There was a time in gaming where we couldn’t simply pull up our map and warp to a previously found location. We’d have to trek miles through hostile territory if we wanted to revisit a discovered village or to complete a certain sidequest. While certain games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time offered players shortcuts, we still spent many a time running across the fields of Hyrule.
Fast traveling is just a nice convenience if you are a hoarder like me and need to collect all the junk and then instantly sell it. You can’t expect me to run across a dangerous wasteland with 40 desk fans, can you?