10/17/2012 04:27 PMPosted by ZarhymSince the vast majority of Pandaria's content was designed around the use of ground mounts, we didn't include flight for players who are in spirit form (dead). There are a few locations, similar to the WoW days of old, where you can die and be unable to retrieve your corpse. The reality is this shouldn't be an overwhelming inconvenience to players, unless you're very frequently dying in unfortunate ways, and in unfortunate locations. Sometimes going with the Spirit Healer might be the best (or only) way to revive yourself. But that's a big reason why they've been in the game since launch.
There are more than a few such places; several of them are daily questing hubs, and on PvP servers "dying in unfortunate ways" is entirely up to the good graces of one's fellow players.
(I'm on a PvP server so I can play with my friends; if I could choose a ruleset independent of choosing my server community, I'd be PvE in a heartbeat.)
Edit: Also, how the hell is forcing me to sit around and twiddle my thumbs for ten minutes "compelling gameplay?"