Regional FlagNo flying in Argus made me lose all interestSource
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#1 - 2017/09/01 05:07:00 AM
The zone is so drab and really feels like nothing more than broken shore 2.0...same atmosphere/scenery just with too much mob density.

We spent months earning pathfinder just to have flying removed yet again.

This is going way too far blizzard, especially with the terrible terrain design on Argus. I hope blizzard will rethink their once again "no flying" debacle before they lose another drove of subscriptions in order to get their attention.

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#279 - 2017/09/05 08:55:00 PM
08/31/2017 10:07 PMPosted by Angelis
The zone is so drab and really feels like nothing more than broken shore 2.0...same atmosphere/scenery just with too much mob density.

We spent months earning pathfinder just to have flying removed yet again.

This is going way too far blizzard, especially with the terrible terrain design on Argus. I hope blizzard will rethink their once again "no flying" debacle before they lose another drove of subscriptions in order to get their attention.
I think plenty of folks disagree with you on the first point, and Argus has been one of the best parts of Legion to me personally, but just to clarify on the second:

This is nothing new, and we don't have any plans to change this going forward. New zones added in patch content have never to my knowledge had flying allowed. Even when flying was introduced in 2.0, flying was not available on the Isle of Quel'danas when it released in 2.4. The same is true of Isle of Thunder and Timeless Isle from 5.2 and 5.4. These zones have always been about exploration, with a bit of danger, and Argus fits quite nicely into that theme.

I can understand that you may have recently earned Pathfinder and want to fly, but no one is stopping you from flying anywhere you want over the Broken Isles - but this is Argus.

If you're having trouble getting around Argus, you're probably not paying attention to the landscape. If you're dying in Fel flows, you're probably charging head first into them instead of leaping across the rocks floating about. If you're constantly being tagged by mobs, you're probably missing an easier way around the groups.

Argus isn't supposed to be a friendly and hospitable place, and I wouldn't bet my gold on a demon sitting down for tea with me any time soon. If you're having trouble and finding it difficult to get around and avoid pitfalls, then Argus is working as intended.

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#285 - 2017/09/05 09:02:00 PM
09/05/2017 01:55 PMPosted by Ornyx
...I think plenty of folks disagree with you on the first point, and Argus has been one of the best parts of Legion to me personally, but just to clarify on the second:

This is nothing new, and we don't have any plans to change this going forward. New zones added in patch content have never to my knowledge had flying allowed. Even when flying was introduced in 2.0, flying was not available on the Isle of Quel'danas when it released in 2.4. The same is true of Isle of Thunder and Timeless Isle from 5.2 and 5.4. These zones have always been about exploration, with a bit of danger, and Argus fits quite nicely into that theme.

I can understand that you may have recently earned Pathfinder and want to fly, but no one is stopping you from flying anywhere you want over the Broken Isles - but this is Argus.

If you're having trouble getting around Argus, you're probably not paying attention to the landscape. If you're dying in Fel flows, you're probably charging head first into them instead of leaping across the rocks floating about. If you're constantly being tagged by mobs, you're probably missing an easier way around the groups.

Argus isn't supposed to be a friendly and hospitable place, and I wouldn't bet my gold on a demon sitting down for tea with me any time soon. If you're having trouble and finding it difficult to get around and avoid pitfalls, then Argus is working as intended.


with all due respect you guys arent understanding the issue

Before when new patch content was released without flying.... We had had flying since the moment we hit max level. so we actually got to enjoy is for quite awhile before ti was taken away.

Now, it's taken away very shortly after most people have earned it.... DOESN'T FEEL NEARLY AS GOOD'
I do understand the "issue" but we don't see it as an "issue". You're not on the Broken Isles anymore.

I think we'd probably try to avoid things like this being so close together in the future, but its just a symptom of timing as far as I'm aware.

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#373 - 2017/09/05 09:33:00 PM
09/05/2017 02:04 PMPosted by Zalathel
09/05/2017 02:02 PMPosted by Ornyx
I think we'd probably try to avoid things like this being so close together in the future, but its just a symptom of timing as far as I'm aware.


Uh, I hope you're saying with timing and not rolling back on content releasing faster.
Yeah, timing wise. I don't have answers in front of me, and it's just my personal opinion, but I think in terms of spacing the fact that flight landed really close to the launch of 7.3 was unfortunate timing.

I get why people are upset to have "just earned flying" and now its "taken away".

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#385 - 2017/09/05 09:39:00 PM
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This is nothing new, and we don't have any plans to change this going forward. New zones added in patch content have never to my knowledge had flying allowed. Even when flying was introduced in 2.0, flying was not available on the Isle of Quel'danas when it released in 2.4. The same is true of Isle of Thunder and Timeless Isle from 5.2 and 5.4. These zones have always been about exploration, with a bit of danger, and Argus fits quite nicely into that theme.


And how much of the terrain in Isle of Quel Denas was made to intentionally impede you? in Timeless Isle?
Well, Quel'Danas was pretty much an experiment of its time, but it did have a good bit of terrain to get around, especially for the dailies on the east side of the islands with the naga and such. Argus is massive compared to Quel'Danas, so most points comparing them are pretty moot.

I don't think the terrain was made to intentionally impede you by way of making you frustrated, as you can easily teleport to any subzone of all three zones, but rather it wants you to not charge head first into everything and actually explore. If that's how we wanted the game to be played, we'd probably just have a flat plane with a couple of trees here and there.

The most frustrating part of Argus for me has been the area between The Spirit Crucible and the entrance to Antorus in the Antoran Wastes with the demon camps, bridges, and Fel flows, but I found that I was always looking for a shortcut and jumping off ledges instead of taking the route that was laid in front of me. Once I stopped doing that and learned other paths to the areas, I was having a much better time.

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#392 - 2017/09/05 09:42:00 PM
09/05/2017 02:09 PMPosted by Mandrel
<span class="truncated">...</span>I think plenty of folks disagree with you on the first point, and Argus has been one of the best parts of Legion to me personally, but just to clarify on the second:

This is nothing new, and we don't have any plans to change this going forward. New zones added in patch content have never to my knowledge had flying allowed. Even when flying was introduced in 2.0, flying was not available on the Isle of Quel'danas when it released in 2.4. The same is true of Isle of Thunder and Timeless Isle from 5.2 and 5.4. These zones have always been about exploration, with a bit of danger, and Argus fits quite nicely into that theme.

I can understand that you may have recently earned Pathfinder and want to fly, but no one is stopping you from flying anywhere you want over the Broken Isles - but this is Argus.

If you're having trouble getting around Argus, you're probably not paying attention to the landscape. If you're dying in Fel flows, you're probably charging head first into them instead of leaping across the rocks floating about. If you're constantly being tagged by mobs, you're probably missing an easier way around the groups.

Argus isn't supposed to be a friendly and hospitable place, and I wouldn't bet my gold on a demon sitting down for tea with me any time soon. If you're having trouble and finding it difficult to get around and avoid pitfalls, then Argus is working as intended.


Establishing a history of bad decisions doesn't make it right.
Your one-liner is nice and all, but I'd appreciate it if you could explain to me why those were "bad decisions" retrospectively.

09/05/2017 02:40 PMPosted by Suprebelf
09/05/2017 02:35 PMPosted by Gigabear
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No quotes needed on either phrase TBH, they describe exactly what has happened.

I'm obviously upset they were taken away so soon, but I'm more upset we lost them in this expansion at all. Do you not understand that going 3/4ths of an expac with what many of us consider a CORE GAME FEATURE and CRITICAL PART OF OUR ENJOYMENT OF THE GAME is not something we can tolerate?


Yet its not a core game feature, its a convenient feature that saves time daily on an MMO. I never thought of it as a core feature, as the game doesnt REQUIRE us to have flying to progress anywhere. You can easily play the full game without flying, and you can play it with flying, that does not make it a core feature if you don't require it to finish the game.
This is semantics really but I'd agree that flying is not a core game feature. The community sees it as one for convenience, but in terms of design the game plays the same with and without, so it's pretty far from what I'd consider core.

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#409 - 2017/09/05 09:49:00 PM
09/05/2017 02:39 PMPosted by Ornyx
If that's how we wanted the game to be played, we'd probably just have a flat plane with a couple of trees here and there.


So Valley of the Four Winds/Tanaris/The Barrens/Desolace/Jade Forest?
Can we have those back? Please? I'll trade a raid tier for well-designed zones again.

but I'd appreciate it if you could explain to me why those were "bad decisions" retrospectively.


Can you adequately explain why pruning game features, making players earn them back, and then pruning them again before the expansion is over is considered a good decision?

In fact, should we start calling expansions contractions if they continually remove content?
I think I remember classic Desolace and Jade Forest very different from you.

I'm not going to acknowledge your second points, as I warned earlier in the thread:
I also don't think asking pointed, rhetorical questions is going to get us anywhere.
Let's refrain from this if you want to have an engaging conversation.

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#419 - 2017/09/05 09:52:00 PM
09/05/2017 02:47 PMPosted by Gigabear
09/05/2017 02:46 PMPosted by Skilless
TBH if blizz made the whistle usable on argus to take you to the nearest port that'd be cool.


They did, but gated it behind a reputation.
I think that's a point of discussion that's of some worth here.

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#466 - 2017/09/05 10:05:00 PM
09/05/2017 02:57 PMPosted by Sanctîfied
09/05/2017 02:39 PMPosted by Ornyx
we'd probably just have a flat plane with a couple of trees here and there.

I still say this is the battleground to create.
And trampolines....there must be trampolines!
Arenas are pretty much flat planes with a couple of trees/poles in them so... It does work for some content - but not for anything meant to immerse or explore I don't think.

09/05/2017 02:57 PMPosted by Suprebelf
09/05/2017 02:53 PMPosted by Mezzivezz
A+++ Ornyx for even showing up in this thread.

IMO anyone who quits because of no flying on Argus(and I doubt there will be many) was on their way out the door anyway. If you can't stand having to interact with the world, I don't see why play the game at all.

I'm very glad we're grounded on Argus because all flying really does is make the game feel small.


this this this.

Some of us respect you Ornyx. Just because this isn't even worth your time with how 'stupid' some of these people are. I could've used a meaner word but its not worth it. I dont even understand how people seem to think flying is so important. Someone even said its a core feature, when 0% of the game require us to fly to complete it.
I don't think I'd go quite that far. There is a point to be made for flying, and I think it's become a huge part of the game for the community, so it is an important conversation for me. For example, I do think the timing here is what has made this stick out even more, with a lot of folks earning flying just a few weeks before heading to Argus.

Anyways, I just think we need to meet in the middle and be civil and not throw threats around and we can have good conversations to take to the development team. :)

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#484 - 2017/09/05 10:15:00 PM
09/05/2017 01:55 PMPosted by Ornyx
I think plenty of folks disagree with you on the first point,

Plenty more disagree with you.
I don't think you can be sure of who likes what and why, so let's let people like what they like, eh?

09/05/2017 01:55 PMPosted by Ornyx
Argus has been one of the best parts of Legion to me personally,

You're a blizzard employee. You have to agree with everything they do, at least publicly here on the forums.
I don't have to agree with everything we do. I have a personal opinion that I've expressed many times about content throughout Legion and beyond.