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Orcs can get new spines in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth's barbers

My very first character in World of Warcraft, back in 2005, was an Orc Hunter. I loved that big lug, but as guy who has had a few nasty back problems, his posture always worried me. Always with the hunching and slouching—it’s bad for you, you know. And it’s not all Orcs. When Thrall got a makeover, he also got excellent posture. But now it’s time for the rest of us. Yes, Orcs are getting new spines. 

Blizzard revealed the change during Blizzcon last year, but despite the recent introduction of some of Battle for Azeroth’s Allied Races, WoW’s traditional Orcish bad back persists. Thanks to some dataminers, we have some more details, however.

Models posted on the Icy Veins forum should give you a good idea of what your Orc pal will look like after all the kinks have been massaged out of their broken mess of a spine. According to the poster, Orc players will be able to get their brand new backs by visiting the barber. For new characters, it will be an option available at character creation. 

I’m in love. And it looks like I’ll be dusting off a character I haven’t played in over a decade. 

Cheers, PCGamesN.

Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.