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#295 – “Cloaking Device”



It struck me fairly early on that due to Hani’s character design very much being what it is in order to make her more visible and able to stand out in a crowd, the idea that she’d be able to walk around Kalimdor unnoticed as-is seemed just a tad far-fetched; enough so that it struck me that even she would have to realize that. So I needed to have an outfit variant for her that was very clearly her – and very clearly something she’d come up with on her own – but at the same time it had to be obscuring enough for it to make at least some sense how she’d be able to pass a casual glance without being noticed.

Of course, due to the nature of most equipment design in World of Warcraft, most hood designs tend to be either overdesigned or look instantly suspicious; especially in the case of characters that are wearing them for the very clear and specific reason of avoiding identification or notice.

Other than that, I’ll see you over in 2012.

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21 Responses to “#295 – “Cloaking Device””


  1. 1 kevin
    December 29, 2011 at 21:05

    Hani is smart x3

    • 2 IS_Wolf
      December 31, 2011 at 10:54

      Almost..

      Black Hood = Bad guy most of the time.
      Now if she were to dye it to the same type of brown, that her shirt or trousers are.
      Then she’ll become a bit more forgettable, as it would just make it appear that she was a returning NE Hunter or something like that. The whole camouflage thing in foreign lands.

      :P

  2. 4 Cobs
    December 29, 2011 at 21:19

    Hah! I KNEW that wolf companion noticed the duo with Tee in the backpack!

    Oh, and that cloak so reminds me of a certain Jedi Master, or sage… ;)

    • 5 TgrHwke
      December 30, 2011 at 02:22

      The new vote picture is awesome too. :)

    • 6 Nhani
      December 31, 2011 at 14:45

      The primary inspiration that settled its look was actually the dark gray cloak, cape and cowl that Ezio Auditore dons during the visit to Cappadocia in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. The way it had a cloak, and a cape, and a hood all combined together that looked very simple and yet functional just stuck out to me, so I endeavoured try something along those lines for overall look and feel.

  3. December 29, 2011 at 21:44

    I sense an incoming Raene.

    Also, have a happy new year!

  4. 8 Meyani
    December 29, 2011 at 23:32

    I think my smile from the last panel stuck to my face :) It is Raene, isn’t it?

  5. 9 Ilyara
    December 30, 2011 at 02:12

    I love Dagri’s expression: Areen is getting the /eyebrow

    *excited to see Raene!*

  6. 11 LolDrood
    December 30, 2011 at 05:44

    Roll for initiative! ROLL FOR INITIATIVE!

    Silly Rei; much like the Inverse Law of Bikini Armour, people are more incognito the more auspicious the dress, provided that they are main charactors.

  7. 12 Noriam
    December 30, 2011 at 14:07

    I would say the more imminent concern is someone seeing Tiny. She is pretty small, but also the only midgetised elf in existence. Unmistakability and all.

  8. 14 Avaric
    December 30, 2011 at 15:23

    The tilted head look the wolf is giving Areen cracks me up.

  9. 15 Drakor
    December 30, 2011 at 19:13

    Is it just me, or is that wolf giving Areen the evil eye?

  10. 16 Zazkya
    December 31, 2011 at 02:58

    Best wishes !

  11. 17 Kimico
    December 31, 2011 at 16:10

    Haha the look on that wolf’s face xD

  12. 18 Tyco
    December 31, 2011 at 16:20

    Confused wolf is confused.

    Also, WoW equipment and elf ears strike again.

  13. December 31, 2011 at 21:29

    /hungry

    Wolf is hungry. Maybe Areen has some food…


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