LOL. You can hump on any horse since release.Yeah, Roach lost her mane and her color changed. I can also jump on any horse now..
Like I posted earlier, Roch is Bald Black for me only in Skellige and Kaer Morhen. In Velen/Novigrad it is back to Brown with a beautiful mane. At least that. About to start HoS and I'll have the Brown hairy Roach for that. But this need a fix. I wanted the Black horse with mane, like Eskel's, after all it came as a quest reward and I love black.
My theory might be right then since he started with new game plus, my Roach was normal in white orchard, have you gone to Velen yet? keep going (no rushing of course, no true rpg gamer rushes a new playthrough hehe) and see if he turns normal when you reach Velen.Same problem here as well but I used a save from starting a new game with the Hearts of Stone expansion and used that for starting a New Game + and suddenly had a black roach which is also missing its mane.
He did turn normal once I left Vizima but then once I loaded the game again, it turned back to the black Roach with the same missing mane issue. I doubt this will get patched since a lot of cosmetic stuff like this never gets patched but there is a mod which changes Roach's model into other horses so maybe you can use that? http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/44/?tab=1&navtag=http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/ajax/moddescription/?id=44&preview=&pUp=1 I didn't use it but you could try this out, I guess.maybe we can manipulate it, if someone goes to skellige, then to white orchard to see if he turns black and bald then to novigrad, and if you are not experiencing it in velen you go to white orchard then skellige, i can't check if that works since im still early in my playthrough and can't go to skellige yet. if it only affects some in skellige and some in velen however we know this problem have more teeth than we think, if someone can check that please im sure cdprojektred would be happy that we are testing it to make the job easier.
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My theory might be right then since he started with new game plus, my Roach was normal in white orchard, have you gone to Velen yet? keep going (no rushing of course, no true rpg gamer rushes a new playthrough hehe) and see if he turns normal when you reach Velen.