Daddy Chill <3
Bold of you to assume I'll ever get more than two of my 50 alts through the Maw introduction.
Clearly people who think you could fly in the In between dont have movement trackers, your speed is over 4000% when you cross it, it would take weeks to cross.Yet again a WoW patch proves the ingratitude of a player base.
The path you take through the inbetween isn't exactly straight. As you can check with tomtom or similar, the distance from northern bastion to southeastern maldraxxus is less than the distance from northern bastion to southern bastion.This reminds me of all the way back in BC: Taking your +60% flying mount from hellfire peninsula to shadowmoon valley was faster than taking the +400% flight path, because the flight path took a huge detour.
Oh no, the brand new place with all the brand new rare items, new treasure and new mounts ISN'T allowing people to fly up and zip over all the danger as soon as they see a purple or star?I think TBC was the first and last time they allowed players to immediately fly in new treasure locations. Was there even a location in Outlands that was nearly as treasure laden as Korthia?
Blizzard always does this - enables flying but never in the last zone which now matters the most. They did the same #$%^ with Argus in Legion. Some players, including myself, were pretty angry at this decision back then, as Argus had all kinds of impassable mountains and valleys etc where flying would have made it so much easier. Honestly they need to stop restricting flying altogether. I'm so tired of having to re-earn something we bought years ago (flying skill)Imagine having to retake the drivers education test every time you bought a new/used car... or even more than that, every 2-3 years
Great points and my addon would be, the 5k Gold we spent per toon learning the flying talent. 5k was a TON of gold back then.
Blizzard just doesn't like us to be able to fly. It is like they dislike to completely relinquish that hold they have keeping players grounded. It is always "fly*", where * is:Legion: Grind rep with this "new" faction (that has members from the previous factions you are probably Exalted with) and they'll then let you fly, but you can't fly in Argus.BFA: Grind rep with 2 completely new factions that then decide you can fly. At least here we could fly in all BFA zones.Shadowlands: Questline in the second week gives you the ability to fly in the four old zones. Not the new zone. No telling what they'll do for any future Shadowlands zones.I am leaving out WoD, because I didn't play during the expansion, and just bought the rep tokens later (so it was quick for me).Plus the wait after the initial expansion launch, which all of these had.The Shadowlands unlock system is better than grinding rep, IMO, but there are still flying restrictions. I liked being able to fly in the new zones (which we grinded to get flying) in Legion and BFA. In my opinion, having flight unlock through the story of a X.1 or X.2 zone would be the best option going forward, with flying being unlocked in that zone as well. Throw in an exploration requirement if needed. Plus, having flight in later zones in that expansion, unless it absolutely can not be done/doesn't make sense. It would be great to fly at the beginning of an expansion, or have it automatically unlocked in a later patch, but that is probably too much to hope for.I am okay with not being able to fly between zones in Shadowlands. I understand the technical reason, and they are different realm/planes of existence (rather than a connected continent) story wise. I am fine with being grounded in the Maw, but would like to fly in Korthia (though treasures aren't so annoying now that they last longer, and that was my main frustration). Argus I could go either way on.
Ditch the renown req blizz! Not everyone is at 40 (or even near to that). Not everyone has the time to grind it out and or even wants to do it. Should have gone another route so everyone can get it (especially casuals).
Restricting flying from the new zone is pretty rough ngl. Like they saw how fast players blasted through mechagon and nazjatar and thought they had to backtrack once again.