There has not been much that blizzard has done in the recent past that has brought a smile to my face in real life but reading today that flying will return and will be in warlords has done just that. I am smiling as I write this and I am sure there are some out there that are smiling as they read this.
It looks like they went the path I and many others have suggested since they first mentioned the idea of no flight. Just link it to loremaster. Once you have done all that is required for loremaster you have experienced the content on the ground that they were so pushing us to do. As such we should be allowed to take to the air, at least that is how I always saw it.
Logic seems to have won out for once and I am amazingly happy because of it. It will be more than loremaster that is needed however, but that is not an issue really. They want you do have done all the daily apexis quest hubs at least once for the securing draenor achievement which sounds reasonable to me. They also want you to have the achievement for finding 100 treasures in the world, which also seems very reasonable. Heck, even if they asked for the find 200 treasure achievement I still would have thought it was reasonable. Another requirement they ask for also makes absolute perfect sense, that you explore all the zones in their entirety as well while still grounded, no problem there either for me.
The last part is that you need to earn revered with all three of the new factions being added in 6.2, which I intended to do anyway, so I see no problem with that either.
As it turns out the best news of this whole thing is that it will be account wide. So once you do it on one character all your characters can fly on draenor from the moment they arrive, yes, even as a level 90. How freaking awesome is that? Not only did they do the right thing allowing it to be account wide, but they went further, more than anyone asked for, and said we can fly from 90 on.
Way to compromise blizzard, I can honestly say this is one very happy elf right now.
But one note for people, this will not be part of 6.2, it will be later in 6.2.x, whatever that may be. But at least we know it is coming and that is enough to bring a smile to my face.
Thank you blizzard. The game needed this.