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Lightforged Talbuk Paladin Mount Coming in Patch 9.1.5

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The second build of Patch 9.1.5 is now live on the PTR and Blizzard added a new Lightforged Draenei Paladin mount to the game called Lightforged Talbuk.

It seems that Lightforged Draenei Paladins will be getting their very own Talbuk mount in the forthcoming update. Today's Build 40078 adds a new Paladin mount model that we preview below.

Lightforged Talbuk Mount Preview

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1 hour ago, Babel said:

all we're missing is holy ostrich now.

Better not, that would be as lame as it sounds. Blood Elf paladins should've been given a priority for unique mount back in BFA when they decided that a horse is not a proper fit even for dwarves, BEs have been ignored in that regard for long enough and deserve something cooler than the standard bird. Heavily plated Lynx would be a much better choice.

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2 hours ago, Babel said:

holy cow

Sadly, there is no actual cow mount!

13 minutes ago, BobTheHuman said:

Better not, that would be as lame as it sounds. Blood Elf paladins should've been given a priority for unique mount back in BFA 

I'm not sure what's even considered lame at this point, considering all the weird mounts we've got. Horses are fitting for elves, since in lore they were using them for ages (unicorns as well), but it's true they could use some reskin/update, likely a very low priority. 

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5 minutes ago, Arcling said:

likely a very low priority. 

As low as the dwarves were, not the mention the Lightforged, to be honest. It's a thing that nobody asked for yet it happened, but the immensely popular race from the first expansion is still waiting. I'm sure they could've snuck one in between all those 6 months, Portal Pass, Hearthstone promotion mounts. Low priority indeed.

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9 minutes ago, BobTheHuman said:

As low as the dwarves were, not the mention the Lightforged, to be honest. It's a thing that nobody asked for yet it happened, but the immensely popular race from the first expansion is still waiting. I'm sure they could've snuck one in between all those 6 months, Portal Pass, Hearthstone promotion mounts. Low priority indeed.

These races didn't have their own mounts, while humans and blood elves did (yes, it's a slightly different horse!). Although there may not be any consistency in their decisions. After all they gave heritage armor for gnomes and goblins, so all these 10 people still playing them could be happy, while ignoring more popular options. Same with the lack of revamp for other capitals (I guess they would make good targets to be destroyed during some next attack of the big bads, like Void Lords).

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I like the idea of this. I like Draenei generally but I don't like the elek mounts or any of the very large lumbering mounts in the game that take up too much screen. That said, the colours look more like a Belf paladin mount, and I wish they'd used the original talbuk model as a base. It's just a really elegant design in both its look and its animation and one of the best mounts in the game. They attempted to redesign it twice and the result was 'goat' and 'my little pony'.

If they are going back and fixing stuff, there are a couple of mounts that could do with some tidying up. The nether ray mounts all have an animation glitch on the back, and there's that alpaca mount they added that is pretty good apart from its jump animation looking like a seizure despite its /mountspecial having a more natural jump animation. I'm glad they finally fixed the running animation speed of the yak mounts though.

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3 hours ago, Arcling said:

These races didn't have their own mounts, while humans and blood elves did (yes, it's a slightly different horse!). Although there may not be any consistency in their decisions. After all they gave heritage armor for gnomes and goblins, so all these 10 people still playing them could be happy, while ignoring more popular options. Same with the lack of revamp for other capitals (I guess they would make good targets to be destroyed during some next attack of the big bads, like Void Lords).

Yeah, but Lightforged in particular could've stayed with the elekk and nobody would've said a thing about it. I understand their approach here ''while we're on the subject of Lightforged, let's give them as much as we can before we move on to the next target''. I am the last person to make a case in favor of elves, but the BE do feel like they've been ignored on this one without any good reason.

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16 hours ago, BobTheHuman said:

WTF, so why are Blood Elf paladins still stuck with a cprappy version of the Human horse?

As Humans and Dwarfs were the fist paladin, and recieved the original pala horse, the BE, as the first horde paladin, recieved the equivalent horde version.

Second: Lore. The elven horses of Quel'Thalas, lorewise know as Quel'dorei Stedd, were known to exist since Warcraft 2. According to the high elves, generations of breeding had created an animal far superior to its mundane cousins. Blood Elf paladins are knights, and even irl, through history, knights were riding horses.

The Thalassian Warhorse is a armored version of the Quel'dorei Stedd. So yes, the human version is different. Human horses are just simple horses, so them having a horn, like a unicorn is incorrect lorewise. Somehow Blizzard decided to make them look the same. If there should be a change, human pala horses should lose their horn. BE having a Thalassian Warhorse as it actually is, is 100% accurate.

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6 hours ago, Nealfus said:

As Humans and Dwarfs were the fist paladin, and recieved the original pala horse, the BE, as the first horde paladin, recieved the equivalent horde version.

Second: Lore. The elven horses of Quel'Thalas, lorewise know as Quel'dorei Stedd, were known to exist since Warcraft 2. According to the high elves, generations of breeding had created an animal far superior to its mundane cousins. Blood Elf paladins are knights, and even irl, through history, knights were riding horses.

The Thalassian Warhorse is a armored version of the Quel'dorei Stedd. So yes, the human version is different. Human horses are just simple horses, so them having a horn, like a unicorn is incorrect lorewise. Somehow Blizzard decided to make them look the same. If there should be a change, human pala horses should lose their horn. BE having a Thalassian Warhorse as it actually is, is 100% accurate.

I'm sure they took all that into consideration when they gave them the horse, that's exactly what happened. But, if all that is true and the horse is as appropriate to BEs just as the ram is to dwarves, I am willing to accept that fact.

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