The new Tauren cat forms look amazing. Brilliant job, Blizzard. No more hideous wyvern things to wince at. Now I feel very torn between my Horde druids and my Alliance druids - good thing I have choice of two Alliance and two Horde to choose from!
Not only do they look better in terms of general aesthetics, but don't they look so.. Tauren? The broad noses (with nose rings) really make them tie in well with our Tauren forms. And I love the eyes - they look so intelligent, as if someone is in there. Much, much better than the original painted-on eyes.
I think I like the bottom left colouring the best. I couldn't think what it reminded me of though - until I realised...
Form of........ A YAK!
... with claws, and perhaps a little more compact.
The only problem is that if they are still going to be linked to humanoid characteristics, then once again the feral form that corresponds with Keeva's colouring (completely white) is the one that I think looks ugliest. I dislike both the white bear and white cat.
Enough that I would like to change colours, but being the silly person that I am, I'm too attached to Keeva's identity. Most people would say it's no big deal, just go to the barber shop or wear your helm or be grateful for what we got - but I am attached to all of my druids, and I can't just change her identity like that. I hate the idea of playing Keeva as a white Tauren, she can't just become a brown Tauren in the barber shop because I want to pimp-my-forms.
Nevertheless, I'm extremely impressed and can't wait for the NE kitties.
This also adds a lot of excitement - if this is the fantastic kind of remodelling that cats got - what is in store for our other forms down the track?