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9-21-2011 @ 8:04AM
I get lost. A lot. Particularly Undercity, which seems like it was designed by a small child fuelled by LSD.
9-21-2011 @ 8:12AM
It's weird, I feel the same way about Ironforge...and the Exodar. :)
9-21-2011 @ 8:14AM
The Exodar? Never heard of it.;)
9-21-2011 @ 8:17AM
But... Undercity and Ironforge are just giant circles... how does one get lost in a circle? Especially considering there are guards to point you where you need to go...
9-21-2011 @ 8:23AM
IF and Undercity are both essentially big circles. But whereas IF is all on one level, Undercity makes you go up. Or down. Or up and around. And down then up then around then down. It makes my head spin.
9-21-2011 @ 8:30AM
Exodar isn't that hard to navigate once you get used to it a bit. Undercity... let's say I have needed an escort in the past just to find the damn gate.
9-21-2011 @ 8:31AM
Undercity's confusing because of having to find the various pathways that go between different levels to get around in there. I've known a good few people who will get to Undercity for the first time, make their way to the AH or somewhere in the middle of town, then be stuck in that inner ring for half an hour trying to find a way back out...
9-21-2011 @ 8:35AM
"Undercity's confusing because of having to find the various pathways that go between different levels to get around in there. I've known a good few people who will get to Undercity for the first time, make their way to the AH or somewhere in the middle of town, then be stuck in that inner ring for half an hour trying to find a way back out..."I'm laughing with you... I promise...
9-21-2011 @ 9:22AM
People who get lost in the Undercity seriously baffle me, as do people who die to the elevator. I seriously don't understand how either of these things is even a thing. Once you understand where the elevator is (which is the hardest part if you're new), how the hell do you get lost in a circle? And I say this as one of the most directionally challenged people there is.I also don't understand people who get lost in the Exodar, which is another giant circle/hub. And one where it's fairly obvious where most everything is, unlike a certain other Alliance city I could name...Stormwind. I played Alliance for maybe 8 months at the very beginning of my WoW career. I never knew where the fuck anything was, and those canals made everything 50 times more confusing. Counterintuitive locations for things. Orgimmar was similarly stupid before the revamp, but for some reason I grokked it almost immediately.
9-21-2011 @ 9:48AM
I agree with Kylenne...the challenge in undercity is the elevator. My first time there the city was easy to understand...getting out of the city...still gives me nightmares.
9-21-2011 @ 10:04AM
The thing with the Undercity is that it all looks the same. I constantly have to open my map to tell where i am in the circle.
9-21-2011 @ 10:15AM
Exactly. I can get in just fine. Once I'm there, finding things isn't a problem. It was finding the elevator back to the Ruins of Lordaeron that gave me trouble. I remember being near the bank I think and seeing where the elevator I wanted was but it was 2 floors above me and I had no idea which path from where I was would get me there.Granted, I've only ever been there like twice on very low level alts, so while I found my way out eventually each time, I'd come back again months later and have forgotten how I did it.
9-21-2011 @ 10:47AM
The one city that confused the heck of me was Darnassus, but mostly due to the fact I almost never went there. Plus, all the houses look the same.Undercity is the most confusing capital in the game, period. It's basically 5 circles, one inside or above the other, and every piece of a given circle looks the same. My trick is to remember where in the circle everything is, and use the mini-map a lot.IronForge is also circular, with similar circle sections, but it's just two circles, and the inner circle has the big forge/lava pools/throne room complex to orient oneself (in comparison, the bank in the inner UnderCity circle is symmetrical and can't really be used to orient oneself).StormWind is a pain (without flying mounts) due to the canals. Apart from that, it's not really confusing.I've never had problems with the other cities.
9-21-2011 @ 11:52AM
Believe it or not they actually *simplified* the Undercity significantly from how it was in the beta.That said, I don't find it too difficult to get around, although I do need to consult a map now and then to find the entrance to the Royal Quarter.
9-21-2011 @ 12:45PM
I got lost in UC once. In 2006.Then I found the 'M' key and was like, "Oh, this new game I bought last night has maps. Guess I should have looked at the manual to see what keys I could type."That was 2006, and I'd just bought the game, so yeah - I had an excuse. Once.My toons have also bought it on the UC elevator before. What can I say - I used to get lag there on my old PC that was built in 2000. You step in only to find the thing went down before your network had gotten all the info to show you it'd gone down.Or you DC at the top, and log in still at the top, but with the elevator at the bottom.The only city that I find odd in layout now is Stormwind. But again the M key handles it for me. I'd just not been there much since BC until recently. Its actually got a pretty decent layout when I look at it on the map, but from the air all those buildings look the same in some districts and I've always got to remember which one was which.I can almost navigate Orgrimmar with my monitor turned off... :)Blizzard likes circle cities though - Exodar, Darnassus, IF, UC. Somebody in their art department got his hands on a compass and he's happily playing with it and won't let any of the other kids take a turn. ;)
9-21-2011 @ 2:14PM
After a few years, you know Undercity like the palm of your hand. It's awesome how me and my GF always meet in the same spot in front of a certain Auction NPC, even if we don't plan on it. We fly there just naturally. I cannot express how much I love that city, always empty and everything so close, it's my favourite Horde city in terms of doing business, leveling professions and such. If I wanna chill, I teleport to Thunderbluff and find my inner peace *o*
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