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4-02-2009 @ 8:25AM
It is hard to call "Flying mounts" moving forward where they are designed to cut player interaction, which for an mmorpg is very bad. Sure, you get to stuff faster (not THAT much faster, mostly only worth it if your a Pally/DK TBH).Otherwise the whole Chinese meal in game panda thing is a parody of Everquest 2 where you could literally order pizza through the game and the nearest Pizza Hut would deliver (and it actually was some-what successful).
4-02-2009 @ 8:40AM
Yes, flying mounts reduce player interaction to some extent, but they also enable Blizz to generate amazing landscapes that help keep player's sense of immersion high.Try imagining Icecrown completely land mount accessable. It loses a lot of its impressiveness.
4-02-2009 @ 8:45AM
Blizzard produced amazing landscapes before flying mounts and would have produced them if they didn't include them (since graphical power still would have continued). If anything the landscapes look less epic while flying above them. And if players were unable to see landscapes without flying mounts then Blizzard wouldn't have banned the for the first seven levels.
4-02-2009 @ 9:40AM
Go do all the quests in storm peaks then tell me that would have been just as impressive as some kind of flat Plateau that was ground mounts only....
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