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8.2 PTR: Gnome and Tauren Mount Size Changes

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Some huge (and tiny) news coming out of the PTR today, as we're finally getting some mount size adjustments for Gnomes and Tauren! This has been a long-standing issue since...well since Vanilla really, with Tauren getting stuck on doorways and a lot of the mounts for both races never looking quite right. Well, today Gnomes can catch their mount's reins for the first time and Tauren... well they might fit through some doorways. The change only applies to "normal" size mounts for Tauren, as smaller ones (like hyenas) remain unchanged. Blizzard can now also fix issues where some mounts appear too small for certain races and they're looking into it.

In any case it's an amazing change which makes 8.2 even more highly anticipated, and you can read the details on it below.

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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.

As a lifelong Tauren player this brings a tear to my eye, as I'm finally going to be able to run into buildings trampling everyone underfoot as my mount takes a while to un-summon!

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Always found it weird how gnomes, smallest playable race had their mounts enlarged. At least for tauren it made some sense, with how tall that race is, but overall normalising mount sizes seems like a good idea.

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The Brawler's Burly Mushan Beast mount under a moonkin is one of the more hilarious and egregious mismatches. Ittiest bittiest mushan ever. I was also having a fun time with the Ethereal Transmorpher characters riding miniature water striders.

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