WTB New Casting Animations
This is something I have been wanting for the longest time. I’ve been playing my Mage now for a good deal of time. I even had the same looking Mage in the World of Warcraft Beta. Ever since level 20 or so, I’ve always wanted some different casting animations. I am sick of seeing the same two casting animations over and over again.
I wanted some variety in my casting animations. With a Human Female Mage as my character, she would charge up a Frostbolt in her left hand out in front of her body, then fire it off 2.5 seconds later. To me, it didn’t look like she was putting any power into her spells, like how Gnomes cast their spells. Still it left the other hand unused, and looked inefficient when chaincasting.
Slightly better Gnome casting animation.
What I was thinking for a chaincasting situation, maybe after the finish casting with one hand, the character would start charging the next spell in their other hand, and it would alternate hands as long as you continue chaincasting.
For Arcane Explosion and maybe Blast Wave, I was thinking of something like when the Incredible Hulk lets out a roar and bits and pieces of rock goes flying out. It would be better than the current “raise your hand in the air” animation we have.
Or better yet, how bout they actually use their weapons when they cast? What good is a caster staff or main-hand if it just hangs on your back or the side of your waist?
For channeling spells like Blizzard, holding a staff or weapon in the air while calling down shards of ice from the air would look a whole lot better.
Or maybe have it so that when we cast a spell, that it actually fires from our weapons. More like the Archmage from Warcraft III, or Gandalf from Lord of the Rings.
Ok maybe not like the above picture, but you know what I’m talking about. Have it so that you charge the spell with your weapon, then point your weapon towards your target and fire off your spell.
Speaking of Gandalf, you know the scene in Lord of the Rings where he fights the Balrog? The scene where he says, “You shall not pass!”, then slams his staff into the ground.
That would be a great animation to use for Frost Nova or Blast Wave. Again, it would be better than the “raise your hand in the air” animation we see now.
I know Blizzard is trying to add “Purely cosmetic” stuff like new hair cuts and stuff. New casting animations should be added too. I’m sure that I am not the only person who would like this. Or maybe I am, and I have been playing way too much DBZ: Burst Limit on the Xbox360. Either way, WTB new casting animations!