It’s been over 15 years since World of Warcraft first launched and it’s starting to show its age. The character creation screen, for example, hasn’t been updated through that entire time despite the addition of new playable races, classes, and a ton of expanded ways to customize your appearance. But yesterday, the closed alpha test client for this summer’s Shadowlands expansion was updated to add some minor new features, including this unexpected change to how character creation works. You can see the new version in the image above. I really don’t like it.

If you’re unfamiliar with the old version (there’s a screenshot below so you can compare the two), the biggest difference is how everything is laid out and presented in a more minimalist way. Instead of race selection being on the left, the Horde races are now featured on the right side of the screen. The upside to this is that now you don’t have to go to a whole different menu just to see Allied Races, special variants of the core races that players unlock through various means.

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