Because some players don't know the Valkyries theme and they cannot be flown without it. That's their power source. --- "I love finding threads like these, it's like walking outside and finding the city's been bombed while you were sleeping." - Blighboy
Flying vehicles in this sort of game are a nightmare to code. You've gotts start creating whole new draw distance routines and design the world in a way that would allow it to be viewed from any angle plus have collision present everywhere. Borderlands already has a fondness for invisible walls and limiting you're exploration to help save memory usage so chances are a flying vehicle would cause all kinds of memory issues. --- http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c6/lvl54spacemonkey/Tink.gif Le 360 generale. http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/2000325-xbox-360-general-social
I was going to say because it's harder to program than a runner, but come to think of it not sure about that. It might even be easier.
programming it wouldn't be the issue, it's designing the map the right way, since it takes away a huge amount of control they have over where you can go. --- Atheism is merely a consequence of having intellectual honesty. http://azathought.com/shiplog/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/game121.jpg