It's amazing how much people complain about the game having actual game elements in it instead of just being a dressed up Bejeweled analog where everything just kind of happens automatically and you don't need to devote any effort or focus to play it. It makes me wonder why these people even play at all, are they really just that bored? Did they lose their phones?I think this sounds interesting... it's a cool and flavourful way to make avoiding all the danger (flying) have a little bit of its own risk, as it should, really.At the end of the day, it's a game, so it's supposed to feel like a game, right? Boom, here's a mechanic to play around so it's a little less mindless than clicking gems on your phone when you're sitting on the toilet at work.
Lazy people are lazy. Just say it as it is, you want to fly high and ignore every inconivience.
I am not reading all those comments - I skimmed them and that was more than enough. Everyone's so tetchy about everything. But 1) I wonder how long it'll take someone to come up with an addon that buzzes obnoxiously when you get too close to the debuff and 2) if you fly like two inches off the ground, you can still fly as fast as you can in the sky and avoid the worm's debuff (you'd have to be able to, or it would hit ground mounts, too). So...problem mostly solved? You'll need to dodge the ground mobs, but ehn. That's no big.
What's the big deal? Note where the worm is, make a mental note of how far you need to be away from it to not get the debuff, profit!I'm glad they have aerial nuisances back in the game, makes it feel more alive when you have to avoid stuff in the air and on the ground again (The fel cannons and dragons in BEM, the swarming thing at the kunchong pits on Townlong, etc.).