Worlds of difference.
I didn’t play through the whole deal to exalted in the recent Heavy Metal event in Warhammer. I stopped at cloaks for three characters. (I’ve got WoW characters to level, dammit!) But it seems like everyone else did. Imagine nine tanks and a healer in one scenario. Yikes. The Dark Elves appear to love their Blackguards.
But, you know what? All Dark Elves pretty much look alike. You can’t tell the Witch Elves from the rest because they’re naked. Half the players play naked for the title. So you’ve got the scenario where Disciples of Khaine, Witch Elves, and Black Guards are pretty much the “in your face” group. And they all look alike. Worse still that the guys look as feminine as the girls. And they’re all in that Dark Elf pale gray emo look. You almost have to look hard to spot a shield.
Kind of disappointing. I was hoping for razor edged bad boys. We get girly men. Wielding halbeards, so that’s cool at least.
Now on the Order side. The Knights of the Blazing Sun. Hans and Frans would be proud. These are real men. And most of them come equipped with their own glowing ball of light coming from inside them. I kid you not. Most had this orange glow effect, a couple had white effects, and a few had none. These guys are on fire. And the puffy shirts (“But I don’t want to be a pirate!”) look really kind of cool.
I think Order got a cool class folks will gravitate to, and Destruction just more of the same.
I look forward to playing both and seeing what’s what.