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6-04-2009 @ 6:20PM
Just an out there comment/question- Whats up with the IF/SW tram?As you ride the tram, the map shows you traveling straight east/west. IF and SW are more north/south to each other. The direction you travel into and out of the station changes as well. You head one direction going into the portal, but you wind up traveling a different direction on the other side. Also, the scenery shows you in an underwater tunnel at the lowest point in the tunnel, but I can not see any significant bodies of water that are between IF and SW that justify an underwater tunnel. Am I just being nit-picky or is there some design error here? Or does the tunnel go around the globe east/west to get to the other city instead of a shorter straight line? just wondering.
6-04-2009 @ 6:35PM
I believe the Tram zone itself is actually situated underground just east of Ironforge. Some map addons (like Carbonite) show it like that.The Tram itself is somewhat weird really; it goes underwater in one moment, yet there is no sea between IF and Stormwind, in fact, no big water body like that. Which leads me to theory that the tram was originally supposed to connect Ironforge with something in the east, and the water above Tram tunnel is a lake in Loch Modan. When they decided to connect IF and SW, they just took the finished tram zone and changed the exit, leaving everything else as it was. Which is why Tram goes from west to east.
6-04-2009 @ 7:40PM
The tram was supposed to connect ironforge and darnassus i believe. hence the big body of water and going east - west and not north- south. But during beta they changed it to IF > SW but never changed the inside of the tram.
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