But this bothers me.
The Swift Flight Form is now available on the trainer at level 71, requiring 300 riding skill, and Flight Form learned.
It means, practically, no new druids will bother with the epic flight questline. They'll just train their flight form at 68 and then get some money and train it again at 71. No heroic Sethekk halls, no dodging bombs through a river, no trekking across half of Outlands trying to get random NPCs to notice you.
I realize that new druids coming up aren't likely to get honored with LC so they can do the Sethekk halls questline, much less find 4 other people willing to run old, annoying content. But taking away the entire thing, basically? That's pretty sad.
They're also doing a similar thing for paladin and warlock mounts. Sigh.
I guess one can do these quests if they're so inclined, and that's good. Having more choices is great. But I liked the notion that you could get something special for your class, but only if you worked a bit at it. It's not like druids couldn't get an epic flying mount if they didn't want to do the quest (same with paladins and warlocks and their epic ground mounts).
It just feels like one more piece of why playing a druid is special got thrown out.
ETA: Just so everyone's clear, the quest is NOT going away. You can do the quest at 70 if you so choose. You are being given a choice here. Instead of having to do the quest, you can simply wait until level 71.
I'm not lamenting the loss of the questline, as it'll stay around. I'm lamenting that so few druids will do it.