Sure there are a handful of people who support it. The majority of the millions of players do not support their transportation being gutted.
Flight paths destroy immersion. Running on a mount is completely broken at 100%. People will rage.
If that is enough of a hit to the bottom line, that it cancels out any savings they may have gained from being able to develop future content w/out flight in mind (like they did in Vanilla) then I would expect flight to return and them not to try this little experiment again.
No flying means I can finally play WoW and not be tempted to skip content to reach my objective. People who want flight just want their reward without having to work for it.
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That being said since I don't see one aspect being more important than the other.. I am about as unbiased as you can get.
I have even said multiple times that no flight could work, it could give Blizzard the ability to create some very innovative and original content. The problem is beta didn't deliver.
So in the current state of WoW taking flight away from WoD for more then a few months is bad game design not beneficial to the player.
I think that hard on you have for WPVP is depriving your brain of some much needed oxygen, or maybe that is just your Bias talking?
You may have, but I did not share the feeling. Sure, it was better then walking, but I wanted to fly from when I first took flight paths and longed to be able to deviate from the path because I loved looking at the world from the sky. I always wanted my own gryphon. Then later I wanted my own dragon. I was so, so excited that BC was adding flight. It improved the game for me so much. To never again take to the skies on my own mount in a new place, fly freely, swoop down a waterfall, or do loops around a bridge, dive down into a canyon or valley, skim the treetops, see the beautiful views from the sky without being handcuffed to a flight path.... that just makes the game totally unappealing to me.
And adding that I was a hardcore raider for over 6 years, in top 1% guilds. I was burned out by Cata, took a break, played for a while again last year, and now it's not compatible with my life to hardcore raid anymore because I have a more demanding job and I am a parent. But I worked my ass off for a lot of years to beat the hardest content. I just like flying. I want more zones like Storm Peaks and Icecrown, zones that have great stories while also being designed with the assumption of the players having flight. I am very sad and disappointed that Blizzard has moved away from that to countless no fly islands, and now culminating in an entire no fly expansion. Leveling was about the only thing in Cata I didn't hate. Now that I can't really raid anymore (yes, I can do LFR and flex, but I don't find those interesting past the first clear, I quickly get frustrated with people not grasping such basic things after my years as a hardcore raider), the world outside instances means even more to me than it used to - and the world without flying just doesn't have that magic for me and feels regressive and artificially restrictive.
So you admit that you want flight just to skip content and pick up your reward?No flight allows you to skip trivial content. Seriously how many times do you want to kill mobs that pose no threat challenge or reward ... how long will that be fun honestly?
Why bother even playing WoW if that's what you want? I'd just pick up Skyrim and console command it if I were you since that's the kind of gameplay you seem to enjoy.
I said it "Flight allows you to skip trivial content. Seriously how many times do you want to kill mobs that pose no threat challenge or reward" .
Now reading that again do you see the problem with your statement?
Flight allows you to skip trivial content while on your way to relevant or at the very least interesting content.
Even Skyrim has a convienent method of fast travel does it not? (just joking I played and the game plenty I know it does) Most games unless they are linear or plat formers have a fast convenient method of travel that allows you to by pass trivial content ... WoW doesn't.
As far as having anything original .. I don't know do you... yah didn't think so.
Have you USED CC in Skyrim? It allows you to skip content and reward yourself with shiny Daedric weapons. It also allowed you to fly through the air and quickly reach your destination, thus skipping content and the sense of progression. Just like flight in WoW currently does. (Not that CC was designed for that or anything, mind you, but it still allowed you to)How does the compare to using a console command to instantly give him things...
There's nothing wrong with admitting to wanting your "fix" (rewards) in WoW. Just admit you want to skip content and get shiny trinkets without working for it. Because honestly, that's all I am seeing you guys wanting flight for.
Last edited by Gaagii; 2014-08-25 at 02:19 AM.
No flying isn't the end of the world. The environment is supposed to be good so I don't mind it.
I have made a couple of flight path threads. Almost no one stays in game during flight paths. Real immersive.