Isn't it amazing that in Vanilla we were limited to the ground. Then, along came TBC and the magic of flight was opened up to us. Since then, we have had to "learn" how to fly in any given area; often by simply visiting a flight trainer, or through clicking a tome. But how is it that we can learn something so complex in an instant?
I've been reading through the Warcraft books, and so far I'm up to The Last Guardian. I came across a passage that answers this very question. How is it that we can instantly be pros at flying under any given circumstances?
Not a burning question, but it's amazing what you find in the parallel lore and stories that we can access. I highly recommend reading the books. They fill in a lot of gaps and give us a greater insight into the overall world and its main characters.Medivh frowned. "Don't they teach anything among the Kirin Tor? I don't have time for this." He raised a finger and muttered a few words, touching Khadgar's forehead.
Khadgar stumbled back, shouting in surprise. The elder mage's touch felt as if he were driving a hot iron into his brain.
Medivh said, "Now you do know. Set the bit and bridle, now."
Khadgar touched his forehead, and let out a surprised gasp. He did know now, how to properly harness a gryphon, and to ride one as well, both with saddle and, in the dwarven style, without. He knew how to bank, how to force a hover, and most of all, how to prepare for a sudden landing.