There won't be reputation requirements because they're just not going to add flying.Remember WoD where they said "We're thinking we won't have flying in this expansion at all, and maybe no future expansions either"?
While Renown is a reputation by all definitions , it is a content that even if you want to avoid you will end up having the required Renown for flying. I think they found a way to stop the "you need these 4 reputations and this achievement from current patch" to be able to fly. However if they revamped reputations to not be just a numerical value ( for instance , a series of events that you chose to help .......you helped us in these problematic areas and you defeated this dungeon boss that you will kill anyway for quests or m+ there for you are "worthy" - the maximum rank. It is less tedious and it is more RP-like.) it would be far better. That unlocks a quest, the quest chain walks you through and teaches you how to fly. This would be much more RPG like and I think people would enjoy it. Obviously the quest chain will lead you through the content. Not just a "oh , you have this achievment? Here , you are allowed to fly!".
Ok, but they should instead upgrade the whistle to work in older zones, like Kalimdor or Pandaria.
Flying not requiring reputation worries me. I doubt we'll be buying it, there's a good chance that how ever we get it will be worse than rep grinding.
no rep required but tons of impossible achievement grindslike rng rare loot dropseach of my toons keep getting duplicate loot from nathanos really when all the possibilities from loot table...rep not requiredjust a resource grind and you need to get rank4 of all azerites power to get flying
Inb4 it requires Renown 40 with all covenants ...
No flight whistle?So how fast will people start screaming for it back since Blizz is not known for fixing terrain issues.Those oversights missed by the short staffed QA that leave you literally stuck in the terrain with no way out except for using your hearthstone which may put you back a few zones.
> Flying will be earned in the first major content patch following launchIf they mean we can earn it the moment the first major content patch drops, and not at the very end after we've explored everything, maxed out renown, and basically completed the entire expansion... that's amazingly good news! This is not snark, I'm actually really happy and hopeful about this!
Yet more of Ion's BS explanations. All I see is conveniences being removed, for illogical reasoning.
Pretty sure people complained about rep being needed for flyting not because some religious hate against rep, but because it's just a time gate. And it sounds that they are just gona lock it behind renown, that will probably not be reachable before the patch that adds flying.¯\_(ツ)_/¯