Guild Wars 2 player (buy now for € 39.95) are proud of their mounts. Because the seven different living forms of transportation all have their own advantages and disadvantages, skills and models. For example, while the raptor is the king on the plain and overcomes gorges, the jumper is great for climbing airy heights. And griffins are the masters of the sky, when it comes to speed, nobody fools them there. Mount skins allow even more individualization, they can be bought in the in-game shop and are purely cosmetic – everyone should be left to decide what their mount looks like … but the new Pegasus skin for gripping is basically prohibited. At least when it comes to the community and author Matthias.
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Why does everyone hate the GW2 Pegasus skin?
Since each adventurer is left to Tyrias to decide how his mounts look in GW2, the question arises how a purely cosmetic character upgrade can cause so much furore. But maybe a look at the Pegasus skin helps:
Check out these stub legs! What happened to the elegance of gripping? The designer of this skin definitely had a better basic idea, which you can see when you look at it official concept art for Pegasus look. By the way, if you look closely at the game, you will see that the animal's hooves are not even those of a horse, but are split like those of a cow.
But the legs are not the only problem. The horse's head itself does not help the disappointing look. The Pegasus skin has a constant, bored look, the one with the small pupils tends to Bojack Horseman reminds as typical animal eyes.
This skin ruins the legend of horses in Tyria
In addition, players condemn the entire skin based on a simple fact: it represents the first living horse we see in Tyria. Sure, it's more of a hybrid, but over the years there has been little evidence that there are horses at all. In Götterfels, for example, there are dummy horses at the circus. And weapons like the zodiac ax and the legendary shortbow dreamer have horses as decoration (and even as projectile effect) !. There were even undead riders in Guild Wars 1, but they were up too Skeleton stallions on the go, For this reason, the expectation of the first living horse in Guild Wars 2 was gigantic – and the disappointment was all the greater. Now the myth is gone – apparently there are horses, they look so stupid.
This is how the community makes fun of the new skin
If you often look into the subreddit of Guild Wars 2, you are used to the fact that the feedback here is rather negative. But with the Pegasus release there was only one topic:
Can the Pegasus skin be saved?
Now of course the question arises: Does the deformed horse have to stay that way? Or are there any changes? The eyes would be a simple problem, a larger pupil or even shining eyes would work miracles. The wrong hooves shouldn't be a real obstacle either, the texture could easily be exchanged.
But that doesn't shake the basic model itself: the griffin has legs that are much too short. Skins in Guild Wars 2 can trick a lot, for example by making legs look narrower, but the same rigging remains invisible. This can be seen at the latest in the movements that look like those of a cat. A really good looking Pegasus would need a completely different rigging, with longer legs. And probably not that much work should go into a model. So don't hold your breath to wait for a redesign.
But how do you see the whole thing? Shouldn't Matthias and the community line up so much? Or does the new mount really have a terrible design? Write to us in the comments!
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