In a strange reversal, it seems that Blizzard is adding flying to Draenor after all!
In a previous post ( Warcraft : No Fly Zone ) we announced that Ion Hazzikostas stated that flying would not be a part of Draenor, nor would it be in any future expansions.
Yesterday, June 10th, on Blizzard’s website, Ion Hazzikostas gave us this reversal of that flying decision:
In an upcoming Public Test Realm build, we will be introducing a new meta-achievement called Draenor Pathfinder. You’ll earn this achievement in Patch 6.2 by mastering the outdoor environment of Draenor—exploring Draenor’s zones, collecting 100 treasures in Draenor, completing the Draenor Loremaster and Securing Draenor achievements, and raising the three new Tanaan Jungle reputations to Revered. Initially, this achievement will award a rylak mount: the Soaring Skyterror, one of the native beasts that roam Draenor’s skies. Players will remain ground-bound on Draenor until a small follow-up patch (6.2.x), when all players who have earned Draenor Pathfinder on at least one character will unlock the ability to fly in Draenor on all their level 90+ characters.
You can read the full story here at the Developer’s Watercooler.
The reasoning is that they still want players to fully explore everything in Draenor (well.. mostly fully explore) and by putting this achievement in place, they feel that that will accomplish that.
Get your mounts polished up and get your grinding done… because… check this out… you can start working on the achievement now! All of your grinding is retroactive and will be added to the follow-up patch.
To see how far along you already are, check out WowHead’s nifty tool: WowHead Dreanor Flying Tool
To read more about the Draenor Pathfinder achievement, check out this post (also on WowHead): Draenor Pathfinder Achievement