Patch 4.3 Preview: Worgen Racial Mounts

Tired of running on all fours as a worgen? Then you'll want to pick up the worgen racial mounts that are coming in World of Warcraft patch 4.3. As you can see from the screenshots above, they're plain ol' horses.

What are your thoughts on the new mounts? Are you happy that they're not coated in a crazy amount of armor, or would you have preferred a little extra flair on the latest addition to your mount collection? Join in on the discussion in our WoW general forum!

UPDATE: Blizzard's response can be found after the jump.


Blizzard's Response #1

"There was some miscommunication regarding the initial reason why these mounts were added. After talking with the devs again these mounts are actually being added because they already happened to be available and we thought it’d be nice to make them able to be purchased and ridden. Which is unfortunately quite a bit different than how we understood and framed the blog.

Their existence also allows us to give players that faction change to Worgen something in exchange for their old racial mount. Right now if you faction change to Worgen you lose your previous home-faction mounts, and so we’re also trying to correct that with this change."                               

Blizzard's Response #2

"The intention wasn't really to hype this up, so much as to simply inform and reduce confusion. Our thought was, rather than let these be introduced without any context via data-mining, that it seemed like a better idea to introduce them ourselves with a bit of context."

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Seriously??
# Sep 10 2011 at 3:00 AM Rating: Decent
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Really?? They are giving them horse mounts that are already in the game?? I have that Black horse with the white on it's nose already...... It's called Black Stallion and you can get it in Menethil Harbour (atleast in patch 4.2)..... Only the one you can get there has a reins and a saddle. So they are just giving the Worgens a gimped version of the one that's already in the game.... awesome.... can't wait...
Why not make it something cooler like giant spiders or deformed or diseased/discolored horses (Green or red ones would be cool) but, I guess that wouldn't be as easy as giving them something that's already in the game..... might as well, just give them a note in the mail at lvl 20 that says go to Menethil Harbour...
F**kin Finally For Furry Fuu Fuu's
# Sep 09 2011 at 1:39 AM Rating: Default
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I for one am hella glad to finally see a mount for worgens! That racial on all fours, and has anyone stopped to actually read the decription on the tooltip!?? lawls fail, is about the worst damn animation ever. They were men whom transformed, not wild animals. True at first you're all, arrrgghhh! grrrrr! *slobber* pffth *slobber* because your character is on the verge of madness, then poof you are saved and regain your Former Self hence human characteristics, u can now just sport a kickin winter coat as needed. Point being, horses make perfect sense, tho a saddle and halter would be nice.True Blizz is pulling the ole recycle theme and tacking on some other reasons to make it sound like an executive decision etc etc. I would rather that than what we have now, hell give me a jackrabbit with mange and a lazy eye rather that face down azz up see-saw bs.
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Worgen Horses
# Sep 03 2011 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I agree also, that if they are going to use horses for Worgens, they could dress them up a bit to make them different. Also, two other things.... Where are the reins and why are the Worgens sitting so far back on the horses. It doesn't matter if you are an equestrian or not to notice that people sit more forward on a horse. Riding where they are located (more at the haunches than near the front legs), you would end up with a sway back horse and it also looks funny.
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# Sep 03 2011 at 3:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Very lame. They should gimp up the rest of the racial mounts so you have more reason to buy the premium mounts.
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# Sep 02 2011 at 7:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Looks like the recycling machine is once again at work at Blizzard!

Seriously - with all the animals in Silverpine, they went back to the well and picked horses? Weak sauce.
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# Sep 02 2011 at 9:41 AM Rating: Good
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I think this is where the dissent is coming from. Its not that Blizzard chose horses; its that they chose very old models we've already seen before.

Blizzard isn't a free to play. It rakes in millions upon millions of dollars a year. With all the small inconsequential, unnoticeable graphics changes they create completely new work for, you would expect that a race's mount would have received more than a passing thought.

Had they altered the appearance even slightly there wouldn't be anywhere near as much outrage.

I have no problem with horses. I expected them to be horses. I expected them to eventually give Worgens horses. I was actually looking forward to it. It was when I saw they were using 7 year old models that sheer disappointment entered my mind.

We simply expect better out of the World's leading MMO developer.
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Feels like an afterthought
# Sep 01 2011 at 3:59 PM Rating: Good
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The only reason I could see that results in such a lame looking copy of the human racials is that the Worgen were once human.
Diassapointment is the only thing Im feeling about this.
It almost looks like an afterthought, not a planned addition. The devs need to get back to the high level of innovation we used to see and expect
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# Sep 01 2011 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Why are they adding mounts for them now? I understand that it limits the other races because they can't get running wild on Alliance side. But still Worgen don't need a mount their mount is running around on all four's...Blizz is just probably catering to a minority of people who actually complain about this stuff..
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# Sep 01 2011 at 2:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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keep the racial movment speed just change the animation so you dont look like a deranged bunny bouncing around
Lame
# Sep 01 2011 at 12:33 PM Rating: Decent
lol That looks really stupid. I would personally just keep using the racial movement speed, or even a different races mount.
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