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7-02-2009 @ 8:17PM
"I can't speak for Blizzard's artists, but I'm pretty sure that the idea is for you to look ridiculous. Even more ridiculous than just being a gnome in the first place, which is a feat!"Well, they're certainly succeeding. I'm considering grinding rep for a talbuk, but I'm worried when I do it'll end up being ten feet tall. :P
7-02-2009 @ 8:19PM
And thanks for including my question!
7-03-2009 @ 1:08AM
The actual answer to this one is that it's a relic from before mounts could swim. Blizz didn't want to inconvenience gnomes by dismounting them in much shallower water than other races but also didn't want them to be fully underwater while still riding along, so they turned the mount scale way up so the overall height of mount and rider is the same as most other races (not taurens).
7-03-2009 @ 1:22AM
Yeah, I figured his wasn't the real reason. :P Thanks for the answer though, makes sense, though it also make my Draenei look like he's riding a midget bear. Hopefully they'll fix it at some point, but I'm not holding my breath.
7-03-2009 @ 8:22AM
Funny thing is, back during early BC, gnomes started discovering that Black Morass was equivalent to the ninth circle of Hell because they would get dismounted in the water there. IIRC, they made the water shallower to compensate for the poor gnome tanks who couldn't make it to the next portal at a reasonable pace.
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