I am also curious how you link the absence of flying mounts to casuals "getting carried"....
Nop, I don't see that. A solution can't have more problems than the characterístics or aspects fo the game that are trying to fix.You realise that flying mounts are a possible solution for all of those? You basically just told us why they were introduced.
Flying mounts changed completely the game, with that in mind, Blizzard created PvP hubs to maintain the outworld PvP, they "killed" the grounds path, they outdated the flying routes, they changed completely the "times" and travels and all the things that could happened between this points (maybe bad or good "things"), etc... (we can talk about for hours here: ground mounts, farming, AH inflation, gold inflation, quests, world zones, etc...).
Of course we gain other things: we move faster and save from anything (PvP/PvE). The only things that are not affected for flying mounts are the instanced zones (Raids and PvP are the first ones that comes to my mind now).
And moving, and farming, and killing focus (rares, achievements, etc...), and searching targets, and questing, etc... ALL the game is affected by that characterístic (something that gives you inmunity, save travels at any time from anywere, transforms the game in something shorter than before, andfaster than anything than teleports, etc... see points above).Flying mounts are essential for afk'ing.
A lot of people are talking that we "can" chose what mount we want to use, that's not a good "chose".
A good balance:
Flying mounts: Less faster than flying paths, but we can do whatever we want. Maybe "something" (environment, hits from other players, etc..." can dismount us because it's faster than ground mounts but less "save" to travel (after all, we are flying!!).
Flying paths: Faster and more save than any mount, but you don't have the complet control of where are you going (fixed travels, you can't go in the middle of nowhere if there isn't any travel path there), and of course, your full security cost golds.
Ground paths: Completely save from dismounts/CCs but you recieve incoming damage (maybe 40% less from players without PvP tag, or something to fix).
That would be a good chose.
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First thing I thought after reading the title was: No need to imagine, I played Vanilla
Think I wouldn't come back to the game cause I wouldn't have time for it.
Also, there would be a LOT more <90 lvl players out there. Hell, I think I wouldn't get to 90 at all
Use logic, Blizzard correct and fix bugs/problems/etc... every patch, so a slow advance or a unfun gameplay experience it's easy to find a solution.First thing I thought after reading the title was: No need to imagine, I played Vanilla
Think I wouldn't come back to the game cause I wouldn't have time for it
One of which would be the introduction of flying mounts. So, in the end, not having flying mounts would sooner or later lead to them being introduced.
yeah, good answer. But we can "accept" or "protest". In WoW, we just turn to "pacifist mode" (give us whatever you want, If the rewards are good, we don't care how many kittys Blizzard needs to kill).Tell that to a politician. Besides, many solutions only replace problems with different problems you consider less relevant to you, often more problems.
Everything will be exactly the same except the player base will be complaining about something else.
I'd only accept removal of flying mounts if they also removed the bloody dismount from damage crap and the daze from running away. Purely from a pve perspective since I care none for pvp.
I'm an altoholic since 2005.
You forgot to add some slam about lfr and how the people that run it are noobs in this topic when you put it up just to get reactions from it. I mean we need to make sure these repetitive posts on the same topics at least match up.
We have felled demon commanders, cowed the master of death, conquered Old Gods, and stopped the Aspect of Death from destroying the very planet. Now, we need to kill this dude who managed to enslave pudding eating panda's, slobbering sauroks, and hilariously inept hozen. Awesome. Really epic.
There would have been alot more spendings on the Taxi's ;o
Obviously less cases of drop and attack, or people shooting at you from places you just can´t reach them, and ofc people flying into the air waiting for you to come back from being killed. Would take longer getting places, but people would cope.
"Only Jack can zip up."
The word you want to use is "have" not "of".
You may have alot of stuff in your country, but we got Lolland.