World of Warcraft eases up on flight requirements

Great news today for World of Warcraft players stressed out over the last batch of requirements to regain their pilot’s license. Blizzard announced on the forums that it is making the achievement easier in order to be more compatible with players’ schedules:

We’ve heard a lot of feedback and it’s clear to us that the cyclical Assaults schedule, and the design of the “do all 4” achievement for Pathfinder, weren’t compatible.

World Quests come and go all the time during the day too, while people are at work or asleep, and it’s not a big deal because they’re largely interchangeable. But that would change if we had an achievement required for Pathfinder that asked you to do a specific checklist of world quests. A lot of the stress and concern about “missing” individual Assaults is tied to this achievement, so we’re removing the achievement from Pathfinder via hotfix.

Once this hotfix is active, you will only need to reach Revered with the Armies of Legionfall and fully explore the Broken Shore to earn Legion flying.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Bannex

My only complaint is that it’s locked behind exalted suramar rep. As somebody that hates every min I spend in that zone, now that I’m trying to get flight I’m way behind on Good Suramaritan

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Giannis Papadopoulos

I am much worse… I hate dailies, its psychological and a decision I made to not ever support content that is “daily” (aka login every day to do x and y, so you can get a cookie in x days). I like to experience content on my own pace. Thats why I like leveling and the reason I usually stop playing when I reach the so called “endgame”.

In Legion, I stopped playing at 110… it felt more like a work schedule than a game. Do the dailies (emisarry world quests), do the class hall and wait for the days to pass so you can get x, y, z.

I did 100-110 on 2 of my characters and seen the zones and story. I would sub again to level the rest of my characters to 110 and be ready for the next expansion if flying could be enabled with the traditional way (pay some gold). But there is no possibility I am doing world quests for weeks, let alone Good Samaritan…

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Erik Heinze-Milne

Not good enough. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. Until we can buy our flying licence with a reasonable amount of gold and nothing else, I will not be re-subscribing.

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django857

Agreed the whole ting is just stupid. If you don’t want players flying then don’t give them flying mounts. I hate them for this crap. All the gold spent on the mounts and license then take it away from players For a lame ass reason about exploring the world or some crap.

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Bannex

I’m sure the blizzard execs are scrambling to meet your demands…

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Erik Heinze-Milne

I doubt it, but if I never say anything, it will never be heard. For now, I just play other games. Torment: Tides of Numenera is really good.

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chriskovo .

Still not enough. They need to removed this part2 entirely and just give everyone flight already. Removing the hp increases of trash mobs by ilvl should be a priority as well. Blizzard is quite honestly trashing their own reputation with the bad decisions being done the last two expansions. They are not making the game for the customers anymore but for their own ends and its showing. Its trashing all the great memories I used to have of this game. Once your rep is gone you don’t get it back every again in the gaming world. Don’t know what they are thinking.

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Manastu Utakata

Welp…time to dust off the pigtails in order get ’em flapping! <3

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Skai R

April Fools. I mean flying should have just cost gold like it had for years prior to WoD.

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Jeremiah Wagner

No way , they are making more crap even easier!!!! Did not see that coming.

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Terry Hamilton

I’d say it would be an issue if the requirements to get flight weren’t completely arbitrary.

There’s no logical reason to Legions, or even WoDs flight requirements, it was just straight up lazy barriers. So I don’t see the issue if they make it easier or harder.

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Manastu Utakata

There was a lot of work in getting the requirements for the Legion Pathfinder Part 1 done, IMO. So Part 2 should really not require significantly more…especially when Blizz indicating from the beginning that it was going to be less grindier than Warlord’s in getting our wings back. So they’re least appear to be sticking to that script for now, for what it’s worth.

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borghive

This is typical of this player base now, they complain about grinding in a MMO or having parts of the game unlock by actually just playing the game. Blizzard needs to stop pandering to people that really don’t want to play an MMO.

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veldara

The reason we have this discussion in the first place is due to blizzard not having the creativity to incorporate flight to the gameplay mechanics. Instead mounts are still just a mode of transport instead of something actively part of your game ie mounted combat.

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Giannis Papadopoulos

I dont mind grinding when I can do it on my own pace… I just hate those time barriers. If I join wow now, I need to wait for world quests to appear and most important for specific emissaries to appear in order to progress my reputations…

So basically playing a boring waiting game.. thats not what I call “grind” with the traditional mean of the MMOs. Add mob grind rep, repeatable quest and dungeons that award rep for specific factions and let me do it at my own pace and we have a deal.

But I am not gonna run like a mouse on Blizzard Wheel, while they control the speed of
it and when it stops and starts.

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killsworth

You’d have a point if flight hadn’t once been a thing that was just gated behind hitting level cap and gold. But taking something like that and then gating it through “continually jump through multiple phases of hoops like all the other time sink content” is asinine & punitive.

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Daniel Reasor

A large part of the problem is the attitude that the developers are seen as having. They’re better at keeping a lid on this now, but at the end of Mists of Pandaria we were hearing public comments from devs who regretted the introduction of flight in Burning Crusade and resented players for having come to love it. The devs and the player community that still remains gets along better nowadays, but the memory of the atmosphere at the end of Mists is going to hang over this game for a long time, just as the Wrath of the Lich King pre-launch event has, and this routine of some players lashing out at developers while other players lash out at the peers is going to play out every time there’s an announcement made about flight.

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Erik Heinze-Milne

Personally, I loved the WotLK pre-launch event. Was responsible for my single best memory of the game to date. A cross faction group of paladins banding together to protect Darkshire from the encroaching undead. Healing the sick, destroying the turned. It was great.

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Joshua Dickerson

It’s because some of us who played WoW when it came out are older now. We have full time jobs, kids, other responsibilities.

It doesn’t make sense to tie an achievement unlock to a time period when we are working or our kids have stuff. This isn’t raid gear or Mythic’s, that is understandable that they aren’t available to more casual players.

But flying and class flying mounts are not things that should be gated by what time you can play the game. If the invasions were at night, I would have done them anyway. The reason isnt because we are lazy, its because Blizzard scheduled them at a specific time.

Part of making a good game with a wide player base is in fact making things more accessible to more people. Look what happened to Wildstar when they wanted to hang on to their hardcore mentality. It damaged them for good.

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Manastu Utakata

While I agree with you…on the side though, this caught my eye and pigtails…

“The reason isnt because we are lazy, its because Blizzard scheduled them at a specific time.”

…you know, it’s oddly ironic to be considered lazy in a game you are paying for. I could understand if the game was paying you to “play” it, that this maybe an issue. But in reality, it’s the other way around. That is, what you do with your time while you are playing is entirely up to you and your schedule. So if you want to spend all day sipping Moonberry juice while stretched out on a Stranglethorn Vale beach, more power to ya! :)

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chriskovo .

And you miss the point entirely. Everyone is older now and doesn’t have the time to deal with this crap. Having time sinks is fine for people to do but they should all be optional like it used to be from the Panda expansion on back. This shoving in your face of things I really don’t want to do to get the basic feature of the game that is flying is ridiculous in the first place. This entire thinking process of theres’ is anti customer satisfaction and more about their own egos and artiest vision. I really don’t give a shit about their vision and I want to be able to chose what I invest my time in not some idiot programmer that doesn’t understand the less time I have now.

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Manastu Utakata

Filthy unwashed masses! /harumph

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