Flying is coming to Draenor
After weeks of backlash against Blizzard’s rather sudden no flying edict, in a post today Ion Hazzikostas announced that flying will be coming to Draenor. Though we won’t be soaring through Draenor’s skies in patch 6.2, we will be able to work on unlocking the ability to fly. While previous expansions have required us to buy pricey new flying skills, the goal with Draenor is to encourage players to explore the content rather than just fly over it.
As such, there are some hoops you’ll have to jump through in order to fly. A new meta achievement called Draenor Pathfinder will appear in patch 6.2 and require you to thoroughly explore all Draenor has to offer. You’ll have to explore Draenor’s zones, collect 100 treasures, complete Draenor Loremaster and Securing Draenor achievements, and raise the three new Tanaan Jungle reputations to revered. While this is a lot of hoops, chances are that many of us have already done a lot of this by now — if not everything save the new Tanaan reputations. Also, once we get Draenor Pathfinder on a single character, we’ll unlock flying for all of our characters, meaning we won’t have to go through the same process with each and every alt. It may not be as straightforward to get flying as it has been in the past, but it does balance Blizzard’s desire to push players to explore with our desire for the easy transport of flying — and we feel it’s a decent compromise.
We’ll see you in the skies soon, fellow aviators!
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