"Don't make them walk," was the advice given to an audience of developers at the Online Game Development Conference, where Mike Goslin, vice president at Disney Online's Virtual Reality Studio was delivering a talk on building massively multiplayer online games for the mass market reports Gamasutra.
Goslin, a veteran of Toontown Online, is currently focused on development of Pirates of the Caribbean Online, and MMO based on the popular films. His talk cited examples from the game, and, in this case, making players walk across vast spaces. Certainly there are objections to such teleportation. "Yeah, sure, you're deconstructing your world. Who cares?"