MMO Champion has released some interesting tidbits from the latest Cataclysm beta build earlier today.
Among them you will notice that you'll be able to purchase 310% flying speed for 5000. It looks like this will be Cataclysm's gold sink - or at least one of them.
So what does this have to do with paying 100,000 gold for flying?
Well, take someone like me. In Cataclysm I will have one of each class on my main server. That's a total of 10 characters. While not each of those will reach maximum level, imagine that they did. Take this further and imagine that I would want to get each of my 10 characters 310% flying.
280% flying is 5000 gold
310% flying is 5000 gold
x 10 characters
And if you factor in Northrend flying which is 1000 gold, that's an additional 10K gold. And I'm not even considering the cost of lesser flying and all the mounts.
Of course, I won't buy 310% flying for all my characters. I will probably get that for my hunter and paladin and perhaps one more character, provided I really enjoy playing that character. Currently most of my characters are simply parked in a major city and used for crafting only.
One thing that I really wish won't change is the paladin's Crusader Aura. 20% on top of that 310% is seriously wicked dude!
I'm not complaining about the cost for 310% flying. It's a luxury and certainly not a necessity. At least I haven't gone over the gold cap for nothing. That cash will come in handy in Cataclysm.
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