Do you get it now?
You seem to think the ground was some amazing interactive story with every gamers chit-chatting and doing things together.
It has never been that way and never will be. It was not that way since beta vanilla to current MoP and TI. Removing flying will not change that and taking TI into consideration the only time gamers really did interact was to kill something together which flying didn't screw up. If anything, I would have been there to help sooner.
Removing flying is not some great gaming miracle and it will not create this interaction you are dreaming of nor some immersion level you seem to think will happen.
The game you want is not an MMORPG.
Last edited by quras; 2014-06-18 at 08:27 PM.
Just stick with it like it used to be, no flying until you've completed the content at least once. I wouldn't argue with that. But if they never allow flying in Draenor, I wouldn't mind.
You can still interact with the world, you 'll just have to interact with it for longer.
You are making valid points, I understand what you are saying, but the problem with flying is it removes too much content. Its not good to have the world being interacted with purely on the players terms dropping in and out of the game.
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Also, I kinda think you have the mindset that an MMO is an ant colony, with all the workers doing one thing to progress the colony, and all should be content with the status quo.
When really an MMO is like a children's playground, with some kids preferring the swings, some on the monkey bars, some in the sand pit, and some kids doing everything.
"These so called speed humps are a joke. If anything, they slow you down. "
If that were true, TBC and WoTLK would have posted different sub numbers and never reached 12 + million active gamers. So, your idea doesn't really hold water.You are making valid points, I understand what you are saying, but the problem with flying is it removes too much content. Its not good to have the world being interacted with purely on the players terms dropping in and out of the game.
IT wasn't until the quality story, content and general lack of content did subs fall. Cataclysm and MoP had problems but flying wasn't one of them.
- Pet Battles
- Farming Ore
- Farming Herbs
- Cooking at Halfhill
- farming at Halfhill
- getting to old raids
- getting to old dungeons
- tracking rare pets
- finding rare battle pets
- going to specific fishing spots
- giving friends a lift over the wall in Pandaria
- carrying noobs out to DeadMines
- chasing down flagged Alliance for PvP
- getting across the zone with a quickness to help a lowbie
- flying guildmates to a dungeon to run them through
- meeting guildmates at the raid entrances
- flying out to the PvP vendor on the wall for new gear
- getting from A to B at 310% instead of 100% to get it DONE
- going back for Loremaster achievement quests
- showing off new flying mounts from old content
- showing off new flying mounts from new content
- Role Playing my Orc Warrior on my Iron Skyreaver
etc, etc, etc...
Like I said, I have an entirely different way of flying than the "afk, out of the world" bullshit that most of you anti-fliers keep spewing.
The increase of subs at these times is down to many factors. Blizzard have the data so they know whether flying had anything to do with it or not. Given what they are saying lately I consider it unlikely.
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Flight paths force the player to enter areas on the ground.
I cold have been Ok with the originally announced flight to return with an epic quest in 6.1
I still disliked the hazy, "no one knows when 6.1 will be that but I could have been OK with it.
The possibility of no flying at all in WoD while they still sell flying mounts based on the expansion they are removing flying is. Unacceptable.
Removing a feature just to they can slow content consumption because they have lost the ability to create content in a timely manner. Unacceptable.
Using flying as an excuse to push TI style content across the entire expansions - unacceptable.
Too many cons and not nearly enough pros for the entire expansion as a whole and they are wanting more for it.
I just can't in good conscious give them any more money or my gaming time.