EDIT: An update from this afternoon (after I posted this thread):
In 3.2, the following changes will be made to druid movement forms:
Travel Form: Requires level 16
Flight Form: Requires level 60 (150% flight speed)
Swift Flight Form: Requires level 70
So, looks like travel form is coming early for druids in 3.2. This is a good change. Guess I spoke too soon. 🙂
Original (already outdated) post below:
Okay, so I’m really happy for the new mount levels that were announced yesterday.
Recap for patch 3.2:
- Level 20, you get the regular 60% speed land mount training
- Level 40, you get the 100% speed land mount training
- Level 60, you get the regular 150% flying speed mount training
- Level 70, you get the 280% flying speed training
- Cold weather flying still required at the old level.
Okay, so these are going to be great for all the new players or everyone’s lower level alts.
Like Keeva already beat me to posting about, this makes me wonder about the druid land travel form & flying travel form.
The more obvious consequence is that we’ll probably get our regular flying form sooner, but we’ll probably lose the 2 level advantage we had over other people’s regular flying forms. It would be really lame if they kept flying form the same level as it is now. Flying form is also going to need a speed buff to match the regular 150% flying speed training.
Epic flight form probably won’t be available any earlier, which is fine, since the faster flying speed didn’t change levels or anything.
What worries me is how useful our land travel form will be, outside of like level 80 outdoor PvP areas. I know Akeeva said “QQ moar” already. However, if we get our ground travel form 10 levels after we get a mount speed that is 20% faster than our travel form, then travel form just kinda gets shrugged off as a form while we’re leveling, and it’s entire original purpose (of being able to move faster before we had mounts) has pretty much already evaporated. I know that our land travel form is already abandoned to some extent, but the mount change really makes me wish it would have some sort of greater purpose. I don’t think they could give us cat & travel form both at level 20, so I think that our travel form is just doomed to be semi-useless for a lot of druids. Some druids find uses for it, but I’m starting to even forget what it looks like, since I don’t spend much time in PvP. I don’t think it’s worth the developers time to even fix or replace travel form. It just has to stay mostly abandoned, as the level 80 arena escape form that we get at level 30.