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12-10-2008 @ 2:45PM
They really should let you train flying mounts eariler now as well. It's pretty useless to train at 70, especially if you've moved to Northrend at 68. You can't use your new mount until you get to 77 and pay even more.
12-10-2008 @ 2:57PM
Good Point!!!!I just had an ALT ding 70 over the weekend and I was like "WOOTZ!!! Flying Mount!!!". Then very quickly i thought why bother :-(
12-10-2008 @ 3:03PM
Yep, I *just* hit 70 on my main and I think I'm going to stay in Outland for a little bit so I can A) Get the money to buy a flying mount and B) Enjoy using a flying mount for at least a little bit.
12-10-2008 @ 3:15PM
I continue to maintain that an intern programmer could have a beta version of Old World flying up and running in a week.Step 1: Ceiling over the zonesStep 2: Fatigue over deep waterStep 3: "Magic" shield around Mt. HyjalStep 4: Warning box that needs to be OKed every time you mount up that this is an unfinished feature and should be used at your own risk.Step 5: Require a hearthstone to summon a flying mount in the Old World (in case you get stuck).What am I missing?
12-10-2008 @ 3:45PM
Mostly that not all of the zones have areas that you can "see." There are areas, especially between zones, that aren't properly modeled and skinned, so your solution would have large chunks of Azeroth that were ghastly to look at and may not interact with the player correctly.Really, it's not as simple as "click a disclaimer to use this unfinished feature."
12-10-2008 @ 4:04PM
It's actually quite a bit easier then all that. Limit the flying mount height to say 15 feet. Sure you can't fly over much but you can get over most of the trees, all the mobs and you can move faster.
12-10-2008 @ 4:22PM
@Firestride:It's about more than that. It's about redesigning entire sections of the world that are unfinished and currently inaccessible to players. It's about the time and effort that would have to go into polishing things up so that flying in areas that weren't designed for it won't cause massive problems.Even so, would you rather they spend the time on giving you the ability to fly around low level zones instead of working on new and fun content to play through?
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