Azshara Raid Testing, Patch 8.2 PTR - Build 30495

Gnome and Tauren Mount Size Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With today’s PTR update, you might notice mount size changes for gnome and tauren player characters. For a very long time, we’ve had issues that stem from gnomes and tauren riding on mounts that appear larger than intended. We’re adjusting their sizing down on normal* mounts.

This allows us to correct many art and animation bugs with these specific races when mounted, and they look better. Gnomes and tauren now look more like they should, gnomes can actually reach their reins, and tauren can fit through more doorways when mounted.

Here’s an example of how a gnome character looks when mounted-

Before the change-


And after the change-


This new tech also means that it’s now possible for us to address issues where some mounts are too small on some races. We’re looking to find examples along those lines, so please keep your feedback coming.

Thank you!

*There are a few mounts that are not considered "normal"-sized to begin with. For example, Hyena mounts are considered "small", and we’re not sizing tauren differently on small mounts at this time.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.2 - Gnome and Tauren Mount Size Update started by chaud View original post
Comments 102 Comments
  1. dotsown's Avatar
    What about the line of sighting issues with gnomes??? wheres that more important fix!
  1. MikeBogina's Avatar
    Tauren mounts are now smaller?? NoOoOOOOooooOOO!!!! :O
  1. MrKnubbles's Avatar
    So, Gnome mounts are smaller now?
  1. nyc81991's Avatar
    BFA is just removing more and more as it goes on. Amazing.
  1. Th3Scourge's Avatar
    Fixing the important issues. I guess this is a sign that they have given up on class design issues?
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nyc81991 View Post
    BFA is just removing more and more as it goes on. Amazing.
    nothing was removed though.
  1. Byucknah The Red's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nyc81991 View Post
    BFA is just removing more and more as it goes on. Amazing.
    What exactly is being removed, slugger? Nothing... Nothing is being "removed" nothing is being "cut" nothing is being "Taken Away". Some people, I swear, just want to make mountains out of every little molehill.

    Is it silly? Yeah, its a silly change to finally be making after almost 15 years. Seems like a pretty darn late "fix", which is exactly what it is.
  1. leviathonlx's Avatar
    RIP my outrageously large mount that fit through nothing.



    Quote Originally Posted by Th3Scourge View Post
    Fixing the important issues. I guess this is a sign that they have given up on class design issues?
    Oh look the stereotypical post where someone goes on about why this change is bad since x thing didn't get worked on even though the team that worked on y thing has nothing at all to do with x.
  1. dunkl's Avatar
    this is not appealing. some of my tauren mounts, even the medium sized ones will not have that same cool feeling that I enjoy. bumming me out
  1. Biggles Worth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by leviathonlx View Post
    RIP my outrageously large mount that fit through nothing.





    Oh look the stereotypical post where someone goes on about why this change is bad since x thing didn't get worked on even though the team that worked on y thing has nothing at all to do with x.
    Sheeeet, our bad thinking a multi billion dollar company that has a game out for more than 15 years will do their damn jobs.
  1. Sammonoske's Avatar
    I'm actually fine with this. Never did make much sense that gnomes had one of the largest mounts as well as it being "ok" that they couldn't reach the reigns. As for Tauren, hopefully it will cut down on the Kaiju mounts.
  1. CataclismicSunrise's Avatar
    i quite like this for the tauren. it makes my character look bigger. but i really liked the oversized mount for the gnome. :[
  1. Freaking Frumpy Frak's Avatar
    Worst expansion in the game's history and they're spending resources on making it WORSE?
  1. gd8's Avatar
    how are you people complaining about something that wasnt even an intentional feature to begin with lmao literally why would gnomes have some of the biggest mounts in the game? it looks bizarre playing them i'm glad they're finally changing it
  1. leviathonlx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles Worth View Post
    Sheeeet, our bad thinking a multi billion dollar company that has a game out for more than 15 years will do their damn jobs.
    Well good thing the art team is doing their job is making mounts look better.
  1. brydence's Avatar
    So they're "fixing" something that no one asked for, that's been around since Vanilla. Similar to how they recently "fixed" portals and are "fixing" mounts by adding mount equipment that eliminates the specialness of the water strider. What's next fun or QOL thing that they're going to "fix"?
  1. Happyducky's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Freaking Frumpy Frak View Post
    Worst expansion in the game's history and they're spending resources on making it WORSE?
    My tauren can finally fit through doors on a mount and you claim it is worse lol
  1. Th3Scourge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by leviathonlx View Post
    RIP my outrageously large mount that fit through nothing.





    Oh look the stereotypical post where someone goes on about why this change is bad since x thing didn't get worked on even though the team that worked on y thing has nothing at all to do with x.
    Oh look someone who doesn't understand sarcasm.
  1. kaintk's Avatar
    blizzard dont have it, irs fun to have big tauren on tiny mount or gnome on huge mount

    another funny thing that blizzard will nerf

    WHAT A SURPRISE !

    anyway i dont play anymore this shitty game
  1. gutnbrg's Avatar
    im gonna miss my gnome having a bigger mount than everyone else even tho im smaller as a character, was a fun little perk for being a gnome. Gonna look and feel weird after the last 15yrs...

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