The Home Screen is periodically redesigned to better align with the game's goals at the time, like Co-op Commander releases. We enjoyed working on these as they were mini movies with an opportunity to imbue lots of sonic personality.
Alarak's personality drove the sound design for this segment. Since these animations were created after recording his dialog (voiced by actor John de Lancie), I edited in vocal utterances that I thought best matched both the movement and the spirit of Alarak's character. The fade outs are me editing out the long stretches of Alarak idling.I discuss the sound design of Alarak's footsteps in detail in this 2018 BlizzCon excerpt.