You know, I'm looking at this incredible art of one of my favorite characters in video games and I'm wondering... Why did we never get a raid (or even a dungeon) fight with Deathwing in his human form? It was a great model that was only ever used once in game as far as I recall, and all that was... was a "joke" questline (not knocking the "I'm gonna punch Deathwing in the Face" questline, I loved it). They really should have utilized his human form a lot more.
No he appeared in human form just once in the questline of Twilight Highlands. Just for a tiny bit, but he didn't look as cool as he did in this picture, he mostly just looked like a bald guy with a metal jaw.
Uhm... I did it on my ally shammy and my ally hunter. Do all the quests you can in twilight highlands. It takes place in the far top-left corner of the map? But there are a lot of quests that lead up to it.
It was in beta. Cataclysm beta, that is. In the beta, during that Twilight Highlands quest-chain, Deathwing did, indeed, appear in his human form when he first comes to meet Alexstrasza... there was also a short "duel" type thing with them both in their human forms, using magic at one another, but in live they changed this. In the live version of Cataclysm, Deathwing stays in his dragon form throughout that entire quest-chain, and he and Alexstrasza immediately take to the skies, fighting as dragons; they never actually fight each other in their human forms. It's a shame, really... In my opinion, the version that was in beta was much better. I don't know they scrapped it in favor of the version that made it to live. =/
BTW, my apologies for the extremely late comment on an extremely old conversation.