Here is the Night Elf bear form that got put up on WoW’s European page today.
It’s a little bit sleeker than the taruen forms, and I’m not quite sure I like the NE coloring quite as much as the tauren ones. Also, the yellow glowing eyes aren’t quite as good as the more detailed Tauren ones. It’s got the same neck/arm accessories, but a little less face paint and shoulder symbol coloring options. However, they are good in their own way, and the differences in these details are really what makes the forms uniquely different for each race. I’m also pretty sure I’ll have to lose my turquoise NE hair in favor of something that has one of the better graphics, since I’m not sure I can handle the purple/blue-ish model from the bottom-left.
Ah, I’ll take whatever they give me, and I’ll be happy, because it’s new and different, and I’ll change colors all the time even if I’m just using it as between-pull entertainment on raid nights… I like them because they’re new. I also like them because they are way better than the old NE druid forms (the bottom middle picture). Now, we just have to wait for the cat ones. I think seeing them in action will likely cause me to go into fits of squealing giggles – I bet these are awesome in action, and that screenshots just don’t capture their awesomeness. This is also likely a growling pose, and that their mouths should close.
Update: the US page got updated with the new forms now. 🙂 Let the “but their mouths are open” posts continue! I think they should start previewing the mouth-closed graphics so that people will complain less. At least you can tell by looking at these models that they are definitely different models and NOT re-skins. You can tell from how the back is arched & their ears are smaller at the very least, even if you can’t count their toes… The US page has the higher resolution pictures that look better.