Back when Blizzard introduced flying mounts to The Burning Crusade expansion for World of Warcraft, it made everyone’s lives easier since it made travel faster. Everyone loves riding beats anyway. Flying was introduced in every expansion and it eventually made its way over to the older zones too.
It let gamers travel easily through the world. Sadly, with Warlords of Draenor, Blizzard decided to not allow flying mounts.
The developer has confirmed that Warlords of Draenor will not allow flying mounts in its zones. The game’s lead designer Ion Hazzikostas in an interview with Polygon said, “While there was certainly convenience in being able to completely explore the world in three dimensions, that also came at the expense of gameplay like targeted exploration, like trying to figure out what’s in that cave on top of a hill and how do I get up there.”
You can see their point. By making things easier you sacrifice a lot of cool gameplay options. These changes may affect future expansions as well. So many gamers are venting their frustrations in the forums, with some even threatening to cancel their subscriptions. To make up for this, Hazzikostas is hoping to improve the game’s taxi system to improve some conveniences.