Last wish - Nightborne customization

#1 - Oct. 30, 2020, 5:58 p.m.
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While I believe everyone is glad about their customization options, I would like to raise the Nightborne voices once again, the voice that has been ignored by Blizzard ever since the race has been introduced to us. Everyone can agree on the fact that the Nightborne is the hardest allied race to unlock, and yet the limited looking one.

What do I mean by that? Many players who have worked so hard to unlock the Nightborne allied race hoping to get looks like the NPC Nightborne have got disappointed.
However, the look is not the only thing that forces the players to race change, it is the fact that the race has very few customization options over all races of the Azeroth.

Below the link to the graph showing the looks, you can make with the provided customizations.

Meaning there are no differences between players who play a Nightborne.
I am sad seeing, a race which kept people entertained for over 2 patches in Legion, getting treated like this.

Moreover, I agree, I am not here to repeat the same words of saying FIX the race and not providing any suggestions.

I am here to do so, to provide suggestions. As the Shadowland’s main feature is adding more customization options for the player characters I would like these suggestions to be taken into consideration, as many Nightorne players will agree on these.

1. Please give the option of having NPC eyes.

I know it is hard to make one on the playable models, but the recently added human customizations prove it can be done.
Overall model itself is identical to NPC models, but however the eyes are one of the lacking things.
It can be fixed, I know it.

Below, fan made editing:

female one is done by Lunaera Male one is edited by an Amazing artist Silverleaf

2. More hairstyles.

Please re-visit NPC Nightbornes, a couple of hairstyles that have not been used.
An example attached below.

Unfortunately, this famous hairstyle of the Nightborne is missing.

3. Arcane/Fellborne options

One of the key features of the race Nightbonre is their connection to the Arcane magic… However, the only representation of the arcane on player models are the arcane tattoos.
Please reconsider adding arcane infused hands as well as the mana infused hair options.

The fell magic has not been used either. Let’s remember, only Nightborne warlocks are the Fellborne Nightbornes.
It would be a great addition for those who play Warlock class especially.

What is needed?

  • Skin option with the green shades.
  • Fell infused hands.
  • Fell tattoos. (Basically the same tattoos we have, but the green coloration)

It would be great if you could include them,as it is done to Mag’har and Highmountain Tauren, each skin/tattoo shows which tribe they belong to, but in case of the Nightborne there are no tribes, there are societies.
Nightborne. (Evolved through Nightwell)

The Fellborne, the Nightborne who sold their souls. (Just like Green Orcs)

4. Bare feet options.

Please rework or add hide feet/boots options of the Nightborne, the Nightborne does not wear shoes, even the player model NPC you have filled within the Nightborne Nighthold hub do not wear shoes as well, they do wear shoes but with the bare feet just like trolls do.

Note: Zandalari troll skeleton model is a modified version of the NIghelf skeleton, the Nightborne uses the Night Elf skeleton as well, if it was possible to make bare feet for the Zandalari I believe it is possible to do for the Nightborne as well.

5. More skin options.

The Nightborne no longer depend on the Nightwell, nor they live under the arcane shield which blocked them from getting sun and moonlight. Therefore, I believe the Nightborne are ready to get some variety of “natural-looking” skin options.

Perhaps skin tone as Azshara’s.

Credits to an amazing artist Kirill Stepanov.

6.Plate beard options.

If you will look, almost any Nightborne male has a plate chin or so-called “Egyptian beard”. Please separate the chin option from the Heritage armour and add more variety of the chin plates. Please reconsider adding golden versions as well.

playable and the NPC plate chin


I understand, my voice alone will not help me reach the Blizzard, sometimes I feel sad and jealous of the High Elf community and how they fight for their rights, Nightborne of Azeroth Unite and everyone else who is not cold-hearted towards this beautiful race please speak up and support this.

Our voices must be heard.

Glory to Shal’dorei!

Thank you.

This text is written by Lunaera, i am merely a TL3 monkey, but i fully endorse the plea <3

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#660 - Aug. 19, 2021, 9:15 p.m.
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Greetings everyone :blush:

Our characters in game are a virtual representation of who we are in Azeroth and having more character customization options to design our characters helps us feel closer to them. Shadowlands brought a whole array of new customization options to the player races in World of Warcraft, but there were a few of the Allied Races that didn’t get as much attention as the rest.

