I was driving to Milwaukee today to catch a flight to Atlanta, I’m going to see the Aquarium! It’s going to be grand. I love to fish, I love to watch fish. At any rate, here I am driving down the highway and I see some road kill. And I think to myself, wouldn’t it be hilarious if there were dead skunks on the road in Terrokar? Trampled by a speeding paladin with crusader aura up? Ha ha. But then I thought, do people even ride on the roads?
I think it’s a force of habit, or just that they are even there, but I tend to follow the roads in WoW, even if they aren’t the shortest path from A to B. I thought about maybe why I do it, perhaps it’s that I feel compelled by my experience driving, that staying on the road is a good thing, or maybe it’s that I’ve been dazed by a frigging wolf one too many times, only to be dismounted and forced to smite it? I loathe you wolf. Unadulterated loathing (thanks Elphaba).
So then I wondered, I wonder what other people do? When I can, I zip around on my flying mount, but there’s still plenty of are where I find myself on the little ground mount zipping around old Azeroth. And I find myself following the road. I wonder about others, I will have to observe if people are zipping around the forest or sticking close to the roads.