Overall, we’re happy with how ground travel in Draenor has played out thus far, and we’ve heard a lot of feedback to that effect as well, though we of course recognize that there are players who feel differently. We’ll have more to announce about our 6.1 patch plans in the very near future, but as the focus of our endgame outdoor content remains in the main Draenor zones, our reasons for disallowing flight in 6.0 continue to apply in 6.1. Whether you’re navigating your way to Orumo the Observer in Shattrath Rise, trying to reach a treasure cache atop a column in Spires, or working your way around the ledges encircling The Pit, you’re engaging in gameplay that simply would not exist in a world with unfettered flight. It was never our intent to make large-scale navigation of the world inconvenient, and in 6.1 we’re going to be improving our flight path system to always take the most direct route between two points, even if you have not discovered some of the intermediate nodes. Please keep the feedback coming – if you’re unhappy with the design, some of the most helpful feedback would be specific examples of situations or systems that feel frustrating without being able to fly in Draenor.
I wont sub then. For context, yes I played Vanilla. Yes, I rode throughout TBC. But those days are gone and if they disallow flying entirely, I'm done. Not so much because I couldn't live without it as because I don't like arbitrary restrictions like this. Every expansion they seem to get some asinine notion (no rep from dungeons, all rep from dailies was the MoP one) and instead of saying "does this make sense, is it good for the game" they impose something silly on the players. It would be especially hypocritical given that they have sold flying mounts for real money.
Oh and before anyone types the silly stock replies....
Yes, I know, it's their game, they can do what they want. So can I.
Yes, I know, I'd still be able to fly in the other parts of the world. This is irrelevant since anyone at 90+ will be spending the vast majority of their time in the new zones.
To be fair, I'm going flightpath -> afk a lot more lately, simply because of the sheer boredom that is flying yourself. But yes, if they really think about that they better make all mounts usable in non-flight zones, and maybe add nicer ground riding animations for some of them.
There are too many design flaws in your game. As a result, your customers' game experience may be degraded. Fire or replace the failing developers if you don't want to see this message again.
I personally think they should stick to no flying until first major patch. Like someone above has said, if my flight mounts can be used as ground I'll be happy. If not I'm gonna be pissed because I have a tonne of flight mounts I've worked for and would like to use.