Why? If flying mounts are so required for travel in the open world, then why are they suddenly unimportant in dungeons/raids/scenarios/BGs?Instanced areas are a completely different beast.
Last edited by Raeln; 2014-03-17 at 04:56 PM.
Flying mounts would be quite an advantage in reaching those events over ground mounts.
Not really. Every single argument that has been made for and against flying mounts in the open world could apply to instanced zones. The content could be made to support flying mounts in that they could act in a similar way to stealth groups. The content could also be made to net flying players to the ground or even have air battles. Weather could be implemented or even traps.Instanced zones have different philosophy with objectives being gated by trash.
I have been left to wonder just why we neglect some of the tools in our bag (like flying mounts) when we approach some of these instanced zones - specifically SoO. I have flown into Orgrimmar thousands of times, yet just because I join an SoO raid, suddenly my flight license is revoked? Suddenly I am to assume that there is some large air guard preventing me from flying in to the pathetically guarded Orgimmar?
Sorry, but if flying mounts are good for the open world - well, they should be designed around (the good and bad) everywhere else.
Flying from point to point is boring, i fail to see why you would stop playing just because of that. On ground mount's you actually need to explore not just fly to the town you need than to the quest you need skipping everything on the way. But than again maybe it's people like you that are complaining about everything that's the least bit difficult in WoW these days.
I see this trend emerging with one group telling another group how to enjoy the game and it never ends well.
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I would personally love this, as flying mounts did kind of ruin the size and scape of WoW to begin with, I was one of the few people at the time who didn't want flying mounts in game before they were announced.
There was more of a reason to explore rather than hoping on a flying mount and flying there which while convenient, sucked the life out of what was one of the main things about what MMO's should be.
Personally I would love it, if blizzard didn't make flying mounts so needed in other zones and expansions I would say get rid of them alt together.
But alas the nerd rage on this forum will reach critical levels... and I am being very selfish so meh
Last edited by Orby; 2014-03-17 at 05:15 PM.
Long Live Dizzy - May his boxing gloves never shrink in the wash
This "forced exploration" approach some of you are using is sincerely creeping me the fuck out.
If someone wants to explore, they'll explore. In game. Right now. With or without flying. What some of you weirdos are proposing is a forced perspective. "Explore my way or not at all!"
I have zero problem with no flying mounts. I'll still get from point A to point B and I'm not in any sort of rush, but the "even playing ground" vibe in this thread is petty and a little scary.
Mountains rise in the distance stalwart as the stars, fading forever.
Roads ever weaving, soul ever seeking the hunter's mark.
People talk so much about nostalgia, so blizzard is trying to bring that old feeling back?