I don't know whether this is the first step or not. I phrased it wrongly. But, judging from what has been said by the developers on the subject, and the reversal of their policy on flying, I think, and hope, it is the first step. The people at Blizzard like to change things slowly when it comes to major design decisions. And this looks to me like such a process being underway. And I think it would be nice if in the next expansion there were a couple of zones to fly in, with giant floating islands to travel to while avoiding flying patroling enemies, climate conditions that can harm your mount, and taking advantage of currents and altitude, etc. While the rest of the game was on the ground.
Last edited by Drithien; 2013-01-11 at 03:48 PM.
By removing the flying mounts you are just throwing the baby out with the bath water. There are ways to solve this problem, far easier ways, than removing flight mounts for everyone.
MoP is not designed for ground mounts beyond questing to level 90. If it was there would be an accessable gate and path from the valley to every zone, but that would defeat the purpose and make it too convienant.
Usual worthless thread about flying... (we should see one about loot soon, then its about PvP gawking on a PvP realm)
If you don't like to fly don't fly.
If you're a man and don't like sex with men, don't have sex with men.
If you don't like killing babies, we'll you're not a woman and its not your business what they do with their bodies...
TLDR: Stop FORCING you views on everyone else. Damn r____t.
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But as far as i know, i've read somewhere that you can choose 2 daily Hubs, one for world pvp and one for more pve oriented players.
Altough World PvP actually relies on a mass of people, it's not like that World PvP should be fair, you only succeed in World PvP if you are the greatest asshole.
Last edited by Kralljin; 2013-01-11 at 04:00 PM.
Too often, we are mistaken for druidic types. perhaps that's true for some shaman, but do not let yourself be plagued by the ignorant belief that we are always peaceful.
Nothing about what I do is harmonious. I command the elements to my will. There is nothing offered in return. I would have it no other way.
Never assume an ogre's stupid, that's when they'll get you.
[QUOTE=Drithiend;19786601]All zones have been designed so that players can play in them while not being able to fly,[/quest]
Yes, to get through the questing and levelling process.
If WoW could come out with a new expansion every 2 months (ie a continent full of quests like Pandaria) and did away with raiding and daily quests then I would probably agree with you.
But they can't. The repetitive content exists to keep the player base busy during the massive gaps between "real content" necessitated by the constraints of reality. If you think the complaints about this type of content is bad now, try removing flying mounts and see what happens.
Keeping people busy is their objective, but keeping us busy by spending 90% of our time just getting from place to place to do stuff that only takes 10% of our time would just be idiotic.
Note to self: Consider changing to PVE realm or ignoring new dailies
very excited after reading this.
Hurray, now it will be easier to engage in PvP with players who don't want to PvP!
Give me a break.
You know, not everyone is on a PVP realm and just want to do their dailies as quick as possible. At least that would have been the case for me if I was still playing! :P Waiting for a future patch or x-pac to bring me back ^.^
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You know maybe make it no-flying on PVP servers, and flying on non-PVP servers? I'm sure they could work something like that out since that seems to be what PVPers want and non-PVPer's want.
People flew all over outland in BC, people always engaged in world pvp at Halaa and in Hellfire. The issue has nothing to do with flying mounts and everything to do with players wanting to world pvp, places with real objectives to world pvp in, and real rewards coming from the effort.