Patch 6.2.2 for World of Warcraft went live this week and the ability to use your flying mounts in Draenor came with it. It has been a hot topic for the last few months, a bit of a will they/won’t they, the addition being fiercely debated in the forums. But it’s not as easy as jumping on your Corrupted Fire Hawk or popping out your Ashes of Alar, no, there is a whole bunch of stuff you’ll have to do to prove yourself worthy of taken to the skies in Draenor. This was the middle ground for Blizzard, whilst they didn’t want players to miss out on the beauty of looking at the world from the ground up they also didn’t want to deprive players of uses the flying mounts they have collected over the years.
So what do we have to do? Well the astute amongst you will already know the achievements required to fly in the current expansion but this is a post for those who are a little behind. Draenor Pathfinder is the name of the meta achievement you need to obtain and this consists of five sub achievements
Explore Draenor – uncover the map for all of the zones in Draenor
Loremaster of Draenor – complete all of the quests in the latest expansion
Securing Draenor – complete all of the daily garrison assault missions
Master Treasure Hunter – discover 100 treasures of Draenor (excluding Tanaan)
Tanaan Diplomat – earn revered status with Vol’jin’s Headhunters, Order of the Awakened and The Sabrestalkers.
Individually the achievements aren’t that much of a grind, although the last one can take a little while unless you’ve got a group of players farming Sabrestalker reputation, but they serve as a way to make sure you’ve had a good experience of Draenor from the ground before you earn your wings. So with Blizzard looking to continue using this sort of method do you think it’s a good idea to show players the World of Warcraft from the ground first or do you just want to get straight up in the sky?