01/16/2013 02:05 PMPosted by BashiokIn spite of your firm belief that you feel flying mounts are detrimental to gameplay
No one ever said they are detrimental to gameplay, or they're being removed, or we hate flying mounts, or any of the other things people have inferred for no good reason. What I said was that experiencing a world directly from your character to the earth beneath it, and approaching questing content, is not served well by being able to lift off and set down wherever you like. In most cases we've relegated 'non-flying' to new characters experiencing an expansion for the first time, and then sometime later given them a way to give their alts flying in a quicker manner. In some cases, such as the Isle of Quel'danas back in BC, and now on the 5.2 Thunder King island, we've made a conscious effort to design a no-flying area to present that content in a different, and we believe, more intimate way. That's our job as game designers and world creators to define the restrictions and rules to create what we feel crafts the best experience. You can disagree with the restrictions and rules that define what World of Warcraft is, and we can have a conversation on the pros and cons (and certainly there are both), but let's be careful not to take things out of context and jump to extremes.
LOL. This whole 'flying going away' all started up because of an off-hand comment from GC on twitter. People constantly 'jump to extremes' in this community. :/
I still disagree with the decision of no flying in the new daily hub, but I will give it a chance before I make a final decision on whether I agree with it or not...from my personal enjoyment perspective. Although, I guess alot of that will have to do with if the dailies are enjoyable themselves or not.
We shall see.....