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7-12-2007 @ 3:37PM
On the Alliance side, Ironforge is laid out for the sake of convenience, like a big shopping mall. The bank and AH are practically next door. The weapons and class trainers are bunched conveniently, there are several conspicuous mailboxes everywhere. Also, it features the major convenience of the train to Stormwind, in case you need to go there. For all of this convenience, I can forgive its lack of blue skies and greenery. Travel convenience increases traffic. Moving from one half of the Eastern Kingdoms to the other, it is almost always faster and cheaper to go to Stormwind or Ironforge and use the tram, rather than take the bird the whole distance. Most people in Stormwind are moving from the bird roost to the tram, unless they are in the trade districr - the most open and accessible area there. Hardly anyone except shamans in the Eastern Kingdom trains at the trainers in Stormwind after they've reached the level where they have moved past Elwynn and Westfall.The same is even more true of Shattrath, the hub of Outland. Exodar might have potential to become a minor hub, once you get used to its Frank Lloyd Wrong architecture; it is laid out in a fairly systematic way. But Exodar needs to capture an orb of translocation or something, or at very minimum open up a bird path to Kalimdor.The capital that's truly a ghost town is Darnassus. You'd think that elves would avoid urban sprawl. Though it's in a tree, Darnassus is built like a city on the plains: you have to ride to the trainer, ride to the auction house, ride to the bank, ride to the mailbox, just like it were Dallas or some such place. So trading and socializing in Darnassus does not happen.The zones in the game I like best just to be in are Nagrand and Mulgore, with perhaps Feralas and Ashenvale tying for third.
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