Back at BlizzConline in February, we stated that we had no plans to add additional customization options until after Shadowlands, but after hearing the passionate feedback around the issue, we looked into whether we could implement more options sooner. We’re pleased to announce that 9.1.5 will introduce new character customization options for Nightborne and Lightforged Draenei which include: new hair styles, hair colors, facial hair, skin colors, accessories, horns, tail length, tattoos, and more!

In addition to new customization options for Lightforged Draenei and Nightborne, 9.1.5 will also introduce other cosmetics such as:

  • Ear Size options for Void Elves
  • New Travel Forms for Druids
  • New Soulshapes for Night Fae
    • New Crittershapes to unlock: Soulshape into an adorable squirrel or other small critters. Note: Due to their tiny appearances, they are only usable in rested areas.
    • Option to Soulshape and Crittershape into randomly collected appearances.
  • New Toys

We’ll be continuing to expand our character customization in the future, with our sights set on Highmountain Tauren next.

Stay tuned for more information.

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#781 - Aug. 21, 2021, 1:10 a.m.
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We’re happy to see how excited you all are regarding the new customization options and cosmetics! While reading your replies, we noticed how many of you were requesting more natural hair colors for Void Elves. We relayed this feedback to the team and they were able to add 5 natural hair color options for Void Elves to the 9.1.5 update. :blush:

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#864 - Aug. 24, 2021, 1:06 a.m.
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Thank you for all of your enthusiasm and suggestions so far! It’s been a pleasure for the team to read how passionate you are about the looks of your in-game characters.

We wanted to share a handful of the customization options you’ll be able to choose for male Lightforged Draenei and female Nightborne, some of which have been requests from this thread. :blush:

Lightforged Draenei New Customization Options

Nightborne New Customization Options

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#967 - Aug. 27, 2021, 5:23 p.m.
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Here are more images of some of the new character customizations taken from the new article, 9.1.5 Content Update Preview. Be sure to take a look at what else is to come in 9.1.5. :blush:

Additionally, we saw your requests for having the Void Elf tentacle hairstyles to have a tentacle-free option. The team is looking into adding this customization option in 9.1.5 as well. Thanks again for all of your suggestions!

Lightforged Draenei


Void Elf

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#1046 - Sept. 1, 2021, 10:56 p.m.
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We’ve added black, white and brown hair color options for Void Elves. ^^

Here’s what they look like:

Thank you for the suggestions!

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#1182 - Sept. 9, 2021, 6:14 p.m.
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Hello everyone!

We hope that you’re enjoying the new customization options that are now available on the 9.1.5 PTR for Nightborne, Lightforged Draenei, and Void Elves. We’re loving all the screenshots of the new looks that have been shared so far and we appreciate all your feedback.

We want to add some more excitement to your day. Remember when we said that we’ve set our sights on Highmountain Tauren next? Well… those new customization options for Highmountain Tauren are currently targeted to be implemented in time for 9.1.5! Here’s a sneak peek at some of those options. :blush:

New Highmountain Tauren Customization Options

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#1400 - Sept. 28, 2021, 1:03 a.m.
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Hello everyone!

In this thread there has been passionate feedback for Nightborne to have the hand glow effect that is seen on some Nightborne NPCs. We loved the idea after reading your feedback and have been looking into the feasibility of bringing that option to Nightborne character customization. The hand glow effect is a bit more involved and has taken some finessing to figure out due to its unique nature, but we’ve gotten a good grasp on it. In this week’s PTR build, we’ll be bringing a version of this as a new customization option to Nightborne females for testing, with the male hand glow coming in a later PTR build.

The glow effect is a unique customization option and a work in progress, please let us know what you think after testing out the new option on your Nightborne. :blush:

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#1485 - Oct. 1, 2021, 9:32 p.m.
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We’ve taken a look at the male Nightborne faces based on your feedback and found a bug that has caused them to be a little angrier than intended. The issue has been fixed and the changes should be available on the PTR next week.

Please let us know what you think when they’re available and thank you for your ongoing feedback about the 9.1.5 character customizations. :blush:

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#1499 - Oct. 1, 2021, 10:37 p.m.
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All of you are too kind, thank you so much! :heart: :blush: