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Dragonriding: Flying From the Start in Dragonflight, Customizable Mounts and More

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The reveal focused on one aspect of the new expansion a fair amount, and it is one of the more interesting and new features: Dragonriding. We will be able to fly from the start in Dragonflight, but will also be able to customize our dragon mounts with various new flying features! 

We will not only be able to customize our own dragon companion mount visually by choosing its scales, horns, head shape, attachments, armor, etc. but will also have special abilities for it. This will include gathering momentum as you fly, dive-bombing and generally improving and enhancing the mobility of flight. It's a major change and addition to the game, as flying has been pretty much exactly the same since the Burning Crusade when it was introduced, so it will be very interesting to get our hands on this and see how it feels.

Flying and the dragon mount is  going to be available from the start of the expansion, with you gaining more skills for it as you go through it. 

 

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Taking to Dragonriding

As players make their way through each of the areas of the Dragon Isles, they’ll partner up with the dragonflights to move through the air as they’ve never done before. They’ll learn the Dragonriding skill which they can level up over time. Unlike what players know of flying, you’ll instead hone your Dragonriding ability and learn to defy gravity while using your momentum and skills to soar to higher heights and explore the Isles.

Players will also be able to customize their new drake mounts with a variety of new options including snout, horns, tails, armor, and more.

 

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17 minutes ago, Mugendai said:

Flying from the beginning, it only took them 15 years to understand that no one likes to walk

But it is not the flying most folks are used to, looks more like the flying system used in Guild Wars 2's Griffon and Skyscale flying.. Will be interesting to see what folks think about it..

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Yeah, it doesn't look like full flying. As I've posted in another topic, it looks like those dragons will be used instead of other mounts (that also include dragons!). Frankly, it sounds rather boring to me. Everyone will be on the same mount, maybe with some different colors and customization. I prefer to use something like lightforged warframe or those magical discs. It's probably also something that won't be relevant past these zones.

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19 minutes ago, MeMy10 said:

But it is not the flying most folks are used to, looks more like the flying system used in Guild Wars 2's Griffon and Skyscale flying.. Will be interesting to see what folks think about it..

A form of flying I was banned permanently from Guild Wars 2 before being able to fully experience by politically-tribalist WoWhead mod-like customer service reps.

Guild Wars 2 deserves expansion money even less than World of Warcraft does.

This is the sort of abuse Guild Wars 2 abets and bans victims of instead for getting angry about - following someone around harassing them throughout the game for hours on end for days and months straight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOxnK8fWLFU .

Putting this comment wherever Me me me puts his coy ad for that game.

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35 minutes ago, Mugendai said:

Flying from the beginning, it only took them 15 years to understand that no one likes to walk

OMG.. so true!!! but hey.. at least you had to do it only on one account.. and your alts didn't had to suffer the pain haha 

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7 minutes ago, Dahaka99 said:

any race can be that dragon class?

 

No only Dracthyr can be evoker and evoker can only be Dracthyr

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but its isnt real flying . can u afk fly high up for aslong as u want ? nope this will be like a vehicle not a mount and will also be haevy timegated before u can fully use it to its max 

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1 minute ago, elmurufdd said:

but its isnt real flying . can u afk fly high up for aslong as u want ? nope this will be like a vehicle not a mount and will also be haevy timegated before u can fully use it to its max 

It does look like there might be some skills that you will learn over time. I guess dragon will fall on the ground if you just afk during flight.

The weird thing is, we already rode many dragons. But somehow we have to learn how to ride these? And are we unable to use the ones we already have?

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if you have ever gotten the flying mount in Guild Wars 2 you will know how all this works since blizz just up and stole that 100% from them lol

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33 minutes ago, Arcling said:

It does look like there might be some skills that you will learn over time. I guess dragon will fall on the ground if you just afk during flight.

The weird thing is, we already rode many dragons. But somehow we have to learn how to ride these? And are we unable to use the ones we already have?

they stated in the deep dive we are not getting flying and wont be til way way later . we are getting dragon riding ( the dumbest crap i have ever heard a dev mansplain )

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50 minutes ago, elmurufdd said:

they stated in the deep dive we are not getting flying and wont be til way way later . we are getting dragon riding ( the dumbest crap i have ever heard a dev mansplain )

If that's the case this might blow up hard on them once the general population catches on.

"What?    I have this winged dragon in the expansion called dragonflight but you're timegating flying on him for two tiers and a few achievements I wouldn't bother with otherwise?"

Always one step forward, two steps back with Blizzard learning what players actually want and listening to feedback (that first part of the video of them talking about listening to feedback was painful to hear...)

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3 minutes ago, Migol said:

If that's the case this might blow up hard on them once the general population catches on.

Many people might be upset about it, despite initial excitement. It's also weird how you suddenly can't ride dozens of other dragon mounts, but only this one you just received. There is no story reason for it, just gameplay reason. We didn't have to learn how to ride dragons before, now we do? And just for these few zones?

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12 minutes ago, Arcling said:

Many people might be upset about it, despite initial excitement. It's also weird how you suddenly can't ride dozens of other dragon mounts, but only this one you just received. There is no story reason for it, just gameplay reason. We didn't have to learn how to ride dragons before, now we do? And just for these few zones?

