Friday, June 12, 2009

More transport changes

Hot on the heels of changes to mounts and class forms, Blizzard has also announced more portals and an extra zeppelin route, to make journeying easier.

In the next major content patch we will be adding a few methods of improved transportation to areas of interest while leveling.

It is time for the denizens of Azeroth to witness the full might of the Horde as they do what they do best: employ goblins to construct zeppelin towers and float players across vast seas using sky boats. That's right, a new zeppelin route is being added in Thunder Bluff and will transport players to Orgrimmar. Isn't technology magnificent?

Also, brought to you by Azeroth's greatest users of magic, are all new portals coming to Stormwind and Orgrimmar. These portals will transport players directly to the Stair of Destiny at the Dark Portal. Travel is just so much more convenient when it's instantaneous! Players will then find that a new connecting flight path exists at the Stair of Destiny allowing players new to Outland easy and direct access to the city of Shattrath.

Keep your seat backs and tray tables in a full upright and locked position, and we hope you continue to enjoy your methods of travel in Azeroth and beyond!

My plea: Give us a few more flight points!

Blizzard, if you're watching: How about some extra flight points in some of the more painful zones? Places like:

- Desolace
- Eastern Plaguelands
- Western Plaguelands (Horde)
- Hinterlands
- Badlands (Alliance)
- Blasted Lands (Horde)
- Swamp of Sorrows (Alliance)

... the zones that have ONE flight point (or NONE!) but ask you to go to the other end of the zone to quest, and back again. For example, the quest Whiskey Slim's Lost Grog (Alliance version!):

1. Fly to Aerie Peak.
2. Ride all the way to the eastern coast of the zone (the extreme other end of the zone)
3. Collect bottles
4. If your hearth is on cooldown, ride alllll the way back.

(Then sometime in the next day or so, find a quest that requires you to go take a picture of Gammerita on the same beach. ARGH!)

Having the 30 minute hearth really helps - often I will simply hearth back to the start of the zone to hand in my quests, but it would make things so much simpler if I could fly. Plus, that wouldn't "cheese" the content by nerfing the mobs or quests; it would just make travel a little faster.

Please Blizzard - give us some more small camps with flight points, like you gave us extra graveyards. This makes it faster to get around and to level, without people complaining that you're wrecking the quests or ruining their fun by nerfing the mobs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Drat, mages will no longer be able to make money off of people looking to go to TB from Org...ah well, at least there's always the UC > TB and vice versa.

Another place that would be absolutely lovely for Hordies and flight points would be Azshara; I'm sure most Alliance players feel the same way.