Adding Fur to the Fire

Kidnapped by Equines... Again.
Kidnapped by Equines… Again.

Worgens are finally getting racial mounts, which should be the cue to thundering applause from folks who were looking to chase down Mountain o’ Mounts.

‘Should’ being the operative word.

Instead of cheers, for the most part the reaction across the land seems to be: “Wait, seriously, horses? Seriously?

Sorry Blizz, but you can’t blame us for expecting something a bit flashier. Look at the Goblin trikes, look at the concept art for the original Worgen mount, now look back at the horse.

It’s not holding diamonds.

Or tickets to that thing we like.

Or anything at all, since the horses don’t have a lick of decoration they weren’t born with.

If you are going to give us horses, can’t you at least make them look a bit more Worgen-ish? Give us Victorian-flavored tack, give us howling wolf embellishments, heck just throw on a stinking top hat at the very least!

I feel like I’ve mugged some poor farmhand in Westfall and made off with his livelihood.

No love Blizz, no love.

Martha Bechtel

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  1. Nightwill

    I just hope they remove the extra mounts they added into balance the count or add more horde mounts.

    1. Martha Bechtel

      I don’t mind the mount imbalances as much, since they haven’t added another mount collecting achievement yet– I just wish they’d upgrade the models for the previous mounts.

      Horses don’t all look the same, there are strong visual differences between breeds– even the larger drafters that could conceivably carry a male Draenei or transformed Worgen. Give us slightly different models, give us better skins for the tack, heck throw in a mule and I’d be happy. (The visual of a dwarf on a pony or a gnome on a donkey would be worth it!)

      I dunno, I suppose I’m looking at WoW through the lenses of more recent games, which isn’t fair, but they’ve proven they can do eye candy with the new races—I just want more of it! 😉

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