Pointed Pointer, Small = Double Upper Earrings
Rounded Pointer, Flopped = Full Earrings
Large = Nose Ring
Wide = Nose & Brow Rings

Read Full Post »

Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop, continued (part 8 of 10).

The third option for Humans, Dwarves, Gnomes, Orcs, Blood Elves, and Pandaren. Pandaren earrings do not fit neatly into the categories I have used to organize the earring options of the other races, so I have shown them as a separate block.

Unpierced

Earrings

Differently Sized Earrings

“Small earrings” for the gnome and “hoops” for the blood elf.

Upper Earrings

The human has earrings on both sides, the dwarf has only one. The gnome can choose right side, left side, or both.

Double Upper Earrings

The human has earrings on both sides.

Full Earrings

The human has earrings on both sides. These are “small earrings” on the dwarf.

Jeweled Earrings

Pearls, Rubies, Dangling Rubies


Emeralds & Bars, Dangling Emeralds, Emerald & Pearl Bars

Nose Rings

Pandaren Earrings

None, Hoops, Discs


Spirals, Captive Beads, Seals

Read Full Post »

Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop, continued (part 7 of 10).

Mohawks

The orc version is called “crest”, the troll version is called “mohawk”, and the goblin version is called “fauxhawk”.

Fauxhawk

Braided Crest

The orc version is called “braided hawk”.

Shaved

The draenei style is called “slicked”.

Tufts

Loops

The pandaren styles are “chopsticks loop” and “twin loops”. The dwarf style is “wings”.

Punky

Wild

Windswept

The Bride

The troll style is called “backblown”.
I’d love to see wigs — a temporary form of headgear — of this hairstyle for everyone to wear during the Hallows End holiday.

Read Full Post »

Kamalia’s Guide to the Barbershop, continued (part 6 of 10).

Azeroth has a serious dearth of curly hairstyles! I would love to see the draenei “jeweled band”, goblin “elegance”, and troll “wrapped braid” hairstyles made available to women of all races.

Jeweled Band

Such lovely ringlets!

Elegance

My new favorite curly hairstyle, as it most closely matches the way my hair behaves IRL.

Curled

Styled

Wrapped Braid

I thought about putting this one in with the “braids”, but decided to put it here because of the lovely rippled hair in the back.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »