Male Wizards.

Rafu

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

that picture looks pretty darn good to me. I like my wizards looking younger than older.
 

BloodyPred

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

I agree that we need the non stereotypical Wizard, but I feel like what they implemented in the game is far from their vision in the artwork. If they could reach the level of "badassness" in this pic, they would kill it!

http://diablo.incgamers.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1224/title/male-wizard-concept/cat/509

http://diablo.incgamers.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/3575/title/comparison-of-concept/cat/509
Agreed.
Looking at the wizard in the concept art, when i imagine him looking down, he still has a level of bad-***-ness to him, and i think this is due to the more masculine jawline and lack of strange headgear.
I was pretty amped to play a male wizard, and when i saw the concept art i was like "oh yeah, that's awesome!!" then i saw the in-game model, and though it wasn't bad, it did take away from that bad-***-ness seen in the concept art. I've turned my attention to the Monk now..


 

JustAnotherOldGeezer

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

I like the young appearance. I don't want to play a decrepit old man (even if he'd be a super powerful wise arch mage).

I think it fits the wizard's overall feel too. He is agile, quick witted, and able to dish out huge damage extraordinarily fast, but at the same time he's fragile and somewhat of a glass cannon.

I'm very interested in the armor sets they've got planned for him. I was never too crazy about the sorc armor sets in d2 (since pretty much everyone used vmagi with its boring green robes) and shako or a circlet (equally boring in appearance). Hopefully they stick with the agile theme and keep the armors lightweight. A bulky wizard would just look odd.
 

fromtheshadow

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

the new male and female wizard appearance doesn't really look that Asian anymore. at most you can call it pseudo asian. but they basically look like dark haired Caucasians now
 

AtomicJ

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

the new male and female wizard appearance doesn't really look that Asian anymore. at most you can call it pseudo asian. but they basically look like dark haired Caucasians now


Hm. I don't know, brotha. I've spent my entire life around Asians, and they look pretty Asian to me. :wink:


 

fromtheshadow

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

The portraits are drawings, so there is a chance the models still look like before
if you remember bashiok said right before blizzcon that all the in game models had been redone a bit. this was initially asked because it was clear with the armor sets that the female barbarian had changed, but bashiok confirmed it for all the classes. the models up on the official diablo 3 site are the older ones still.

like these links:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=451959751640&set=a.213243671640.137416.157102206640&type=1&theater
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=455336316640&set=a.213243671640.137416.157102206640&type=1&theater


 

fmulder

Site Contributor
Re: Male Wizards.

if you remember bashiok said right before blizzcon that all the in game models had been redone a bit. this was initially asked because it was clear with the armor sets that the female barbarian had changed, but bashiok confirmed it for all the classes. the models up on the official diablo 3 site are the older ones still.
That's true, look how pretty the fem Barb had become :wink:




 

Hector

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

The whole point of the wizard design is to avert the traditional "wizard" archetype. Instead of an old white man in a tower, it's a 19 year old asian Girl/Boy.
My thoughts exactly.

I happen to love the young asian look of both male and female Wizards.

Please no aging man, no beard... it's too cliche.



 

HuggaBear

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

I think the female looks ok but the male needs a tattoo or...something? He looks very plain. Not saying it's terrible, I'm glad they stepped away from the cliche old man with big stick (Cain?) but still, I feel they could do a little more with it's design.
 

melianor

D3 Wizard Moderator
Re: Male Wizards.

Again, I reiterate the offer to make him look like the D1 Sorc. Have Samuel L. Jackson voice him.
Samuel L. Jackson hits the spot! D1 Sorceror had a really distinctive appeal.
Both female and male wizard apper arrogant and young. I like that, even if the male one looks a bit too cocky.

Since D2 though i have a female sorceress fixation i can't seem to lay off, so the male version is no option.



 

Scorch Hellfire

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

The D3 wizard is like the D&D sorcerer... A young renegade spellcaster that derives their power from talent and experimentation, not studying and preparation... making them look like an old man (aka like a traditional wizard) would go against that...
 

XxIbitsxX

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

Personally, the traditional (Western) archetype of a wizard is fine and all, but they might be trying something different by going for a younger version, one that's a bit more Eastern. What's wrong with mixing it up a bit from the traditional?
 

melianor

D3 Wizard Moderator
Re: Male Wizards.

Personally, the traditional (Western) archetype of a wizard is fine and all, but they might be trying something different by going for a younger version, one that's a bit more Eastern. What's wrong with mixing it up a bit from the traditional?
Nothing really. Just imagine how powerful they will be when they are old and grey and have survived Diablo III!

So for Diablo IV we can then have the old man/woman wizard :D, like Deckard Cain.



 

GuardianHadriel

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

Note the facial hair that never made it into his face texture.

At least it gave him a slightly more distinct look. The only problem is that he would be too similar to the Demon Hunter. I would agree that he might need a tattoo of some sort, though I'm not sure I would like a Mike Tyson style facial tattoo at all. but still it almost has to show in most armors.

I guess his hairdo is what makes him special because his ingame model looks like any young semi native indian or something. (He does not look asian) Well, I'm not typing anything good here, might as well take a nap to get my brain back on track. :wave:
 

melianor

D3 Wizard Moderator
Re: Male Wizards.

Those facebook links really show a change. The semi-asian look that vibrates at least form the female model on the official Diablo III site is gone completely.

Are there any high resolution versions of those facebook images around? :whistling:



 
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