We’ve seen great improvements on combat animations. Wouldn’t it be great if we could get some more “life” into thralls? Both tamed and untamed Thralls that look like they harvest resources (mining, chopping wood, skinning an animal, stirring a cooking pot, walking to the nearest storage box and then back to their station, etc.).
Also, adding facial animations. Maybe at their work station, there’s furrowed brows of a struggle during crafting or happiness (smiles) when they are well fed? Maybe that blacksmith hammer hit the wrong spot (ie. painful expression from self injury).
Also adding idle animations. Guard duty can get boring. It seems unnatural for one’s guards to stand rigid with minimal movement. Maybe have one check armor fittings. Or another leaning against a wall. Or another sitting down (until the player gets near and then they try to stand up and look alert). Or even dancer thralls that take a break from dancing 24/7 when the player isn’t close by.
It just seems there’s quite a bit more “life” that can be put into the thralls (even in their encampments).