"Proto dragons, odd elemental winds around the dragon isles... " /handwaving response

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1 hour ago, Borgoff33 said:

if you have ever gotten the flying mount in Guild Wars 2 you will know how all this works since blizz just up and stole that 100% from them lol

Good. That alone tempts me to buy this expansion just to reward WoW for taking that from them. The thousands of dollars they stole from me means I am glad to help WoW steal thousands more from them with this idea.

And the idea that I'd ever give them money for another expansion should tell you just how much I hate GW2 for what they did to me. I am not one to support the "lesser of two evils" in any situation.

In fact, if I had chosen such in the past few US elections instead of not voting for either side of the culture war, GW2 would've given me a free legendary instead of permabanning me, clearly.

Steal, WoW. Steal steal steal. Run GW2 into the dirt and I'll pay you despite the fact that you psychologically tortured me for years with your "misunderstood" undead Melisandre/Daenerys/Cersei clone. Maybe then you'll be able to afford to undo what you blamed on Afrasiabi - and restore Teldrassil, along with Brennadam, Theramore, Camp Taura'jo, and Southshore, and all of their citizens, to boot.

If the first one is truly his fault then I'm not asking any more than you already did with the game after he was outed in the lawsuit.

And its certainly better than following in the footsteps of GW2 and Lion's Arch like WoW has been, that's for sure. Make a fantasy instead of realism. Steve Danuser's and GW2's sense of reality is Hannibal Lecter's sense of mental help - which is clearly why he's such a Mads Mikkelsen fan.

tl;dr Steal what does work and leave what doesn't. Rob GW2 blind and leave them with their tribalist safe space and no one to scam with their gem shop and capriciously-enforced ToS. 

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13 hours ago, Mugendai said:

Flying from the beginning, it only took them 15 years to understand that no one likes to walk

I completely disagree.

The moment we fly, in any zone, I completely ignore the exploration aspect, and it makes the world tiny. 

You just turn into a - fly there fast to complete task asap - robot. 

Zereth Mortis turned real sad after we learned to fly.

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12 hours ago, elmurufdd said:

they stated in the deep dive we are not getting flying and wont be til way way later . we are getting dragon riding ( the dumbest crap i have ever heard a dev mansplain )

"mansplain " Shall I call it, or will you?

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13 hours ago, xirus11 said:

A form of flying I was banned permanently from Guild Wars 2 before being able to fully experience by politically-tribalist WoWhead mod-like customer service reps.

Guild Wars 2 deserves expansion money even less than World of Warcraft does.

This is the sort of abuse Guild Wars 2 abets and bans victims of instead for getting angry about - following someone around harassing them throughout the game for hours on end for days and months straight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOxnK8fWLFU .

Putting this comment wherever Me me me puts his coy ad for that game.

That has the be the shittiest video i've ever seen. What the actual *filtered*.

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On 4/19/2022 at 7:39 PM, Dahaka99 said:

any race can be that dragon class?

 

They said, only the dragon race can be the evoker class.

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On 4/20/2022 at 2:53 AM, Znifler said:

That has the be the shittiest video i've ever seen. What the actual *filtered*.

That has to be the shittiest comment reply shoving what was done to me - as displayed in that video and explained in the description below it - under the rug I've ever seen. What the actual *filtered*.

You should go post on Wowhead's forum where everyone has your level of empathy and intelligence.

I may make *filtered* videos, but at least I'm not a brainless, heartless, soulless defender of shitty corporations like you. Hey, they can do whatever the *filtered* they want to whoever the *filtered* they want thanks to you. You must be proud to be such an enabler of corporate megalomania.

I hope someone follows you around GW2 harassing you for the next year non stop calling your female character a b*****, you get banned for getting upset about it and the bias from CS devs, and then you get the same level of empathy/sympathy you showed me for that happening to me.

But of course, you will end up evading karma once again as usual. Mob rule, to paraphrase Ion Hazzikostas, "working as intended".

Maybe if I sold my soul to a corporation, religion, or government I could make good videos. Worked for Guild Wars 2, World of Warcraft, religious fanatics, and darkmatter2525. 

Then again I'd rather just give one of them $60 to enjoy what your favorite corporation kept me from enjoying while saying "you did it to yourself".

Go ahead and sue them for IP infringement if you're so triggered by the white cis male ancap atheist who isn't part of your political/religious cult getting to enjoy what he spent thousands to enjoy years ago and ended up getting his "privilege" checked over.

Sue them so hard that you end up homeless with necrosis and maggots in your feet. Then you'll get to enjoy the privilege I enjoyed last year, you power tripping smug *filtered*. You sure will regardless of whether you end up homeless if you keep dismissing everything I post as "shitty" and keep calling types like Trump and Biden and Putin "woke" - go buy a farm downwind of the nearest city, by the way.

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Oh by the way, SYLVANAS IS A *filtered* AND SO ARE YOU, DANUSER, AND GW2! 

You are what you call me and my character. :)

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