Ok all most of you are QQing over this and its really kinda funny. Do you not see that Blizz had to keep the game moving forward in order to bring in new players, by adding these new portals and riding skill lvl changes they are keeping the game interesting to new players and keep the cash cow fat, they cant stay the way it was in vanilia and expect to keep players to put up their 15 dollars a month to the same game that never changes. Embrace the change, I am now dont have to run around so much in the Barrens and 1K needles and everywhere else I was before the change, I dont remember this much crying when they lowered basic down to 30, I was kinda *!@#ed because I grinded my but off just to hit 40 only to have the patch come out 2 days later, now that sucked, but this is all progressing the game forward to entice new players.
I don't mind "change", but I do mind "dumbing it down".I wonder how Blizzard got all these millions of subscribers without giving everyone the cold wether flight skill at 68?I started playing the game even tho I knew I wouldn't have a mount at level 1.'Magine that.
Didn't have time to read through everything so I apologize if someone already mentioned this. Yesterday Zarhym stated "Just to confirm, Tome of Cold Weather Flight is actually a new heirloom item planned to go into patch 3.2. At level 80 players can buy this heirloom item from the Cold Weather Flying Trainer in Dalaran for 1,000 gold and send it to an alt of the same realm, faction and account. The tome can be used to learn Cold Weather Flying at level 68, consuming the tome in the process."
I agree to much player pampering, but I do like the riding master speed upgrade. it just make more sense to me for the mount speed to keep getting faster the higher level your are.