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Alright, first off, I'd like to say, this is not my original doing. This was taken from a member of RPH who goes by the name: Darlton Thornley. All credit of this goes purely to him. I'm just the messenger.

 

Here is a guide on how to get the scale for your characters' height by using one of the methods explained below.

 

Recomended Converters:

http://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/conversions/heightftcm.php

http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/feet-to-centimeters.htm

http://www.thecalculatorsite.com/conversions/common/cm-to-feet-inches.php

 

All 3 converters count 10 & 11 inches (12 is 1 foot), most others only count to 9 seeing as how calculators only go up to 9 which gives an inaccurate result as opposed to those counting all inches.

 

List of Heights:

Note 1: Taurens height is based on feet to scalp, not feet to hunch, but I've posted the latter for ya'll.

 

Note 2: I have taken breathing in to account, since the head goes up and down I take the tallest possible height. This is most prominent with male trolls, orcs, and tauren.

 

Blood Elf Female: 5'7" (170.18 cm)
Blood Elf Male: 6'1" (185.42 cm)
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Draenei Female: 7' (213.36 cm)
Draenei Male: 7'3" (220.98 cm)
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Dwarf Female: 4'5" (134.62 cm)
Dwarf Male: 4'6" (137.16 cm)
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Gnome Female: 2'9" (83.82 cm)
Gnome Male: 3' (91.44 cm)
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Goblin Female: 4'1" (124.46 cm)
Goblin Male: 3'9" (114.3 cm)
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Human Female: 5'7" (170.18 cm)
Human Male: 6' (182.88 cm)
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Night Elf Female: 6'7" (200.66 cm)
Night Elf Male: 7'2" (218.44 cm)
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Orc Female: 6' (182.88 cm)
Orc Male: 6'3" hunched, 6'9" upright (190.5 cm & 205.74 cm) (Difference = 1.08)
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Pandaren Female: 6'5" (195.58 cm)
Pandaren Male: 7' (213.36 cm)
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Undead Female: 5'4" hunched, 5'6" upright (162.56 cm & 167.64 cm) (Difference = 1.03125)
Undead Male: 5'5" hunched, 6'1" upright (165.1 cm & 185.42 cm) (Difference = 1.123)
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Tauren Female: 7'4", hunch = 8' (223.52 cm & 243.84 cm) (Difference = 1.09)
Tauren Male: 7'2", hunch = 9'2" (218.44 & 279.4 cm) (Difference = 1.279)
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Troll Female: 7'1" (215.9 cm)
Troll Male: 6'4" hunched, 8'3" upright (193.04 cm & 251.46 cm) (Difference = 1.302)
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Worgen Female: 7'2" (218.44 cm)
Worgen Male: 6'3" hunched, hunch = 6'10". (190.5 cm & 208.28 cm & 243.84 cm) (Difference(scalp/hunch) = 1.093) (Difference(scalp/straight) = 1.28)

8" is achieved with the /kiss emote and is as straight standing as a Worgen will ever be. 

 

Methods:


Method 1 (Centimeters): 
Convert desired new height to centimeters by using one of the recommended converters and then split the values in a calculator
Here is an example;

Blood Elf male
New: 6'4"
Original: 6'1"
6'4" = 193.04 cm
6'1" = 185.42 cm
Math: 193.04 / 185.42 = 1.0410958904109589041095890410959
Scale = 1.041

Method 2 (Feet & Inches):
One way to measure accurate heights the same way as converting to centimeters is that you take the inch value, say 5, 6, 8, 10 inches etc, split by 12 (which is the amount of inches that goes into a feet). You start off by splitting the desired amount of inches on your new height by 12, then add the three first decimals to the feet value you want to have.

Example:
Female human
New height: 6'5"
Original: 5'7"
Math: 5 (inches) / 12 = 0.416 | 6 + 0.416 = 6.416
7 (inches) / 12 = .583 | 5 + 0.583 = 5.583
6.416 / 5.583 = 1.149
Scale 1.149 = 6'5"

This yields the exact same result as converting heights to centimeters before splitting. So whichever way you prefer, do it.

