MoP didn't allow flying mount in the current progress zones (Isle of Thunder and the Timeless Isle) so he probably meant that.
They should copy one of the upcoming MMOs.
Remove flying, but make roads give a speed buff so traveling is faster.
Welp, barring it till the first patch was already hard to swallow, but if this shit goes through... I'll still keep playing. I'll be angry while I do it, but I'll play.
Now you see it. Now you don't.
Possibly won't even play wow another entire exp (first one was cata)
He did say "at ship". But if there was no flying at all through the xpac I wouldn't quit i'd just want to get the money I spent on my iron skyreaver back.
If they do that I will officially declare Blizzard has lost their fucking minds.
I just wanna say that I bought some flying mounts out of the store and I want to be able to use them.
Why did I pay money for 'm otherwise?
And watch as all the people before Cata go like: hell yeah this is f*cking nice
and all the people since Cata go like: omg Imma quit
This is the best thing they could do,
I don't see why all people that played before Cata would automatically love it. In BC you could fly once you reached lvl 70, in WotLK even before max level. Not to mention Blizzard back then actually made quests using flying mounts.
If this happens, I will be so incredibly happy.
And no, I won't get into those "you don't have to use flying mounts if you don't want to" -arguments. They are just silly. I will not handicap myself on purpose in a video game. It's the same as pressing insta BiS-button, I would do it if offered and then be bored.
Flying wasn't a bit part of TBC for me at all, the decent flying mount was 5000 gold which was a lot for most players back then, I spent a good part of the xpac with the amazing 60% flight, getting around on the ground was actually faster in many ways.
I could see the arguments for it on PvP servers, because lets face it, thats what flying as affected the most. I could understand removing it completely from PvP servers, having played on one for the first 5-6 years of WoW, I understand some of the affect it had on world PvP ( although I think BG's and Arena's did far more to harm it than flying ever did).
With that in mind, for me removing flying mounts really wouldn't bring that much to a PvE server. I do far more exploring and getting out in the world for the hell of it than I ever did back in Vanilla. That said, I do understand the benefit of restricting it for the leveling experience, it does make the world slightly more dangerous and a bit more majestic from the start. However, once you are max level, its not dangerous at all and never has been. The majesty of it all is already lost because you've already seen it.
I would argue, at least on PvE servers, that flying hasn't harmed the game in anyway and won't in the future. Frankly if they went back to ground mounts only, and designed the world like the used to ( there was nothing there if you were from the air) I wouldn't see it being done to make the game better, it would be done to make the game easier and cheaper to produce.
Its just my personal opinion, but them wanting to remove flying is for two major reasons ( like 95% of it). It would probably make PvP servers better ( granted thats if your server is even remotely close to being balanced) and it would be cheaper and easier for them to create content. Anything else gained would be very very minor ( For example, what is or isn't immersive is different for each individual)
That seems a bit too much to me. I'm totally fine not flying untill the first major patch but all expac seems excessive considering some of us have spent so long grinding and searching for certain flying mounts. Plus if they took away flying mounts it would hinder the designers aswell as it's nice and easy to have flying only reachable areas and stuff like that. I hope they don't do it because it would annoy alot of us and possibly even cause quite a few to unsub as it'll just end in us /afk on flightpaths 95% of the time while travelling.