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4-30-2010 @ 8:44AM
I don't truly understand this... in real life, buildings don't resize based on the number of people in them; they don't have signs on them saying "only 25 or more people allowed in here" because the space will feel "off" for a smaller group. I can see some of your points, but we're essentially dealing with architectural design here and as far as I am aware, no one has really had problems in the real world yet.As for Ulduar, the size of it wasn't for 25 mans or 10 mans... it was that size because it was a Titan facility built by and for Titans. As a result it is meant to feel huge regardless of how many people in there: 1, 10, 25, 40 or 100. This is the same reasoning that cathedrals were built to epic scales in the mediaeval period to make Man feel small and humble in the "presence of God". I don't feel like I'm cheating entering Ulduar in a small raid, much like I don't feel like I'm cheating when I enter the large spaces inside the British Museum.It does not need "fixing".
4-30-2010 @ 9:16AM
It's definitely a real life problem that real life architects have to deal with.There is a certain amount of space a building (or room, or elevator, or stadium, or pool), and it can only hold a finite number of people safely.You may not have noticed, but a place you'll see it frequently is posted in restaurants, elevators, and pools, saying the "maximum capacity" of people cannot safely exceed this. I suppose the sign is pretty silly, but the concept isn't.There is definitely a different feeling if you are in a baseball stadium that is at maximum capacity, or one that is nearly empty.
4-30-2010 @ 9:32AM
Of course there are maximum capacities. He is talking about the lack of *minimum* capacities. I'm sure one could argue against that too though...
4-30-2010 @ 9:36AM
I'm not sure what planet you live in but most structures on Earth are designed with an expected occupancy in mind. If you went to see a local band at an arena that can hold 100,000 and only 200 people showed up you'd probably feel like the venue was far too big for the event being held there. Similarly, if you saw Metallica at a local bar and 100,000 were trying to cram in you'd likely feel the venue was disproportionately small.Size and scale are important factors in design and if that's a fact with which you intend to argue I can only hope you work in an unrelated field.
4-30-2010 @ 1:57PM
I'm sure he means 80s Metallica, before their "HAY KID! IMMA SMACK YOU IF YOU USE NAPSTER! WOO DRM FTW!" days.
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