So if you’ve just managed to gain your Draenor Pathfinder achievement last week, this news might come at an inopportune time, but it’s officially announced in the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands alpha that flying in Draenor and the Broken Isles will not require earning those achievements any longer. Instead, you’ll be able to unlock flight there at level 30, just like the other zones. You know, the same way people had basically wanted flight to work in those zones when the expansions were new.
On the bright side, there’s no word about Battle for Azeroth’s Pathfinder achievement being deprecated, so that may still be required for leveling through Kul Tiras or Zandalar. Looking back, there’s no reason for that statement to start with “on the bright side.” Regardless, at least two of the areas in the game will be freed from that rather arbitrary restriction when the next expansion goes live, and at least you’ll be able to choose to bypass Battle for Azeroth if you’d like.