 

 

Proof of Methods 1 & 2 yielding the same result:

Night Elf male:
New: 7'5" (226.06)
Original: 7'2" (218.44)

Method 1:
226.06 / 218.44 = 1,0348837209302325581395348837209

Method 2:
5 / 12 = 0.41666666666666666666666666666667
2 / 12 = 0.16666666666666666666666666666667

 

7.41666666666666666666666666666667
7.16666666666666666666666666666667

7,41666666666666666666666666666667 / 7,16666666666666666666666666666667 = 1,0348837209302325581395348837209

Scale = 1.034

Note: There is no need to use all the decimals on method 2. All that is required is that you use the first 3 decimals and you will get the same result. I only included all decimals here to prove that it was ultimately the same.

 

Huge thanks to Darlton for coming up with this!

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This post was stolen from RPH, unless you were the same person. The post was based off of my chart where I exported all the models to blender and got their height.

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Blender units are also based off meters, but when I converted them, they were a bit tall. So I assumed a human male size of 6 feet and went from there.

Note that the inches are fractional inches (decimal). I should really re do this chart.

 

I also calculated the penis length but I'm sure you all don't want that. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Nice this is one of the more interesting guides I've seen. You and Cold should get together and make sweet sweet math with each other some time.

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I also calculated the penis length but I'm sure you all don't want that. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

 

you don't have to tell me twice, let's hear it.

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This post was stolen from RPH, unless you were the same person. The post was based off of my chart where I exported all the models to blender and got their height.

EZ1Mmkz.pngy6cjnh3.png

 

Blender units are also based off meters, but when I converted them, they were a bit tall. So I assumed a human male size of 6 feet and went from there.

Note that the inches are fractional inches (decimal). I should really re do this chart.

 

I also calculated the penis length but I'm sure you all don't want that. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

I already stated this was taken from RPH. Pay attention. And most of the values came from the books. The only ones that didn't is the Worgen, and the Tauren because in the books they give their height from foot to their hunch. So those were estimated by a moderator from RPH as well as a small group of people.

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Nice this is one of the more interesting guides I've seen. You and Cold should get together and make sweet sweet math with each other some time.

 

Pass.

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Thank you for the effort, I guess, but I doubt people will actually use this. 

I sure will. I've always wanted a universal guide for character heights, so we won't accidentally have a 6'7" character shorter than a 6'3" character.

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Actually, I have the WoW guide at home that has a picture of the racial scaling. Human females are in fact 5'3" in height. Also, someone made a close to almost exact replica of said picture using updated models and including new races. Here you are:

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Actually, I have the WoW guide at home that has a picture of the racial scaling. Human females are in fact 5'3" in height. Also, someone made a close to almost exact replica of said picture using updated models and including new races. Here you are:

 

kGTo4Fj.jpg

 

The thing is, this is inaccurate, viewing the models from a far causes foreshortening. And the models are not flat on their feet. You can see for most of them the view is slightly downwards. Not to mention the animation makes them shorter. You would have to render the models in t-pose, in an orthographic view by putting them in a rendering software, which I did. But at that point you can just get their height anyway, which I posted above.

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The thing is, this is inaccurate, viewing the models from a far causes foreshortening. And the models are not flat on their feet. You can see for most of them the view is slightly downwards. Not to mention the animation makes them shorter. You would have to render the models in t-pose, in an orthographic view by putting them in a rendering software, which I did. But at that point you can just get their height anyway, which I posted above.

 

The point is, if Blizzard released a guide book with a chart saying that they are 5'3" they are 5'3" no matter how you look at it. 

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Yes but blizzard also said pitlords reincarnate and fly. Point is, a lot of things that Blizzard says about their own game is wrong. You can visit the Lore Clarifications section to see all the shit that we've removed and added to the lore here on Paragon, and these heights are the most accurate portrayal of IN-GAME models. NOT RPG text based visuals.

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