Fresh on the heels of my wasting time post, I've decided to get 310 flight for all my level 80s. That's 5 characters (hunter, paladin, warlock, priest, death knight) at 5000 gold each = 25,000 gold. It might seem a lot but I had over 300K gold anyway and it was just gathering dust.
310 speed vs 280 doesn't seem like such a big deal but I can actually feel the difference when flying. Was the 5000 worth it? Yes. When you only have 10K gold, 5000 is obviously a huge amount and it seems like a very bad deal but 325K is almost the same as 300K so I hardly feel the dent in my finances.
On the other hand this increased speed will come in handy in Cataclysm when I will be questing at top speed. When you combine 310 flight speed with things such as the paladin's Crusader Aura, it becomes uber-potent.
The biggest d'oh moment, though, was that I had no idea that 310 speed had been enabled in the last patch. I had the feeling all along that it would be unlocked in Cataclysm. I noticed the trainer had it when I bought 280 flight for my warlock. The moral: keep your eyes open kids and read the patch notes carefully!
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