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7-02-2009 @ 8:59PM
"I can't speak for Blizzard's artists, but I'm pretty sure that the idea is for you to look ridiculous."It's my understanding that it's because Gnomes themselves were scaled up from the very original game design (pre-Vanilla release)--they were originally even smaller, and when they were scaled up, their mounts scaled with them.
7-02-2009 @ 10:46PM
You're right. During early beta gnomes were about 20% smaller. The devs felt this was too small and just scaled them up 20%. If you did some measurements on the mounts I'm sure they'd be around 20%. Can't say if 20% is the actual number though.
7-02-2009 @ 10:56PM
I think its also related to the (now redundant) effects of dismounting in water. On smaller mounts, gnomes would have dismounted in much shallower water than the other races. The increased mount size made them more on par with the other races in order to be fair in that regard.
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