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3-12-2008 @ 5:33PM
"War II was successful largely because of its naval elements and pioneering."Agreed. In fact, that's something I'd really like to see more of in WoW. When do we get to go to Kul Tiras or other naval powers? What's the goblin homeland of Undermine like? Do the naga have any actual architecture of their own under the Maelstrom instead of just scavenging through elvish ruins?"How exactly is Auchindoun outside the realm of traditional fantasy? It's a bone waste filled with ghosts..."Well, the Mana-Tombs are full of ethereal technology and stuff. More generally, Auchindoun is just a gloomier, grimmer version of the draenei architecture, with the glowing crystals and arching walls.There are lots of things I would have done differently in Outland, but most of them are just about instance design. Too science fiction-y? No more so than Gnomeregan or the previous games, I think. In fact, I'd much prefer technological solutions for many game issues. When the blood elves set up the translocation orbs so anyone can go from the Undercity to Quel'thalas instantly, it cheapens the magic — what's the point of a mage's teleport spell if anyone can do it just as easily? A zeppelin from the Undercity to Stranglethorn, on the other hand, actually is the kind of thing anyone could ride. It makes more sense. So bring on more technology for stuff like that.
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