Okay, okay. It's late. Uh, well it's so late now that it's essentially "early", but whatever...
I love canines, my wife & I have 3 of them at home, including a Siberian Husky. I've always loved wolves as well so I'm hopelessly biased here and I love Baldur's Gate as well, so this isn't a bash on it. But there are times when I'm smashing through a rampaging pack of wolves and thinking, "Okay, so if there were any animals in the real world that would Get Out of Dodge when the Big Bad Adventuring party comes through, it would be Wolves. Why do RPG-Makers always give wolves such a bad rap? Wolves in the Real World only got a bad reputation because they were so clever & sneaky about killing farmer's livestock. That's where their bad rap came from. Not being mankillers."
Yes, yes, It's a game, I know. But obviously they thought a bit about these things, because Black & Brown Bears can be avoided. Why not regular wolves? Also keep in mind I'm not talking about Worgs, Dire Wolves, Dread Wolves, etc... they are sentient & evil.
(Rereads own post). Yup. It's late. Time for bed. But I'm throwing the post out anyway because I can't possibly be the *only* one out there who's thought about this.