WHY ARE THEY DIRECTLY LINKED TO OUR CASTER FORM APPEARANCE?
What if I want Keeva to have white skin but I want a black bear?
What if I want Kiiva to have blue hair but I don't want a blue bear?
Am I being ungrateful?
I just think that this is like giving us something awesome, being really flexible by allowing us to change at a whim in the barber shop (that's great!) but then on the other hand being inflexible because you have to like both your caster hair/skin and your feral skin at the same time... what if I think bluebear is great, but I can't stand blue hair on my Night Elf?
For example, Keeva has white skin, but I don't like that white bear - I like the black one. So I either have to pick a caster skin that I don't like, or a bear skin that I don't like. I can't have two that I like at the same time.
Not only that, but Keeva, as a tauren, can't really just change her skin colour after 2 years. White skin for two years.. suddenly I'm a black Tauren instantly! ....mmmno.
I want to stay "me", but still be able to have interesting feral skins. Is that too much to ask?
They do look MUCH better though - they've done a lot to improve the overall look. It's smoother, has more definition. The face and horns especially look better. I wonder if they will change the big NE ears?
Keeva has had white skin for over two years. I know that to a lot of people, skin and hair colour doesn't mean a thing. But to some of us, our characters are important. You might be able to get a haircut, but you can't just magically change from having white skin to having black spots. I'm Keeva and I have white skin. And I chose Kiiva's hair colour very carefully and deliberately. I don't really see it as something I want to change every now and then when I feel like turning purple in bear form.
I honestly LOVE the new bear model. It looks fantastic. Awesome idea, love the new colours.. but it doesn't quite hit the mark in terms of implementation. It makes sense that all of your forms would have a visual link between them (such as blue highlights, or white skin/fur), but I really don't like the idea that I might have to sacrifice my preferred caster appearance in order to get the feral appearance I want.
Why should I have to throw away a big part of my character's identity in order to have a good feral appearance? Or, to reframe that question, why should I be lumped with a feral appearance that I don't like, because I choose to keep my character's appearance the way I have always wanted it?
I don't know if it is possible/realistic/practical to change the way it will be done.. but I really hope that there is a way around this.