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8-02-2010 @ 7:12PM
@Fletcher: What's your definition of "equatorial", and what makes STV or Tanaris "clearly" equatorial? I generally think of "equatorial" as meaning the region of the globe between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. I don't think we see anything in Tanaris that wouldn't seem out of place in the middle easy, ala Iran/Iraq, neither of which are equatorial. Indeed, you mention Uldum, which is getting an Egyptian look, and again when you talk about all the famous, iconic parts of Egypt everyone thinks of, none of that is equatorial. I suspect you might also be suffering from the impression that latitude is the most important factor in climate and local temperatures, when in fact although it plays a role, it's far from most significant. Believe me, you'd rather spend the winter in Venice, Italy than Minneapolis, Minnesota, despite the fact that Venice is a bit further north. Ultimately, things like ocean currents and prevailing winds make a much, much larger contribution to the local climate than latitude. Thus, to the best of my knowledge, there's nothing in the game that suggests these regions are equatorial. Their climates and flora/fauna are entirely consistent with lands well south of the Azerothian Tropic of Capricorn.
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