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WoW isn't a race. It's a game.
And not all races are competitive. Some races can be just for the fun of it, which is a better comparison. If you finish the race on foot, you can be proud of yourself because you managed to do it without making use of a bike. No professional race would make you choose between a bike or doing it on foot. Now you can say someone could go on foot on a bike race, and yes that would inconvenience them, but what would someone on foot even do at a 'BIKE RACE'?
And just to reiterate in a way that isn't sarcastic
"Be level 100 by the time raiding opens"
"Get all available crafted gear for first week of raiding"
"Get all reputation gear and recipies"
"Get all available dungeon gear"
In the order I listed above. All of these are a race against time, not other people. Other people isn't the issue, time is
Sure. Just refund the money I spent on flying mounts in the shop.
if this is the case.. I WILL NOT be buying...
So then, if you don't want to do competitive play, or a "race", then don't enter the race. You knew full well that you would have to use every advantage you could while leveling, once you signed up for raiding. This is not comparable. It's like saying leveling has to be changed because your raid leader wanting you to be ready for raiding currently doesn't allow you to enjoy all the quests and lore, like you would prefer to. You joined a competitive race, and now you're complaining about the fact that people want you to be competitive. You're not forced to, you chose to.
If you wanted to be able to do everything your own way, without taking the path of least resistance or the path that took you to your goal the fast, you wouldn't have joined a raiding guild. Instead, you did. And now you want something to be removed from other people because you can't handle the duties/obligations of something you willingly signed up for.
No flying is an experiment that will last until 6.1 if the idea turns out to be bad. If people love no flying 3-4 months after release, they'll keep no flying for the whole of the expansion, imo.
Tbh, I'm sick of just flying and dropping down onto objectives, it's not challenging, and it's straight-up boring. One of the main reasons I hated Cataclysm, they shrunk their new zones with it, and Vash'jir was just 100% longer than any other zone because of the lack of flying.
I think it's a good idea, because it'll give Draenor that extra-feeling of savagery, danger and brutality that it sorely needs if it to succeed as a world that shaped the most savage, brutal, maniacal race in Warcraft.
why remove flying at max level?
What need does a dungeon, raid and arena running toon need with a forced move to make him run on the ground for an additional 2-4 months after he has reached max level?
In the large number of threads about flying VS no flying there have been a number of ideas on how to design quests with flying still there at max level. If gamers can come up with ideas (and no quests are not all in caves or buildings) you would think blizzard could too but you know what? Apparently not.
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Your experience would be a bit delayed, but I don't see why you couldn't just do that.
Because obviously, the big bad flying mounts force themselves on you. It's better for everyone, flying haters and lovers alike, if those malicious things were removed! Look at how efficiently they break down the fundamental pillars that hold the World of Warcraft game up and alive!
but yea, lets screw over that guy and remove one of the reason he bought the mount to start with. Flying in content that is current, not old.
Last edited by quras; 2014-03-10 at 01:55 PM.