Dungeons? Negative way. ( see raids)
Raids? Negative way. It will now take that much longer getting everyone to raids.
Ground mounts? N/A
Flying mounts? Negative way. Most look really bad while used as a ground mount.
Quests to level? Negative way. For alts this creates a longer time sink as we are forced into ground mounts to level an alt from 90 to 100.
Quests at max level? Negative way. It now creates a longer time sink to complete those tasks.
Flight paths? Negative way. Now I am forced into using them, and I don't enjoy using them.
World bosses? Rare mobs? Negative way, it takes now linger to get to them, increasing the chance that they will be dead before you get there.
Exploration at max level? Negative way. Now I just won't do it.
Mat farming? Negative way. It will now take much longer to farm the equivalent amount of mats you could farm with a flying mount.
What was your point again?
Flying mounts could have just as much relevance to max level content going forward as Blizz imagines, but imo it seems imagination is the limiting factor.
I would encourage those who may have already bought the expansion in hopes it would have flying to get a refund.
A lot of their posturing on the subject is due in large to the fact that if they'd say "No" outright to flying it would hurt pre-purchase and subscriber numbers prematurely.
It looks better on them to say it after the fact than before. Especially the way this game is going.
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I used to have respect for blizzard for their ability to make games, and the way they viewed their players. Things have really changed there. Their games are good, their customer service if you have a problem is good, but their PR is horrible, and ability to project a vision is even worse. The number of things they have changed or gone back on for the sake of money is troubling.
From a company perspective I think that is the right approach. And as players we have allowed this to become this way. Too many players complain about everything all of the time, so it's hard to tell an actual concern with noise. When people don't leave it's noise, when they leave it's not. This is a major issue, and I think many players will leave as a result. I don't think blizzard really understands that flight has allowed people to stay subbed for much longer than normal.
I spent a month doing pet battles, and another 2 flying around doing archeology while sitting I a queue for PVP. There is no way I would do those items without flight. Not to mention I can do both of those things multiple times in the same day. How much time has been spent farming flying mounts?
This will not have a positive impact. I guarantee it.
They are going to revert it. The anti fly community is simply too small.
I have been going in game encouraging people to come and post about it. People do not know flying is on the chopping block. They do not believe blizzard would do that to them.
While I agree the decision may seem hasty, it was mine to make. I wanted them to get just ONE piece of feedback from someone willing to permanently destroy 8 years of enjoyable game-play all because of their stance on "possibly" no flight in Draenor. If 6.1 comes, and flight is added into the new zones, I may pick up a new copy of the game, take the free boost, and recreate my Druid. I may miss the mounts, achievements, and all that gold, but the most important part of this game for me is the freedom that comes with shape-shifting into a storm crow and soaring high above the world, and then swooping in, meeting up with fellow druids, and role-playing my character in the Druid's council. I know I am the extreme minority on this, but I felt I had to make a big statement. 8 years, $5k, and 10k+ achievement points are gone, and I do not regret standing up for the one key feature in which I believe. I hope that helps clarify matters.
Bliion dollar companies do not wait and see. It is stupid to even say it.
A more accurate statement would be:
We at Blizzard WANT to do this and our players DO NOT WANT us to do this and we do not know what to do.
Anyone who believes that playing at 100% travel speed is going to be more enjoyable than playing at 310% travel speed is in for a harsh reality once people start dinging 100.
I did not delete my stuff. But i will not buy WoD until they announce flying.
I hope they announce soon as I am spending a small fortune on games i would have never bought had they never screwed with flying.
At least I m seeing some pretty cool games that I never knew existed. I am liking the Assassins Creed series immensely.
Maybe the no flying thing is a good thing for the PC video game market. I dabbled in PC MMOs but pretty much spent the majority of my time on Blizzard products. Since the announcement I avoid Blizz products as best as possible. The no flying also stopped me from Buying Diablo 3 exp. I picked up Borderland 2 which is pretty fun.
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As for WoW, I hope they see that some of us take a key feature's removal from new content VERY seriously, and are not afraid to stand up to them and make a statement about our discord.
His way of wanting to play is not how the majority of people play. He doesn't have to pay, and this is his job. Those two items skew his ability to make a game for the masses, and make no mistake WoW is not an exclusive community.