World of Warcraft offers a preview of what will be required for flight in Shadowlands

    
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Oh, so they get to just fly under their own power, that's fair.

Patch 9.1 for World of Warcraft will bring with it the coveted ability to fly in the game’s expansion areas, but what will be required to get there? Not a whole heck of a lot, really, but you’d better be ready ahead of time by being done with the Covenant campaign and having your Renown already at level 40. A new article on the official site previews exactly what will be needed to unlock flight, which involves new steps of the Covenant campaign as well as an increased Renown rank to unlock the ability.

Players who are eager for the patch chiefly for the purposes of fighting other players should also be ready to fight things out a bit today, as the developers are hosting a PvP test session testing out the patch’s altered PvP talents starting at 6 p.m. EDT. It’s a good chance to get into the mix with other players as well as providing direct feedback; after all, there’s nothing as direct as using new talents to personally axe a developer in the face in the game.

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Ben Stone

WOTLK had a better design where you basically got it after finishing questing through the first time, and could unlock it for alts. I don’t understand why that isn’t still the way, some claim PvP reasons, but the Net-o-Matic has fixed that (and is hilariously punishing for those who fly with PvP enabled).

The only reason I can see for delaying it multiple patches is to draw out the grind, and this expansion was way too grindy for way too little reward. So it stood out like a sore thumb.

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Bannex

Why not just make the expansions with flying from the start in mind?

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Dankey Kang

Hot steaming opinion: Flying mounts were the worst thing ever to happen to WoW

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Lucky Jinx

Why? If that is your opinion, there must be reasons behind it.

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Giggilybits

Druid Flying is great. Nothing like shapeshifting.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Yawn.

Flight, which used to be such a wonderful, wonderful thing and set WoW apart, has become the ugly show of developer revenge. The only question every expansion is how bad they’ll make the community pay and pay for the privilege of flying in their game after dissing their design ‘vision’.

Looks like Shadowlands is attempting to attain new levels of disdain for players.

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Bannex

Well this was dramatic.

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Utakata

I prefer the word succinct, just like with your comments. <3

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Utakata

From the link…

“Make sure that you are at or reach Renown Level 40 before Chains of Domination goes live.”

I have 2 characters at Renown 40. So good?

“Before you unfurl your wings, you must progress through the newest chapters within your covenant campaign, specifically early into ‘The Last Sigil’ (chapter 12 of the covenant campaign). This chapter unlocks when you reach Renown Level 44, accessible within the second week of Chains of Domination.”

…oh you mean this is the Pathfinder baked into the Covenant story line, Blizz?

Say that I’m not really surprised. As we should know by now your never going to let go that need to grind players through pointless hoops while doing the Hokey Pokey to get to anything like this ingame. Might as well come out and just say it. /sigh

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Bruno Brito

I reported your comment because…Jesus, man.

But i’ll address it:

Palia is supid from what i understand it

That’s your first mistake, you clearly don’t understand anything. The game has hunting.

there is no Combat PVE or PVP OR PVPVE

GOOD. Go play one of the thousand 10-to-25 raiding simulators that plague this scene. Have fun logging each week, doing a raid and then being a idiot on reddit because there’s nothing left to do.

Also, it’s a pre-alpha, we don’t KNOW what the game might end up having.

its just basically animal crossing bullshit in MMOform if u want animal crossing go play it where all the other children play their games On Nintendo

Are you really trying to bring ageism into a discussion…about games?

How edgy of you.

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Danny Smith

Oh boy. Now you can just move in a straight line to the world quests for anima.

This will fix everything.

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Utakata

You say that like it where a bad thing. o.O

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Dug From The Earth

At this point, they should just give it to everyone. The wait and the drudgery everyone has already gone through should be all that is required.

Whoever is left at Blizzard now, is so out of touch with players and the gaming industry as a whole. Whatever failures are coming their way, they have earned.

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Bruno Brito

Palia being announced, ESO getting Blackwood out, and Blizzard offering a preview of “what you need to fly in Shadowlands.”

Jesus Christ. Thank God for the Sunwell warming their offices.

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SmiteDoctor

They’re basically being run by Blood Elves, fiending for money while strip mining WoW like it’s Netherstorm.

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Totes McGoats

It was the flight kerfuffle during Borelords that actually made me quit retail WoW.

Blizz so pissed that players didn’t want to do their shitty “treasure hunting” mechanic they made it a condition of allowing flight.

But why though? To this day I do not understand why they thought continually forcing players to do something many had clearly chosen not to do was good game design. It really felt punitive, and made me wonder why I was paying to play a game that actively punished me for thinking the ‘wrong” things were fun.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

It was and it is punitive. Revenge design.

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zoward

Nah, they throw it in with some extra requirements neat the tail end of each expansion, so you’ll stay subscribed longer in order to get it. Money makes more sense as a motive than revenge (but, as they say, why not both?).