It’s been 15 minutes since my last post on this and I have to say, I actually change my mind, this change is ridiculous. The more I think about it, the more upset I get.
The excuse that this somehow has a perceived advantage on the old world doesn’t pass the sniff test. You can take portals -anywhere- and that is far quicker than spending 5 minutes to fly halfway across the continent. There is no advantage, plain and simple. There is NO advantage. In fact, it’s a slower and less efficient way than just taking a portal.
You can’t even use the excuse of leveling because dracthyr start at 58 and in the dragon isles where everyone will have dragonriding.
This design decision is very much old blizzard, the design decisions that I thought we left behind in 9.0/9.1, but here it is again. It’s basically a running meme/joke about “fun detected”, but truly, this is the exact definition of a “fun detected” moment.