The whole thing actually...
You are not any specific. What is "the whole thing"?
There were always surface (training) pathways on Atys for all the time I play. Therefore its mechanic is something normal for me. I disagree with recent changes made on pathways (unimportant damage, safe zones, respawn points, moving nodes to safer / more comfortable places) + some other ranger "settings" (whole system of ranger map updates is up side down by me, for example).
With some real changes in the game it'll be a nice system.